by Katie Fiore, Emily Kirillov and Kylie Saloma
Skyliners Junior Days 1 and 2
Guten tag from Berlin! We took a 6 pm flight from Newark on Monday night and arrived here Tuesday morning. Tired from the long plane ride, we took quick naps before heading to lunch at a local restaurant and then practice soon after. Although we were jet-lagged from the plane ride earlier that day, we had a great first practice in Germany. After practice, we got to try German food, which we loved, and then we went to bed early to rest up for a busy week.
We woke up refreshed and ready to try more German foods at breakfast! After a filling breakfast, we headed to our second practice. Following a few run-throughs of each program, we felt more prepared to compete this weekend. Our afternoon was relaxing, which we spent doing homework in our hotel rooms.
Crystallettes Senior Days 1 and 2
Hi everyone! On Monday, after departing Detroit, a layover in Frankfurt, we safely arrived in Berlin! Immediately following, we went on a bus tour through the city. We got to see the Berlin Wall, enjoyed lunch downtown and drove past many cool attractions. After fighting jet lag all day, we enjoyed dinner at the hotel, and had an early bedtime to prepare for the week ahead of us.
Today (Wednesday) we had the luxury of sleeping in, and began our day with off ice in the hotel. Lately we have been very diligent in perfecting heads in arms in our time on the floor. Later in the day, we headed to the rink for our first unofficial practice. We executed some great run throughs and were able to get a feel for the ice.
Team USA Dinner:
We had an amazing time at our team dinner with Haydenettes, Crystallettes, and Skyliners junior where we had fun as a Team USA family. We sat with two members from each team and we played a scavenger hunt to get to know each other better. It was such a fun opportunity to meet everyone and make new memories. We are so excited for the competition to start in a few days! Good luck to all the teams competing!
Excited for a fun and successful week ahead of us,
Katie, Emily and Kylie