SMALL BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: Creative Edge Skating | Connecticut News

SIMSBURY, CT (WFSB) – Eyewitness News travels to Simsbury to check out Creative Edge Skating.

Emilie Connors has been on the ice since she was a child, and now she’s using her experience to teach a new generation of skaters.

“So in 2012, I had decided to start my own company just because I had so much experience in the competition business. I was on the world junior team, I skated ladder international, I had a lot of experience on that side, but I always had a passion for skating, I always had a passion, I always had a passion and I really wanted to pursue it. , kind of giving back to the sport in another way,” Connors said.

She started Creative Edge Skating in 2012 but took a break in 2015 when she became a mom.

She made her return to the ice about a year ago.

“I think the best part of training is starting from scratch with a beginner, so if I have a mum calling me and saying my daughter is interested in skating, I would really like to give her that opportunity. to try, can you do that? I say absolutely. Sure. Because it’s the best feeling to see a little girl, a little boy go out on the ice and develop that confidence to learn a new skill. is really what I offer, to give the experience of going on the ice, to be able to learn the basic skills, but beyond that, also the competitive level if that is where they want to go”, has said Connors.

It does not necessarily train adults. She focuses on helping children, like her own daughter, Reagan.

It doesn’t have to be just figure skating, Connors can also help kids interested in hockey.

“It’s really a specialist option to have hockey lessons with a figure skating coach because it’s almost like you get the inside details on the cutting-edge work based on a figure skater that can help to translate that into hockey skates, and really gives you, no pun intended, the edge over some of your other skaters and competitors because you’ve got that figure skating mixed in with hockey. It’s even more than you might get with your typical hockey lesson,” she said.

Connors says it’s really special to see her own skating career turn into a coaching career, and to do it in Simsbury at the International Skating Centre, where she trained, is even more enjoyable.

“I mean I trained here, I trained here, my husband proposed to me on the ice, my kids are now skating here, and now I have my own business that I can run here at the rink, it really is a full circle moment,” she said.

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