Nick Uhas Interview
Skate Columbus: What is your name?
Nick Uhas: My full name is Nicholas Alexander Uhas. I was named after the last Czar and Czarina of Russia, which would actually be Anastasia’s parents! And, my last name means Sheppard in Hungarian. The original spelling was Yuhasz.
SC: How old are you?
NU: I am 24 years old…sounds like a big number when I say it, but I have done a lot in 8,760 days!
SC: How long have you been skating?
NU: I started skating when I was in the 5th grade, and I was 10 years old then…so 14 years. Although there have been times where sports, school, etc. have become the focus of my life.
SC: Where did you grow up, and what’s the skating like there?
NU: I grew up in Hilliard, OH. Skating there was fun and only got better as I got older. Columbus and the surrounding suburbs have spent a lot of money making some really good parks and places to skate around town. It was not always like this… also, Columbus has some really good street too!
SC: Talk about the journey that skating has taken you on so far.
NU: There is not enough memory on my computer to fill this question! I have literally traveled all over the United States from NYC to LA for skating, and even across the Atlantic to Aarhus, Denmark! Skating has also brought me just about everything good in life, for real! I could tie rollerblading into almost every step and experience in my life.
SC: What are some things you have going on right now?
NU: At this very moment I am working on co-producing, hosting and skating for a rollerblading show the CW station here in town, WWHOTV, will be broadcasting. I have put a lot into the project so far and I am super excited to start filming for the show! I am also gathering footage for some RedBull edits as well as working on some BlueWallace skate shop edits with Kyle Wood.
SC: What do you like about central Ohio?
NU: I LOVE the people and the chill atmosphere. I have seriously travelled the entire world and the people in Central Ohio are legit…super good people live here.
SC: What are your future plans?
NU: I am planning on going to a TV and Film acting school in NYC, after that I will be pursuing a career in professional acting of which rollerblading fits into extremely well.
SC:Any final thoughts?
NU:Work hard and do what you love…if people do that, I think they will be very very happy in the end.