“I wanted to become a surgeon, but I did not. Why? I would answer because I became a figure skater,” says Irina Slutskaya, a world renowned Russiam figure skater, a double world champion, and a Moscow regional (oblast) duma member.
Today, she held a master class at the Irina Rodnina Figure-Skating School.
“It’s the third time I’ve been in your city. In the first time that I came here in 2015, I participated in an ice show with Plushchenko, and then I came for the second time to the opening of this sport school,” says the figure skater.
The premiere of the “Akhtamar” ice show will take place in November 2018 in Yerevan, where she will act as the goddess Anahit.
“It is the first time that the legend will be performed,” says Irina Slutskaya, “I think this story will move everyone. We all know what Lake Van means for the Armenians around the world, which is today in Turkey, and the exciting story of Akhtamar. We will tell this beautiful story through dance, music and our souls. ”
Irina Slutskaya answered to the question about her expectations from the children attending Irina Rodnina Figure-Skating School, “Let’s do not forget that figure skating is not just a sport, it is an art and it is not only about champions, but also participants of beautiful ice shows. It is important that today there is such sport school, but for the victories, children need to work.”
Persistence, patience, diligence, confidence in one’s own strength, and strong nerves are the sports’ “recipe” by Irina Slutskaya.