This year we had the chance to travel to Jaca for the last of the
shows scheduled. On Saturday morning we went to the ice rink, in that time
Alexei Mishin was in class with some of the stage skaters that participated
at night show.
The ice rink was plenty of people for the show. I would call it as “the night of the promises” because we had the chance to see novice and junior skaters from different countries:
Most of these skaters are very well known for the Spanish fans because
they come back every summer to participate at the stage and we can see
how they´re improving year by year. The audience enjoyed with all
the skaters, but specially cheered to the youngest, Stephen Bowell (10
years) and Artur Kltill (9 years).
Artur Kltill, a new young student of Alexei Mishin, skated to Charles Chaplin music, he wore black body suit with a white bow tie and a little moustache painted. It was very funny to see “so small thing” doing simple and double jumps, and at the end the fans gave him a puppet.
After the exhibition it was prepared a little reception to Mishin with all the skaters and coaches, we would like to thank to CH Jaca and CH Igloo for their invitation. Firsts the president of CH Jaca, Eduardo Roldán, introduced to Alexei Mishin as one of the best coaches in figure skating that comes to Jaca for 6th time to direct the summer stage and thanked his work and hoped that he will come back next year, then he gave him a commemorative plaque. Alexei Mishin thanked the present, the hospitality of the people and the good work he had consulting coaches and skaters. He remembered the history of Evgeni Plushenko in Jaca, as he said, Plushenko started his international career there, he became famous there, and he got his first 3 axel in Jaca´s ice rink seven years ago.
Review by Paloma -photos coming soon...