Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Worlds 2010

As I'm sure all of you know, the team skated 2 absolutely beautiful programs at Worlds. We could not have been happier with our skating in Colorado Springs and of course all the positive feedback we received from everyone! We look forward to an exciting 2010-2011 season and can't wait to see what lies ahead. Thank you to everyone for all your support this year!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Short program tomorrow!

We had two absolutely wonderful sessions today. Our session in the World Arena this morning was one of our best short program sessions thus far, which has excited us a lot for tomorrow. The draw ceremony was tonight, and we were the second to last team to draw. The last available positions to skate when Briar and Kimbo went up to draw were second and seventh. We will skate second behind Croatia. It is a good position for us as it allows us to set a high standard with a beautiful skate. Off to bed as we have an early official practice tomorrow!
It is the last day of the unofficial official practices today. We skated on the competition ice yesterday for the first time and it was amazing to be in such a large arena. We have two last sessions today and then the draw ceremony tonight. Good luck to our captains, Kimbo and Briar, on drawing a good skating position. For those of you who are unable to come watch, the competition will be broadcast on www.livestream.com.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Easter!

Last night the team enjoyed an NBA game - Denver Nuggets vs. LA Clippers. It was an exciting game after half time, and Rocky (the mascot) entertained us for the entire 3rd quarter. We started Easter off with a good training session and then spent the rest of the day relaxing. Angelique, our team leader, arrived this evening. Welcome to Colorado Springs Angelique!

The team did Bazza the bunny and probably exchanged a little too much chocolate and then the parents entertained us with an Easter egg hunt. We just returned from the movie The Last Song in which the majority of the team cried like a little baby. Boy are we an emotional team:)

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Happy Birthday Kimbo!

Today is Kimbo's 24th birthday! We celebrated with a wonderful training session this morning, a run in the really fierce wind with gusts up to 76km/hr, and then some singing and chocolate cake. We've been really really busy with training, fitness and some sightseeing. Yesterday morning we woke up for an early cog train ride up Pikes Peak. We were only able to go up to 11,000 ft because of the wind gusts and blowing snow, but it was still an absolutely amazing sight. We then drove through Garden of the Gods and saw the beautiful red rock formations. We had a wonderful training session last night and finally were able to show Paul all the improvements we made while in MN. And the improvements continued into this morning with another great session. Now we are off to Castle Rock outlets for shopping and then to a Denver Nuggets basketball game to help celebrate Kimbo's birthday. 6 days until Worlds!