For days now, the wildfires have been weighing on the minds of skaters, esp. those who call or have called Colorado home.
IN has an report today that mentions a few skaters who have been affected by the evacuations, and that cites eyewitness John Coughlin.
His voice is just one of many from a chorus of tweets, such as:
But first, ETA: Latest update from Tim Koleto @Timkoleto
"Thanks to my amazing mother, @fiestymadels and mama Zawadzki, the cars are all packed and we are safely evacuated."12:40 PM - 27 Jun 12
Rachael Flatt @RachaelFlatt
"Thinking of everyone in west Colorado Springs/Manitou area. Be safe!... http://fb.me/2e4UKkRiJ"
7:56 AM - 24 Jun 12
"Colorado Springs please stay safe with the fire. Its hard to be in Canada right now when your town is under fire watch :/ #ColoradoFire"
2:06 PM - 24 Jun 12
U.S. Figure Skating @USFigureSkating
"Thanks to those of you who have sent messages. Everyone here at USFS is safe. Please keep Colorado Springs in your thoughts."
6:56 AM - 27 Jun 12
Jeremy Abbott @jeremyabbottpcf
"Pray for my home. Keep Colorado in your thoughts!"
7:51 AM - 27 Jun 12
Ryan Bradley @RyanSBradley
"Crazy fires in Colorado. My thoughts go out to everyone in its path at home. I hate feeling so helpless"
11:37 AM - 27 Jun 12