The first figure skating competition of the 2014 Winter Olympics is not a individual event, as it was in past games. New for the Sochi Olympics is the team figure skating event, which lets each participating country submit one skater (or one pair) per category in both short and long programs.
For the U.S. short programs, Ashley Wagner is the women’s singles participant. She’ll skate starting at 11:10 a.m ET, live stream available here, and here are some fun facts about the 22-year-old who was born on a U.S. Army base in Germany and has lived in six different U.S. states.
Fave actress: Natalie Portman
Fave TV shows: “The New Normal” and “How I Met Your Mother”
Fave movie: “Atonement”
Pet: A German wirehaired pointer named Millie
Her charity: Classroom Champions
Collects: Russian dolls and charms on her Pandora bracelet
Fave pump-up song: “Lonely Boy” by the Black Keys
Role model: Tara Lipinski