Tuesday, January 17, 2012
U.S. Nationals Nostalgia: Spokane 2010
Meryl and Charlie swept up the audience and took us on a breathless ride with their Phantom of the Opera free dance. They looked primed and ready for the Olympics. Another of my favorite performances that year came from Lynn Kriengkrairut and Logan Giulietti-Schmitt, who skated to music from Slumdog Millionaire. Their style is so smooth, and they always make beautiful shapes with their highlight moves.
Once again Spokane rolled out the red carpet and became "Skate City USA." There was high interest in the event everywhere we went. The Fan Fest at River Park Square mall was a popular spot, and the concerts and victory ceremonies were always crowded.
Next up is the final installment in the series, Greensboro 2011 - a men's competition full of standing ovations, almost getting arrested after the dance medal ceremony, and the best practice arena setup yet.