Read about the beginning of the Crystallettes week preparing for the 2014 World Championships. Wish them and the Haydenettes luck today as they compete their short programs in Courmayeur! Go Team USA!
Weekend in the French Mountains
By Laura Friedman
The Dearborn Crystallettes started their worlds trip to Italy by making a slight detour to Pralognan La Vanoise France for some extra training. We stayed at a beautiful ski resort up in the mountains where the view was amazing! The view was even more amazing when we took a team trip up in a gondola to the top of a mountain and got to see the whole town from on top of the world:) While there we had the opportunity to meet and train with the team from France, Le Zoulous. From sharing bus rides, ice time and dinners our whole team created some new friendships, that we all hope to maintain and keep for a lifetime. After a great weekend both Le Zoulous and the Crystallettes were ready to take that 4 hour bus ride together and take on the world at the ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships in Courmayeur Italy!
Team USA causes Traffic Jam
By Laura Friedman
There is never a dull moment with with the Crystallettes!
On our way back to the hotel from the Aosta rink where we had our official practice on Wednesday when our bus had a malfunction and the storage door opened while we we’re driving and several of our skate bags ended up in the road causing a line of traffic. Several girls, myself included, we’re running down the road trying to recover our bags from the street, a couple bags even got severely damaged. Once we counted to make sure we had all the bags and were situated on the bus we began continue on our drive…..A couple minutes later a scream comes from the back of the bus saying that the other storage door on the other side of the bus was open! Once again teammates were out in the street recovering our bags that were in the street while a line of cars waited for us to clear the way. Besides the couple damaged skate bags, luckily no skates themselves were damaged and now we can all look back and laugh at that story some day.