We interviewed Graham Newberry ahead of next week’s British Figure Skating Championships.
How excited are you for the British Figure Skating Championships?
I am very excited to compete this year for two reasons, first I had to withdraw last year because of injury, second I will be competing Junior and Senior trying to win the Senior title my Dad won 28 years ago.
What do the British Figure Skating Championships mean to you?
The British Championships means so much to me, I have a chance of getting my name on the trophy my dad won.
Can you give us an insight in to your routines?
My Short is the Man from U.N.C.L.E, with a very lively step sequence, my long is The Last Samurai, it has plenty of strong moves and emotion. I have spent a lot of time this year on PCS and have been very pleased how it has been received internationally.
What are you looking forward to most about the British Figure Skating Championships?
A chance to show how much work I have put in this year and compare it to the best skaters in Great Britain.
What’s been the highlight of your year so far?
I have medalled at two Senior events, and achieved PB at the last three events.
Who is your skating idol?
I have great respect for Evgeni Plushenko, he pushed the technical barrier and said what he believed.
What would you say to the public about the British Figure Skating Championships?
If you want to see some amazing skating this is the biggest British event of the year, don't miss it.