by Marigold IceUnity (Finland)
We arrived in Shanghai on Tuesday morning and already got to check out the competition rink later that day at practice. Wednesday and Thursday included sightseeing and getting to know the city, in addition to training. The competition days were spent with our usual routine and we enjoyed the sunny weather as much as we could.
It was great to get to perform for a big audience and compete against tough opponents. On Sunday, before the gala, we had an extra fun warm-up when we played some games with team China and Nexxice. Shanghai Trophy ended in the on-ice gala where, in a finale number, teams got to have some fun with one another.
During the week we got to see and experience many things that we’ll never forget. It was interesting to see the two disciplines of short track speed skating and synchronized skating to be included in the same event, and so successfully! We were also really happy with how well we were received by everyone involved in the competition. All in all, this trip was an amazing experience for us!