Skating star Mirai Nagasu used to work in the NHL

Kevin Kaduk
Yahoo Sports

The next time you’re at a NHL game, keep an eye on the women paid to clear the ice.

You might be seeing a future Olympic medal winner.

American skating star Mirai Nagasu, 24, was an ice girl for the Colorado Avalanche during the 2015-2016 season. Though she’s a native Californian, she lives in Colorado where she both trains at the USOC training headquarters and studies international business at the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs. Considering that, the Avs job was a good one for Nagasu.

The team and NHL tweeted their congratulations after Nagasu became the first American woman to land a triple axel in Olympic competition and led the United States to a bronze medal in the team figure skating competition.

(NHL photo)
(NHL photo)

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