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Jenna McCabe, 11, practices one of her spins at the Cottage Grove Ice Arena.

Becoming an ice princess

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Jenna McCabe of Hastings was young when she discovered her passion. It was about six years ago, after watching a movie titled "The Ice Princess." The film features a high school girl who has to decide whether to pursue her studies and get into Harvard or devote herself to competitive figure skating.


The film inspired Jenna to start taking skating lessons.

"I just wanted to learn how to do it," she said, adding that it's such a graceful sport.

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Katrina Styx
Katrina Styx has been a reporter for the Hastings Star Gazette since 2010. She has a bachelor's degree in English with a minor in journalism from the University of Wisconsin - River Falls. Prior to coming to Hastings, Katrina reported for weekly newspapers in Jordan, Minn., and River Falls, Wis.
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