By Stefani Andrews and Lydia Wang
We started out the morning with our official short program practice. We had a really great practice and looked forward to competing later in the day.
We stayed behind to be a part of the opening ceremonies, representing Team USA and ICE’Kateers.
We both had a really great time getting to know some of the other members of Team USA. Stefani bonded with Courtney (Skyliners) a fellow PhD student about how they have managed to juggle graduate school, work and skating. Lydia also enjoyed meeting Sennett and Alyssa (Miami University). They have a mutual friend, Linnea, who they all have skated with.
We skated a good short program and landed ourselves with 6th place. We all had a great time engaging with the audience and the judges.
After we skated our short program, Lydia drew our skating order for the long program. Out of only two options, she drew for us to skate 2nd. We hope to put out a strong performance tomorrow. Hope you’ll be watching!