Strange Sectionals: Phoenix Prequel

by Mary on May 20, 2020

Balloon at Sonoran Desert Preserve

Back in late February and early March I was absorbed in getting ready for adult Sectionals. Luckily for me I had a burst of travel right before we had to shut everything down. I was in Phoenix for a family event and got to skate at the Ice Den Scottsdale. It’s a beautiful rink with an electric figure skating atmosphere. Thanks to having attended Lala Van Camp’s skating camp in Chandler, I knew lots of the adults and coaches on the ice, including Sectionals competitors, and felt right at home. Todd Gilles and Douglas Razzano were both on the ice working with students.

Leap Day, February 29th, was the day that the first US COVID death was reported at the LifeCare of Kirkland, Washington. That hit alarmingly close to home for me, since I’d visited that LifeCare several times in December 2018 when my brother-in-law was there (I was not impressed at all with the facility– among other things, my BIL’s wallet was never found after he was sent back to the hospital). Read the article →


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