Getting Back into the Swing - Happy 2019!
Dress Wright Blog – for January 03, 2019
By: Pj Kwong
Sad to say, but the holidays are over. It’s time to put the decorations away and get up off the couch and resume some sense of normalcy.
For skaters, there has been a bit of a break but with the second half of the skating season just around the corner, it’s time to get back on track. Although staying on track is never very far away and many teams take advantage of the holiday break to get some extra ice time.
For coaches, like two-time World Champion NEXXICE’’s Shelley Simonton Barnett, helping to maintain momentum for the athletes through the holidays included a couple of fun activities.” The skaters are very goal-oriented so they are completely on board with the extra ice time over Christmas. We keep the holiday spirit alive though, with a Christmas party and secret Santa gifts and a special visitor or two,” said Shelley.
For Dress Wright Synchro’s owner and chief designer Deanna Wright, there is nothing but admiration for the skaters who need to stay focused at this time of year. “It’s so easy to become distracted at this time of year. To know that the synchronized skating teams continue to keep their eye on the prize as it were is awesome and to be celebrated,” said Deanna.
In case you thought we were kidding, NEXXICE member Laura Emery weighed in: “As members of NEXXICE Senior, we do have a few days off over the holidays to spend time with our friends and families. However, with competitions in early January we return to our training schedule as soon as the holiday is over. It is easy when you are part of a team where everyone is committed to the same goal. It also helps that we all have families that are very supportive of us and understand our love for the sport.”
Whatever your vision for 2019, the Dress Wright team wishes you and yours the very best in the New Year!
Synchronize Your Watch
I chose this video because Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody is a favourite of mine; clearly of NEXXICE’s as well as their program from two years ago at the Canadian national championships would indicate.
Team Up! with Dress Wright Synchro: Deanna says that inspiration can be found everywhere. If you are at bit of a loss, help and ideas are as close as the Dress Wright Gallery found here. Don’t forget to check out our dresses that were created along themes that can be the starting point for your team’s look. Check out our catalogue here (pages 16 – 30) for our selection of dresses.