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By the time you are reading this, I will likely already be in the air returning from Vancouver where I was covering the Canadian Tire National Figure Skating Championships.

Trips like these always bring me back to what skating has brought into my life. I am very lucky!

On the way to Vancouver, I was seated across the aisle from a woman named Becky whose kids skate at the club where I was a coach. (Am I still? They asked. I say I am on sabbatical while I pursue other things 😉 Anyway, we got to talking all about the competition and how we thought things were going to play out. I love those kinds of conversations and an hour and a half few by before we knew it.

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Cue the scream from the toddler.

I tapped my new friend on the shoulder and said: “That’s my fault.”

Will I ever learn to not tempt fate?

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