Nice to meet you, I’m Sean Rabbitt

June 16, 2010

Hi everyone, and welcome to my blog!  In this section I will be doing my best to keep everyone up to date with whats happening in my life! Whether its skating, coaching, school, competition, vacation…its all going to be here for you all to read! 

Before we all get started why don’t I give you all a little run down about me and my life.  I am Sean Rabbitt…although I assume you all know that since you have come to this page haha.  I am about to start the 2010/2011 season in skating and just recently took my Senior Freeskate test.  My mom and dad’s names are Helene and my dad is Don. I also have one older brother named Brandon.  My mom is a real estate agent, my dad is a manager for American Airlines, and my brother is an Ice Tech at East West Ice Palace where I train.

This past 2009/2010 season I competed at the 2010 AT&T US Figure Skating Championships as a Junior Man and placed 11th overall.  Coming off of nationals was such a high! When I returned home from Nationals, I couldn’t wait to get back to the ice.

My coach Mingzhu Li and myself, talked about the upcoming season and felt that I was ready to make the step up the Senior.  So with the recent high from Nationals and the goal of competing Senior I have been training very hard to improve my all around skating package (jumps, spins, edges and footwork, and choreography). 

This years programs are also a huge step up from last years too! I really liked my choreography last year and felt I had some strong programs but this year for Senior I really wanted something that not many or no one has done before, something to set myself apart and stand out from everyone else…even though I already kind of do with my red hair.

So we chose some great music, my short program is a Michael Jackson techno medley, and is a lot of fun.  I have a background in dance, competed in Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, and Modern for 12 years, so myself and my choreographer Alex Chang were able to incorporate a lot of my dance training into my program.  

For the long we were able to get a piece of music from China, called the Offspring of Dragons.  You might be familiar with the music from the 2006 Olympics when the Chinese pair team Zhang and Zhang skated to it in their Free Skate.  Its a great piece of music that is very strong but also has its soft points.  This Free Skate was choreographed by Karen Kwan and myself.  I really enjoy choreographing for myself and others so its great to work with Karen and Alex on my programs because they let me give input and also do some of the work myself.  

I also have a great show program that I choreographed myself and was able to perform at One Step Closer, a benefit show held in New York City’s Central Park, benefiting children born with AIDS/HIV.  This show was held by Tim David, and I was very thankful to be asked to skate in it as a special guest, along with Angela Maxwell, Parker Pennington, Melissa Bulanhagui, and Oksana Baiul.

So with all that said…we are now coming into the competition season with one month left for me to train before my first competition, Liberty Open.  This is one of my favorite competitions, competing there last year for the first time was great! I finished 5th in the final round of Junior Men and it was really a great experience to compete with so many great skaters in one competition. There aren’t many like it! 

Alright friends, looks like we are all up to date on everything that has happened the last six months.  With that said I hope you keep checking back for more updates on stats, competitions, pictures, and blog entries!

Thanks for reading my first blog!

— Sean

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