Skate America International
Postcard from '98 Skate America
Detroit, Michigan "Motor City USA"
Detroit, Michigan was once again host to 1998 Skate America International where skaters from all over the world competed at the Joe Louis Arena. SIlver Blade Tours, Inc. clients stayed at the "Official Hotel", Pontchartrain, where they mingled along with skaters and fellow spectators.
This competition showcases some of the world's best skaters on their initial quest toward National and World competitions. Former Skate America champions, Todd Eldredge and Michelle Kwan were noticeably absent, from this competition but despite low audience attendance, we were able to enjoy the skating from excellent seats.
Russians Alexi Yagudin, Maria Butyrskaya, Elena Berezhnaya and Anton Sikharulidze took the Men's, Ladies, and Pair Champions. Dance title went to France's Marina Anissina and Gwendal Peizerat.
Office activities included Greektown, shopping and a trip to the Casino in Windsor, Ontario Canada where lady luck did prevail. Concluding the competition on Saturday night, some of us were treated to an early morning piano concert featuring Gwendal Peizerat.
Silver Blade Tours, Inc. will look forward to this new skating season to see new and current champions crowned.
(pictured above) Claudyne with Silver Blade Tour participants Rebecca Gomez and Irene Bello at Joe Louis Arena, site of '98 Skate America.
Photo Rebecca Gomez.
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