Ashley Clifford

6 time world team member

    Athlete Bio


    Morgan Hill, CA

    Hometown:  Morgan Hill, California

    Current residence: Morgan Hill, California

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    High school attended: Live Oak High School

    Year of graduation: 2016

    Location of high school: Morgan Hill, California

    Sports you competed in while in high school (include number of years):  Soccer

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    Career goals:  Veterinarian, Skating Coach, or a Physical Therapist

    Current skating club: Redwood Roller Sports Club

    Coaches name: Eduardo Gravina

    When did you begin skating: 2001

    Are you sponsored and if so, by whom: No

    Future goals you hope to obtain as a skater: Have fun! Make the USA proud and one day bring home a World gold medal  

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    Awards, honors and statistics received in roller sports:

     2006: 1st place Primary girls free skating, 1st place Freshman Sophomore B pairs

    2007: 1st place Primary girls free skating, 1st place Sophomore A pairs, 2nd place Primary girls figures, 2008: 1st place Juvenile A girls free skating, 1st place Sophomore A pairs, 1st place Elementary A girls inlines,

    2009: 1st place Sophomore A pairs, 1st place Elementary A girls inlines, 2nd place Juvenile A girls Figures, 3rd place Juvenile A girls free skating, 3rd place Juvenile A dance,

    2010: 1st place Elementary A girls free skating, 2nd place Elementary freedance

    2011: 1st place Elementary A girls free skating, 1st place Elementary freedance

    2012: 1st place JWC Women free skating, 1st place Jr. pairs, 2nd place Freshman A girls free skating, 3rd place Freshman A girls figures, 3rd place Freshman A girls loops, 3rd place freshman A girls figure and loop combine  

    2013: 1st place JWC Women free skating, 2nd place Youth International solo free dance, 2nd place Freshman  A girls figures, 3r place Freshman A girls loops

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    Other sports you currently participate in: Soccer

    Who is your favorite sports figure:  Gustavo Casado, Tara Lapinski, Shawn Johnson & Tanja Romano

    Who is the person you most admire/greatest influence in your life and why: Eduardo Gravina because he has been here for me and has never left my side. He is my coach, and I look up to him. He helps me overcome anything. He is my inspiration. He makes me laugh and smile. He was a wonderful skater and I am blessed to have him as a coach and as a friend.

    List your hobbies: Roller skating, Soccer, Volleyball, Football, Dance, Gymnastics, and Art

    What music do you listen to during training or competition? I listen to my competition music.

    What makes you a unique and special person: I have a love of sports. I am very outgoing, fun, committed to everything I do, kind, athletic, and compassionate with friends.

    Favorite food before a competition: Frosted flakes with milk, fruit and water.

    Favorite movie: Aladdin, soul surfer, the parent trap. 17 again, she’s the man

    Favorite place to shop: Hollister, guess, juicy couture, pink,

    Most prized possession: My first Gold Skate trophy from 2006 in girl’s free skating, and my Italy shirt

    If you could pick one word to describe you, what would it be: Ambitious

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    Family Information: My father & Mother’s parents met at a skating rink, and my parents met at a skating rink!

    Father’s name:  Scott Clifford

    Father’s occupation: Works for Amkor Technology Inc.

    Mother’s name:  Lori Clifford

    Mother’s occupation:  Teaches Special Olympics athletes how to roller skate.


    Sisters: Candice Clifford

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    Family Members Who Have Competed or Are Competing in Amateur or Professional Athletics: Candice Clifford, Lori Clifford, and Scott Clifford

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    Other Events/Sports: USA Roller Sports National Championships.

    More about me:

    My name is Ashley Clifford and I am 21 years old. I have been competitively roller figure skating for 15 years. I am a 26 time USA national champion and a 6 time world team member. I began my training at the Redwood Roller Rink in Redwood City, California when I was 5 years old. In 2017 the Redwood Roller Rink officially closed its doors, being the last roller rink standing in the bay area. Then I relocated and am currently training at the Holiday Skate Center in Orange, California. My coaches are, Scott Clifford, Nicole Leonard, Gustavo Casado and Cristina Moretti. I train internationally with Cristina Moretti in Italy, and Gustavo Casado in Brazil. They all guide me as I continue to grow into a stronger technical skater in addition to a more artistic and well-rounded athlete. There have been many highs and lows within my roller figure skating career thus far. The lows have come with, multiple injuries, moving away from my parents so I can train, and multiple defeats. However, on the other hand, the highs in skating has shown me the world through travel, connected me with wonderful people, and has shown me how much hard work pays off through victories.  

    In 2018 I competed at the South American Championship where I placed 4th in Bogota Colombia. This placement secured our countries flag for roller figure skating to be held in the 2019 Pan American Games. The qualification for the athlete then came around in January of 2019 at America’s Cup held in Orlando, Florida. I placed 1st which secured the one and only spot the USA had for the Pan American Games in roller figure skating. I have trained hard my entire life for moments of victory within this sport. However, this victory is not over as I continue to push my body and my mind past its limits, as I train for the biggest event of my skating career, the Pan American Games. 



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