Send Charleston Figure Skaters to the Championship

Help Charleston Figure Skating Pairs Team -- Tallulah Tanner & Sam Herbert -- go to the U.S. Figure Skating Championship Series in Boston this November 10th! Typically it could cost over $3000 to attend an out-of-state competition of this magnitude.  We are hoping to raise half of that amount  - $1500. - with the support of our community. The kids are fundraising on their own but finding work right now is tough. Supported by the Figure Skating Club of Charleston and guided by renowned coaches Libbie Chabot and Charlene Durham, this team has what it takes to earn a national ranking.  We just need to get them to Massachusetts! Funds are needed by Nov. 3rd.  

Covid, closed rinks, canceled competitions, broken bones -- the path to the Championship Series has been paved with faith, grit, and perseverance.  Up before dawn most days of the week, Sam (14 -Johns Island) and Tallulah (10 - James Island) are high-achieving local figure skaters who've had success as singles skaters often earning a top 3 position in competitions. In January they formed a pairs team and planned to start competing in spring 2020.

In March all ice rinks were shut down and all competitions worldwide were canceled. This team chose to double-down and have faith that they would not only ice skate again but have a chance to compete.  For nearly 4 months they Zoomed six days a week with coaches from all over the country for strength and agility training, plus off-ice jumps and spins. They also trained in their driveways, back patios, and local parking lots with special PIC skates, unique inline skates that mimic figure skates.  When rinks started opening back up they traveled to regional rinks until finally, their home rink -- the Carolina Ice Palace in North Charleston -- re-opened in June. Due to all the off-ice training, they hardly missed a beat.  They were on track to excel in their division when Tallulah broke her foot in a freak accident. They trained carefully while Tallulah wore an orthopedic boot, and eventually skated in one of the first post-lockdown events, garnering rave reviews from U.S. Figure Skating judges. (Yes, with a broken foot!)

Competition expenses include but are not limited to:
-accommodations
-air travel
-ground transportation
-meals
-coaching fees
-practice ice fees
-costumes
-registration fees

Our "little team that could" is excited to represent the Lowcountry on a national stage and your help can make that happen.  THANK YOU for your support!
  • Chris Herbert 
    • $100 
    • 13 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $20 
    • 13 mos
  • Tina Jordan 
    • $30 
    • 13 mos
  • Eric Johansson 
    • $25 
    • 13 mos
  • James Galo 
    • $25 
    • 13 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Leslie Chabot 
Organizer
Charleston, SC
Minde Herbert 
Beneficiary
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