Excel National Champion Emily Allen joins the cast of Disney on Ice!

Young adult figure skater Emily Allen holds up a boquet of flowers after her gold medal at the 2022 US Figure Skating Excel National Festival

Dreams are coming true for local figure skater Emily Allen: she became the 2022 Excel National Champion in July, and joined the cast of Disney on Ice in August.

Emily began skating at 9 years old at Klick Lewis Arena, and set her sights on nationals and becoming a professional skater. As a member and coach of the Sikumi Figure Skating Club and Hershey Figure Skating Club, she chose to work with Coach Doris Papenfuss, a PSA Master-rated coach who has produced national competitors.

Emily found her love of ice theater through Disney on Ice alum Coach Ursula Wolfer. Following high school graduation, Emily began working with Olympian Gracie Gold and British National Junior Ice Dance champion James Hernandez.

Emily is grateful for the support and encouragement she has received from her coaches, family, and friends.

Congratulations from KLA!

(Original photo: KrPhotogs at the USFS Excel National Festival)