Sunday, February 14, 2010

A hometown view of the Olympics

As Caydee Denney and Jeremy Barrett prepare to skate tonight in the pairs short program at the Vancouver Games, Herald reporter Tim Wolfrum and photographer Grant Jefferies will be bringing you the hometown view -- right from the Ellenton ice rink, the surprise epicenter of pairs figure skating in the country.

As you can read in our coverage today, Denney and Barrett are the first Olympic figure skaters born and developed in Florida. They had only been skating together for two years before their victory at nationals last month.

We're also paying close attention to Mark Ladwig and Amanda Evora, who also train at Ellenton with the Southwest Florida Figure Skating Club. Win or lose, there will be much celebrating at Ellenton today. And we'll be there.

-- Joan

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

While these 2 local skaters SHOULD be reason to celebrate the Olympics, 60% of the locals are NOT excited according to your poll.

Interesting, huh? They took the time time to respond "no".....what sad, bitter people inhabit this sleepy back-water.