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story.lead_photo.caption NWA Media/Michael Woods --02/13/2014-- Pooja Kaylan practices her routine during practice Thursday afternoon at the Jones Center ice rink. - Photo by Michael Woods

Some states churn out elite figure skaters. New York has more than 40 clubs. Massachusetts has 36. California has 27 and a history of producing Olympians.

11 year old ice skater Pooja Kaylan

Pooja Kaylan, an 11 year old ice skater, practices under the watchful eye of her coach Robin Aprea, with the Arkansas Figure Skating Association, Thursday afternoon Feb. 13, 2014 at the Jones Center in Springdale. (By David Gottschalk)
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ActiveStyle, Pages 23 on 03/24/2014

Print Headline: Artistry on ice/State venues offer promising young figure skaters places to practice and learn

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  • resnonverba
    March 24, 2014 at 9:36 a.m.

    A photo caption in this article mentions Kalyan is the only Arkansan to qualify for the national U.S. Figure Skating Championships in decades. Was there an Arkansan who did this decades ago?

    Also, it appears like she could be the first Indian American skating champ - which would be a pretty big deal: bit.ly/ONLEkW

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