Arrived in Ontario yesterday. Met my friends here and we enjoyed a nice lunch, then went to check out the rink. The session going on was CRAZY. Super busy public/freestyle session with a few high level skaters mixed with some medium level skaters and a few tots! My first impression is that the rink was cold. Cold like my home rink.
This morning I skated a practice session at 10:15 am. It might as well have been the competition itself as my nerves were horrible. I had the shakes ... wobbly legs just trying to warm up. I didn't plan on it but they let us run our programs with music. I was able to run my entire FS program and it went REALLY well .. in that... 1) I didn't fall 2) I landed my Lutz - Waltz - Toe sequence, a Loop Loop combo and 2 flips ... I think I two footed one of the flips. My camel-sit at the end turned into a weak sit spin only and I did get rather inventive with my footwork and choreography.
We will see tomorrow how it goes. I have another practice session at 8:15 am (yikes) then I skate around 11:35. I am #4 out of 8 or 9 skaters ... good place to be, not first, not last.
My (skating) friend Penny from Seattle came to support me and she brought her skating coach with her: Maria from KingSkate in the Seattle area. She was my rock today ... she really helped to calm me down while I was practicing .... THANK YOU !!!!
Off to bed to get some rest for tomorrow.