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Flatt meets Martina McBride

Rachael FlattBefore country superstar Martina McBride’s concert Thursday in Colorado Springs, Colo., she stopped by the World Arena to chat with two-time U.S. Championship silver medalist Rachael Flatt for footage will be used for one of McBride’s “Postcards from the Road” for CNN.

A photo from the meeting is available here.

“It was extremely cool to meet Martina,” said Flatt, who recently won the silver at Skate America, where she beat 2009 World Champion Yu-Na Kim in the free skate. “She is very nice. And, its funny how petite she is. We thought she would be much taller. Martina is the perfect size for skating.”

McBride and her production crew met with Flatt and told her how with each stop her tour makes, they try to learn a little something about the area and the people. McBride and her crew chatted with Flatt about preparations for U.S. Championships, Jan. 14-24, in Spokane, Wash., and the excitement in the Olympic season.

McBride, who has won the Country Music Association’s “Female Vocalist of the Year” award four times and the Academy of Country Music’s “Top Female Vocalist” award three times, also told Flatt what it is like to be on the road touring.

After chatting, the group then toured the Ice Hall, watched both a singles freestyle session as well as a pair/dance session. McBride and Flatt went over to the Olympic rink after practice to hear about the history of the Broadmoor Skating Club.


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