Hello, my name is Valeria Reinoso.
I am a boarding student from Mexico City, Mexico. I am 17 years old. I am staying in Brookes Westshore for 1 year and I am hoping to make new friends and have new experiences and enjoy my time here while im studying and socializing with people from other countries and with different cultures. I will talk about ice skating and my experience there.
I have been ice skating since I was 3 years old, everything started when I was a little kid and my mom saw a summer course in the ice rink in mexico, so she decided to sing me in. She saw I was very good at it so she decided to take me to classes and tat that moment she decided that was going to be my sport.
Everything was going well with me ice skating, and when I turned 6 years old my sister started ice skating as well, she was 3 years old too, so the two of us started going to classes, we had a very good time and we became very good at it. When I turned 12 years old I broke my arm so I needed to stop ice skating for a while, while my arm healed. My sister continued to ice skate, when I returned 1 week later I broke my nose so I count skate for another month.
I got better and I returned to ice skate, everything started going very well and my coach told me I was ready to go to nationals, so I started practicing my solo to compete, but I broke my foot. I could skate for 3 months because I needed a surgery but my mom didn’t wanted me to get it, so I only went to therapy for my foot. When the 3 months passed I returned to skate but I lost all my doubles so I had to start prating again and started training for Monday to Saturday, 3 hours.
When I got my doubles I started training for my solo again and I started doing everything to be able to get to nationals. I was going to Queretaro, that is a city in Mexico, but I was playing soccer with my sister and I Brooke my foot again, all this happened in June of 2023, so I needed a surgery again but I was coming here to Canada, so I went to therapy again and I recovered until August.
I started training again for a month and I wasn’t able to go to nationals, but here in Canada I went to the tryouts for the JDF ice skating team and got in. So now that I have a good opportunity to become better skater here I will do my best. When I go back to Mexico I will try my best to go to nationals but now with a better level. I hope this time I break nothing, including my foot.
This is my story of ice skating, I hope everyone enjoys reading it. Thank you.