Andrea’s skating career only began 6 short years ago at the age of 11 after moving to Mexico City and her sister seeing a “poster at the mall”. Formally a dancer training in multiple disciplines, Andrea also used to play soccer.
Her competitive journey on the ice began after only skating for six months.
“After one year I passed three test on the same day and moved my way up to intermediate.”
Andrea has been training in Canada since 2015 and trained at the Toronto Cricket Skating and Curling Club in 2019. She was able to compete internationally in Canada for the first time that year and also attended her first ISU competition in Slovenia where she competed at the novice level and placed in the top 11 skaters. Now competing at the junior level, she most recently placed 3rd in the short program at the ISU Skate Helena in Serbia and 4th overall.
Andrea is currently training at the Ice World Santa Fe in Mexico City.
Q: Who is someone in your life that inspires or motivates you?
“My coach because she always believes in me and is pushing me to do more and more.”
Q: Who was your skating ‘role-model’ when you were younger?
“Evgenia Medvedeva, because I lovehow effortless her skating is.”
Q: What is your favourite element in skating?
“My favorite element is triple lutz because I love the way everything in the jump works.”
Q: Least favourite?
“Tiwzzles, because I feel I can lose control pretty easily.”
Q: What is your favourite type of off-ice training?
“Dance class, because I love how every class is a different dance and [there are so many] different ways to move with music.”
If skating didn’t exist, “I would probably have continued being a dancer.”
Q: Do you have any pre-competition rituals or superstitions?
“I always put on [my left] skate first.”
Q: On the ice prior to competing what are you thinking?
Q: Do you do any type of visualization or meditation?
“I usually meditate every morning to get my day started and feel relaxed.”
Q: Did you ever endure some type of adversity in your career? How did you overcome it?
“A big challenge for me was definitely to quarantine for so long with no skating [during COVID], and [then] getting back [into training].”
Q: What is your ultimate goal with skating?
“My ultimate goal in skating is to keep representing my country at high level [events] and to achieve things that no-one [else has done] before.”
Q: Have you learned any life lessons from skating?
“To be patient and resilient in every situation.”
Q: What is it that you love most about skating?
“I love the feeling of freedom I have on the ice and how It feels to fly on jumps.”
Currently finishing high school, Andrea will attend Anáhuac University in the fall. In her free time, she enjoys drawing and cooking; mostly sweets. After her competitive career, she would like to become a coach and have a family.
Andrea also hopes to someday visit Japan. “The whole place sounds and looks amazing.”
Lastly, what does having a #ChampionshipMindset mean to you?
“For me, it means to get up after every mistake or fall and keep trying until you get what you want.”