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!

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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Inspiration

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​May 26, 2017 One of Keara’s coaches was at a coach conference. He posted a pic of himself and figure skater Jason Brown on Facebook. Since Jason is Keara’s FAVORITE male skater EVER! I asked her coach if he could get her an autograph if he saw Jason again. The next evening he texted me something WAY better!!!!  Rodrigo made Keara’s day (probably her YEAR!! She hasn’t stopped smiling and she’s been landing axels non-stop! (Jumping for joy 😂)😘😘😘 Special Thank you to Jason Brown for doing it for her! ❤️#USFigureskater #JasonBrown #Axelclub #MaleIdol

Keeping the balance

Figure Skating, Life of a Skater

People often wonder …how does Keara skates so many hours during the day, 45 min minutes away from home and still have time for her studies? It’s simple! She doesn’t have a set 8-3pm school schedule being home schooled. For example: Keara wakes up at 5am everyday but Wednesday’s. She gets on the ice at 6am and skates till 9am. We get home around 10-10:15am. She does school work on the 45 min ride home from the rink and when we get home. Around 1pm we take a rest break where we watch a show on TV and lay down. After that it’s back at it… if it’s nice they go place outside for a few hours then it’s dinner, washing up and back to school to do math at 6:30pm. Bed at 7:30pm so we can get up and repeat the day…weekends are are a day to “catch up” if need be. 

Here is a picture of Keara working on math this evening at 6:30pm