Reigning U.S. ice dance champions, Maia and Alex Shibutani garnered an exceptionally rewarding 2015-16 competitive season, winning the National and Four Continents titles, as well as the World Championship silver medal. They contribute their achievements to their coaches, enduring work ethic, and their unique partnership as siblings. FSFM had an inspiring chat with the brother and sister team to find out more about their physical and mental training strategies.
Photo from 2016 Skating with the Stars Gala held in NYC to benefit Figure Skating in Harlem program.
Proto Credit: Landon Cooper
In the July 2016 issue- Off-Season, the spotlight will feature Gracie Gold, 2012 World Junior silver medalist and a two-time U.S. national champion (2014 and 2016). At the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Gracie received a bronze medal in the team event and placed fourth in the ladies' single skating competition. Gracie brings her outgoing personality to Figure Skater Fitness, where she shares her in depth story of how she trains to be a champion.
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In the April 2016 issue- POST-SEASON, the spotlight will feature Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford, 2016 and 2015 World Champions, Olympic silver medalist in the team event, two-time World bronze medalist, two-time Four Continents champion, 2014–15 Grand Prix Final champion, and four-time Canadian national champion. Meagan and Eric share their experience on staying fine tuned for training, keeping their body's in check and how they fuel for their workouts.
Photo Credit: Skate Canada/Stephan Potopnyk
In the January 2016 issue- IN-SEASON, the spotlight features Patrick Chan, Olympic Silver Medalist, three time world champion, two-time Grand Prix Final champion, two-time Four Continents champion, seven-time Canadian champion. Find out Patrick's intense training routine, mental preparation philosophy, nutrition tips, and advice to young skaters.
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Love it. I'm a physio and skating mom (my daughter is in Juvenile U12). Really impressed and am sharing the link with her coaches too. Thanks for the great work! I was frustrated with the lack of skating magazines in Canada.
"Ice Time came across something intriguing recently. It is a Canadian-based quarterly publication called Figure Skater Fitness Magazine whose motto is: “A scientific approach to sport specific training.”
With all of the progress in the physiology of sports in the past couple of decades, the ins and outs of how skaters train has always been a bit of a mystery to those not in the inner circle of the sport.
Figure Skater Fitness, which launched last October, looks like a valuable resource for anyone interested in becoming a better skater."-The Japan Times
Good luck with this. Much needed!-Randy Gardner
I can't wait for the magazine to come out! I am so excited to see what fitness and injury prevention tips I can use for my skating.-Chris