Nam Nguyen: “It’s going to be a great Nationals this year.”

Nam Nguyen
Photo by Maria Kateshova

The 2019 Skate Canada International is the second event of the 2019–20 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating.  It will be held at Prospera Place in Kelowna, British Columbia from October 25–27. The 2014 World Junior champion, 2014 Skate America bronze medallist and a two-time Canadian national champion (2015, 2019) Canada’s Nam Nguyen is among the competing skaters.

He talks about his university studies, tough competition at Nationals, Worlds in Canada, touring with Stars on Ice, and more.

Apart from being a competitive skater, you’re also a student, and you coach kids in your free time. How do you manage to make time for all of the activities?

My coach and I, we just build the schedule around for the year and we try to be smart with what to do. Obviously the priority is training first, and then school, and then, if I have time and I have enough energy, I can coach. At the same time, I rarely have time off during the week. I’m very busy throughout the entire day.

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