Thursday, May 22, 2014

Guess who is going to Skate America?

It's been a rough couple of weeks. Office work and nonstop events happening in the evenings have made my life much too hectic for my taste, and there have been points were I genuinely feel I'm losing my mind.

I was lacing up the other day, and noticed an advertisement for Skate America that had been posted on the Broomball bulletin board. Why was it on the Broomball board?? The skating school bulletin board sat largely empty just six feet away... anyway, there it was, and while I knew the event was coming, I didn't realize tickets were on sale.

I had a meeting get suddenly cancelled last night, so Stitch and I got a nice night off, playing with glow sticks and eating a banana cream pie for dinner in the front yard. I figured I deserved a treat. And on that same line, I went ahead and bought myself an All Event Pass to Skate America. My seat is eight rows back from the ice. I had worse seats at Home Rink's Ice Show last Friday.

I'm going to a Grand Prix event, and this is really cool. By the time it's over, I may have seen enough skating to make my ears bleed. Will they skate to "Let it Go?" Can we have a Costume Bingo? Do they serve beer? All pressing questions.

Is it okay to eat concessions like crazy while being constantly reminded of the
tiny dresses you need to fit into?

If you decide to come to Skate America at the Sears Centre, I can tell you that there really isn't a bad seat in the house. It's a nice arena, a bit in the middle of nowhere but easy enough to get to and find. And if you see someone in a Swarovski hat in section 115, come say hi!


  1. I'm in section 116! I'll probably be knitting... I'm especially excited about going to the practices, and a bit bummed because I probably won't be able to go to the gala on Sunday since I have to drive back to Iowa.

    I am SO excited (though a bit worried about the seats, since the computer picked them...) I've only ever been to a regionals, so I've never seen elite skating live.

    1. Don't worry - Stitch and I saw one of those crazy Pandora "Fashion on Ice" shows here, and we were very close to the ice. These seats are in about the same place. I really think we should have a Costume Bingo... :D