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Melrose Native Making Olympic Skating Bid

Melrose native Stephen Carriere will be competing this week in Boston for a spot on the U.S. Olympic Figure Skating team at Sochi next month.

Melrose native Stephen Carriere. Credit: Courtesy
Melrose native Stephen Carriere. Credit: Courtesy
By William Laforme

Melrose native Stephen Carriere will be competing this week in Boston for a spot on the U.S. Olympic Figure Skating team at Sochi next month.

Stephen Carriere, 24, of Wakefield, has competed in numerous high-level skating events in recent years.

However, an article on the Boston 2014 website by the U.S. Figure Skating Association notes that Carriere missed the 2010 championships in part because of injury.

According to the above linked article, Carriere started skating around age 5 while growing up in Wakefield, and moved back north to train in Boston, from Delaware, at the end of 2010. “How could you not want to compete? It’s so exciting. What happens, happens," he was quoted as saying by U.S. Figure Skating.

As noted last winter in this article on Wakefield Patch, Carriere was 10th in the championship men’s free skate at the 2013 U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Omaha.

Information about Carriere’s career competition results and skating programs can be viewed on his Wikipedia page.

The first round of the men's figure skating competition in Boston is Friday evening, with the championship scheduled for Sunday. Complete schedule and other information is on the official event website

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