U.S. Olympic skaters Felicia Zhang and Nate Bartholomay back on the ice in Ellenton

7:25 PM, Feb 25, 2014   |    comments
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Ellenton, Florida -- U.S. Olympic pair skaters Felicia Zhang and Nate Bartholomay are back home in Ellenton from Sochi and say the experience has helped them grow as competitors.

"In that huge stadium, among the biggest competition in the world, it definitely gave us a lot of confidence. We can do it wherever and whenever and go out and have fun and enjoy it," Zhang says.

Zhang and Bartholomay placed in 12th. The two are back on the ice practicing for the World Championship next month in Japan. They are the first alternate for the U.S. team if one of the other teams cannot go.

On Tuesday, the Manatee County Commissioners declared Feb. 25 as Felicia Zhang and Nate Bartholomay Day.

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