Keystone State Games

Ana and Jenya skated this weekend at Keystone State Games in York, PA.  Both Ana and I had a fairly nasty head cold the entire time, but Ana did a wonderful job of skating through it and did quite well.

Here's Ana's Limited Beginner CTT Free Skate, she got 2nd free skate, 3rd compulsory:


And Jenya's Pre-Preliminary CTT Free Skate, she got 3rd Free Skate, 4th  compulsory:


Alexey Mishin at RMU

Alexey Mishin at RMU, originally uploaded by ruthlestina.

Alexey Mishin, coach of Plushenko (2nd in last year’s olympics) and other top-tier skaters, visited RMU today. Jenya got a chance to participate in a group lesson with him, with two other girls who are also working on their axels. Very cool!

Picture shows Mishin (in the red jacket), plus Igor and Crystal (the girls’ normal coaches), and Talia, Tory and Jenya.