Wednesday, January 27, 2010

The U.S.Figure Skating Olympic Team

Laura and I spent a fabulous 3 hours enjoying the show at the Spokane Arena Sunday. The Skating Spectacular featured the newly selected U.S. Figure Skating Olympic Team, those skaters who will compete in Vancouver, B.C. next month. Wow. I had no idea I could score tickets at (literally) the 11th hour but there were tickets to spare probably since this was not competition but fanfare. The competition over, the Olympic Team performed for a delighted crowd. No pressure. All performance. We also were treated to performances by winners in the Novice and Junior categories as well, future Olympic team members in 2014 and beyond. Very cool.

Laura and I stood in line to have an 8x10 photo autographed by this particular young lady, Rachael Flatt. She won Gold for her overal performance in the Woman's Figure Skating Event. She's very cool. She signed hundreds of photographs with a personal smile and a comment. For me...."I like your scarf!" Very sweet.

I wish Rachael well at the Olympics and will keep my eye on her!

Just after the intermission, we were treated to a special gathering of the 12 U.S. Olympic Gold Medal winners in figure skating dating back to the the 1940's. They were: Dick Button (1948, 52), Tenley Albright (1956), Hayes Jenkins (1956), Carol Heiss Jenkins (1960), David Jenkins (1960), Peggy Fleming (1968), Dorothy Hamill (1976), Scott Hamilton (1984), Brian Boitano (1988), Kristi Yamaguchi (1992), Tara Lipinski (1998) and Sarah Hughes (2002).

What an amazing group gathered to wish the 2010 Olympic team the very best in Vancouver! Seeing all of them together, over half of whom I've seen compete over the years was very cool indeed. Very cool indeed. Can't wait for the 2010 Olympic Games!

1 comment:

  1. That was so fun!! :) Thanks again for the experience!


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