Skater Spotlight Amaya Crews


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Amaya Crews

Amaya’s love of skating began when she attended an ice skating birthday party at the SportsPlex at the age of five. Next month Amaya will turn 12 years old, and doesn’t see an end in sight!  She has learned many skills, earned dozens medals at competitions and has made great friends along the way.  “I love the freedom I feel when I am on the ice.  The best feeling is finally accomplishing a skill that I’ve worked on for weeks or even months.”  All that hard work paid off last January when Amaya was selected to participate in Opening Ceremonies at the 2015 U.S. Figure Skating National Championships.

FullSizeRender 3Amaya loves singles skating, but her absolute favorite is synchronized skating.  Her mother, Mary Speer, remembers the first time Amaya saw a team skate at the SportsPlex.  Amaya said, “Mommy, I want to do that.  It looks like so much fun!”  That’s when she began private lessons, so she could join Carolina Ice Synchro.  But don’t think Amaya only figure skates.  She is a very talented artist as well.  When she is not at school or on the ice, you can find her working on her next abstract painting.  She also has a flair for interior design.  Amaya also spends time hanging out with her friends and enjoys SIMS and Minecraft.

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