Kylie Hughes of Anchorage, AK was a part of the 2011 USARS Women’s Rink Hockey National Championship Gold Medal winning team held July 9- July 15 in Salt Lake City, Utah. She is a multiple time rink hockey national champion, and has been a member of Team USA since 2007. Kylie is currently attending the University of Alaska Anchorage, and is majoring in Architectural Engineering, and currently skates for the Alaska Sno-Devils.
Team USA Years: 2007, 2008, 2010
Hometown: Anchorage, Alaska
Birthday: August 29, 1991
Personal website address: www.facebook.com/hughesyurrdaddy
High school attended: ACS
Year of graduation: 2010
College attended: UAA
Year of graduation: 2013 (Hopefully!)
Degree/major: Architectural Engineering Technology Degree, Architectural Drafting Certification, & AutoCADD Certification
Current skating club: Alaska Sno-Devils
Coaches name: Tom Hughes
When did you begin skating: Age 4
Future goals you hope to obtain as a skater: Get hockey in the Olympics (where it belongs!) && medal at the World Championship.
Team USA Sport Accomplishments: 4th place Copa 2007, 4th place Worlds 2008, 9th place Copa 2010, 8th place Worlds 2010
List your hobbies: Drawing, Interior Design, Skating, Crafts, Painting, Dancing, and kicking butt at WII Bowling!
Favorite food before a competition: Italian (Pastas!)
Favorite place to shop: We're a walmart kind-of-family :)
Most prized possession: My Salvation.
What music do you listen to during training or competition? Hip-hop, Electronica, & Rap
Father’s and Mother's name: Tom & Janis Hughes
Father's and Mother's Occupation: Owned & Operated the Royal Roller Rink for 40 years.
Sisters: Kimberly Hughes & Shellie Hickok
Family Members Who Have Competed or Are Competing in Amateur or Professional Athletics: Tom Hughes, Janis Hughes, Kimberly Hughes, & Shellie Hickok
Awards, honors and statistics received in roller sports: multiple-time Rink Hockey Regional Champion ; multiple-time Rink Hockey National Champion ; MVP ; 2009 Rink Hockey Achievement Award ; Team USA 2007, 2008, & 2010 ; 4th Place at World Championship 2008
What makes you a unique and special person: I'd like to think of myself as a very adaptable & easy-going person/player.
Who is the person whose had the greatest influence in your life and why:
My father, Tom Hughes. We've always shared the same passion for hockey. He has been my coach, mentor, & good friend since I was born. He's been with me through my ups & downs; no matter what, he always helps me pull through. (Mom, if you're reading this, you hold a very special place in my heart as well!) There is no one else i'd rather argue with or learn with. So Dad, for all the years you put up with me & my arguing, I thank you & I love you.
Anything else you would like us to know about you: Wherever we travel, my team is NUMBERO UNO. I'd even fight off three strange window-climbing hispanic men with a hockey stick for them (Just ask Kennedy Lee & Sheena Schmelcher!)