2023 U.S. Solo Dance Finals by Bella Danic

Tuesday, September 13, 2023


My title is Isabella Danic and I’m competing on the 2023 Nationwide Solo Dance Closing within the Silver Solo Mixed occasion and the Intermediate Solo Mixed occasion. I began skating after I was 8 years previous and as soon as I stepped on the ice I knew I cherished it.


I prepare at The Arctic Edge Coaching Middle in Canton Michigan. My skate membership is Arctic Determine Skating Membership. My Dance Coaches are Greg Zuerlein, Dean Copely and Charlotte Maxwell. I additionally nonetheless work on spins and efficiency with my former Pairs Coach Jim Peterson. I left Pair skating 1 1/2 years in the past and determined to utterly deal with Ice Dance and check out of freestyle. I’m enthusiastic about Ice Dance and I’m so excited that I certified for Solo Nationals.


Journey Day


At this time is September twelfth 2023, at this time I wakened identical to each different day but it surely wasn’t simply some other day. At this time I’m leaving for the Nationwide Solo Dance Finals! I hopped away from bed and did my regular routine for varsity. I’m a freshman at Powers Catholic in Flint Michigan and I like faculty! On a regular basis I depart faculty at 12:20 proper after lunch for skating and at this time I used to be leaving to go residence to complete packing. As soon as I completed packing I grabbed all of my skating stuff and hugged my Dad goodbye. My canine Lily actually needed to come back with us however she needed to keep residence. She made us all snicker that she wouldn’t depart the facet of the automotive ready to be put in. After one escape from inside again to sitting in conjunction with the automotive we left.
It’s solely my mother and I heading to Nationals however my dad will come on Friday. We then drove virtually six hours to our resort. The competitors rink could be very near our resort, simply minutes away. 

My mother and I are each drained and determined to not enterprise into Chicago tonight for dinner. That seemed like an incredible concept earlier at this time! We went to dinner shut by and bought some yummy frozen yogurt for desert. Now I’m ending the evening out doing homework and penning this weblog. I’m so exited for the primary day of apply tomorrow. I can’t wait to place faces to names within the standings. I actually wish to watch and meet Brooke Tufts. Time for mattress. Excited to let you know all about my first day at Nationals tomorrow! Good evening!


~ Bella



Wednesday, September 13, 2023


It’s Wednesday and I bought to sleep on this morning though I at all times get up early it doesn’t matter what! My first apply ice doesn’t begin till 11! I don’t know the way I bought so fortunate! We went all the way down to the resort’s restaurant for a scrumptious breakfast. It was so yummy! We’re staying at one of many US Determine Skating host lodges, the Renaissance Suites. Nice alternative USFS! It took me somewhat little bit of time to go to sleep, however as soon as I did I had an incredible sleep!


Time to prepare for Day One’s Official and Unofficial Follow Ice.  I’m carrying my favourite shirt I bought whereas competing on the Copper Cup in Utah. It’s from the Lululemon retailer in Park Metropolis. They will stamp their shirts with a enjoyable Park Metropolis brand as a singular memento and an incredible memento of your go to. I bumped into a number of of my Copper Cup Solo Dance opponents there whereas procuring!


My first official apply ice went properly and I’m so pleased that they restricted the variety of skaters on the apply. It helped all of us get our work performed with out working into each other! Ran again to our resort for an hour then it’s again to the rink for an unofficial apply ice. My second apply ice was not official and it was within the ice that we aren’t competing on. The ice is so good and clean! I had a very good skate and Coach Dean was pleased. Time for a fast lunch earlier than my subsequent official apply ice on Rink A.  I like Chick-fil-a and there’s one near the rink! Follow completed and again to the resort for a bit to work on some Biology homework!


Had my last official apply ice for the day. My Coach Dean was pleased and so was I with my skate. Heading again to the resort to vary and go to dinner. The restaurant shocked my mother and I with congratulations confetti throughout our desk. I had an incredible meal and we blasted Pit Bull’s Time Of Our Lives on the way in which again to the resort!  I’m so excited for day two! COMPETITION!!!!


~ Bella