Yvonne Dowlen discovered a lifelong love of figure skating the moment she stepped on the ice. Her passion led to a career as a touring performer with the Ice Capades that lasted almost 50 years. Still skating competitively at the age of 90, Dowlen shares her inspiring story in this touching short from Balcony Nine Media and reminds viewers that, “what you do with your life and what you find enjoyable with your life is up to you.”
Credit: Katie Stjernholm and Jonathan Hiller. Learn more about the film and follow Balcony Nine Media on Vimeo and Facebook.
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