by ANA OLVERA
Lynzee Broussard, 18, will be the featured skater at the Art Museum’s Tree Lighting Ceremony and opening of Rosa Parks Circle Ice Rink, 155 Monroe Center, on Friday, Dec. 4 at 5:30 p.m.
Broussard has been skating since the age of three and competing since the age of six. She has competed in 10 regional competitions and two mid-sectional competitions, as well as participating in many exhibitions and ice shows. Broussard recently placed bronze at Collegiate Nationals in Philadelphia. She is coachedby April Treado, sking director at Patterson Ice Center, and ballet instructor Judy Genson of C.A.R.E. Conservatory.
Broussard spends hundreds of hours volunteering in her community, church and learn-to-skate programs at Patterson Ice Center. She is a 2009 graduate of Grand Rapids Catholic Central and is currently a freshman at Aquinas College.