|Real Carmens getting their game faces on.|
My event takes place bright and early on Sunday morning April the 17th; warm up time is at an uncivilized 8:09 am for the two Solo Dance-3 groups (first group on ice is Females 17-23 years old; my group is Mixed Adult). We skate at 8:17 with my competitor skating first.
Sizing up my competition: She's a better skater than I am (she's passed her preliminary dances with USFS) and she's a member of the adult synchro team. Plus, she's competed before. I assume she and I are both dancing the Canasta Tango, although technically she could do the Rhythm Blues instead--we shall see! Either way it'll be fabulous darh-ling, the highlight of the competition weekend: The Battle of the Carmens.