SANDRA SHAKALOV has been the Strength & Conditioning Coach for Skyliners qualifying lines since 2015. She trains our skaters every Sunday during the competition season at Chelsea Piers Stamford.

Where did you grow up?

I am a Stamford native, although I lived in Buffalo for a year and sometimes the girls tease me for my leftover accent. I have a sister who is two years older and a brother who is nine years younger than me. He is a rink operator at Terry Conners Rink.