I am 10 years old and I have been skating for 8 and a 1/2 years
Don’t listen to that voice in your head that says, “you can’t do it” because it’s wrong!
What is your name, How old are you & how long have you been skating Minna Stess I am 10 years old and I have been skating for 8 and a half years.
How much do you love it? Can you imagine your life without skating? I love it a lot! I can not imagine my life without skateboarding.
What has skating taught you that you think you'll use later in life? Lots of things but I think that learning that you need to keep trying and work through the hard parts, sometimes the pain sometimes the disappointments and just keep going. Just keep going, you’ll make it.
What are 3 words that describe the impact skating has had on you? Fun focus and fearlessness
How do you feel when you accomplish something you never have before at the skatepark? After I land a trick I feel like I can do anything! When I have been working for a long time on something I feel really proud after and wonder what took me so long? Why didn’t I just commit sooner? hahahaha
Who is your role model? What do you want to be when you grow up? I have lots of role models and they all are skateboarders, Bob Burnquist for sure and lots of other skaters too girls and boys. I want to be a pro skater.
What advice would you give to your 5-year-old self? Don’t listen to that voice in your head that says, “you can’t do it” because it’s wrong!
What are the top 3 you have to be to succeed in your sport? Be confident, be fearless and have a whole lot of fun!
What is the biggest challenge of becoming a successful skater?Never give up keep trying, keep learning keep being creative.
What is your greatest memory from skating? That day when I dropped in on the Megaramp when I was 8 years old. It was an awesome day!
What's the latest thing you've accomplished in skating? This past November I skated at the Exposure Skate Event which is the largest all girls skateboarding fundraiser & skate contest in the world. I skated all three events: Street, Vert and Bowl. I ended up getting 4th in street, 3rd in vert and 1st in bowl and was the only girl out of over 100 skaters to get top 5 in all three events. I am super proud of that and I even surprised myself which is pretty cool.
Any other quotes you want to tell the world?“When I’m really scared to try something, I just think to myself: if you want to do it really bad, you can do it.” :)