The competition has officially begun! We were really excited to take the ice on home turf. The excitement of the fans cheering us on really got us motivated to skate our program with great attack. Right before getting on the ice our coach told us to soak in every moment and skate for ourselves. It was so nice to be able to show everyone how much work we have been putting into our programs. We dedicate five days a week to the sport on top of our busy class load. All this hard work was leading up to the three minutes we get to perform on the ice.
One of the leading moments in a skater’s career is being able to represent your home country at Worlds. My old coach said that the second time competing at Worlds in the US would be even more incredible, and she was right! The crowd was louder than I had ever remembered making it nearly impossible to hear the music.
As a team we are ready to take on the long program tomorrow and show the world all that we have to offer.