Skater of the Month
We are thrilled to announce that Yorba Linda ICE’S skater of the month is SEAN RABBITT! Sean is a Coach at The Rinks - Yorba Linda ICE as well as a current USFS national competitor in his own right. Sean’s schedule is not for the weak of heart! Not only does Sean train daily for his own competitive season, he’s also a dedicated Coach here at The Rinks - Yorba Linda ICE. Sean’s schedule begins each morning at 5:45am, when he trains his own students before most people are even out of bed. After a few hours of coaching, Sean is off to train on his own skating legacy which entails hours and hours each day, both on and off the ice. If that isn’t enough, Sean then returns to coach on our “Learn to Skate” as a class instructor sharing his knowledge and passion with our The Rinks - Yorba Linda ICE figure skaters who are just beginning their journey. Sean’s hard work has paid off as he just secured his title as “3 Time Pacific Coast Champion!” Sean is off to our Nation’s most prestigious competition next month—“The US Nationals” with a gold medal in his pocket. This combination of Sean’s coaching AND elite training takes extreme dedication, unparalleled stamina, and most importantly, a pure love of the sport which is obvious to everyone that knows him. We wish Sean the best of luck at Nationals next month and we’re very proud he calls The Rinks - Yorba Linda ICE home--there could be no greater role model in our rink.
Youth Player of the Month
Elvin is a 6 year old who started playing at The Rinks during our last session of Hockey Initiation. He learned to play hockey in China before moving to the United States. He wanted to continue playing hockey, so he joined The Rinks Hockey Initiation. After the past hockey session, Elvin has continued to progress and wants to continue to pursue his hockey career. His favorite coach is Coach Christian, and he comes early every Saturday to get extra skating time in on the Public Session right before class with his coach. Elvin is always paying attention in class, and is eager every week to get better at the sport he loves.