As I head to Michigan today I can’t help but think of all the years I spent training in Detroit. From the moment I walked through the doors, I knew @dscclub would be my skating home forever. I loved the bright light of C rink, my little yellow locker and of course, the foosball table where I spent most of my breaks with @erinkaycc What I loved the most were the people. At the time, I didn’t even realize that these relationships and lifelong memories would make an incredible impact on my life forever. It was on this ice where I would dream of someday going to an Olympics. I had incredible highs and devastating lows in this rink and I wouldn’t change it for the world. This is where I grew as a person and skater. I was put to the test of finding the fierce competitor inside me. I learned about patience, discipline, determination and resilience. I will always remember feeling so nervous to meet THE @toddeldredge for the first time (he was wearing his black leather Olympic jacket that I was so fascinated by) He became a great friend and mentor to me. He would make bets with me all the time.- “Clean Skate at this competition and you get to steal my jacket for two weeks” I finally worked my way up to receiving my own Olympic jacket but I’ll never forget those bets that motivated me and also made me laugh + smile. I have so many people to thank at DSC. Marina for showing me what an artist looks like. @igorcoach for teaching me the importance of an edge and line. @obritta who kept my body intact and kept me laughing through the pain with her humor. @craigmaurizi for making every lesson so fun! I was lucky to learn under a great technician like Craig. And to life long friends. @lindseyweber1 Who knew when we were running around that rink that years later we would be bridesmaids in each other’s weddings?! After I won the Olympics I remember I missed DSC so much that any break I had I’d post up at the Residence Inn and get on the ice everyday like my life hadn’t changed one bit. That was a hard transition for me. Even though I loved skating professionally, I didn’t want to leave my life at DSC. A little bit of my heart will remain there forever.