How do you think being a pet owner helps with stress and the pressure of training?
Having pets is great because they allow me to take a mental break from training and competing. They don’t care if I skated well or won a competition or not. They only care that I play with them when I come home and make sure that their food dishes are full of Nulo Pet Food. Nothing can make me feel better after a long or challenging day than coming home to pets that are just always happy to see me.
How would you describe your personal style and your performance style for competitions?
I am usually relaxed and happy-go-lucky, and tend to be a bit quiet until I get to know you. When I’m on the ice, I am definitely more serious and assertive as this approach gives me the confidence I need to compete.
What does your ideal weekend look like if you get some down time?
When I have a weekend off, I like to spend my mornings with my pets watching tv or reading a book, and relaxing with my coffee. After that I really enjoy spending time with family and friends. Usually we’ll see a movie or go out for dinner. During the summer I like to to go camping during nice weekends.
What inspires you?
When I was younger, my sister was always my biggest inspiration. I wanted to be just like her. Now I’m most inspired when I am training at my hardest, eating my healthiest, and competing at my best.
Finally, can you leave us with a funny story about Rasquette or Annie?
Rasquette is an absolute klutz! On my hardwood floor she has zero grip so when I play fetch with her from one end of my condo to another, she just slides across the floor and uses a strategy of bouncing off the walls as a way to stop or to change direction.
You can watch Kaetlyn compete for Team Canada in Figure Skating at the Pyeongchang Olympic Games this February. We will be cheering as she skates for gold!