Team USA Years: 2014
Hometown: Springfield, MO
Current residence: Springfield, MO
Personal website/social media pages: Facebook – Jamie Kay Carney;
Twitter & Instagram: @jamiekayhooray
When did you begin Skating: 2007
Current skating club/ Coaches name: Skateport Speed Team – Ted Hall
Are you sponsored and if so, by whom: Skinstar USA
High school attended: Glendale High School
Year of graduation: 2011
Location of high school: Springfield, MO
Sports you competed in while in high school (include number of years): Cheerleading (3 years)
Other high school activities: Yearbook editor-in-chief; theatre
College attended: Drury University
Year of graduation: 2015
Degree/major: Design Arts & Graphic Design/Visual Communication
Other college activities: Greek Life – Zeta Tau Alpha (2 ½ years)
Other awards, honors, and statistics in skating: 2012 Novice Senior Ladies National Champion and 3-time record holder. 2013 Indoor Elite Senior Ladies Overall Bronze Medalist.
Life Goals: No matter where I go in life, I hope that I’m always going. I love to travel, so even though eventually (way eventually) I would like to be settled down, I want to see everything that I can see along the way.
Career goals: Generally by the time you are a senior in college, you know what you want to do with your life. Well, I guess I missed that train... I do know, however, that I am passionate about graphic design, and eventually will end up doing something that I love.
Future goals you hope to obtain as a Skater: Getting a medal at worlds would have to be my ultimate goal, but there are several other small goals I must first meet along the way.
Favorite sports figure: Oh my goodness… There are so many!
Favorite food before a competition: Pasta! Pasta! Pasta! With a side of pasta…
Favorite movie: Drop Dead Fred
Favorite place to shop: Dick’s Sporting Goods
Favorite music to listen to during training or competition: Music that makes me dance, and almost forget about everything else.
Favorite possession: Other than my skates? Definitely George: my Build-a-Bear, boxer-wearing monkey. He’s kind of my good luck charm.
Favorite hobbies: Crafting, reading, and catching up with friends.
If you could pick one word to describe you, what would it be: Happy.
What makes you a unique and special person: People sometimes wonder how I can be so enthusiastic all the time. I try to find something enjoyable in everyday, and lately I’ve always had something to look forward to. The future is bright, and I can’t wait to see what it holds.
Who is the person you most admire/greatest influence in your life and why: My coach Ted Hall – hands down. He has taught me more about skating, working, people, and life than I ever could have hoped for. Most importantly, he taught me to never forget where I came from.
Father’s name: Jim Carney
Mother’s name: Christi Carney
Brothers: Jack (Jack-Russell Terrier); Chance (Jack-Russell Mix); Happy Cat (Yes, that is his real name…)
Sisters: Blu (Blue-heeler/Australian Shepard Mix); Maggie (Golden Retriever Mix)