How we met: Andre and I both grew up in the small town of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. Growing up in Sault Ste. Marie, which is also known as the Original Hockeytown USA, if you were a boy you played hockey, and if you were a girl you figured skated. Now not everyone sticks with it, but Andre and I both did. He has played hockey from the age of 3, and is now a hockey coach, and I have figured skated since I was 3 and now I am a figure skating coach. Being at the rink so much our paths crossed, first as friends, and then at the end of the year Ice Show for the skating club I skated for he asked me out, we were 16 and 17 at the time. After graduating high school, we both attended Lake Superior State University in Sault Ste. Marie. We have been together 6 years.
how they asked: On a Friday night in January, Andre told me he had rented the ice at the Pullar (which also just happens to be the place where we started dating) for us to go skating with some friends. I didn’t think anything of it as we had rented the ice there before, just to go skating with some friends. We were having a blast, Andre had brought sticks and pucks for everyone and we were playing hockey. After skating for an hour we all decided it was time to get off. Andre and I went to the net to pick up all the pucks after we had shot them all in there. Andre was on the ice picking up the pucks and I brought over the bucket to put them in, before I skated away he said “Em, Wait”, so skated back over to him, he took my hand and asked me if I knew how much he loved me, he got on one knee and pulled out the ring. I was absolutely in shock! I turned around to my friends on the bench, they had my camera and caught the entire thing. Of course they were in on the whole thing. It was perfect, I could not have dreamed anything more perfect than getting engaged on the ice, and at the same placed that we had started dating 5 years ago. It was perfect, he absolutely took my breath away!