By Laura Friedman
There was more excitement for our long program performance. Every single one of my teammates love to skate to this program and this was the day that we were going to show the audience just how much we love to skate. The arena was again packed with cheering people and applauding hands as we were announced to take the ice. As our music started there was a sense of calmness that seemed to come over all of us, allowing our passion and love of skating to shine through. Besides a minor problem in one of our lifts in the middle of the program, the Crystallettes again delivered a solid performance in front of the crowd at the French Cup.
After our job was done and we exited the locker room there were still 3 team left to skate, all from Finland. The Rockettes, Marigold Ice Unity, and Team Unique are the teams that continue to push this sport to higher levels and are great teams to look up to as skaters, athletes, and as individuals who share the exact same passion that we do!
As the event came to an end the Crystallettes placed 7th. We put out two strong programs, but are also urging to get back to work and make them perfect for Nationals in the hopes of being able to compete against those international teams again at Worlds in Italy.