ISI individual member (9 years)
ISI professional member (1 year)
ISI World Championships (2002, 2006)
ISI competitions (27)
Production team captain
Group lesson instructor
Scholastic and community activities/achievements:
National, Slavic and French Honor Societies
People to People Ambassador program to Australia and New Zealand
Essay, photography and Science Fair award winner
Kids Enjoy Exercise Now (KEEN) volunteer
National Geographic assistant translator
Ice skating is an important part of Alice Murphy’s life, but it shares the spotlight
with another passion: school.
An ice rink was on Alice’s priority list when she began her college search —
along with Russian, Arabic and a good international relations program.
“I have high goals for both my education and my figure skating during
college,” says Alice, who is studying international relations at Boston
University. “Just as ISI tries to bring the world together through skating, I hope
to bring the world together through my future career.”
Alice graduated with honors from Eleanor Roosevelt High School, with a 4.0
grade point average. She has been fascinated with foreign languages since
being enrolled in a French immersion school at age 5, which led to her interest
in world history and current events. She hopes to go on to a graduate degree,
perhaps law school, and work in a field that involves international travel.
A Freestyle 7 skater who has trained and participated at both Herbert Wells Ice
Rink and Bowie Ice Arena in Maryland, Alice says she plans to continue with
the ISI program as a skater and a coach. “I’m working on my Freestyle 8 test
and plan to test through FS 10 while in college, and continue teaching group
lessons,” she notes.
Christine Wilson Brinton, the figure skating director at Bowie Ice Arena, says
Alice is a prime example of good sportsmanship: “Through her volunteer work
at the ice arena, she has become a mentor to many of the younger skaters.
And instead of the rivalry you would expect, she is supportive of her competitors
and appreciates a good performance, even when it is not her own. I have
never been to an event with her where a judge, coach or spectator has not
sought us out to compliment not only her skating, but also her kindness and
support of other competitors. She has made me a better coach and set a very
high bar for her teammates.”