celis lee

(with her brother Caleb Lee, left, and Skylar Kim, right)  

what have you learned about yourself? what have you learned about someone else? 


It has been one year since figure skating became no longer a part of my life. After going to boarding school, I sliced nearly all connections to the figure skating world, and any sentimentality for the ten years I dedicated to it. The oral history projected allowed for me to articulate how I ended skating with a strong sense of closure and how my clean and amicable end with the sport allowed me to view figure skating exclusively in a positive light. I am grateful for the role that figure skating played in my life, and the lessons I learned from being a competitive athlete are priceless.