Natalie Began Skating at Age Six:
Natalie Motley was born in Washington, D.C. and began skating at birthday parties and special kids events at a rink close to home when she was six years old.
She Has Always Loved Competition:
Earlier in her skating career, Natalie enjoyed the creative solo events because they provided an opportunity to dress up and take on a character role. One season she skated the part of Gilligan from Gilligan’s Island.
Natalie's Has a Strong Support System:
Natalie has always had strong support at home from her parents and her brothers. She also has excellent coaching and rink support from Petra Dayney and April Dayney Jacobsen at the Ashland Figure Skating Club.
Domestic Skating Event Accomplishments:
Natalie's skating achievements include first place at the USA Roller Sports (USARS) Southeastern Regional Championship for many consecutive years, Silver medalist for Elementary Inline in 2004, United States National Elementary Inline Champion 2005, Silver medalist for Elementary Inline in 2004, Silver and Bronze medalists in World Class Ladies Inline event at Nationals in 2006 and 2007 and National Champion in World Class Ladies Inline in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013. Natalie was awarded the 2011 Artistic Athlete of the Year by USA Roller Sports during the USARS Hall of Fame reception.
World Level Achievements:
Natalie earned the Federation Internationale de Roller Sports (FIRS) Silver Medal at the 2009 World Championship in Freiburg, Germany and successfully defended her Silver in 2010, 2011 and 2012. She has continued to place by earning the Bronze Medal in Taipei-City, Chinese Taipei in 2013.
Awards and Honors Outside of Roller Sports:
In addition to roller skating achievements, she has also earned the Cobra track team award for endurance runs (800m-1500m), won a Silver Medal in the 800 meter, was the 2012 National Collegiate Skating Champion and was the 2013 State Games of America Figure Skating Senior Ladies Champion.
Natalie Motley Loves Musical Events
Natalie Motley of Alexandria, Virginia discovered roller sports at a rink close to her home when she was six years old. She enjoyed the special events and music, so skating became a big part of her life. Natalie loves the challenge of National, Regional and World competitions because they provide opportunities to travel, see friends and support fellow athletes.
Natalie currently still lives in Alexandria with her family and several family pets. She trains and inline skates at the Ashland Figure Skating Club under the supervision of coaches Petra Dayney and April Jacobsen and uses a local Boys and Girls Club of America as a supplemental practice location.
She has been a ten time USARS national medalist as well as a seven time USA Team member (2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013), a four time FIRS World Championship Silver Medalist and a World Championship Bronze Medalist in the Inline Women’s Free Skating event.
In addition to her dedication to inline figure skating and volunteering for Special Olympic skating events, Natalie has participated in short and endurance competitive track races. She enjoys Pilates and has taken several years of Cecchetti ballet – a very structured and disciplined form of ballet. This disciplined young lady was also a member of the National Honor Society at school. Studying languages and cultures, reading mystery novels, making skating dresses and ice-skating are among Natalie's other interests.
Current academic achievements include an Associate of Science in Agriculture and Natural Resources from the University of Delaware and work towards a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Geology from the University of Mary Washington.