All Hail Queen Gracie
Yes, people jog in the snow in many places, including Idaho. Yes, if you're 16, you may still be taking certain skating tests. And yes many of us have been and are on the ice at 4 and 5 am training w/o a coach. Coaches aren't babysitters. And everytime one is on the ice training it is not always with coach.
I guess we are weenies. We go to the Y to jog in winter. Guess it is different in areas with more snowfall. I wasn’t thinking of “being 16” - I was more thinking of “being 16 and possessed of such massive talent that someone would pay me to skate with their son.” And then even after her expenses are (presumably) being paid and she’s living with Coach she keeps working at the ...bar? (Guess that has to happen so bartender and Olympic level skier can still crush on her).