Euros Blog #2 by Tanja Kolbe & Stefano Caruso

Hello everybody!

Our long day started with wake up at 6 a.m.! We had a nice breakfast and we took the bus for our practice. All judges were there but, unfortunately, since it was so early in the morning, not a lot of public.

We skated really well, self-confident and relaxed. After practice we went back to the hotel and we took a nap.

kolbe-caruso-12eurosquAround 2 p.m. we started to get ready for our competition — make up, Tanja did her hair — ice dance normal routine! lol

We came to the rink while the first group just started, and we were watching some of the skaters while we were warming up. We usually warm up one hour before our competition, and then go in the dressing room for changing 20 minutes before the competition.

On the ice was really a nice feeling. I do like big competitions with public; it’s like all your work is paid back! Anyway, let’s talk about our performance!

We really enjoyed (ourselves) while skating. We skated one of the best free dance of the season (apart from the fact that we fell on a lift…) but we got the second (highest) components. We know that without that mistake, we could have been second (overall) so we are looking forward to do our best in the other segments of this competition.

We are so happy we qualified because during all this season we were working hard for this reason!

Now is time for a nice dinner and tomorrow is another exciting day with our short dance practice!!!

Thank you everybody!