A recent interview with Keegan.
Keegan, by placing fifth at Canadian Nationals, should get some funding as a member of the Canadian National team, and international assignments next season.
Apparently, Keegan has always intended to skate for Canada.
I’m excited,” he said. “I am starting back at zero, building my world points back up again. I can’t wait to start. I’ve had major boot problems the last couple years, but I am in a pair of skates right now that I really like. I was only in these boots for four weeks before nationals and I started landing triple axels consistently again.
“I feel like I am getting back to where I should be. I have a quad toe and a quad toe-triple toe and am working on triple lutz-quad toe combination. I am hoping for the best.”
Messing also had the chance to work with world-renowned coach, choreographer and dance instructor Mitch Millar at the recent SPFSC seminar in Sherwood Park
This seems like sort of a desperate move to me. I don't think Keegan has the goods to compete on an international level......sorry!
he's not a polished skater, and with the limited support he's had over the years it's been difficult, but I refuse to give up on him. I've watched him grow up as a skater and videos don't do him justice. For being a "little guy" he commands the ice.
Yes, and it is not every skater who can do 4t3t, and Keegan can. And he has fast well centered spins.
I have always felt he just needed some better coaching on how to maximize points and better programs, particularly in the free skate.
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Girdwood's Messing goes Canadian for figure skating
March 5, 2015
(via Skate Today)
The article refers to Patrick "Chen" .
BTW, Maddie Aaron and Max Settlage also performed in the recent Anchorage ice shows .
Last edited by ice coverage; 03-06-2015 at 10:04 AM.