So let's look at this flower and object throwing from a different perspective. You're in the last group on the ice in a final event. You've been backstage mentally preparing yourself for your skate. You hear the music end from the skater before you and you walk to the waiting area to go out on the ice. BUT.....it takes 5-10 minutes of standing there watching little girls and boys pick stuff up off the ice. Mind check!!!! Too much time to stand anticipating your performance. Finally you get on the ice but you see a few things still on the ice that the kiddles missed. Hmmmm - what else did they miss? Are you going to catch an edge on a flower petal or something that fell off a stuffed animal? Or a ribbon? By now the calmness you had achieved backstage is gone......................

I still think throwing things on the ice should be outlawed.