Florence Schelling

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What a historical day it was yesterday. With a rather late wakeup, we made our way to the rink for a pre-game skate around noon. It was a longer pre-game skate than I anticipated, usually it is 30 minutes, now it’s 45 minutes. Anyways, pre-game skate was good and you could tell that it was the day of the first important game. It was gameday behavior for many, which is different than… Read More

The day of the opening ceremony is finally here, and this is almost the most exciting day of the entire Olympics! To be able to walk into the stadium representing your country among the best of the best athletes in the world is just indescribable! The day started off late so I took this opportunity to catch up on some sleep and slept until 10am. A quick breakfast and then we were… Read More

It has been a crazy couple of days, so much going on here, I’m giving you a quick recap and hoping that I will find a bit more time from now on! 🙂 So basically, after my Olympia Mask announcement, we had another exhibition game against Finland in Goyang, which we lost 4-1. It was a good game, both teams had many good chances. The exhibition games were over, and so was… Read More

Finally, here it is; my mask for the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games! Thank you so much to everyone for their great ideas and suggestions, I tried to take in as many as possible that would fit to me and my personality. Thank you again! The center piece of the mask is a toque. The toque I was wearing on the picture I posted back in December when asking for ideas. This… Read More

Today was the first gameday here in Korea. After only two ice practices and being here two days, we faced off against Canada in a pre-Olympic friendly game. The day started quite early, with breakfast at 7:30am and the bus going to the rink right after. The bus ride to the rink takes approximately 30 minutes one way, so it is quite far away. Once at the rink, we got changed and… Read More

Hello from Goyang-Si! Today was the first full day in Korea and I’m excited to share a bit with all of you! As luck has it, my slowly adapting to the Korean time totally worked out and I was able to get a very well good night sleep last night and was full of energy all day today. It was a rather busy day with lots to do, but it feels good…. Read More

Hi everyone Finally, the departure day to go to fly to South Korea was finally here. We only lifted in the evening, so I was able to spend an almost full day doing my regular stuff. Thursday started off with an off-ice training, followed by physical therapy before heading home for a last lunch at home. The afternoon, I spend packing my bags and to handle some last-minute errands. At 4pm, my… Read More

Hi everyone, This is a long overdue post that I’ve been procrastinating to write because it’s a very difficult blog to write. I would still like to give it a try and share with you my little secrets on how I balance university and international game. You can also apply these when working, as I did the same while working)! First off and this is in my opinion the most important for… Read More

Hi everyone, We’re leaving for Korea on Thursday, February 1st, 2018. The time change from Switzerland to Korea is + 8 hours. Since I would consider myself very well-travelled, I know myself and my body quite good and a time change of +8 hours is no piece of cake for me. I knew I had to tackle this issue quite early and start adapting to the new time zone day by day… Read More

In my last blog, I wrote how I divide the season into multiple different phases. This blog is about the self-evaluation I do on all my games during these phases. I do this self-evaluation to analyze my game and make myself better by learning from each and every game and my performances. Unfortunately, I don’t have a goalie coach that is with me every single practice or game, so I have to… Read More