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:
-practice ice 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!
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