Mirai Nagasu celebrates after competing in the Figure Skating Team Event. (Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
Mirai Nagasu, who soared into Olympic history when she landed a clean triple axel jump that was crucial to Team USA winning a bronze medal in the Olympic team figure skating event here on Monday, has used her skating skills to entertain people—and to clean the ice at hockey games.
Nagasu, a native of Arcadia who trains in Colorado Springs, worked for the NHL’s Colorado Avalanche as an Ice Girl during the 2015-16 hockey season. Her duties included representing the team at community and charity functions, and scraping snow off the ice during breaks in the action.
The Avalanche paid tribute to her here, and the story went viral. Nagasu saw it on Twitter and got a good laugh.