BILLINGS — A pair of Yellowstone Valley Figure Skating Club members will compete at next week’s U.S. Adult Figure Skating Championships.
Cathy Goettel and Sol Lovas will head to Salt Lake City for the championships, which will run from April 3-7. It will be the first national competition for Goettel and Lovas, according to a press release from the YVFSC.
Goettel and Lovas will compete in the solo pattern ice dance, solo free dance and showcase events at the national competition.
The two skaters advanced to the championships through a non-qualifying route, according to YVFSC skating director Leslie Albright. While other skaters reached Salt Lake City through qualifying events at adult sectionals, non-qualifying competitors such as Goettel and Lovas tested into the championships, Albright said.