Pre-competition rituals include nap time, because when competition rolls around, I'm a sloth. I also FaceTime my dogs.
I was always getting in trouble for whispering in class.
Figure skaters are usually young and then just fade away. But I'm not a fade-away kind of person.
You can train to be ready for the nerves, and we simulate it all the time, but it's never the same when it actually matters.
Education is more important than skating. I want to keep up with my schoolwork and my skating.
I skate six days a week, three sessions a day, and I go to the gym three times a week. I lift weights, do some ab work and whatever my trainer tells me to do. I take Saturdays off.