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By Jean Pocha
Pathfinder Staff 

World Champion adaptive skater recalls her start in Seeley Lake


February 9, 2023

Beth Loconte

Seeley Lake figure skater Dacia Loconte shown competing at the 2020 Excel Festival in Florida.

World Champion Adaptive figure skater Dacia Loconte, age 16, got her start at the Seeley Lake Lions Club rink. In 2022 Loconte earned Junior Ladies Free Inclusive World Championship, Ladies Inclusive World Championships Silver Medalist and Ladies Free Inclusive and Unified Bronze medalist in the 2022 Virtual World Championships for Adaptive Skaters.

“As a three-year-old watching the Olympics, Dacia said she wanted to be an ice skater,” said Beth Loconte, Dacia’s mom.

“We started skating at the Lion’s Club pond in Seeley Lake while we lived there and she’s been skating ever sinc...

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