It looks like Boston has yet another Olympic medalist on its hands.
In a recent post on Instagram, Olympic figure skater Ashley Wagner announced she planned a move to the city, where she apparently accepted a gig as a personal skating coach.
“I always told myself after this last Olympics I would let myself experience some life. I put life on pause for 22 years, and lived an absolute dream, but I’m ready for a new adventure!,” Wagner wrote on Aug. 24. “This California girl is packing up and moving to Boston! I cannot wait to see where this road takes me, whether it be back to skating or on to new things. LA, it’s been real, it’s been fun, but it’s time for the next chapter!”
That next chapter includes Wagner working at The Skating Club of Boston, according to the organization’s website. The 27-year-old Olympic Bronze medalist is listed as a Boston coach.
“Over my 11 years as an elite senior athlete, I found that training with intention and purpose led to my most successful events,” Wagner’s personal profile on the club’s website says. “I aim to teach those with whom I work how to become an independent athlete, training with intent themselves, and capable of maintaining themselves to the highest level of performance on the ice.”
Wagner, who holds three US titles, said she also aims to “prepare students to feel confident in their technique and training so they feel prepared to take on competition.”
A woman who answered the phone at The Skating Club of Boston on Wednesday confirmed that Wagner is working for the club full-time.
An e-mail to Wagner was not immediately returned.
A few days after her initial post on Instagram about heading to the East Coast, Wagner shared a picture of herself wearing sunglasses on the beach, along with the caption “A Boston babe.”
This isn’t Wagner’s first stint in the city. In 2014, she finished fourth after taking a few spills at the US Championships at TD Garden.
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I always told myself after this last Olympics I would let myself experience some life. I put life on pause for 22 years, and lived an absolute dream, but I?m ready for a new adventure! This California girl is packing up and moving to Boston! I cannot wait to see where this road takes me, whether it be back to skating or on to new things. LA, it?s been real, it?s been fun, but it?s time for the next chapter!