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2 WNY skaters advance to compete for spot on U.S. Olympic Figure Skating Team

An ice skating duo from the Amherst Skating Club is off to the nationals.

Noah Lafornara, 12, of Williamsville, and Macy Halim, 13, of Buffalo placed second last month in the Juvenile Dance Event at the Eastern Sectional Figure Skating Championships held in Boston, the club said in a news release.

Their second-place finish qualifies them to advance to the U.S. Championship competition, which begins Dec. 29 in San Jose, Calif.

The Championships are the final qualifying event prior to selection and announcement of the U.S. Olympic Figure Skating Team that will represent Team USA at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang.

Noah is a seventh-grader at Transit Middle School, while Macy is an eighth-grader at Nichols School.

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