The Broadmoor Skating Club is home to many talented skaters and dedicated families and Officials.
Featured Members of the Quarter - Q3, 2022
Drew Meekins & Cayla Cottrell
National & International Coach, International & Olympic Choreographer, World Junior Pair Champion (2006), Professional Dancer
Drew Meekins has gained recognition in the world of figure skating world not only as an accomplished pairs competitor, but also as a successful choreographer and coach.
Drew was a Team USA member for 5 years having won multiple medals at National and International competitions and the U.S. Junior National Champion title in Pairs in 2006.
As a coach Drew says he wears many hats. “I’ve worked for many years as a choreographer for skaters training at the club, and also those who visit the club. I also have worked as a primary and assistant coach to single skaters. I am continuing to do these things, while also working as a primary coach in pair skating.”
Some of Drew’s notable students include Vincent Zhou (2017 World Junior Champion and U.S. National Silver medalist), Camden Pulkinen (2018 ISU Junior Grand Prix Final silver medalist), Mirai Nagasu (2018 Olympic bronze medalist), and Yelim Kim (Junior Grand Prix Final competitor).
Drew takes part in many other interesting hobbies when he is not at the rink. “Outside of my love for skating, I have many interests. I love to cook, and every Thursday I pick up a box of fresh fruits and vegetables from a local farm to cook with for the week. I also take a wheel throwing ceramics class on Tuesdays. I love to travel, experience new cultures, and take in new places like a local.”
Drew with his students
Discipline: Senior Ice Dance
“I first was drawn to skating when I was seven, because I wanted to see the fish still swimming under the ice in the pond. After stepping on the ice, I immediately fell in love with the sport. While I have competed in freestyle and pairs, ice-dance is my true passion. I enjoy the freedom and artistry of ice-dance, and the ability to convey a story with my partner on ice to the audience. I also look forward to competing another season with my partner Vlad (Uladzislau) Palkhouski in the 22/23 National Qualifying Series.”