Spotlight: Karina Estrin

Karina Estrin, junior, spends her free time enjoying the hobby of ice skating. Balancing school work along with her passion of figure skating, Karina has achieved success in multiple fields. While she is devoted to a team of 20 girls, she has learned the concepts of teamwork and dedication.


  1. Q: When did you first start ice skating?

     A: I first started skating when I was 5 years old.

  1. Q: Where do you skate? Have you been at the same place or have you moved around?

    A: I’ve been skating at Sharks Ice San Jose.


  1. Q: Do you plan on pursuing any skating career? Why or why not?

    A: I do not. There are no jobs or really anything with a skating career that could benefit me in the future.

  1. Q: What has been the most challenging part?

    A: The most challenging part has been making time for practices and having to wake up at 5 a.m. for some of them.

  1. Q: Are you at a competitive level? How often do you compete…what types of comp

    A: Yes.

  1. Q: Do you have a favorite technique?

    A: This isn’t really a technique, but I love doing jumps.

  1. Q: Do you skate by yourself or with someone else?

    A: I skate by myself and on a team of 20 girls.

  1. Q: If you could tell someone one thing about skating, what would it be?

    A: I would tell them to bend their knees.


  1. Q: How much time do you put into it? Does it ever interfere with anything?

     A: Put about 3-5 hours per week. It interferes with school work sometimes.

  1. Does anyone else in your family skate?

     A: No, just me.

  1. What is your favorite part about skating?

     A: My favorite part about skating is the rush I get at a competition after I finish a routine whether it’s a solo or team routine.