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April 4, 2019 | Bryan Gallion

Rockville Skater Rachel Parsons Steps Back From Sport to Focus on Health

U.S. ice dancer Rachel Parsons, a Rockville native, announced Tuesday that she is stepping away from skating to focus on her health. “I’ve been struggling with an eating disorder for years now, and it’s not something I can keep ignoring or trying to manage on my own,” Parsons wrote in a statement posted on her […]

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April 25, 2017 | Sonya Burke

World Champion Brother-Sister Ice Dance Team Recognized by County Council (VIDEO)

Rockville residents Rachel (19) and Michael (21) Parsons are the first brother-sister duo to win the ice dancing gold medal at the International World Junior Figure Skating Competition. On Tuesday, the siblings were honored for their accomplishments by the Montgomery County Council. Watch the ceremony in this MyMCMedia Extra video, below: “It was great because […]

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April 25, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, April 25, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, April 25, in Montgomery County: 1. Opioid Crisis: Maryland officials are warning residents about a carfentanil threat after three deaths in Anne Arundel and Frederick counties. 2. Westbard Rally: Members of the Macedonia Baptist Church are planning to demonstrate at 10 a.m. at the County Executive Office building to […]

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December 12, 2016 | Staff Writer

Rockville Natives Win Gold at Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating (VIDEOS & PHOTO)

Rockville natives Rachel Parsons and Michaels Parsons have won gold in the at the 2016 Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating, in Marseille, France. According to a news release the Grand Prix Final is one of the top international figure skating competitions of the year, featuring the top six competitors from each of the four disciplines (Men, […]

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March 20, 2015 | Krista Brick

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Wheaton Ice Dancing Pair Earns Silver at Jr. World Event

Ice dancing pair Lorraine McNamara and Quinn Carpenter earned a silver medal at the World Jr. Figure Skating Championships held in Tallinn, Estonia this month. The couple practices at the Wheaton Ice Arena. You can watch their medal-winning performance here. Sibling pair of Michael and Rachel Parsons placed fourth in the competition. Check out the […]

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February 24, 2015 | Krista Brick

Wheaton Showcases Skating Talent in World Team Send-off (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

It was a send-off worthy of champions at the Wheaton Ice Arena Tuesday night. About a dozen skaters performed short programs in a celebration for two of their very own ice dancing teams headed to the World Junior Figure Skating Championship in Tallinn, Estonia in March. Skating pair Lorraine McNamara and Quinn Carpenter and the […]

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February 24, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Celebrating Local Ice Skating Champions on Feb. 24 (PHOTOS)

Montgomery Parks is hosting a special celebration at Wheaton Ice Arena on Feb. 24 at 7 p.m. for skaters who have returned from the U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Greensboro, NC as well as those heading out for International Championship Competitions. The skaters will be performing in various competitions in the U.S. and abroad, representing […]

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