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BY: Brooklee Han, OLY
When there finally was an opportunity for Katie Krafchick to compete during the 2020 season, which was nearly decimated by the COVID-19 pandemic, she made the most of it. The 12-year-old Skating Club of New York representative won the hotly contested novice ladies division at the 2021 U.S. Championship Series presented by Toyota.
Although the event was held virtually, with...
For all those that couldn’t watch it or like a great read, here is a transcription of Kaetlyn Osmond’s interview with Jason Brown ahead of Worlds 2021.
Kaetlyn: Welcome back to Kicking It with KO in partnership with Jackson Ultima! I am so excited to be joined by the ever-optimistic Jason Brown. Let’s just start from the very beginning, how did you start skating?
Wow. What a whirlwind of a year it has been with the culmination of the World Championships in Stockholm Sweden. A huge applause to all of the skaters who competed. With varying degrees of rink closures, it was great to see everyone come together for this event.
MEDALISTS: Nathan Chen (1), Alexandra Trusova (3), Aleksandra Boikova + Dmitrii Kozlovskii (3)
“I LOVE Outdoor Skating!”
Olympic Champion Carol Heiss Jenkins fondly remembers competing outside in the open elements. Today a skater’s normal is being enclosed inside a climate controlled rink, but that’s a recent development in skating history. Britannica says skating can be traced to have occurred as far back as 1000 BC and during the ‘little ice age’ outdoor...
’Tis the season! As temperatures plummet below freezing, we bundle up, brighten our homes with festive lighting, and enjoy the coziest time of the year with loved ones. For ice - enthusiasts, that usually means we get to share our favourite winter pastime with friends and family: skating!
We partnered up with Victoria Smith to present a three-part series: the where, what, and how’s of outdoor...
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