I definitely think that the practice sessions are worth going to as long as you're prepared for a long, and sometimes boring afternoon. In my case, I loved hearing what the coaches would say, or not say to the skaters. Also, you'll be very surprised ( At least I was ) at how each skater approaches a practice session.
Originally Posted by Hyena
Some skaters won't jump during their run through and then practice jumps separately. Some skaters don't show up at all. I'm old, and the last practice session I saw was in 1991. Tonya Harding was late and barely looked at her coaches. She also didn't do a full run of her program. Kristy was exactly the opposite. She did full runs and was totally engaged with her coach.
Of course, when they competed, Kristy was the one who looked like she hadn't practiced hard and Tonya was spectacular. It was very interesting. It was freezing though so bring a jacket just in case.
Thank you for answering Mrs. P!
Originally Posted by Mrs. P
Hey golden411. I better just leave it on camera/sports mode and pray! LOL Thank you for your feedback you two.
Originally Posted by golden411
Good advice. I was thinking that is about 12 hours per day, to take it all in. I suppose there is no schedule for the practices, and they probably do not announce them?
Originally Posted by mrrice
I am so excited about this. I thought of booking up Nats, but the thing is, you never know what will be going on at the time of the competition, with flights, weather, and hotels, personal drama etc. LOL
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