Zoe Hill retires from coaching figure skating after 57 years

Published: Jun. 30, 2022 at 9:21 PM CDT
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DULUTH, MN. (KBJR) - One of the most recognizable names in Duluth figure skating is officially retiring after a 57 year coaching career.

Zoe Hill of the Duluth Figure Skating Club has finally decided to hang up the skates to spend more time with her family.

“It was time, I just want to be able to spend more time with my husband and our kids. I loved working with the skaters and getting to know them as people, doing as much as I could to enhance their skills, and I’ve really been blessed having the number of skaters through the years, wonderful parents to work with, and hoping I’m passing along the love of skating to those kids,” said Hill.

Throughout her career, she was inducted into the DECC Hall fo Fame, and sent multiple skaters from Duluth to the International Level.

“My health has held up and I’m still able to put on my skates and all of that, but yes, I’m very grateful for the career I’ve had. It is going to be an adjustment but I’ll find other things to do.”

She said it was important to continue to skate alongside her kids while she was teaching, because she didn’t feel it was right to teach from the bench. Hill celebrated with a small get-together with friends and family, and finished out her last day of instruction at MARS Lakeview Arena with a small group of students.

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