I would like to invite all my Learn to Skate and private lesson students as well as my skating friends to join me on Friday, January 25th for a Nationals Figure Skating Viewing Party. We will watch the Senior Ladies skate their final freestyle program at the Little Caesars arena in Detroit, Michigan and see them all vie for the gold medal. This year, all eyes will be on the 13 yr old junior national champion, Alysa Liu- yes, she’s only 13 years old!!! Did you know that Alysa is the youngest skater in history to have landed a clean triple axel in an international competition? …and the 3rd American skater to do so after Tonya Harding and Mirai Nagasu? Also, did you watch Alysa’s short program a couple of days ago when she landed a clean triple axel AND triple flip AND triple lutz + triple toe loop (though slightly under-rotated) jump combo!!! We’re sure to see some amazing skating from this triple axel phenom and the other skaters and I hope all my students can join me as we kick off the US Figure Skating Championships with my viewing party this Friday night!