Team USA figure skater Alexa Knierim is preparing to take to the ice with her partner Brandon Frazier during the Beijing Winter Olympic Games and hopes to take their game to the next level.

“At the start of this international season I would like to continue putting out pretty strong performances and getting on the radar of these international judges that we are a team that is competitive and wants to make a statement,” she said.

In order to prepare for the event, Knierim plans to continue her tradition of eating Skittles before each match.

“Last season when we were training sometimes I would have Skittles before we would do a long program, just for an extra hype,” she said. “So then it just became this thing now that every time we travel to our competitions I always bring Skittles and I shove a handful down right before we take the ice for the warmup.”

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