Ice skater Danielle Harrison ranked number one in Britain

Figure skater Danielle Harrison

Figure skater Danielle Harrison

First published in Sport by , Sports Reporter

BRITISH figure skater Danielle Harrison finished the season ranked number one in the National Ice Skating Association’s British Junior category for points obtained in figure skating competitions.

During the campaign, Harrison was promoted to the Great Britain performance squad, where she was the youngest member by three years.

She also received an invitation from Torvill and Dean to skate in Sarajevo in a celebration gala to mark the 30th anniversary of their gold medal Olympic success.

The 14-year-old, a pupil at Everest Community Academy, currently trains six days a week and is based at the Basingstoke Arena.

Harrison said: “I have been working very hard to try and improve, so it was nice to finish in this position and also to achieve the level required to make the performance squad. I’d like to thank my coaches, who give me so much help and support.”

Harrison is coached by Debi and Simon Briggs, and supported by Gary Peed, Peter Bækgaard, Andrew Smith and Lisa Beaumont.

Simon Briggs, National Ice Skating Association Level 5 coach and one of the world’s leading technical specialists, said: “Danni is an extremely talented young athlete who is showing signs of progressing to the very highest levels.

“She is one of the most talented and committed skaters that I have seen in the UK for many years.”

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