I'm Max, and I am a competitive figure skater. I competed nationally at several competitions throughout 2016 and 2017, at the Intermediate Level for Ice Dancing. I couldn't have done that without my partner and best friend Anna Nicklas. We teamed up last February, at the advice of our coaches, Yasa and Yuri.
I have been skating for 6 years, and have been Ice Dancing for 3. Ice dance is different than normal figure skating because there are no jumps, and there are intricate partner lifts performed.
I train skating as a full time job, between on and off the ice I put in 40+ hours per week. I am at the rink from 7:30 to 5:00, 5 days a week, work out 3 days a week, and train ballet, as well as lengthy stretch sessions for flexibility.
I am a Sophomore in high school, and am home schooled so I can pursue skating to it's fullest, and compete at a higher level. Beth Messiah was and still is a very large part of my life even though I do not currently attend. I worshiped there for several years, and love the community and everyone there.
A few of my hobbies include
Hope this gives you a general idea of what I do, and what my journey in life has been like so far!