Great topic, I would love to know more about how skaters fund their training. These days, it is quite a struggle for many middle-class Americans just to keep afloat, keep the bills paid, and not go into debt. Given that, you do wonder how on earth skaters' families can afford their careers. I think this is an important topic especially these days, with the decline of professional skating. As skaters' ability to earn money goes downhill, you have to wonder if, increasingly, parents will cut off support for skating training, seeing no future in it.