Slicing the ice

Isabelle Driscoll

The town of Milton has seen its athletes excel in all sorts of different sports, namely hockey, baseball and track and field. But in the coming years, Milton could very well add figure skating to the list of sports in which local talent has shined on the big stage. For that, the town can look toward three talented skaters in 12-year-olds Lilly Oslin and Florence Grant and 18-year-old Isabelle Driscoll. 

The three young ladies all took part in the Williamstown, Mass.-based Bay State Games during the weekend of Feb. 9 and 10, each having a successful two days of the competition. Driscoll led the way, earning two gold medals in the Senior Ladies Long and Senior Ladies Short events and adding a silver in the ISI Artistic 8 event. 

“This year at Bay State Games, I was very happy with all of my performances,” said Driscoll, who is currently a senior at Milton High, “My goals right now are to have a successful final spring season while fully training.”

Having started out skating at age 2 on a homemade ice rink, Driscoll has flourished under the watchful eye of her mother, Aimee (who also coaches Grant and Oslin) as well as assistant coaches and choreographers Alison Morra, Amanda Farkas and Simon Shnapir. Driscoll currently splits her time training between the Canton Ice House, Ulin Rink and at the Skating Club of Boston. This April, Driscoll and her team from the SCOB will travel to Epinal, France, for the biannual Nation’s Cup competition.

For the rest of the story and more photos, pick up the Milton Times Feb. 21, 2019, issue.

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