Here is my boring practice:
At 12:00 noon our rink, Eagle Ice-A-Rena, hosted a Special Olympics event. Skaters with special needs showed up to skate with and get some tips from Paul Wylie, 1992 Olympic Silver Medalist. Some of the skaters from the Lilac Figure Skating Club were there also to help out and get some tips from Paul.
Me? I couldn't resist the opportunity to meet him. I had no idea he had such ties to Spokane. His wife was there, his nearly 80 year old father (who he says still skis on black diamond runs) and his sister, who was organizing the event along with a committee from the Lilac Parade organization.
* Disclaimer: If I get any of the above information incorrect ... My apologies.
I was kind of hanging out with my cell phone camera, hoping to ask him for a photo opportunity when I glanced over and saw him lacing up his skates. I introduced myself and told him I was an "Adult Figure Skater" ... I didn't realize he is just 5 years younger than I am. He looks better than I do! He said he attributes his preservation to being in cold rinks... and staying "on ice". Here's a few pictures at the event: