Here is the seventh entry of my favorite figure skating moments of 2014:
4. Coach Tom Z participates in the ISU International Development Program: The ISU has previously hosted developmental singles figure skating camps in Scandinavia and most recently in Europe. My invitation to their summer camp in Ostrava, Czech Republic, as part of the illustrious faculty including Valerie and Doug Bartlett, Sissy Krick, Alexander Lakernik, Maria McLean, Stephane Lambiel and Tomas Verner was not only a highlight of my 2014 but also of my entire coaching career which has been mainly based in the US for the last 24 years. Working with skaters, coaches and officials from around Europe enriched my perspective and appreciation of our great sport. Words cannot describe the love, sharing and energy of the camp. Thank you again, Maria, for a great experience!