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Title: Good Luck!
Post by: Isk8NYC on March 09, 2017, 10:01:51 PM
Wishing everyone good luck at US Adult Sectionals!  #AdultsSkateToo  Skate great!
Title: Re: Good Luck!
Post by: skategeek on March 09, 2017, 10:12:04 PM
Same here!  I'll be watching part of Easterns this weekend; if anyone's going to be there let me know when you're skating and I'll try to be there to cheer you on!
Title: Re: Good Luck!
Post by: CaraSkates on March 13, 2017, 08:10:33 PM
Same here!  I'll be watching part of Easterns this weekend; if anyone's going to be there let me know when you're skating and I'll try to be there to cheer you on!

I was there all weekend - skated in 4 events, watched a ton of others and threw bunches of tossies at friends! Were you around Friday for the power outage?
Title: Re: Good Luck!
Post by: skategeek on March 13, 2017, 09:32:01 PM
I was there all weekend - skated in 4 events, watched a ton of others and threw bunches of tossies at friends! Were you around Friday for the power outage?

Whoops!  No, I missed that.  What happened?  I was there Saturday morning but had to dash right after one of our coaches skated (she ended up placing 1st in her event and is going to Nationals, yay!)  I didn't get to watch quite as much as I would have liked but I still had fun.
Title: Re: Good Luck!
Post by: CaraSkates on March 13, 2017, 09:41:34 PM
Whoops!  No, I missed that.  What happened?  I was there Saturday morning but had to dash right after one of our coaches skated (she ended up placing 1st in her event and is going to Nationals, yay!)  I didn't get to watch quite as much as I would have liked but I still had fun.

Mylar balloon hit a transformer nearby and blew power to the rink and nearby hotels. Happened during the first skater of the second event (friend of mine in an inflatable minion suit). Postponed Champ Gold Men on the other rink for almost two hours - which pushed some official practice sessions to 11pm. Power came back on via a generator right away but not full power. Or full lights. Locker rooms dark. Snack bar dark. No heat. Automatic doors didn't really work. Couldn't cut the ice. Champ Gold men had music played via boombox into a microphone. The power did come back after a couple hours but the heating system was off all weekend. Brr.

I was in the 2nd event Saturday morning on rink 1 - open gold ladies. And the last event Saturday....champ gold ladies at 9:30pm...
Title: Re: Good Luck!
Post by: skategeek on March 13, 2017, 09:59:00 PM
Mylar balloon hit a transformer nearby and blew power to the rink and nearby hotels. Happened during the first skater of the second event (friend of mine in an inflatable minion suit). Postponed Champ Gold Men on the other rink for almost two hours - which pushed some official practice sessions to 11pm. Power came back on via a generator right away but not full power. Or full lights. Locker rooms dark. Snack bar dark. No heat. Automatic doors didn't really work. Couldn't cut the ice. Champ Gold men had music played via boombox into a microphone. The power did come back after a couple hours but the heating system was off all weekend. Brr.

I was in the 2nd event Saturday morning on rink 1 - open gold ladies. And the last event Saturday....champ gold ladies at 9:30pm...

Oh wow.  That helps explain why it was so cold (though I'm told that rink is always cold).  Unfortunately I missed your events!  I hope they went well.
Title: Re: Good Luck!
Post by: CaraSkates on March 14, 2017, 08:51:18 AM
Oh wow.  That helps explain why it was so cold (though I'm told that rink is always cold).  Unfortunately I missed your events!  I hope they went well.

It actually wasn't bad temp wise till the power outage. I skate in a cold rink at home and Ice Vault feels "normal" to me but not this weekend! I actually have chapped skin and knuckles from the cold air.

Surprised myself with medals in all three of my open events, a top half finish in champ gold (my goal was top 20) and an achievement award from USFS!
Title: Re: Good Luck!
Post by: skategeek on March 14, 2017, 08:54:03 AM
Surprised myself with medals in all three of my open events, a top half finish in champ gold (my goal was top 20) and an achievement award from USFS!

Congrats!!!   :stars: :toppts: :stars:
Title: Re: Good Luck!
Post by: FigureSpins on March 14, 2017, 12:12:16 PM
That's awesome! Congratulations!