Friday, November 13, 2009
Feels Good to be the Chosen City for U.S. Figure Skating Championships
2012 U.S. Figure Skating Championships (I wonder when the tickets will be available or if one can get in for free if one volunteers). If you've read my blog you've probably noticed I am a big fan of the Guadelupe River Park. One of my points of departure when I go walking there is the little park just opposite the arena. Whenever I mention the wonderful carousel right there at the arena, I am always sorry to hear how few people even know of its existence. And that is not the only attraction to draw a person to this park. There are the monuments that honor the San Jose figure skating champions and a fascinating dry "pool" with quotes from famous San Jose skaters engraved into the surface. It is really fun to walk around and read the quotes and gaze up at the huge cylinders with mosaic work depicting significant events in the lives of our local skaters. Check it out.