Wenatchee, WA –A dream come true. Wenatchee Figure Skating club member, Kaela Kapeikis (18) has accepted a position with Disney On Ice Presented by Let’s Celebrate! Miss Kapeikis is a recent graduate of Wenatchee High School and a life-long member of the Wenatchee Figure Skating club.
Kapeikis inspiration to be in the cast of Disney On Ice is stemmed from her parents, Dr. Paul and Louise Kapeikis of Wenatchee. Paul and Louise both skated forDisney On Ice World Tours and both have been coaching Kaela since she was eighteen months old! Miss Kapeikis is a double Gold Medalist and a Senior competitor with the United States Figure Skating Association. Currently, she is a professional coach at the Town Toyota Center before she makes her Disney On Ice debut on September 1, 2015.
For information about Disney On Ice Presented by Let’s Celebrate! Presented by Stonyfield YoKids Organic Yogurt, visit DisneyOnIce.com.
A figure skater’s life
The alarm clock rings at five o’clock in the morning! Figure skaters take the ice from six o’clock until seven thirty. The morning ice or “freestyle” sessions are a time for individuals to practice their upcoming routines for competitions. At 8:00 a.m., skaters are off to school and then back to the rink at 2:45 p.m. for additional practice. The afternoon sessions may include coaching youth ages 4-10 years in the Learn to Skate lessons or extra lessons. After the coaching or additional freestyle sessions, skaters are encouraged to partcipate in “off-ice” classes which are pilates, cross-training, running, jump skills practice or ballet. Training for over twenty hours a week skating is not atypical for a competitive figure skater. The Wenatchee Figure Skating club offers a variety of classes for every skilll level from power skating, Junior Academy Enrichment, Adult Academy Enrichment, and Ice Dance classes. For those new to the sport, Learn to Skate classes start September 10, 2015.