60 seconds with … an Ice Princess

Carlina Ramirez.

Metro sat down with Carlina Ramirez, 21, Brooklyn native and a female ensemble skater in Disney on Ice’s “Princess Wishes.” Get tickets for the IZOD Center performances, Jan. 27 through 30, at www.ticketmaster.com or 1-800-745-3000.

Where did you grow up in Brooklyn?

Mill Basin area, south Brooklyn, and I lived in Canarsie. The Botanical Garden was very fun
and magical for me as a child. I love Atlantic Terminal area by BAM [Brooklyn Academy of Music in Fort Greene], that’s a lot of fun for me. Kings Plaza, that’s our mall. I skated Aviator [Sports and Events Center], which is also in Brooklyn.

What’s the hardest part of skating in a costume?

A lot of competitive skaters, we wear short dresses and we never really wear long dresses. It’s quite different material, but you get used to that. It’s a shock and sometimes you get a little tangled and it takes a few tries.

What do you like about performing in New York?

I think I’m a little more accustomed to the persona of the people here, the fast-paced lifestyle. The other skaters, they’re not sure how to read people here.

Do you do anything for good luck?

I have to tie my left skate first, it’s supposed to be good luck. I heard that a long time ago when I started. That’s just the way I’ve done it. For me to change it would just mess with my mind.


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