Hi, my name is Ella Dimmick, I am a rising Junior at Brunswick Highschool.
I am a competitive synchronized ice skater. Synchronized skating is a team sport. Each team is composed of 20 skaters; 16 members of the team compete nationally. Our programs are made up of various elements such as intersections, circles, lines, blocks, wheels, and lifts. I started ice skating when I was 5 years old and started synchro when I was 6 years old.
I joined PFP to become a stronger and more powerful athlete. Synchronized skating demands a level of speed and strength, while maintaining grace and elegance. A few months after starting at PFP, I felt a difference in my ability to generate power across the ice. Like most sports, having a strong mentality is important to do well.
Since each program is only 4 minutes, there is minimal time to perform and compete. The pressure at competitions is extremely high. The motivational messages at PFP have helped me become more confident in myself before competitions. The trainers have pushed me to do my best even when I felt like giving up. Along with ice skating, I also play lacrosse for Brunswick. During the lacrosse season I continue to skate on my own; however, lacrosse gives me a break and variety from skating.
I am so thankful for the coaches at PFP for helping me become a more positive person and a more powerful ice skater. That's my why, what's your why?