Colorado Springs training

Figure Skating

This week Kiki is spending time training in Colorado Springs! She will be spending many hours on the ice training with some of the best coaches at the World Arena Olympic training site.

I want to start off by thanking 2 businesses that have supported Keara and have helped to get her to this week. Thank you Peak Heating and Cooling and Precision Steel Rule Die! Without your support this wouldn’t have been possible!

Here is a mini example of her day:

430am wake

5:30am arrive at arena

5:55-7:30 skate

Breakfast

Nap

Lunch

3:30pm arrive at arena

4:00pm-6:15 skate

Dinner

Bed

Sound like a fun day? Keara things so! She’d actually LOVE to do this more often!

Here are some photo highlights ❤️

World Showcase Ice Show

Figure Skating

This past weekend Keara had the opportunity to skate in Maple Grove’s 18th Annual Ice Show. She had a group number and a solo performance. Unfortunately the weather didn’t cooperate and 1 out of 2 shows were cancelled on Saturday. However I was able to get a video of Friday nights rehearsal of her solo.

Even though the performances were cut short she had a great time hanging out with fellow skaters in the locker room. Her younger sister’s large Dream Duffel dance bag was a hit! Room for others to hang their costumes and carry everything we needed in one bag; skates and all. Now she wants her own Dream Duffel. However I’m pretty sure she doesn’t need a large one. So thanks Dream Duffel! The bag was a hit among fellow skaters!

Hard work and Dedication

Figure Skating, Life of a Skater, Training

On February 28th Keara landed numerous BIG, Beautiful, perfect Double Salchows. After that her coaches asked her to do it with the arm up feature. SHE DID IT!!! It looked awesome! Below are both videos. #hardwork #doublesalchow #proudparents #usfigureskating

Her coach posted this on his Facebook page.

This morning my girl Keara started landing “real” 2S and hitting every single one of them. Then Mandy asked her to try with the arm up feature and we can say is not too shabby for the first time! Go Keara!! So proud of you!!

And then there were 2

Figure Skating, Life of a Skater

Exciting day for Keara. She has been constantly landing her Double Salchow but today landed a CLEAN double loop! She came off the ice so excited with a smile ear to ear! She said she was so excited she was shaking! 💜 she said “Today is my lucky day or it could be my shirt!” Well I’m so happy I was able to witness it first hand. Of course we needed a picture to mark the day! Xoxo #Futureolympian #USfigureskating #Bestdayever

Happy Valentines Day!

Future Olympian

Local News

Figure Skating, Life of a Skater

Yesterday Keara had the opportunity to skate on a local news stations ice rink. We braved the cold of -1 degrees at 530am. Needless to say even though we froze it was a great experience shared with fellow skaters from Maple Grove Skate School.

View Kare 11 Instagram post Here you can see Keara spin 🙂

Below are some highlights from our morning!

Another Test Passed!

Figure Skating, Testing

Today Keara came one step closer to her goal. She passed her Preliminary Free skate test with flying colors! She received extra points and walked away with a 5.4!! Here is a link to US Figure Skating to learn more about their tests. http://www.usfsa.org/content/AllAboutTests.pdf

#Usfigureskatingtest

We received this email below from US figure skating this evening. To say she’s excited is an understatement. She’s now ready to compete at Preliminary Well balances where she will be doing double jumps plus her axel. She can’t wait to compete with her NEW program and dress 😉

Dear Keara,

Congratulations on passing the Preliminary Free Skating test!

The U.S. Figure Skating test structure is the backbone of participation in figure skating, and you should feel proud of this accomplishment. Passing this test allows you to compete at the preliminary level in nonqualifying competitions, and opens the door to many new opportunities.

Each official U.S. Figure Skating test that you pass is a permanent achievement that goes on your U.S. Figure Skating record. In addition, with each test that you pass, you become one step closer to achieving the highest accomplishment in testing, passing your senior or gold test. Skaters who achieve that goal earn the title “U.S. Figure Skating gold medalist,” which they carry forever.

Here is to the next step! Xoxo

Inside Edge with Ashley Wagner

Figure Skating, Life of a Skater, Training

I apologize for the delayed post. Back in September Keara was raising money for the Madison Figure Skating Club. Those that raised a certain amount of money were able to meet Ashley Wagner after the Madison Open 2017 Competition. On Sunday, September 17. 2017 Keara was able to attend so THANK YOU to those who donated!!! In addition to attending, Keara was also chosen to be a greeter along with few others.  While they were waiting for Ashley to arrive they were given flowers to give to her. Keara was SO beyond excited that she was chosen to be a greeter AND able to participate in Ashley’s Inside Edge Group Class. Below are some pictures I took during the experience. Ashley posted a picture on her Instagram account. You can view it here. Keara is in the front/right ❤ VIEW HERE .

Not sure who Ashley Wagner is? Visit her website to learn more! http://www.figureskatersonline.com/ashleywagner/

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