Not sure, I guess it was posted already sonewhere, but here is Jeremy Ten‘s coming out post
Thank you for posting the link to Jeremy's Instagram, @sus2850! I didn't see your post until just now and yesterday decided to post his link & copy out his touching post in Jason Brown's thread here: https://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/th...ntly-for-each-individual.108372/#post-6012003Not sure, I guess it was posted already sonewhere, but here is Jeremy Ten‘s coming out post
... Diversify Ice ambassadors like Pooja Kalyan will be performing and participating in the Skate Raiser virtually as she trains for a competition. Kalyan, who is of Indian origin, has been working with Diversify Ice since 2018 and has been assigned to the Athlete Advisory Committee this year to support the mission of the foundation.
"By being a part of Diversify Ice, I hope to show not only kids of Indian origin that they can become high-level figure skaters, but also other kids of minority ethnicities," Kalyan said. "The performance I'll be submitting is 'Meditation' from [the opera] Thais. It's peaceful and powerful, and I hope through that I can show what the growing attention to diversity in figure skating will gain."
Kalyan believes diversity in figure skating is evolving. As more young skaters become involved with events like the Skate Raiser, it is her hope they will see an increase in inclusion and representation reflected.
"This event isn't just about skaters of color coming together," explained Kalyan. "It's about everybody coming together as a community to appreciate differences and promoting that for younger generations."
You can buy a ticket to attend virtually or in person at the Gardens Ice House in Laurel, MD, and/or donate to support their cause:The Diversify Ice Foundation has their big fundraiser SKATE RAISER '21 planned for June 19 - event info: https://diversifyice.org/events/
RSVP now for Diversify Ice’s upcoming Juneteenth SkateRaiser in person [at Gardens Ice House in Laurel, Maryland] or virtually. During the SkateRaiser, there will be performances from underrepresented rising champions in figure skating, community Learn-to-Skate opportunities, panel discussions, live music, dance classes, art exhibits, and giveaways.
Also, please do not miss the panel discussion addressing racial disparities in figure skating and ways we can make it a more inclusive sport. As a part of the event, there will be resources to support coaches in uplifting skaters of color in partnership with the Professional Skating Association (PSA) Virtual Summit.
So join us on Juneteenth, Saturday, June 19th from 1-5 pm EST for the Juneteenth SkateRaiser featuring Olympian, Tai Babilonia, National and International Champions Rohene Ward, Pooja Kalyan, Eliot Halverson, Megan Williams-Stewart, Emmanuel Savary, Nathan Truesdell, and Jacob Sanchez. Also, look out for performances from our rising skaters, Zuri Davis, Samuel Eckenroed, Rainah Taylor, Alexa Gasparotto, Laylah Powell, and many more.
In addition, for skaters who will be joining in person, exciting seminar sessions will be offered on the afternoon/evening of Friday, June 18th, led by renowned National and International coaches:
Choreography – Rohene Ward
Spins and Steps — Eliot Halverson
Skating Skills and Drills – Nathan Truesdell
Performance Quality – Tai Babilonia
Alvin Ailey Dancer – Renaldo Maurice
Her FB also includes a link to register for free: https://www.facebook.com/463223120370575/posts/6546454142047412/Save the date! Inviting children from all over the world to virtually meet talented, globally-based, South Asian national and international figure skaters, including several 2022 Winter Olympic hopefuls. This interactive Zoom panel is free, and will be conducted in English&Hindi.
The skater from India was inspirational, & it was nice that Ted Barton interviewed him too.
Barton's interview with Priyam TATED (will be 18 in October) in Courchevel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hcMCDDAKxp0... the interview with Tated was really good!
Priyam is a roller and ice skater in India and has won 7 international medals and 34 national medals. He is the Indian Junior National Champion/medalist for past 8 years. His sister Divya and brother Pratham are also Indian national and international roller and ice skaters. He is the recipient of 2019 India's National Child Award, conferred by the President of India (Pradhan Mantri Rasthriya Bal Puraskar) for outstanding achievements in sports. He has lead a Virtual Workout Series for 200 days during the ********* previous year and also conducted an Online Workout Competition all around the globe which included 500 participants from 6 countries. He is a brand ambassador for Uplift A Child International, supporting education for the underprivileged. He mentors younger skaters and plans to go into a career in emerging technologies. He is currently getting ready for ISU JGP this season.
Follow Priyam on: Instagram: @priyam_tated