Thursday, September 29, 2011

Regionals!!

Hey everyone today was Regionals and boy, did I have an awesome time!!  I skated this morning at 9:10 and my sister, Jessica skated at 5:30.  For my program I decided I would take out my double loop because I didn't feel comfortable doing it, so I added an axel-double-toe-loop (combination jump) instead.  I felt a whole lot better when we decided to put that one in.  But anyway, when we first got to Mentor (the place where Regionals was being held), I got really nervous.  All over the place I saw huge, glowing electrical signs saying "Regional Figure Skating Championships"  These four words almost gave me a heart attack.  Just seeing those words I couldn't actually snap into the moment and realize that I was actually going to be competing at the real Regionals!  So  we finally parked our car and walked into the big arena.  As I opened the door, I saw figure skaters all over, their dress's bedazzled jewels sparkling like crazy.  It was so crowded I could hardly get to the locker rooms where I needed to get my skates on.  Finally I could manage to squeeze through the packed crowd and get to where I needed to go.  As we got into the locker room, I tightly wound up my skates and put on my hard guards.  I don't want to explain the whole process because, this post is already starting to get too long.  So when it was my turn to go, after a successful warm up, I got onto the smooth, slippery ice and glided over to my spot.  Overall I think I did really well.  The only thing I realized was that I was going slower than normal, I sped up my jumps but I slowed down my overall skating, which is actually unusual because it's usually just the opposite.  So I ended up taking 6th out of 18 other girls.  My sister Jessica ended up taking 17th out of 18 :( but at least she's not upset about it, she is actually in a really good mood. :)  So, overall I think we all had an awesome time and I just wanted to say really quick that we will be moving to Seattle Washington tomorrow!  I'm going to end it at that! :)

Thanks
Alyssa :)

7 comments:

  1. Great job Alyssa- I'm glad you had so much fun, and you skated really well!

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  2. I'm so proud of both of you! Great skate!

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  3. Hi Alyssa, I hope you get to skate this weekend. Love your skating! Grandma Sandie

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  4. Hi Grandma!! Yay I finally got your comment!! Love you! Oh and I got your birthday card!! Thanks so much!!!! :D

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  5. Congrats on skating so well! Thanks for stopping by my blog :) Keep skating and writing!

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