Saturday, January 26, 2013

Short Program in Sweden!

Hej alla (Hi Everyone)! Returning to Göteborg, Sweden with Miami Senior after being here in 2010 for the Junior World Challenge Cup is a DREAM come true. The atmosphere is amazing, the people are enthusiastic, and the skating is even better.
Miami Senior Varsity Synchronized Skating Team

After being here for a few days and getting a couple of great practices under our belts, everyone seemed all settled in and ready to compete. This morning we skated our short program official practice after just a short debacle with the bus not picking us from the hotel to take us to the rink. However, once we all finally trickled over and arrived at the rink, it was time to get to work. We skated a solid official practice and felt that we were more than ready to compete that night.
Dream skaters Ashleigh Ostin and Ashley Mulhern getting ready for official practice.

Before we knew it, we were heading back over to the rink and taking a few minutes to warm up. I personally had an amazing time warming up next to Team Boomerang from Sweden and getting to see some of my good friends who skate for them. I make no exaggeration when I say that those girls have a ton of spirit and really know how to make some noise!

Miami skaters Colleen, Katelyn, Alli, and Ingrid are excited to skate.
Stepping on the ice, I think I can speak for my whole team when I say that we got chills when they announced us as “Miami University representing the United Skates of America”, but we quickly snapped right back to reality and took on our fierce character as we skated to our warm-up block. Taking a deep breath, hitting our pose, waiting a few beats, and then finally making our first movement as one, I knew that this was going to be a great skate. Right now we are sitting in 2nd place behind the reigning World Champions, Team Surprise of Sweden, and could not be happier or more ready to compete our long program tomorrow!

Miami Senior Team after a fierce short program competition in Sweden!
Congratulations to all of Team USA on amazing performances today! I am so excited to continue to show the world what USA can do tomorrow!

Det var allt för nu (That’s all for now),
Ashley Mulhern

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