For almost as long as she can remember, Sophi Schneider has loved skating. The Saturday mornings and Sunday evenings when she gets to slip on her skates and dart out onto the ice are what she looks forward to all week. “It helps me let go of worries and de-stress,” Sophi shared. “Knowing I have something to go do and enjoy each week is even better.”
Last session, she skated a lot at St. Mary’s – she did some adult group skating, but mostly she skates on her own. In the winter months, she’ll also do a lot of open skates, as well as take advantage of the outdoor ice rink down at the lake.
She first started with group lessons in 3rd or 4th grade, but now she does 1-1 coaching. She has had the same coach this year and last year. “She pushes me hard, which I like,” Sophi shared with a smile. Her coach typically takes care of coming up with both the routine and picking music, and Sophi works hard to practice-practice-practice! For the Christmas exhibition at Bud King this year, Sophi will be picking the song, and her coach will create a routine from the music she chooses.