March 2010

Meet Ashelen Lund Course

Age: 7

Hometown: Las Vegas, Nev.

Home Club: All Year FSC

Level: Pre-preliminary

How often I skate: Six days a week

Coaches: Sandra Course, Ron Green, Derek James

Favorite skaters: Mao Asada, Surya Bonaly, Tai Babilonia and Amber Corwin

Favorite jumps/moves: Axel, double loop, sit spin and spread eagle

How I got started: My parents took me to the ice when I was 2 years old and now skating is my life!

Goal: To go to the Olympics

What else you should know about me: I am bilingual; I speak English and Spanish. My father is British, my mother is Argentinean and her parents (my grandparents) are Danish. I am a second grader, and I love my school and my teachers.

Memorable moments: Performing for three months with my mother and father, and having my own solo in Circus on Ice, the ice show at the Silver Dollar Theme Park in Branson, Mo., when I was 5 years old. Also, being interviewed for the "Kids Connection" TV program and getting a special award for most outstanding skating performance at the age of 6.

Hobbies: Ballet and painting

Food: Indian curry and Danish hamburgers

Singers: Hannah Montana (I wish she would come see me skate!)

TV shows: Hannah Montana

Book: Fairies and Fairy Tales from Hans Christian Andersen

Movie: "Ice Castles" and "The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian"