Name: Keegan Messing
DOB: January 23, 1992
Hometown: Girdwood, AK
Training Town: Anchorage, AK // Richmond Hill, Ontario
Section Represented: Alberta-NWT/Nunavut
Club (Current): Ice Palace Figure Skating Club
Club (Former): Sherwood Park FSC, Alaska Association of Figure Skaters, Anchorage FSC
Coaches (Current): Ralph Burghart
Coaches (Former): Anne Durham, Gary Irving
Choreographers (Current): Lance Vipond
Choreographers (Former): Rory Flack, Douglas Webster, Stephanee Grosscup
Skates: Jackson Ultima boots, Paramount blades
Keegan began skating at age 3 after watching the 1994 Winter Olympics, and being inspired by Elvis Stojko. Keegan said that watching Elvis Stojko skate made him want to skate. In the early stages of his career, he formerly skated pairs with Ellie Gottstein, and he started out competing for the United States, but his ultimate goal was to compete for Canada. He said he was inspired to compete for Canada when his grandmother mentioned that there had not been an Olympic Gold Medalist in Mens Skating for Canada. In 2014, Keegan made the switch from representing the United States to representing Canada. Keegan is able to compete for Canada because his mother is a Canadian citizen, therefore he holds dual citizenship.
Keegan was born in Girdwood, AK and still calls Alaska his stomping grounds and one of his training sites today. He grew up with two brothers - Tanner and Paxon, the latter who used to be a competitive snowboarder. He enjoys being outdoors - his hobbies include spending time with his dog Eela, skiing, back country camping, water skiing, hiking, mountain biking, and snowshoeing. Keegan also has a variety of many talents - including yo yoing, piano playing and stilt walking. In 2019, Keegan was married to his longtime girlfriend Lane in Alaska. After Keegan finishes with his skating career, he wants to be a ski bum or a firefighter like his dad.