Summer flew by, with training two new programs for the season. I first did them in competition at the Boston Open, then at Liberty, both with good results. My new short is a version of Carmen, but you can really only tell it’s Carmen in a few spots. My new Long is very different from what I am used to, but it’s really given me an opportunity to improve my skating quality and I’m really starting to love it. As always, it is a challenge to come up with the costumes that work with the music. The male skaters at Boston have been sharing past outfits this season, as we all wait for our work-in-progress costumes.