The ACMi studio has hosted a LOT of exciting events and fascinating people over the years, but this was a first! Our thanks go to member/producer Charlotte Pierce, an avid and accomplished rower herself, who somehow enticed the Ukrainian women’s crew team that is participating in this year’s Head of the Charles to pay us a visit.
It’s safe to say that we have never hosted five world-class athletes at Studio A before, so this was a special treat. Several of the women have rowed at the Olympics and/or the World Championships, and they spoke to Charlotte and her co-host about the challenges they face training in Ukraine, their hopes for the Head of the Charles and beyond, and their impressions of the U.S. You can watch the whole conversation here.
And if you have the time, brave the weather and get out to cheer for the Ukrainian boats at the Head of the Charles!