By: Stacey Gouker and Sarah Gill
The Lexettes started our day bright and early with a 6 am practice on
the official competition rink! Although it was early, we skated well
and made some last minute improvements before our official practices
start tomorrow. We came back to the hotel and rested until lunchtime,
when we had sandwiches and did video review from our practice earlier.
After our review, all of Team USA – the Lexettes, Skyliners, our coaches,
and team leaders, took a group photo in front of the hotel.
We then took a tram and headed into downtown Zagreb. There, we did a
walking tour of the city and learned a little about Croatia’s history.
One interesting thing we learned is that Croatians have a special love
for coffee, which many of us were able to relate to! After the tour we
walked around the downtown and shopped for clothes, chocolate, and
souvenirs. For dinner, we went to a modern restaurant, and some of us
tried more regional foods such as potato soup, stuffed pork, and apple
streudel. We are starting to adjust to the local time, and as the
competition nears, we are seeing more teams arrive at the hotel. At
night, we rested to recover from our practices, and to prepare for the
big weekend. LEX DO IT