During that first event, It was incredible to see tables of children and teenagers spend an entire day discussing math and algorithms. This seemed to be a perfect fit for our son who was good at sports but not very motivated to keep competing in soccer or basketball and needed another interest.
We've since attended six competitions. There would have been more but Covid suspended competitions for more than a year. But now the competitions are back on with safety measures like mask requirements and spacing for events. Our first competition since the pandemic was in December back in Gatlinburg. It was a tough crowd with a couple of world record holders competing. But our son still had fun.
The Netflix documentary, "The Speed Cubers," has helped share this incredible community. I hope my photos from the last few years will do the same. Be sure to read captions for cubing specifics. For more information, check out https://www.worldcubeassociation.org.