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Business Comings & Goings: Ice Arena Adds Jordan Moeller to Staff

Home Depot plays host to a Cruise Night and Antique Auto Show every Friday night.

and Osadolo “Ozzie” Irowa have joined the figure skating teaching staff at Southwest Ice Arena.

Moeller, a senior at Richards High School, is teaching specialty classes at the arena while he continues to pursue his own dream of winning a gold medal at the Winter Olympics. Moeller is the 2011 National Novice Men Silver Medalist and also is the 2012 Upper Great Lakes Regional Champion.

“Jordan teaches a power skating class that helps students learn how to generate power during their routines,” said Paula Bowman, director of figure skating at the Crestwood ice arena.

He also puts on exhibitions and recently helped raise $6,000 for Children’s Oncology Services Inc. in April.

Irowa, a college engineering student, has given up competitive skating but offers private coaching as well as teaching his own specialty classes at the arena.

“Ozzie teaches a popular Music in Motion class that helps skaters learn to mix music into their routines,” Bowman said.

“We haven’t had a male coach on staff for at least 30 years,” she said. “Now we have two. They are a great inspiration to boys to consider figure skating.”

“They are a great addition to the program,” Bowman said. “Both are very committed to the sport and it shows.”

Bowman said the addition of Moeller and Irowa plus a transition to U.S. Figure Skating has helped boost attendance at Southwest Ice Arena.

“This summer, we have 400-500 kids in programs,” she said. “Ozzie has a Music in Motion class with 20 kids that might normally have six or seven students in the summer.”

For information, call 708-371-1344, email Paula@SouthwestIceArena or visit Southwest Ice Arena.

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If you see a new business in town or wonder what happened to an old favorite, drop me a line at bob@chicago-patch.com.

You can also catch up on Comings & Goings in other parts of the Southland at www.southlandbusinessnews.blogspot.com.

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