Here is the sixth entry of my favorite figure skating moments of 2014:
5. Coach Tom Z hosts the first ever United States Air Force Academy Figure Skating Camp: The world famous USAFA has a rich history of hosting sports camps for all sports as a way to promote the Academy to families and young people. Never before had they hosted one for the sport of figure skating until this year. Needless to say, I was honored to be selected as the lead coach for their first-ever figure skating camp. The 81 campers were treated to on-ice lessons from the likes of US Champions Max Aaron, Rachael Flatt and Mirai Nagasu, World Junior Pair Champion Drew Meekins, Olympic Coach Becky Calvin, 2009 World Team Member Brandon Mroz, the only man to land a quadruple lutz and a special appearance by Olympic Coach Kori Ade. Happy New Year, Assistant AD Nick Kiger and thanks again for a great camp!