Lady Flames' Harter traces mother's path in figure skating
March 17, 2017 | Lynchburg, Va.
Liberty University sophomore Intermediate-level figure skater Sibylle Harter recently sat down to talk about how she developed a passion for her sport and a love for Liberty during this "Player Profile" interview with Club Sports Video Coordinator Patrick Strawn.
The daughter of Lady Flames first-year Head Coach Dawn Harter, Sibylle exhibits her faith, as well as her grace on the ice, whenever she is wearing her Liberty attire, in practice or competition, as well as when she's in the classroom or on mission with the School of Nursing, as she is this week in Rwanda.
"My mom put me on the ice when I was really young because she skated all the way through her teenage years," Sibylle Harter said. "I just developed a passion for it immediately and it was around the age of 8 that I wanted to do it competitively and really move up in the levels and try to be as best as I could.
"I just love Liberty because win or lose, we give all the glory to God. God is really present here and I just feel like the coaching staff and all the girls that come in to skate, they're all so encouraging. I never leave here unhappy. It always makes me happy to come here and skate in this amazing (LaHaye Ice Center) rink."
Harter, who is returning from the 10-day LU Send spring break trip to Rwanda, will not be participating in this weekend's third and final Eastern Sectionals Intercollegiate Competition hosted by the University of Delaware. The Lady Flames hope to solidify their top-five regular-season position after participating in an outreach in Wilmington, Del., on Friday afternoon through Urban Promise, an inner-city mission organization.