Sport: Cross-Country Skiing

Hometown: Palmer, AK


What makes Helena Grace tick?

Describe yourself in three words:
Focused, interesting, humorous

Why are sports important to you?
Sports give me a sense of calm

What is your biggest accomplishment in your sport?
Skiing in the World Cup races

Do you have any pre-competition rituals?
Listening to the music to help focus

What does a typical day in your training program look like?
Strength and Cardio

What is your favorite off-season activity?

Who do you admire most?
Jessie Diggins

What is one of the things you would put on your “bucket” list?

What is your favorite quote:
Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard

What is your favorite food?

Phad Thai

What would you say to someone who is thinking about trying adaptive sports?
I never regret going out for a ski. I only regret the days that I don’t