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Frank leads skating squad

Four figure skaters will be making the most out of the holidays before flying to their respective training camps for the 2023 Four Continents Figure Skating Championships in the United States in February.

Edrian Celestino and Sofia Frank will be representing the Philippines in the men’s and women’s categories respectively while Isabella Gamez and Alexander Korovin will be competing in the pairs category.

Speaking in the Carols on Ice event last Wednesday at the SM Ice Skating Rink at the Mall of Asia, Frank said she and her family will be spending time in the Philippines before flying back to the United States to resume her training.

“I’m just excited to go to the beach. I already went to Batangas and that was pretty as well,” said Frank, who won the Asian Open Figure Skating Championship in Jakarta held last 7 to 9 December.

“We’re going to Bohol and I wanted to go to Boracay but there wasn’t enough time. Maybe when I come back, I’ll go and experience that.”

“The competition is in my home state. It’ in Colorado Springs and what I’m doing is the same training that I’ve always been doing.”

For Gamez, she and Korovin are making sure they will be well rested after performing in the national tryouts several days ago.

“We actually like to take some time off from Nationals and take about a week off. Then we regroup and we can focus for the second half of the season,” Gamez said.

Celestino said he enjoyed performing in the event last Wednesday and he hopes he will be ready for the high altitude of the Four Continents next year.

“It’s such a great feeling not just for me but for other skaters as well,” Celestino said.

“So, the main thing is definitely skating clean. I’ve competed in Oberstdorf in Germany and the altitude is high but not as high as Colorado Springs.”

“I think what we’re going to do is we do programs with a mask. Try to simulate the same sensation over there.”

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