Kim Navarro, the 1999 El Molino graduate who went on to become a two-time bronze medalist at the U.S. National Ice Skating Champinships, still is mourning over the death of Wade Belak August 31st.
Belak was the 14-year NHL veteran who took his life in a Toronto hotel room. Belak, 35, was to be Navarro’s partner on “Battle of the Blades”, the Canadian ice skating version of “Dancing with The Stars.”
“Wade was bigger than life,” Navarro said. “He loved his family, his daughters. It doesn’t make sense. It’ll never make sense.”
Belak had been battling depression for years but Navarro said she never saw any incidence of that when she skated with Belak.
A column on Navarro and Belak will run in Friday’s Pres Democrat.

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