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Skate Canada – Blog from Kimberly Navarro

By Kimberly Navarro, special for —

Skate Canada is known amongst skaters to be one of the best Grand Prix events, and I can see why.  Skating is pretty popular in Canada; therefore there are some great fans.  Even at our incredibly early practice this morning I could find a few die-hard supporters clapping and yelling “good morning!”  This, I think, is one of the best aspects of Skate Canada- the appreciation from the audience.

The accommodations are also something to mention here at Skate Canada, at least for the athletes and coaches.  Our hotel is very nice.  It has a very modern business feel, if that makes any sense at all.  The hotel has a beautiful spa and fitness center.  I hear there is an indoor pool, and although I know I won’t use it, it feels like a novelty just knowing it exists.

Since T-Fal is a new sponsor of Skate Canada, the skaters have received an unusual, but very useful, welcoming gift.  We all got frying pans!  It is definitely the first frying pan I have gotten from a competition, and I couldn’t be happier.  It seems an excellent gift for us skaters for several reasons.  First, there are only so many skating t-shirts or key chains we can collect before they themselves start collecting dust.  Second, I have to assume that we are a healthy group of people who know the benefits of cooking at home.  Third, and along the same lines, we are probably all on tight budgets and know the financial advantages to cooking at home.  And finally, if nothing else, we can use our frying pans to make noise and cheer each other on at competitions!

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