Reported from the Nikita site: “The 90 – 100 degree weather added a feeling of discomfort to the already intimidating concrete Combi monster. Slick transitions and rowdy vert gives even the legends a wobble in their knees when approaching this pool. Mimi skated strong, sporting a cast on her broken wrist she had injured at this very pool two months ago. Over the past few months Mimi has been getting used to skating with a cast, apparently she’s used to it.
Cara-Beth Burnside, the three-time winner of the Pool Party, was out with injury this time around but according to Mimi, “a few of the other girls were skating really well so I knew it was still going to be a fight even without Cara-Beth”. Lyn-Z Adams Hawkins, Amelia Brodka, Julie Kindstrand and the youngster of the bunch, Allysha Bergado, kept Mimi on her toes throughout the heated competition.
Though the weather and competition were hot, Mimi held strong and came out on top. She had this to say about the end of the event, “In the end I basically just went for it! I was stoked to win!”