Sharon, Em, Jake and I went over to check out the arena this morning. It is magical. It looks like an Olympic venue, which was the USCA's intent. This is the first time they have held the Trials in an arena and are doing it precisely to make it more like the Olympics in hopes of elevating and promoting curling in the US and to better prepare the winning teams for 2010. The final photo is from the President's Welcome Reception. Unfortunately, we heard the sad news that former USCA President Chris Moore lost his battle with cancer this morning. Our thoughts are with his family and friends.