What a day it has been!
Some of the stars skated with the Learn to Skate kids & coaches, giving lessons this morning for 2 hours. It was a blast, and the kids were very excited. The stars gave a demonstration too. I think the kids are going to come to the rink alot more over these next few weeks & months, and are going to remember skating with national champions for the rest of their lives. Whatever pointer the stars gave probably is worth 1,000 times what their coach says . . . . even if it's the same thing. Something they will always remember.. After intermission at the real show, a large group of local skaters entertained the crowd with a number, and that was cute.
The show was wonderful, wonderful, wonderful. The group skating choreography seemed very fresh & new, a little like Ice Cold Combos mixed by a really good dance coach. The skaters were all very good, top notch, each one a star, and I'm not going to spoil the show one bit. Opening number was fabulous too. I so enjoyed every single number and skater.
But, I will say one thing about one skater. I absolutely cried at Katia Gordeeva's solo number during the first half. Tears down my face, the whole box of Kleenex, ruined mascara type of moment. The number and she were beautiful. It is how I will remember Katia forever.