Girl of the Moment Winner: @pandaunicorn3
@pandaunicorn3 is a Miss O & Friends member who loves art, ukulele and all things Instagram. But when she’s not writing songs, creating works of art or picking the best filter for her latest pic, she’s spending ample time at the arena.
“I am a figure skater. I have been doing this for 6 years, and it is my favorite thing to do,” Pandaunicorn3 (also known as Shaleen) said.
In winter she free skates, meaning that she practices tricks with a group of other girls at her level. Throughout the class her coach teaches her new tricks and they also work on dances, solos and sometimes jumping.
“If I am learning a new jump, my coach puts me in the harness,” she said. “The harness helps you jump higher, and makes it easier to learn jumps.” A jumping harness is a necessity in the skating world. They help with learning double, triple and quad jumps and instills confidence in Skater’s ability to do difficult jumps.
At the end of the year Shaleen also participates in “Fun on Ice”, where you perform a solo against two other people in the same level, “since there are only three people performing, you always get a medal. so far I have gotten three gold medals, and one silver.”
But even wining three gold medals, learning new jumps and competing in solos can have its draw backs.
“This past year I almost felt like giving up because if you go into the higher level you have to skate 3 hours a week and that made my winter really busy,” she said. “But I decided to try it and it didn’t end up being that bad.”
Shaleen would like to compete in the Olympics, “Don’t give up! And always do your best and try your hardest.”
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