So happy the JGP season is back!
Local Chicago area article on Bradie (March 12): http://www.chicagotribune.com/subur...errell-back-elgin-st-0314-20180312-story.html
"That was the longest time I'd ever been away from home," she said. "It was different than anything I'd ever experienced."
Once back in Carpentersville, she "took a day or two off to sleep" but has since returned to her regular training schedule at the Buffalo Grove-based Twin Rinks Ice Pavilion, Tennell said .
That's because she leaves in a few days for the 2018 World Figure Skating Championships, which will be held March 21-25 in Milan, Italy.
Photo of Bradie waving from the vintage fire engine: https://www.instagram.com/p/BgPRngPngNY/Tennell was able to take some time off Saturday to participate in East Dundee's annual Thom McNamee Memorial St. Patrick's Day Parade. She rode on a vintage fire engine, sponsored by Minute Men Services, with several Carpentersville officials as well as her mom, Jean, and one of her brothers, Shane.
She was excited to participate.
"I've never been part of a parade before," she said.
When the figure skater arrived for Saturday's parade lineup at Carpentersville Fire Station 91, she donned her Team USA coat, gloves, hat and scarf but realized she forgot to bring her medal.
"It actually makes me nervous to wear it because the medal is heavy and the ribbon is really thin," she said.
Tennell said she didn't mind getting back into the intense rigor of training so soon after returning home from the Olympics. She gets up every morning at 4 a.m. in order to be at Twin Rinks by 6 a.m. After she trains for a few hours, she does an off-ice workout later in the day.