No matter the politics, it’s hard to stay away from the Olympics. But for those of us in San Jose, we HAVE to watch the Olympics. Because hometown sweetheart, High School Sophomore Polina Edmunds, is the break-out figure skating star. And if we can will it into being, we’re going to help her bring the Gold home to Silicon Valley. Some of us have even more reason to be on Team Polina. My Goddaughter Amelia May is taking ice skating lessons at the rink where Polina practices. So when Sharks Ice San Jose hosted a kids Olympic Parade, we had to go. It’s kind of a San Jose civic duty. In the games Amelia May calls “The Olipsticks”, Polina is the Teen Queen and we are paying homage.
First, we had to make an Olympic torch to carry. Now part of the Sharks Ice Kids’ Olympic Parade included a torch making craft session. But Amelia May’s Mommy is an Olympic level crafter, so we were pretty sure a mere ice rink wouldn’t have all the sparkles and glue sticks that could be found at Amelia’s house.
Once at Sharks Ice San Jose, we rushed to make another torch.
Anyway, it was all really exciting and we think we sent enough “Go Polina” energy out that it will reach her all the way in Sochi.
Now don’t try to reach us during Ladies Singles Figure Skating. We’ll be glued to the TV cheering for our girl.