Angela Maxwell, silver medalist at Junior Grand Prix Germany and Hungary, was at Lasker Rink in Central Park a few weeks ago to shoot a promotional video for One Step Closer, an exhibition to benefit the AIDS Resource Foundation for Children. Angela is settling down in more ways than one: She relocated from Dallas to New Jersey last year and her mother has finally been able to join her, she has been working hard on stopping her self-described "nervous breakdowns," and she is adjusting to her new coach Craig Maurizi of the Ice House in Hackensack. In a bizarre twist of events, former coach Olga Orlova told Angela several weeks ago that she was leaving to compete in ice dance for France and wished her well. Uh...I think I see the value in contracts now. Angela is now in Tokyo preparing for the Junior Grand Prix Final and meeting her grandmother for the first time...Best of luck to possibly the cutest and bubbliest skater in the world!
[UPDATE: Angela finished sixth overall at the 2009 Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final]