October 26, 1998
Simi Valley, California
To dear Krew:
Many of you asked me how come I decided to do Stars On Ice at this
time. Because you know, I am willing to try skating to different things! In the Tom
Collins tour I was just doing my one program, over and over. In Stars On Ice, there are so
many entertainers -- different styles, different ways to express yourself. Even the
rehearsal process I was happy! It was three times a day but I love it! Especially the
group stuff, this is new for me. I used to be all alone on the ice. This is something
different, different feeling... and I am enjoying it. I love all the people: I love Scott,
I love Kristi, I love Katia, I love Gorsha and Tara... they are all good friends of mine
and I am happy to skate with them. There are a lot of group numbers, and that is different
for me. Even when I am finish rehearsing I will stay after one hour just to watch them
rehearse. It was so great!
My competitive season -- I am satisfied with my skating. There was
not a lot of time to prepare this time, even to break in my new boots. That was unplanned.
Last summer I had the whole time to practice -- but I am satisfied. The judging -- I am
not so satisfied with that, it's not fair. That's all I say, there's nothing I can do. I
will keep skating for my great fans!
As you know, I have also been busy moving to Los Angeles. I love
L.A.! It is my favorite place. I love the ocean, the weather, the lifestyle... I love
there are different sports you can do outside! And my family, they love it here also. If
you coming to L.A., you can come to Iceoplex in North Hills to my practices anytime!
Unless it's special practice and I need it to be closed, my fans are always welcome. Ask
Iceoplex and they can tell you if I have a practice.
For the holidays, I hope I can go skiing -- down the mountain, not
cross-country. There are many sports I would like to do that I did not do before the
Olympics. Maybe you'll notice a little "something" on my chin -- I got that from
rollerblading! I enjoy some pickup hockey games at the rink too.
I am thinking of some more kinds of contests for the Krew, but I
will tell you when I think them all through. I am looking forward to meeting Sarah, Azu
and Sherrie on this tour -- the winners of last contest. And I will see you all backstage
at the different stops on the tour soon!
Your doll forever,