Hall Defers a Year to Focus on Figure Skating

By KBJR News 1

October 23, 2013 Updated Oct 23, 2013 at 9:33 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- When Kjerstyn Hall graduated from Duluth Marshall last spring, most of her friends were prepping for college, but Hall decided to push back schooling for a year.

"It's kind of nice not having school so I can just focus on skating more. That's kind of why I deferred because I knew in college I wouldn't be able to skate as much as I do know.

Hall has been competing with the Duluth Figure Skating Club since her family moved to the Northland in 2001 and has put in plenty of time at the rink over the years.

"It is very tiring especially at my level when you have to train every day or at least six times a week for two to three hours. It's mentally, emotionally, and physically draining."

It's a draining sport that's turned into a family affair for the Halls.

"We all skate. My brothers do hockey and my sisters figure skate too. We're a skating family."

"I've really enjoyed working with all of them. It's been a unique situation having three girls like this and having been able to be a part of their growth and everything has been a privilege. It's been a wonderful experience."

Kjerstyn is the oldest of the Hall sisters and says her early commitment to the sport helped to hook her sisters.

"I had a passion for skating, and I think they saw that and they really did too. They grew their own passion, and they really liked it too. It's cool that we all have that same passion for skating. It's fun."

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