Cristy Plahy is 17 years old and has been a member of the ICE’Kateers since the team was formed 12 years ago. She has competed at every level from ISI junior youth to juvenile and senior. Cristy is a double gold medalist in freeskate and moves. Her favorite skating memories are traveling to Hungary for the Jeverig Cup and unexpectatntly earning a silver medal, recording a song with the team in Nashville, line dancing in Nashville, reading the skater’s oath at nationals, and earning a pewter medal this past nationals.
How did this season differ from past seasons?
This season was different from the past mostly because I was concerned I wouldn’t have a team to skate on my senior year of high school. After much praying and perseverence we had skaters come back and join our team and we ended with a great group of girls that I am proud to call my team members. Everything seemed to fall into place. I felt
ready and was very excited to get to nationals and show off our hard work.
What were your goals/expectations leading up to Nationals?
My goals for this season were to go to nationals and be recongnized for the team we are and to hopefully earn a medal.
How did you feel following short leading up to long?
After the short program I felt really good and knew we could place if we stayed confident and skated the way we were practicing.
What was it like waiting in the chute to get on the ice for awards?
Waiting for awards was unbelievable. I couldn’t believe I was standing with some of the best teams in the United States. That they were so excited for our team was very touching.
What advice do you have for younger skaters who dream of being on a nationally competitive senior team?
My advice for younger skaters is continue to work hard and have goals of passing more and more moves, freeskates and dances.
What are your goals for the future?
Continue to try and stay together as a team and remember the goal.