CHS figure skaters, former U.S. figure skater elaborate on physicality, commitment needed for success in figure skating

Take A Spin:
Kendall Erne, figure skater and junior, opens out of her spin and stretches out her leg. Erne said she competes for about half of the year but practices year round. She added that her practices are about two to four hours and take place six times a week; and most of her competitions are in Michigan and Ohio.

Karolena Zhou

December 12, 2019

  While winter is the only time to ice skate for most students, for junior Kendall Erne, it’s a year-round activity. As a competitive ice skater, Erne skates two to four hours per day, six days per week. On top of these practices, she competes once or twice per month. “I compete a lo...

Spin it to Win it: Q&A with Elisabeth Butz, figure skater and freshman

Liz Butz, figure skater and freshman, works on her program. She said she does on and off-ice training, as well as cardio workouts and strength training during practice.

Angela Qian

May 23, 2019

What level are you in? I’m a novice figure skater. They have it split into qualifying and non-qualifying and senior ladies are like the top level that you see at the olympics, and i’m like two down from them. What got you interested in figure skating? I honestly don’t really know. I was (ar...

CHS is home to some of the most talented ice skaters in the region.

CHS is home to some  of the most talented ice skaters in the region.

Ben Traylor

January 27, 2017

For most teenagers, skating on a Friday night at the Ice Skadium is about winding down after a long week of classes. Others use the opportunity to meet new people and reconnect with old friends. However, for junior Angela He and senior Alisha Wang, the common pastime has evolved into much more than j...

Breaking the Ice

Breaking the Ice


January 23, 2014

The Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, beginning on Feb. 7, feature many sports not necessarily represented at the high school. One of these events, figure skating, is of particular interest to figure skaters Manda Wang and Joy Huang, senior and junior respectively, who spend much of their time outside...

Freshman Alisha Wang is a nationally ranked competitive figure skater


December 13, 2013

When did you first step on the ice? The first time I stepped on the ice rink was when I was about 6 years old. When I first stepped on the ice, all I remember is that it was really scary at first, but I got the hang of it fast and didn’t need to use the wall anymore. How do you feel before a jump? Before a ...