Today, @paigerydberg leaves for Colorado - headed to the Olympic training center to start writing the next chapter of her story as a figure skater. ⛸
I've been lucky to work with immensely talented athletes. I've been lucky to work with immensely driven athletes. Paige is one of the rare birds that is both. I've never worked with an athlete as dialed-in as her at such a young age.
While it's of course bittersweet to see Paige go, we couldn't be happier for her about this move. This is the next step. This is what is necessary when your dreams are big.
Paige isn't just training to be good. She's training to be great. She's training to one day carry the hopes of a nation on her shoulders.
When you see her competing at Nationals, Worlds, and the Olympics, remember that we can't even fathom what it took to get there, and this sure as hell didn't happen overnight.
This isn't someone just cashing in on innate talent. Paige has dedicated countless hours to hone her craft. She's going from the pond to the ocean, and is ready to swim with the sharks. She doesn't require a pat on the back, or someone to pump up her ego, or anything like that. All she needs is some frozen water❄️, and some blades🔪 on her feet. Then, get out of her way. She'll do just fine.
This is the next step. And she is so ready for it.
We love you Paige, and we can't wait to see you write your next chapter.