"I tell them that actually figure skating is an extreme sport, it's tougher than hockey," said Laraque, after catching his breath during a training session with his skating partner in the Montreal suburb of Ste-Julie. "Figure skaters are mentally and physically much tougher than many athletes."
~ Georges Laraque, Canadian hockey player turned figure skater
Monday, April 18, 2011
One sweeper got so into adult skating she went home and sorted her tossies and brought a bunch of them back to the rink to toss to HER favorite adult skaters!
They were utterly adorable. They all had matching skating dresses/shirts and did a phenomenal job of gathering up all the tossies thrown. They even successfully avoided the Beanie Baby Bazooka. Merry Neitlich's favorite line of the week came from one sweeper who saw Autumn Allison tossing Twinkies and asked, "What do I have to do to get one of those?" Erin Stearns followed suit when a sweeper asked for a Twinkie. "What was I going to say?", said Erin. "I gave her the Twinkie, and she told me I could have the sticker off of it. It was too cute." Another sweeper exclaimed, "I got jellybeans!"
There was one tiny little guy who got lifted onto the ice and back in to the sweeper box! He had a tiny tantrum in which he tossed the tossies he had collected back on the ice, but all was well.
One sweeper collected autographs from every skater in the Kiss and Cry as she delivered the skater's tossies.
SLC sweepers were the best!
|Blue. Judges clearly enjoying!|
|Marci's mother's necklace. |
She wears it every competition.
|Lisa, Karen & Nina. Great ladies!|
|I wonder what Leslie is thinking?|
No, actually, I don't.
|Staying in touch or checking results?|
|Bob Massey's secret life. |
Is there enough to share Bob?
|Triple Gold tastes sooo good!!|
|The Black Swan.|
|Jeff Moxie presented the Champ|
Int-Nov Ladies Paula Smart trophy.
|Lexi bookended by Fussells!|
|Host hotel lobby centerpiece.|
|In case anyone wonders what my |
secret weapon is for announcing.
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
And in case you have not yet heard, previous AN Masters Jr/Sr Ladies Champ, Natalie Shaby, is headed to Obertsdorf in June for the 2011 ISU Adult Competition where she’ll go head to head with . . . Midori Ito! . . . While anything can happen on any given day, Ito still has to skate her program. It's been 20 years since she won Olympic Silver . . . has she been training as hard as Shaby since then? Stay tuned!
|Work? Or strategizing . . .|
|That's a lot of dresses.|