Hey there peeps! Thank you for choosing me for the February Skater of the Month. For those of you who don’t know me,or you just know the face, my name is Miyong Kim. I have been skating (yes, I do make attempts to skate), for the equivalent of a smidgen more than half of my life thus far. Which is a whole heck of a lot of years!!! My interest for skating started kind of as a fluke, and like many others, it was sparked by attending a friend’s gathering here at the Ice Palace.
I am truly thankful and blessed by each and every opportunity that has come my way through skating. From all the places I’ve seen,to the friends I have made along the way, I wouldn’t change a thing. Skating has taken me to various competitions(mostly National Showcase Competitions and a couple US Adult Championships) in numerous states through the U.S, which has helped me check off about 11 states from my bucket list. My goal is to experience all of the 50 US states. I’ve also been to Canada (yes, another locale off my bucket list), of which I had the opportunity to complete half of the Skate Canada Interpretive (Artistic) tests. Nowadays, you will probably find me either in the front office or assisting with the Skate School classes. When I have free time, I love to read, listen to music,maybe play my instrument, bake and travel if able.
A few years back, I am proud to have accomplished the passing of my Adult Silver Moves in the Field test with the help of my coach Flo Steed, and sideline cheerleader coach Kahiapo Tavares. Currently, Coach Kahi and I are working getting my Adult Gold Moves out of the way, along with a whole slew of other fun stuff that pops up along the way. My goal in skating is to be a good role model for my training mates and all who take the ice, do the best that I can when others say “you can’t”, to keep getting up after I’ve fallen from attempting to fly through the air, getting to know our skaters and their families(because you have all become my rink family),and to just enjoy the moment and have fun.
Some of my favorite skating maneuvers are the flip jump, camel spin, spiral,and just staying upright. Lol. I don’t have a particular skater as a favorite, but I do admire different aspects of all skaters, both here locally and those you see on television.