The 2011 US Figure Skating Championships were held in at the Coliseum in Greensboro this past week. The above photo of Kelsey Traunero was taken during the sold-out women's finals on Saturday night. Even if you were not passionate about figure skating, you couldn't help being engaged and attentive at the venue. Fans from all over the United States came to Greensboro to see this event and they knew the names and moves of skaters as well as football fans know names of Super Bowl players. Many of the spectators seated near us attend this event annually. Thousands attended the sessions over the last four days; many visiting Greensboro for the first time. Over 9,300 tickets were sold for the Saturday evening session alone.
Next year the national championships will be in San Jose, CA. Let's hope they can return to Greensboro soon. Look closely and you will see that Kelsey is pointing to the words, "Greensboro, NC." Look even more closely and you may see someone you know.