Written By: 2018 U.S. Dream Program and Skyliners Junior Team Member, Kylie Saloma
This past month has been very busy for us. After coming off of a great Nationals in Portland and capturing the Junior title, it was back to work at home in New York. With only two weeks between the end of Nationals and the beginning of the Junior World Championships, it was important for my team and I to stay focused and use our practice time efficiently.
We were fortunate as a team to have the opportunity to work with international skating judge, Gale Tanger following Nationals. She gave us feedback on our programs and provided us with motivation going into Junior Worlds.
Our practices have remained challenging because our coaches, Josh Babb and Pam May, believe in us and want us to show the audience our full potential. Along with doing run throughs of both our short and long programs, we have also been spending time breaking down sections of the programs to focus on specific details.
This is a very exciting point in our season. My team and I are so fortunate to have been given the opportunity to represent the United States as Team USA 1 this coming week in Zagreb, Croatia. We can’t wait to show the audience what we are capable of as a team and represent our country well. GO USA!!