We had comfortable seats...with good views just above the ice...and took in a great practise session.
Flash photography was forbidden...and since they skated faster than my Canon could focus...most of my photos were a nice blurr. I did manage to get a nice picture of the zamboni machine...
We were in for a double treat...since the Russian Olympic pairs are using the same sheet of ice for their training sessions...and were on right after the Japanese team was done. Of course we stayed!
If you have a chance to take in pairs figure skating...watch for Yuko Kavaguti and Alexander Smirnov. They are the 2008-2010 Russian Champions...the 2009 World bronze medalists...and 2010 European champions. And...they are good!
We saw Vera Bazarova and Yuri Larionov as well...also a treat to watch. It was a chance of a lifetime...and we're glad we took it. The Japanese team is now finished with their Abbostford training camp...but the Russian athletes will be there for a few more weeks. Check out their schedule on the Abbotsford Olympic calendar....if you happen to live nearby and wish to see them in action.
The grandgirlies quite enjoyed the outing...Ryder yawned and wondered how long until it was all over. I don't think he's quite so impressed with fine skating!