Born in 1993, Taylor Goven was raised and educated in Bismarck and was very active in the Bismarck Figure Skating Club and Capital Ice Synchro. As a member of the first National Qualifying Capital Ice team, she competed in events throughout the United States. After high school, she coached with Capital Ice Synchro for two years while attending Bismarck State College. Later, she was a member of Team North Dakota Synchronized Skating while attending the University of North Dakota.
In June of 2015, a vehicle carrying Taylor and two friends was struck by a drunk driver. Taylor did not survive.
The 2015-2016 season was a tough one for the Capital Ice family, as Taylor’s absence was sorely felt. A new team motto arose, however – #SkateforTaylor.
In Taylor’s memory, the Capital Ice Synchronized Skating Foundation was established and we are happy to report that through the generous donations to the foundation, scholarships totaling $2,900 were awarded to help seven dedicated synchronized skaters during the 2016-2017 season.
In addition, a Skate for Taylor Spirit Award is presented to a skater on each of the synchronized skating teams and each receives a $100 scholarship. It is truly an honor to present the scholarships and Spirit Award in Taylor’s memory and we are humbled by the generosity extended to make this possible.
If you would like to make a donation to the foundation to continue Taylor’s skating legacy, it can be sent to:
Capital Ice Synchronized Skating Foundation
4326 Turnbow Lane
Bismarck, ND 58503
The Bismarck Figure Skating Club continues to celebrate Taylor’s life and we know she is with us every time a skater takes the ice! We love you Taylor and will always #SkateforTaylor.