Monthly Archives: January 2015

Happy New Year!

We would like to start this post by wishing a Happy New Year to everyone who has taken the time to follow and support our skating!

2014 flew by in a blink of an eye. Unfortunately, a lot of it was spent off of the ice and many people doubted we would even be able to compete this season. Lucky for us, one of our favorite things to do is to prove people wrong.

Last month, we did just that when we competed at the Golden Spin in Zagreb in Croatia. The competition was a test of nerves, as it was not only our season debut for our new programs, but also our first time competing in 10 months… the longest time Tarah had ever gone without competing. Despite nerves, we fought hard and brought home our fifth consecutive international medal – a bronze.  We were also able to explore the city center with our Team USA teammates and enjoy a lot… a LOT of Italian food.

Before we even hit U.S soil we had already began practicing for our club’s intense holiday show by skating one of our show numbers in the Golden Spin exhibition alongside Denis Ten and Kiira Korpi. Complete with lip-synching lines, Team Florida brushed off our acting skills and gave a sparkling rendition of “Frozen” just one week after we got home, starring Tarah as “Queen Elsa” and Danny in the role of “Sven the Reindeer.” (How he lifted Tarah with his hooves, the world will never know!) Four sold-out shows later, and Tarah had improved her cardio dramatically thanks to “Let it Go” and Idina Menzel’s amazing lung capacity.

We then spent a quiet Christmas at home in Florida and rang in the New Year at the theater, with our coaches and teammates.

As we get closer to the U.S Championships, we know we are blessed to have the opportunity to skate. Every athlete dreads injury, but going through it only makes you more thankful for the days you get to spend on the ice, and for us – thankful for the days we get to spend together on the ice.

See you in Greensboro.

Tarah & Danny