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ICE STYLE.....BLOG RECAP of Attending the 2018 U.S. Figure Skating Championships: Photos!

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 Gold Medal Fab: Nick Verreos with Gold medalists in Ice Dance, Madison Hubbell and Zachary Donohue--2018 Prudential U.S. Figure Skating Championships, SAP Center San Jose California

As you may know, I LOVE figure skating and LOVE doing my ICE STYLE figure skating COSTUMES blogs. Naturally, any year I can buy tickets and attend the very important U.S. Nationals with my better half David, it's "Done & Done" as they say! Two years ago we had the chance to attend the 2016 U.S. Nationals which were held in Minneapolis and now, it was really convenient that this year's U.S. Figure Skating Championships were in San Jose--just a one-hour flight from our home base in Los Angeles.

SAP Center Here We Come!--David Paul, Nick Verreos and Johnny Nicoloro attending the 2018 Prudential U.S. Figure Skating Championships, SAP Center San Jose California

Our very good friend, Johnny Nicoloro, met us a day after, but let me tell you, we all HAD A BLAST! There was so much drama: Ashley Wagner is out at the Olympics? Is Adam Rippon in? What are Nathan Chen's Vera Wang costumes? When can I take a break from watching and get a big tub of popcorn?? Lots of things to deal with...but it all worked out well! Here's my Photo BLOG Recap of our time attending this year's U.S. Figure Skating Championships: 

 San Jose Bound--David Paul and Nick Verreos, Hollywood-Burbank Bob Hope Airport, excited to attend the 2018 Prudential U.S. Figure Skating Championships

The Stage Is Set--Senior Male Skaters practicing for their Short Program--2018 Prudential U.S. Figure Skating Championships, SAP Center San Jose

Skating Fan Boys: Nick Verreos with David Paul and Johnny Nicoloro at the 2018 Prudential U.S. Figure Skating Championships, SAP Center San Jose California

Photog David--My huney, David Paul (above, right), brought his "nice camera" and took a bunch of photos during the entire Championships and let me tell you, someone at the U.S. Figure Skating Press Office might want to give him press credentials next time because his photos were really FAB: 

Ashley Wagner--2018 Prudential U.S. Figure Skating Championships SAP Center San Jose California
Photo by David Paul

Pairs team Marissa Castelli and Mervin Tran--2018 Prudential U.S. Figure Skating Championships, SAP Center San Jose California
Photo by David Paul

Mirai Nagasu--2018 Prudential U.S. Figure Skating Championships, SAP Center San Jose California
Photo by David Paul

Maia and Alex Shibutani--2018 Prudential U.S. Figure Skating Championships, SAP Center San Jose California
Photo by David Paul

During my time at the 2018 U.S. Nationals, David, Johnny and I got the chance to say "Hi" to some of the Figure Skating World" A-List...
Nick Verreos and 2010 U.S. Champion Rachael Flatt--2018 Prudential U.S. Figure Skating Championships, SAP Center San Jose California
Photo by Johnny Nicoloro


(L to R) David Paul, Rachael Flatt and Johnny Nicoloro--2018 Prudential U.S. Figure Skating Championships, SAP Center San Jose California

(L to R) David Paul, Nick Verreos, Choreographer Rohene Ward, and Johnny Nicoloro--2018 Prudential U.S. Figure Skating Championships, SAP Center San Jose California

Nick Verreos with 2018 U/S. Figure Skating Championships Ice Dance gold medalists, Madison Hubbell and Zacahary Donohue--I ran into them before they actually skated their Free Dance and eventually won the Gold medal. They were super sweet. I was especially excited when Madison introduced me to her mom, when I asked "Who designs and/or makes your costumes? I want to give them credit!" And yep...it was her mom. I hugged Madison's mom.

Pairs Fans: Nick Verreos and David Paul with Pewter medal-winning Pairs team Ashley Cain (far left) and Timothy LeDuc (second right)--2018 Prudential U.S, Figure Skating Championships, SAP Center San Jose California

Designer Gushing: I was especially happy to meet, Braden Overett, (far left) who came up to me during the 2018 U.S. Nationals and introduced himself. He was the designer/creator of Adam Rippon's fabulous Short and Free Skate costumes. I LOVED his designs and praised him profusely! Braden was a 6-time U.S. Senior National competitor, and now obviously, a REALLY GREAT Figure Skating Costume Designer & Creator!

The Most Fashionable Family--Loved meeting this gorgeous family--who approached me at the 2018 U.S. Nationals/SAP Center recognizing me from "Project Runway" and my red carpet commentary TV show appearances. You know that after seeing how SUPER CUTE and stylish their daughters looked in their "mini-me trench coats", I had to take a photo!--2018 Prudential U.S, Figure Skating Championships, SAP Center San Jose California

Bye San Jose! We had a Skating-Blast--Nick Verreos and David Paul--2018 Prudential U.S, Figure Skating Championships, SAP Center San Jose California

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