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
Always working on strength & flexibility!
Keara was acknowledged on her schools student achievements page! She currently attends Seton Home Study School, which is a online, accredited Catholic homeschool.
They wrote about how she landed her axel in competition. You can read about it by following this link Student Achievement Page.
On Friday June 23rd, Keara was featured in our local newspaper! Almost a full page on her skating up a level at the Rising Stars competition.#DelanoHeraldjournal #itsherpassion
Yesterday Keara spent the afternoon/evening in Apple Valley. She took 2 US Figure Skating tests. Pre-Preliminary Freeskate and Pre-Juvenile Moves in the field. She passed BOTH!! This is a HUGE accomplishment! We are so proud of all the hard work it took to pass!!! She received bonus points and high marks on everything!
“The test structure is the backbone of U.S. Figure Skating. Passing skill tests presided over by official judges advances the skater to the next level. Skaters test in moves in the field, free skating, pairs and ice dancing. As a skater advances, the tests become more difficult.” Read More here
You can read more about the 2 tests below. There are 8 tests total in each category. She’s now onto the 4th test for Moves, and the 2nd test for Freeskate 🙂
On Saturday we spent the entire day in Blaine, MN at the 2017 Northern Blades Rising Stars Figure Skating competition. Keara skated in 2 events which were a level above her norm.. in other words she skated up a level. She normally skates at No Test, but Saturday she skated Pre-Preliminary Well Balanced. The difference is she started landing her axel a month ago and SHE decided to skate at that level in competition regardless of her axel being new.
Keara went into the competition knowing it was going to be a tough one. She knew that the other kids competing were most likely going to be more experienced, and older. This did NOT scare her away.
Event #1 Pre-Preliminary Compulsory. She placed 3rd out of 6
Event #2 Pre-Preliminary Free Skate Well Balanced. She placed 5th out of 12. Not bad for an 8 year old skating up a level! She landed 1 out of 2 axels!!! It was her first time doing them in a competition. To say my husband and I are proud is an understatement. Blessed for amazing coaches who believe in her and helped her to get one step closer to her goal!