November 22nd, 2015

a’Xel International Training Center in the Competitive Skating Community:


a’Xel is a proud supporter of Derek Wagner, (Northern Ice SC).

“We appreciate all you have done for Derek. Because of you, he was able to get his new skates. Thank you!”      -Denise Meyers (Derek’s coach)

Derek with coach, Denise Meyers

Derek with coach, Denise Meyers

Derek performing at the 2016 Upper Great Lakes Regional Championships

Derek competing at the 2016 Upper Great Lakes Regional Championships















At the 2016 U.S.Figure Skating Midwestern Sectional Championships, Derek was the Novice Mens’ BRONZE MEDALIST, with a combined score of 130.97. He took 2nd in his short program with a score of 47.08 and 4th place in his Free Skate with a score of 83.89. Derek qualified to compete at the 2016 U.S. Figure Skating Championships which will be held January 16-24 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

CONGRATULATIONS DEREK! We are very proud of you!



Macie and Mia

(L-R, T-B): Olivia Slack, Mia Hackworth, Colton Johnson, Andrew Sena, Macie Rolf, Olivia Pope

Coach Susan Liss sent her students, Mia Hackworth and Macie Rolf, came up from Pekin, Illinois to train with us in Bloomington, MN for a week! The girls both worked with our staff to increase proprioceptive awareness, strength, and restorative power. The tools they obtained in a’Xel ITC classes helped them be successful on the ice as well. The girls both worked on double axels with our staff and even landed a few!

The girls had a wonderful time meeting everyone at the club and training alongside them.

Thank you to Susan Liss for allowing Mia and Macie to train with us–we would love to have them train here again anytime!




L-R: Josh Sendi, Milena Marken, Jasmine Sendi

Coach Peter Oppegard’s students, Josh Sendi (left), Milena Marken (center), and Jasmine Sendi (right) came to Bloomington to train with a’Xel ITC from August 22-August 29. All three athletes came with the specific purpose(s) of landing a double axel and/or increasing double axel consistency. They received training exercises that enhanced jump consistency, and took part in off-ice classes that focused on strength, flexibility, and alignment. At the end of the week, Josh, Jasmine, and Milena left having a clearer understanding of the double axel jump and tools that they will utilize during their training back home.

A special thank you to Peter Oppegard for allowing them to train in our environment. We hope to have them coming back to train with us soon!










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