Coins for Cares Avatar Program

by Mary on July 31, 2019

I haven’t blogged much this year but I have been skating! Coach Gary helped me brainstorm a new dramatic showcase program. For music I was considering a beautiful Enya song used in Lord of the Rings or orchestral music from ‘Avatar.’ Gary suggested the song “I See You” from Avatar which he’d remembered loving when one of his skaters used it years ago. I liked it and took his suggestion.

In April we spent several days together and he helped me finalize the cut of the music (with my husband emailing us several drafts) and set the program. I visited again two weeks ago and we fine-tuned it. Both times we had a lot of fun working together.

Friday I skated at Coins for Cares, an event to benefit the Scott Hamilton Foundation. Read the article →


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