Kellen Johnson is the 2014 US Intermediate Men's Figure Skating Champion. He is passionate about figure skating and his passion for the sport shows up in everything he does.
Recently, Johnson was asked to write a poem for a school project and decided to write about his love of figure skating. Kellen's poem describes the joy ice skating brings to every figure skater's life, so I asked his parents and coach, Tom Zakrajsek, for permission to share it with my About.com Figure Skating readers. I've given the poem a Five Star rating. Read it, enjoy, and write your own poem about skating!
Kellen Johnson - Photo Courtesy Ilona Vijnik
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Last week, Disney On Ice: 100 Years of Magic came to my city. Not only did I enjoy the show very much, but I also got to observe a live audition! Eight high level and very talented figure skaters were invited to audition for the show's performance director, Mr. Cory Obst. The skaters had so much fun!
Judy Thomas, Disney On Ice's Talent Director and Production Coordinator, was present. After the audition ended (which took approximately two hours), I asked her for permission to share what went on with my About.com Figure Skating readers since I took extensive notes. After she gave me the go-ahead, I put together a very detailed summary of what I saw.
It is my hope that the summary I've put together will help skaters interested in trying out for the show. May your skating dreams come true!
Audition for Disney On Ice! - Photo Courtesy Disney On Ice