Full Name: Katy Ralston
Hometown: Saratoga Springs, NY
Current Residence: Salt Lake City, UT
Coach: Jonathon Cavar & Alex Izykowski
-18th overall at the 2011 Junior World Championships
-8th Overall at the 2014 US Olympic Trials
Teams you have been/are on:
-2010-2012, 2014-present US Short Track National Team
-2011 US Junior World Team
How did you get into speedskating?
I began speedskating after watching my Dad skate around the pond at our house. I thought it looked so fun and I wanted to learn how to do crossovers. A few weeks later I had my first lesson with the Saratoga Winter Club.
What is your most memorable speedskating moment?
Competing at my first Junior World Championships in Italy
What movie or book have you seen/read recently you would recommend? Why?
I love a good steak
Seoul, South Korea
When I am not training, you can find me...
Relaxing at home, playing the guitar, or lying on the floor.
One thing I have promised myself to do someday is…
Go and see the Northern Lights
What was the best thing that happened to you this past week?
I ended this past week of training by finishing an endurance laps day pretty well, or at least a lot better than I thought I was going to be able to. I’m not the greatest at endurance, so finishing that practice after a hard week of training was nice.
What are your plans after speedskating?
Go to college, play soccer, and travel
Do you have any good luck charms/superstitions/routines?
I always put my green skate guard on my right skate and my white guard on my left skate.
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