French Cup diary, day 1

Wight Jewels arrived in Rouen in time for 30 minutes of practice on big ice, with minimal sleep on the ferry. Some report the floor was more comfortable than the seats!

The team has checked into its hotel, and next takes part in the parade in Rouen this afternoon, followed by the draw for skate order.

The official schedule for the day is:

17:45 Teams assemble at Cathedral place, each team behind their nation flag
18:15 – 18:45 Teams parade in the city center with music band
18:45 – 19:00 Flashmob French Cup 2011 in front of the town hall
19:00 Captain, two coaches and one team leader enter town hall
19:15 Speech
19:20 Draw
20:00 Refreshments, provided by the town mayor

Local times are 1 hour ahead of GMT.

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