Cathy Reed of Japan (living and training in New Jersey) is blogging from NRW Trophy for ice-dance.com. Before departing the US, her partner Chris and she were unable to skate for almost four days, thanks to superstorm Sandy. As well their original flights were cancelled. They did have a lot of trouble on their way to Dortmund and were are really happy they made it to Dortmund. very warm welcome to you, Cathy and Chris!