Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Happy New Year and "all that jazz"!

Wasn’t it just yesterday that we started the new school year and the skating season began? And now here we are in January, with two competitions already under our belt for the 2012-2013 season.

After a successful weekend for Miami at the Dr. Porter Classic, with a first place finish for the senior team, we headed back to school to wind down the semester and finish strong on our final exams. Mid-December, the Miami skaters headed to their hometowns across the country for a relaxing 2-week break from school. This was definitely much needed, as balancing 18 credits with skating season in full swing is not an easy task. I enjoyed spending time in Michigan with my family, catching up with friends, and of course skating some sessions back at my old stomping grounds at the Ann Arbor Ice Cube.

After the New Year, my teammates and I returned to campus fired up to begin training for our next event. We had a lot of fun enjoying an empty campus to ourselves, with no classes…or lines at Starbucks! But most of our days were spent inside the rink, energized through long practices due to the excitement in seeing and feeling our programs grow.

This past weekend, all three Miami teams competed at the Mid-America Classic and World Junior Team Selection Competition in Fraser, MI. We were extremely amped to show off our polished programs to everyone. The senior team finished second in the short program and edged out the competition by a slim margin to win the long program on Sunday. We were also able to cheer on our Junior and Collegiate teammates and see some awesome skating throughout the weekend. It was a definitely a golden weekend for Miami. Our coaches even let us watch our favorite movie, Pitch Perfect, on the bus ride home for a second time that trip (we had already watched it on the trip up). I think they enjoyed it, too ;)

Back in the beautiful Oxford, OH, the new semester has begun and campus is once again bustling. It won’t be long though until we head out to our next event in Gothenburg, Sweden at the end of the month. Until then…we’re back to the grind! Go Miami!

Love and Honor,


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