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