From TikTok to TVL: Huntsville figure skater becomes social media sensation

HUNSTVILLE, Ala. (TENNESSEE VALLEY WEEKEND) - Brianna McCormick puts her shoes on the same as everyone else. It’s when she puts on her ice skates that something a little magic happens.

Known as BriannaSkates on social media, McCormick has over 100,000 followers on TikTok and close 100,000 followers on Instagram. The figure skater from Huntsville is a bit of a social media sensation.

As a child with ADHD, McCormick says she loved that skating was a way to keep her body moving. She says skating made her feel like she was flying and since then, she’s been hooked.

After high school, like many of us, she didn’t know exactly where she wanted to land. She auditioned for Disney on Ice and ended up going on tour with Minnie and Mickey themselves. After he returned home, the videos began.

McCormick noticed how popular dance videos were on TikTok and began making videos of all her twirls and tricks. After a while, she was posting on TikTok, Instagram and even has a YouTube channel where she focuses more on teaching and sharing tips with other skaters.

You might see Brianna ice skating and coaching around north Alabama, or possibly popping up on your social media feed next time your scrolling.

Anna Mahan

Anna Mahan

Anna Mahan joined the WAFF 48 News team in August of 2020.