Training with Tarah: Kayne Reflects on Season-Opening Travel to Salt Lake City

Training with Tarah is a season-long blog that Team USA pairs skater Tarah Kayne will be writing for the U.S. Figure Skating Fan Zone! Have something you want Tarah to write about? Email

 As I sit in the middle of Starbucks with both my laptop and phone open to two different competition streams, it’s safe to say that the competition season is officially in full swing.

Winning our first international gold at the 2015 U.S. International Classic a few weeks ago was a really happy moment for me, but it was short lived because competition tends to emphasize all of the things that need work within your programs. We have made great improvements so far this season but it is also clear to me that we have a long road ahead of us to reach our ultimate goal.

Some things within the programs just require more time, while we may throw some others back to the drawing board completely. During the time it takes to figure out which is which, we will continue working tirelessly in pursuit of improvement in anticipation for 2015 Progressive Skate America.

Read the rest of Tarah’s blog here.