This weekend, 2 years ago Keara entered her very first figure skating competition. I can’t believe how far she has come in 2 years. Her hard work and dedication to the sport has paid off tremendously! Enjoy the video 🙂
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/
Recently Keara was asked to be in a off-ice stretching video. This video is for a personal trainer out of Eden Prairie, Minnesota who has a company that offers video subscriptions for everyone (including figure skaters). However he also offers other training programs; One on One personal training, small group training, and is a nutrition and wellness consultant, etc.
Visit his website 1solidcore.com to learn more and sign up . Make sure you told him you saw Keara’s video!! 🙂 Keara is signed up and will be doing the stretching, and strength training, landing exercises for jumps, etc….I might even jump in and “attempt” (key word is attempt) 😉 HA!
Here is a demo of the off-ice stretching video Keara did. The video that will be available online is longer and more complex, however this gives you a quick view.
On October 4 – 8, 2017 Keara skated at the 2018 Upper Great Lakes Non-Qualifying Competition. Keara did AMAZING!! She placed 9th out of 14, unfortunately she missed a major component which was a combination jump in her Axel. She didn’t make it into the Championship round but placing 9th is a HUGE accomplishment! Enjoy the Video ♥
Click here to view RESULTS –Keara’s on Page 5 Group (PrePreliminary Girls QR Group A)
As you know, I am crazy about skating!
This coming weekend I’ll be participating in a competition in Madison, WI Fri-Sun.
I decided to participate in a fundraiser with Ashley Wagner to raise funds for FSC of Madison. FSC of Madison helps Madison Ice Inc. fund rink betterment projects, such as sound/lighting system, as well as to expand to 2 full sheets of ice under one roof!.
Besides helping others, as I raise money, I’ll win awesome prizes, including the chance to spend the day with one of my heroes: Three-time U.S. National Champion Ashley Wagner!
Please consider making a donation to this fundraiser today. Deadline is Wednesday September 13th.
Donating is really easy. You can enter any amount to donate below or If you’d rather send a check, write my name in the memo field, make the check payable to FSC of Madison and mail to FSC of Madison 1121 Velvet Leaf Drive Madison, WI. 53719.
Here is my personal donation page!
Thank you so much for your support!
Keara sent me this video from skating today. I told her I wanted proof of her double salchow. So proud of her!! It’s HER birthday gift to ME! ❤️⛸
On the eve before Keara’s 9th birthday she smashed 2 more goals! Keara’s coach Cassidy said she wanted her to land a Clean double Salchow or a cheated double loop before she turned 9 years old. Well I’m happy to say she nailed BOTH!! Keara can proudly say she has her axel, double salchow, and double loop at the age of 8 #onestepcloser #shesonlyeight #usfsa