Wishing I could go back to the Lake Placid JGP
Published in the April 2019 issue of IFS: https://www.ifsmagazine.com/elvis-stojko-no-fan-of-judging-system/
... give him an ice rink full of eager youngsters at a seminar — budding talents he can inspire to success with encouraging words, or by lending a hand to adjust a skater’s jump technique. That is where his interest in developing the future generation lies. “I help kids training for competition, and get them mentally prepped. I work on their technique. But the rest of this stuff … I don’t care. Working with the kids, it’s been great,” Stojko said.
Stojko knows there will come a day when his body will not allow him to be so active on the ice. But he is already hard at work transitioning into his next full-time career. He caught the acting bug in a major way and has gained status in the actors’ guild (ACTRA), which is opening doors for many new projects.
“I just love the process, the skill of acting. I love creating and developing characters and I love performing, either in front of a camera or on the stage…it’s a way to express parts of myself. It’s fantastic. That’s what I want to switch over to completely when why body doesn’t allow me to skate anymore. I’m very lucky that I can still do it.”