Soles began skating at age six as a participant in the Learn to Skate program offered through Traverse City Figure Skating Club at Centre Ice Arena. She remains a member of the club and is coached by Laurent and Heidi
"She has worked extremely hard for this and has earned every bit of it,” said coach Heidi Massé, of Soles’s recent success.
"I had a feeling that she was going to do well,” said Laurent Massé, Soles’s other coach and the skating club’s director. “She has been skating at a very high level, and I knew that if she skated near her best she would be hard to beat. We are so proud of her. She is continuing a run of success for the skating club that is really special." This is the first time in the history of the club that a member has won their division at the Eastern Great Lakes Regional Championships.
Soles will compete in the Midwestern Sectional Championships in Allen, Texas, November 12-16. If she places within the top four in her division, she will be invited to participate in an elite training camp at the 2020 U.S. Figure Skating Championships, January 20-26, in Greensboro, NC
Congratulations, Gemma! All of us at Centre Ice and in the TC skating community are pulling for you and wish you all the best at sectionals!