Del Mar friends snap send-off picture for Rachael Flatt

Rachael Flatt’s friends in Del Mar braved the rain and gathered Saturday, Feb. 6, to show their support for the Olympic figure skater and Del Mar native at Powerhouse Park.

Before she moved to Colorado to pursue skating Flatt lived in Del Mar and attended Del Mar Hills Elementary School. She still calls Del Mar her hometown and visits San Diego often.

“We would like to send this picture to Rachael and show her how proud we are that she has made it to the 2010 Vancouver Olympics,” wrote Greg Jahn, an organizer and longtime friend of Flatt and her family.

The 2010 Winter Olympics

started with the Opening Ceremony on Friday in Vancouver. The women’s figure skating finals are scheduled for Feb. 25.

VIDEO: Rocketboom’s Ella Morton interviews 2010 Olympic figure skater hopeful Rachel Flatt