Messing is Alaska’s greatest figure skater, and the only one to compete at the Winter Olympics. As a youth he claimed a silver medal in the junior division at the U.S. national championships, but his career didn’t really take off until he joined Canada’s national team in 2014 (he has dual citizenship via his mother). Messing, of Anchorage, is a two-time Olympian for Canada and a two-time Canadian national champion. A fan favorite around the world for his athleticism and on-ice personality, Messing placed 11th at the 2022 Olympics and 12th at the 2018 Olympics. In his final competition before retiring at age 31, Messing placed seventh at the 2023 World Championships.