2023 U.S. Solo Dance Finals by Bella Danic

Tuesday, September 13, 2023


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 I began skating after I was 8 years outdated and as soon as I stepped on the ice I knew I liked it.


I practice 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 captivated with Ice Dance and I’m so excited that I certified for Solo Nationals.


Journey Day


At this time is September twelfth 2023, right now I awoke similar to each different day but it surely wasn’t simply every 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 college. I’m a freshman at Powers Catholic in Flint Michigan and I like faculty! On a regular basis I go away faculty at 12:20 proper after lunch for skating and right now I used to be leaving to go house 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 return with us however she needed to keep house. She made us all snort that she wouldn’t go away the aspect 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 nearly six hours to our resort. The competitors rink may 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 ideal thought earlier right now! We went to dinner shut by and obtained some yummy frozen yogurt for desert. Now I’m ending the night time out doing homework and penning this weblog. I’m so exited for the primary day of follow tomorrow. I can’t wait to place faces to names within the standings. I actually need to watch and meet Brooke Tufts. Time for mattress. Excited to inform you all about my first day at Nationals tomorrow! Good night time!


~ Bella



Wednesday, September 13, 2023


It’s Wednesday and I obtained to sleep on this morning although I all the time get up early it doesn’t matter what! My first follow ice doesn’t begin till 11! I don’t know the way I obtained 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 inns, the Renaissance Suites. Nice selection USFS! It took me somewhat little bit of time to go to sleep, however as soon as I did I had an ideal sleep!


Time to prepare for Day One’s Official and Unofficial Observe Ice.  I’m carrying my favourite shirt I obtained whereas competing on the Copper Cup in Utah. It’s from the Lululemon retailer in Park Metropolis. They’ll stamp their shirts with a enjoyable Park Metropolis brand as a novel memento and an ideal memento of your go to. I bumped into a number of of my Copper Cup Solo Dance rivals there whereas purchasing!


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


Had my ultimate official follow 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 stunned my mother and I with congratulations confetti throughout our desk. I had an ideal meal and we blasted Pit Bull’s Time Of Our Lives on the best way again to the resort!  I’m so excited for day two! COMPETITION!!!!


~ Bella