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Burkhardt, Lady Flames seek to shine at weekend event at LU

March 3, 2017  |  Lynchburg, Va. 

Sophomore co-captain and Senior-level skater Cami Burkhardt participated in the Dec. 11 PraiseFest on Ice: Christmas Edition 2.0 at the LaHaye Ice Center. (Photo by Nathan Spencer) test test test test
Sophomore co-captain and Senior-level skater Cami Burkhardt participated in the Dec. 11 PraiseFest on Ice: Christmas Edition 2.0 at the LaHaye Ice Center. (Photo by Nathan Spencer)

As Liberty University's figure skating team hosts its annual Eastern Sectional Intercollegiate Competition Friday through Sunday at the LaHaye Ice Center, Club Sports Video Coordinator Patrick Strawn interviewed sophomore Senior-level skater and Lady Flames co-captain Cami Burkhardt about what led her to continue her career at Liberty and how she uses the sport to share her faith.

Burkhardt, who is majoring in Exercise Science and plans to become a physical therapist working with athletes, was inspired by her older sister to start figure skating when she was 3 years old. She became more involved in the sport after her family moved from Ohio to Raleigh, N.C., and her career accelerated from there. A double gold medalist in Moves in the Field and Freestyle skating, Burkhardt is also a "National Theater On Ice" silver medalist as well as a repeat Eastern Great Lakes Region and South Atlantic Region qualifier.

She became the Lady Flames' first representative at the U.S. Figure Skating Collegiate National Championships in Pittsburgh before she officially arrived at Liberty for the Fall 2015 semester.

"The figure skating team is growing exponentially this year and I was really excited about the development and giving my hand in helping it grow," Burkhardt said.

Through her travels to regional and collegiate sectional events, she has tried to be a witness for Christ, reflecting His light and sharing God's grace with other skaters.

"Skating is pretty secular, all around the United States, so when we travel to competitions, people know there's something different about us," she said. "We are the hands and feet of Christ while we travel around and go to the competitions and we just really shine our light and give all the glory to Him." 

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Schedule
Results
Feb 13, 8:00 AM - Lahaye Ice Center
vs.
Figure Skating
Liberty Classic Intercollegiate competition
DAYS
HOURS
MINS
SECS
Figure Skating
vs. Liberty Classic Intercollegiate competition
Feb 13, 8:00 AM - Lahaye Ice Center

Figure Skating
vs. Liberty Classic Intercollegiate competition
Feb 14, 8:00 AM - Lahaye Ice Center

Figure Skating
at Penn State Intercollegiate Competition
Mar 6, 8:00 AM - State College, PA

Figure Skating
at Penn State Intercollegiate Competition
Mar 7, 8:00 AM - State College, PA

Figure Skating
at Princeton University
Mar 20, 8:00 AM - Princeton, NJ

Full Schedule

Apr 25
Figure Skating
vs. Praisefest
CANCELLED

Mar 27
Figure Skating
at Intercollegiate Championship
CANCELLED

Mar 8
Figure Skating
at University of Delaware Intercollegiate Competition
2nd place finish

Feb 15
Figure Skating
vs. LU Classic Intercollegiate Competition
2nd Place Finish

Nov 4
Figure Skating
at NYU
8th - Team Finish

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