Emanuela “Emme” Porter, Bruce Porter Jr 2nd Intl ice dance competition at Pavel Roman Olomouc #ProjectPrague #BellaVita
It was just two weeks ago we were in Romania and now we’re headed back to Europe for our second international competition in Czech Republic…We need to start doubling these competitions up, I thought to myself as I loaded our luggage. We’ve been training since we returned from Romania but we are also working full time staffing and producing events worldwide, managing social media advertising, and building social networks. This trip was especially challenging as we were staffing two challenging events in Boston and models in Las Vegas. Best keep a clear head while dealing with three different time zones, 20+ staff, clients, jet lag, and twizzles.
From our coaching staff we again took Gary Irving with us on the trip. We arrived in Prague a day early to get the lay of the land and try to acclimate ourselves to the European time zone. We rented a small car we dubbed “Yellow Submarine” and stayed at the quaint Hotel u Kočků right around the corner from Old Town Square. We toured beautiful Prague and fell in love with it’s cobble stone streets, people, and charm. The next morning we went to sight see a bit more including going to the top of the Church of Saint Nicholas in the heart of the Old City before picking up Gary from the airport.
With Gary Irving in tow we headed out of Prague for what we thought was a three hour trip to Olomouc for the Pavel Roman Ice Dance Championship. With me at the helm we made good time until we ran into hours and hours of traffic on the final 7o miles or so into Olomouc. We navigated best we could past the traffic by taking back roads but still missed the official draw for the competition and were taken off the competitors list… Times like this it pays to have an Australian on your coaching staff as Gary Irving spoke to the officials. With his “Good day mate” and “no worries” attitude Gary came out with a smile and informed us the officials had graciously allowed us to compete. ”It’s ok, but you skate first” the official told us, so we checked in to the Floral Hotel and hooked up the computers and started working.
Practice was at 6am the next morning so we worked until about 2am and went to sleep throwing away any hope of getting on European time and just banked on a long nap after practice. Practice went well and after breakfast we headed off to bed as we competed at 6pm. After the short dance competition was over we were again up until late staffing models in Boston and Las Vegas and had another hellish 6am practice. We competed free dance at 12noon and despite a few problems we got through the performance with higher marks than we received at the last competition.
Next up for Bella Vita TV is Zagreb, Croatia for Golden Spin 2012 #ProjectPoint.
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