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Kimberly Navarro and Robert Shmalo
Our trip to Finland was absolutely superb! Helsinki was great;
we enjoyed walking around, snapping photos, and attempting to
decipher the Finnish language. Our team was such a blast and
added so much to our trip. We knew none of the skaters going
into the competition but felt we left having made some great
friends. To top it all off, every minute on the ice was incredible.
We were so pleased with our performance and quite honored to
be on the ice with such accomplished skaters from around the
globe. We managed to squeeze in a trip to St. Petersburg, Russia
and a spontaneous half-day trip to the beautiful and historic
Tallin, Estonia (one can never have too many stamps in the passport!)
Though we have had so many incredible competitive experiences,
the Finlandia Trophy may possibly be one of our favorites.
This is how we would like to finish our career together. We
are very proud of what we have accomplished in the past five
years. From the North American Challenge in our first season,
to our Grand Prix experience at the NHK Trophy last year, it
has been such an honor to represent our country and be given
the opportunity to see so much of the world together.
Thank you very much to all who have offered us so much support.
Throughout our skating we have been continuously blessed with
people who have gone out of their way to show us both love and
encouragement. For this we are infinitely grateful. It cannot
go without saying how thankful we are for each other also. We
know that all we have been able to do these past five years,
both on the ice and off, would never have been possible without
We will miss the opportunity to perform at Nationals this season,
but know deep in our hearts that we have made the proper decision.
We wish all the competitors best of luck and will be rooting
for everyone from afar.