Another figure skating prodigy from Richmond will be on the road this weekend when 17-year-old Liam Kapeikis heads to to the U.S.
Liam, an up and coming star out of the Connaught Skating Club, will be competing in Henderson, Nevada for a U.S. nationals qualifier Oct. 14 to 17.
The event is the first step to him qualifying for the 2022 United States Figure Skating Championships, to held in Nashville this coming January.
"My main goal is to get an overall score of 200 total points. I hope this score would help me secure a spot at the US Nationals this coming January," Liam told the Richmond News.
"Another goal is to land both of my triple axels in my long program performance."
Liam added that qualifying for a the US Nationals in Senior Men would "be very inspiring, as it is an Olympic Trials event.
"It will be a great opportunity to help me prepare for four years from now, when I am trying to qualify for the Olympics in 2026."
Liam's coach at Connaught, Keegan Murphy, said his athlete is in good form, having had "months of great training behind him.
"He loves performing for a live audience and I am sure he will rise to the moment to show his best performances."
Liam isn't the only star rising out of the Connaught stable, with fellow teenager Wesley Chiu picking up international accolades recently on the Junior Grand Prix circuit.