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 Ultimate 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 beloved 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 take a look at out of freestyle. I’m obsessed with Ice Dance and I’m so excited that I certified for Solo Nationals.


Journey Day


Immediately is September twelfth 2023, right this moment I awoke similar to each different day but it surely wasn’t simply another day. Immediately I’m leaving for the Nationwide Solo Dance Finals! I hopped off the bed and did my regular routine for varsity. I’m a freshman at Powers Catholic in Flint Michigan and I really like college! On a regular basis I go away college at 12:20 proper after lunch for skating and right this moment I used to be leaving to go dwelling 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 dwelling. She made us all snigger that she wouldn’t go away the facet of the automobile ready to be put in. After one escape from inside again to sitting together with the automobile 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 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 amazing thought earlier right this moment! We went to dinner shut by and received some yummy frozen yogurt for desert. Now I’m ending the night time out doing homework and scripting this weblog. I’m so exited for the primary day of observe 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 inform you all about my first day at Nationals tomorrow! Good night time!


~ Bella



Wednesday, September 13, 2023


It’s Wednesday and I received to sleep on this morning although I at all times get up early it doesn’t matter what! My first observe ice doesn’t begin till 11! I don’t understand how I received 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 alternative USFS! It took me a bit little bit of time to go to sleep, however as soon as I did I had an amazing sleep!


Time to prepare for Day One’s Official and Unofficial Apply Ice.  I’m carrying my favourite shirt I received 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 emblem as a singular memento and an amazing memento of your go to. I bumped into a number of of my Copper Cup Solo Dance opponents there whereas buying!


My first official observe ice went effectively and I’m so pleased that they restricted the variety of skaters on the observe. It helped all of us get our work accomplished with out operating into each other! Ran again to our resort for an hour then it’s again to the rink for an unofficial observe ice. My second observe 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 great skate and Coach Dean was pleased. Time for a fast lunch earlier than my subsequent official observe ice on Rink A.  I really like Chick-fil-a and there may be one near the rink! Apply completed and again to the resort for a bit to work on some Biology homework!


Had my last official observe 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 amazing 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