This is the story of an 80 yr old who used to skate in Ice Follies, and now skates 3 times a week with Ponomarenko. Also the story of how she reconnected with her childhood sweetheart later in life.
Passions: Ice skating, childhood beau keep Sunnyvale woman active at age 80
Years later, she was taking a class from Ponomarenko when he agreed to ice dance with her at Sharks Ice. Until then, she'd thought about finally hanging up her skates. But dancing on the ice with Ponomarenko reminded her of the years with Shipstads & Johnson Ice Follies, when the young women traveled by private train and skated in elaborate costumes.