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COMPILED BY MARK LADWIG, CHAIR OF THE AAC


AAC MEMBERS SHARE PLANS FOR THE SUMMER AAC members volunteer their time,


Members of the Athletes Advisory


Committee (AAC) are elected from current- ly competing and recently retired athletes of U.S. Figure Skating.


JENNA LONGO


(synchronized skating, AAC representative at ISU Congress)


Did you know? Longo is an amateur distance runner.


Last championship event: 2014 World Synchronized Championships


What are your summer plans or vacation? I’m living in New York City weekdays, and on weekends, I mostly stay my parents’ house in Connecticut on Bantam Lake. I think it is the best-kept-secret summer vacation spot.


Quote to live by: Go forth and set the world on fire.


— St. Ignatius of Loyola


ANASTASIA CANNUSCIO (vice chair, dance)


Did you know? Cannuscio is “slightly ob- sessed” with all things Disney. She’s a Disney World annual pass holder.


Last championship event: GP NHK Trophy 2016


What are your summer plans or vacation? Summer is a busy time for me, so I don’t take many vacations other than weekend trips to the beach whenever I can. I recently went to Iceland on vacation in the spring and it was an amazing experience.


Quote to live by: Why worry? If you’ve done the very best you can, worrying won’t make it any better.


— Walt Disney


KATIE MCBEATH (vice chair, ladies)


Did you know? McBeath likes to take an occasional horseback ride.


Last championship event: 2018 U.S. Championships


What are your summer plans or vacation? I am about to travel to Texas for training. I will get the opportunity to have some lesson time with Mr. and Mrs. Cain. I also hope to do some sightseeing, as it will be my first time in Texas.


Quote to live by: There is no such thing as a permanent, unchanging self. — Andrew Olendzki


108 AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2018


ASHLEY CAIN (vice chair, pairs)


Did you know? Cain is an animal lover. She has a pup named Mylo, a kitten named Storm, an older cat named Willow and a turtle called Mr. Turtle.


Last championship event: 2018 Four Continents Championships


What are your summer plans or vacation? This summer is unlike any other. I am having fun planning a wedding, decorating an apartment, and making myself the best athlete I can be. I have been traveling a lot this summer, all for skating shows, seminars, camps and training, so I am super excited when I get to be home for longer than a week.


Quote to live by: I am confident because I can admit who I am, what I have done, and love myself for who I have become.


ERIKA HOFFMAN (vice chair, synchronized skating)


Did you know? Hoffman loves the outdoors, and is an avid photographer.


Last championship event: 2011 ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships


What are your summer plans or vacation? In my time away from teaching fourth grade, I will be coaching a lot this summer, moving into a new home and, most importantly, spending time with family and friends.


Quote to live by: Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.


— Rumi — Unknown


and serve as the voice of athletes on various committees, boards and working groups. In May, a new AAC was elected at Gov- erning Council to serve a one-year term. In


this issue, we profile those vice chairs who will head up each of skating’s five disci- plines. Also featured is our AAC represen- tative, who attended the ISU Congress in Spain in June.


ALEXANDER JOHNSON (vice chair, men)


Did you know? Johnson loves hanging out with his dog, Louis.


Last championship event: 2017 Golden Spin of Zagreb


What are your summer plans or vacation? Currently working as an investment banking summer analyst, and also training.


Quote to live by: To share your weakness is to make yourself vulnerable; to make your- self vulnerable is to show your strength.


— Criss Jami


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