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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.


(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


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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