I just think you are projecting and assuming a lot based on one small piece of one skater's life. Also, saying that her having this job is an example of lack of imagination makes it seem like all the female figure skaters get jobs as ice girls (while the boys drive zambonis?) because no one thinks "girl" figure skaters can do anything else. However, Mirai is the only elite skater I know of who has had this job. It's much more normal for elite skaters to do a little coaching, work the snack bar at the rink, sew costumes for other skaters on the side, etc. So being an ice girl is actually thinking outside the box.