Meet Victoria Sarty: Special Olympics Saskatchewan’s athlete performing at Rock The Rink in Regina

Victoria Sarty strikes a pose next to the rink.

Athlete: Victoria Sarty

Age: 23

From: Regina, SK

Rock The Rink performance: October 18 at Brandt Centre in Regina

1.    How long have you been figure skating?
I started skating in a CanSkate program when I was about four-years-old.

2.    How long have you been involved with Special Olympics?
I joined in 2003.

3.    What other sports do you play?
Rhythmic gymnastics, swimming, soccer and softball.

4.    What is the biggest figure skating competition/performance you’ve done to date?
Special Olympics Canada Winter Games in 2016 and the Canada Winter Games in 2019 and 2011.

5.    What was your reaction when you found out you’d be performing at Rock the Rink?
I was excited. It’s a dream that is real life!

6.    How are you preparing for this performance?
I’m skating once or twice a week and doing off ice training, including a dance class.

7.    Who is your favourite figure skater(s)?
Not anyone in particular, I just love watching all.

8.    What do you love about skating?
It’s fun!

9.    Tell me about the routine you’ll be performing at Rock the Rink?
I will be be skating to my program that I will be doing at the Special Olympics Canada Winter Games Thunder Bay 2020. It is called BORN TO MOVE.... It’s a song about trying my best, taking each day by day.

10.    What do you like about Special Olympics? How has it changed your life?
Because it is a way to try many different sports and I get to make new friends. It has given me lots of friends and also opportunities to go to different places.

11.    What would you like to say to Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir for inviting you to perform alongside them?
Thank you! I hope you enjoy my performance.

12.    After Rock the Rink, what’s next? 
Trying my best and having fun at the Special Olympics Canada Winter Games Thunder Bay 2020.