Erin Blair has spent much of her life training for the Winter Olympics. In February, the Bloomingdale resident will take the ice to officiate games featuring the greatest women’s hockey players in the world at the Sochi Olympics.
Blair, 32, a health teacher at Lakewood School in Carpentersville-based Community Unit District 300, has been a referee on the youth, local, national and international levels for 14 years. The Lisle native will represent the International Ice Hockey Federation at the Olympics during the women’s hockey series and says she still can’t believe this is actually happening.
“It’s something I’ve been working toward for a long time. There are so many people in the system who want what I want – there were never any guarantees,” Blair said. “It’s going to be on a huge stage. It’s a worldwide event. It’s something that, honestly, I don’t even know what to expect.”