Spotlight on Alexandra Tregre
An Unseen Skaters special. September 5, 2004.
Alexandra Tregre, 16, represents the Atlanta FSC and trains in Lake
Arrowhead, California, with Rafael Arutunian. Kristen Lowery-Waggoner is her
choreographer. Tregre finished 4th in Senior Ladies at the 2004 South
Atlantic Regionals and 9th at Eastern Sectionals.
When and how did you begin skating?
I first stepped on the ice when I was at a friend's birthday party. I
was about five years old. Ever since, I've loved figure skating so I
continued with group lessons and public sessions, and eventually I advanced
into private lessons.
What are your long-term goals in skating and off the ice?
My on ice long-term goal is to place at Nationals, and my off ice goal would
be to attend and to graduate from college.
What are your goals for the upcoming season?
My goal for the upcoming season is to make it to Nationals as a Senior.
What is your program music for this season?
My music for my short is the same as last year, "Paint it Black," and my
long program music is different pieces from "Cirque du Soleil."
Which club competitions will you be competing in this summer?
The competitions that I will be competing in this summer are the Charleston
Open [1st place], Liberty [withdrawn] and Golden West.
Who has had the greatest influence on your skating and how have they
My parents and my coach have had the most influence in my skating. My
parents are very supportive, encouraging, and are always there for me. And
my coach inspires me and gives me confidence.
Who is your favorite skater(s) and why?
My favorite skater is Michelle Kwan because she is so determined, a
beautiful, athletic skater. I had the pleasure of training with her earlier
in the year, and she was the most inspiring skater I have ever seen.
What is your favorite jump, spin and connecting move?
My favorite jump would be the triple toe, spin would be layback, and my
favorite connecting move is a spiral because it is so graceful.
What do you feel are the weakest and strongest aspects of your skating?
I would say that the weakest aspect of my skating is my jumps, and the
strongest aspect would be my in-betweens, the flow and power of my skating.
What are some of your off-ice hobbies?
Some of my off ice hobbies include hanging out with my friends, traveling
and playing tennis.
What is your current schooling arrangement?
I am currently being home schooled through Laurel Springs [an online home
schooling and distance learning program]. This coming year, I plan on
attending a high school in California.
Why do you love to skate?
I love to skate because it is a fun challenge and very competitive. When
you accomplish your goals, it is very rewarding.
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