Evanston resident Zoe Parrilli, age 11, will compete in the 2016 Prudential U.S. Figure Skating Championship in St. Paul, Minnesota on Jan. 16.
Zoe placed first in her division at the Upper Great Lakes Regional competition in October and fourth in the Midwestern Sectional competition in November to qualify for the U.S. Championships. She is the only girl in the Upper Great Lakes region who will be competing in Minnesota at her level.
For the last eight years, Zoe has trained under coaches Vicka Belovol and Nick Belovol at Evanston’s Robert Crown Community Center. Zoe has also participated in past performances of the Center’s Spring Ice Show and The Nutcracker on Ice.
Zoe is a seventh grade student at St. Athanasius School in Evanston. She dreams of qualifying for the Olympics and also trains in ballet. Submitted photo