Hi, my name is Crystal Roseborough, and I am from San Bernardino, California. I have been roller skating since I was 6 years old. Not many people know much about it and some don’t even know it exists, but for me, roller skating is my life!
While I spend as much time in the rink as I can, I also work full time as a receptionist to support myself and my skating. This job has been such a blessing and everyone I work with has been nothing short of amazing, not to mention extremely supportive!
This World Championships will be my fourth year on Team USA but my very first year representing the US on the Senior Team. I proudly represented the US on the Junior Team in 2006 in Murcia, Spain, 2007 in Gold Coast, Australia, and 2010 in Portimao, Portugal. Throughout my years of skating I have been blessed to have had the opportunity to work with various World Champions and roller skating legends, but I know for a fact I would be no where near where I am today without my coach, Chris Baerg. She has been truly amazing to me and I couldn’t ask or imagine anyone better!
My skating career has not only been full of blessings, I have also had my hardships. After the World Championships in 2007, I had an injury to both fibulas causing me to sit out for 2 full seasons, per doctor’s orders. I came back in 2010 and won the title of National Champion in both Junior World Class Ladies Singles and Senior World Class Ladies Singles. A memory and moments I will never forget.
This year hasn’t been quite as smooth. I was involved in a car accident totaling my car in June, and had to get a medical “by” through the Regional Championships allowing me to still be eligible to compete at the Nationals, but left me with only 5 weeks to recover and train. At this year’s National Championships I placed 2nd in Senior World Class Ladies Freeskating and earned a spot as the alternate for the Pan American Trials taking place in Mexico in late October.
Watch my 2011 Nationals performances here:
Despite these poorly-timed physical setbacks, the biggest struggle I have had this year though has definitely been taking care of the financial part of skating on my own. My wonderful mom has paid for the last 12 years I’ve competed and I never understood how expensive skating could be! From dresses, to wheels, to plane tickets, food, and hotel, let me tell you…it definitely adds up! The total expenses for this year’s World Championships in Brazil will total $4,500 and funds must be collected by the beginning of November, but I believe where there is a will, there is a way!
Please help me raise money for the 2011 Artistic Roller Skating World Championships this November 14th -27th in Brasilia , Brazil . Any and all help is greatly appreciated! Again thank you so much, and don’t forget to keep up with Team USA throughout the championships!
If you are an athlete or team, or know of someone who could benefit from a fundraiser hosted at we RollerSkate, please contact us for more information on details and requirements, we’d love to help!