Thank you from Charlie

In late September I left for the world championships in Novara, Italy, expecting a wonderful experience. When I arrived, it was more than I could have hoped for. Not only was I able to compete on the highest platform for the sport, but I had the opportunity to immerse myself in another culture, enlarging my understanding of others' experiences. Through my interactions with other athletes and the citizens of Italy, I not only grew as a skater but as a person.

I arrived in Milan in the morning, and after a short bus ride I checked into my room and hurried to meet up with the rest of the team, who had all gathered in one room to hang out. I was happy we all stayed in the same place; I felt like we were a team More Information