Arran Cameron and I travelled to Dublin on Friday to represent the ICA at the OCI annual general meeting . After the meeting finished, we were invited to a reception for former Irish Olympians, ahead of the 2016 team heading to the Rio Olympics.
Arran and I made a host of new contacts, and friends, from other ice sports organisations, which will hopefully eventually lead to a shared permanent ice facility for skating, ice hockey and curling. Arran had produced and handed out presentation packs with information and photographs of Irish teams from recent international competitions and the Four Nations Triple Crown success.
We also had a long chat with OCI President Pat Hickey about our Mixed Doubles team, and how excited we are about their chances of getting Olympic qualification for 2018. Pat has asked us to keep him informed directly of their progress.