Kim Yuna (33), the ‘Queen of Figure Skating’, coached promising athletes who dream of the future Olympics at the Play Winter Figure Skating Academy.

The 2018 PyeongChang Memorial Foundation (Chairman Yoo Seung-min, hereinafter referred to as the Memorial Foundation) reported that Yuna Kim participated as a special instructor in the Play Winter Figure Skating Academy (hereinafter referred to as Figure Academy) Talent Development Master Class (hereinafter referred to as Master Class) held at the Gangneung Hockey Center in Gangwon-do on the 22nd. .

Kim Yu-na coached promising athletes who dream of becoming stars in the upcoming 2024 Gangwon Winter Youth Olympic Games.

The Play Winter Figure Academy is hosted and supervised by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Gangwon Province, Gangneung City, and the Memorial Foundation, and sponsored by KB Financial Group, Gatorade, and New Balance.

In particular, KB Financial Group has been a strong supporter as a sponsor since the launch of Play Winter, an integrated brand to commemorate the success of the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics and revitalize winter sports, and continues to support the development of promising winter sports in Korea. Since 2019, the Memorial Foundation has been promoting various winter sports revitalization legacy projects in earnest in cooperation with KB Financial Group.

Figure Skating Academy Talent Development Master Class is a newly established program in 2022. From February 20th to 23rd, intensive classes are being held for figure skating 5th to 8th grade players.

Taehwa International Skating Union (ISU) international technical referee and Yuna Kim, world-renowned choreographer David Wilson (Canada), and former figure skating national representatives Kim Hae-jin, Ahn Geon-hyeong, and Lee Ho-jeong, etc. Instructs programs that can intensively strengthen , spin and choreography skills.

In particular, the master class has the nature of a master class for athletes who are qualified to compete in various international competitions such as the Junior and Senior Grand Prix series held by ISU.

In the short term, it aims to nurture athletes who will shine at the upcoming 2024 Gangwon Youth Winter Olympics by directly helping athletes strengthen their international competitiveness. It is also promoting the development of medalists for the 2026 Milan Winter Olympics.

In addition to professional skating classes, the figure skating academy supports the development of athletes’ skills from various angles through various ground training programs such as conditioning and strength training to prevent injuries, modern dance스포츠토토, K-Pop dance, and ballet to help players use their bodies. .

ISU International Technical Referee Yang Tae-hwa, who has been teaching classes at the Gangneung Hockey Center since the 20th, focuses on skating that can receive high scores in international competitions, high-level steps, and combination spins, while David Wilson teaches players to develop a highly complete program. We are conducting expressive skills classes to help you perform.

Referee Yang Tae-hwa said, “I am proud that promising Korean figure skaters with potential are actively participating in the academy.”

Wilson said, “Last year, due to Corona 19, it was regrettable that I only had classes with elementary and intermediate players through videos. But I am very happy to come to Korea and meet the players in person and have classes.”

He continued, “The Play Winter Figure Academy has greatly helped the growth of promising players in Korea, and it seems that junior players with good skills continue to appear in Korea. I hope to have opportunities to meet Korean players through Play Winter in the future.” .

On the 22nd, Yuna Kim, a public relations ambassador for Playwinter, conducted a one-point lesson at the Gangneung Hockey Center to strengthen basic skills such as stroking, as well as upper body utilization and expressive skills so that players could perform a more complete program. Participants sweated and received lessons under the guidance of Olympic medalists.

Yuna Kim praised her juniors, saying, “I participated in the master class following the elementary and intermediate classes for fostering talented people, and the players are following me very well.

He said, “I hope it will be of some help to realize my dream as a figure skater after that, as well as the upcoming 2024 Gangwon Winter Youth Olympics.”

Meanwhile, Gangneung City Vice Mayor Kim Jong-wook, Gangwon-do Olympic Support Director Lee Gwan-woo, and Memorial Foundation Secretary General Kang Seong-gu visited the Gangneung Hockey Center and had a time to welcome and encourage the master class participants.

More information about the Play Winter Sports Academy, such as programs, can be found on the official website (, and through the Play Winter Facebook (@LetsPlayWinter) and Instagram (@play_winter) accounts.

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