Friday, December 21, 2012
Monday, November 26, 2012
In the past month, we have skated at openings for three outdoor rinks in Los Angeles, Santa Monica and Long Beach. Our team has also been featured on local news (KTLA Channel 5) as well as Univision (the number one Spanish speaking channel). My teammate Juliana represented the team beautifully being interviewed in Spanish, and Teammate Emiko and myself spoke with KTLA.
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Monday, August 13, 2012
We are all looking forward to the start of the regular season and school year! - Audrey
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
As we put on our Lady Gaga dresses, we put on our “poker faces” and got ready to become “little monsters.” As we prepared to enter the ice, Saga reminded us to remain calm. She knew that we were capable. We all knew that this program had the potential to amaze. We just had to do exactly what we did at every practice.
After awards, our parents threw us a party and we were able to celebrate with them. As many of us live away from home, this time was very special. Saga presented us with our small medal, and spoke to our success. She then said her farewell, as she was headed home to Finland the next morning. We were happy to see her take a break and spend time with her family, as well.
Tessa and Audrey
Thursday, April 19, 2012
We competed thirteenth in the short program. We skated the best short program performance of our season and were proud of how we performed out on the world ice. We ended up in 11th place with places 9th through 11th separated by less then a point. Once we were done skating, we got the opportunity to watch the top six teams in the world skate.
Friday, April 13, 2012
After skating, we rested and had snacks before it was time to get ready to compete. We went through our normal competition routine and got excited to represent our country as Team USA1. When we got to the rink the energy was great and there were tons of people. During warm up we focused on each other and stayed in our own bubble. We were more than ready to compete.
Upon entering the arena, we looked up and saw a lot of excited fans ready for an intense competition. And what an intense competition it was!
Getting on the ice, we noticed not only American flags waving, but Finnish ones as well. It is a unique experience having two nations supporting you coming into a World Championship. It makes us realize how fortunate we are to have Saga as a coach. She is a phenomenal person.
Although we technically did not get all the calls we were going for, the program felt amazing. We are proud of our skate. Tomorrow is an entirely new day and we are ready to put everything we have into our Lady Gaga program. We intend to go Gaga for Saga and leave everything on the ice.
Tessa & Audrey