In my story I attempted to portray what is behind all the grace and beauty of figure skating. I was inspired to do this because, being a figure skater myself, I notice that a lot of people don’t see all the hard work that gets put into becoming a top athlete in this sport. I want people who see these pictures to see that it’s not as easy as we make it look and that we put in a lot of long hours and it takes a physical and emotional toll on us. I accomplished this by following my friend, who is homeschooled, around throughout the entire day at the rink to see what her daily routine consisted of. When grading my work, I would like you to notice that some of these pictures were prompted, but none of them were posed.
Extreme flexibility can make skaters stand out from the others since they are able to execute moves that the some can't due to lack of flexibility.