Olympic skaters wrap-up training on the Suncoast

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MANATEE COUNTY, Fla. – A Suncoast-based ice skating duo is getting excited as their journey to the Winter Olympics is just days away.

Felicia Zhang and her partner Nathan Bartholomay have finished their training at the Ellenton Ice and Sports Complex and look forward to their trip overseas. The figure skaters’ flight leaves Saturday from Tampa International Airport.

Zhang will be accompanied by her dad, and Bartholomay will be joined by his mother, sister and two friends.

Zhang says the moment she looks forward to most…is not their own event. “The Opening Ceremonies; I mean, I have watched them every year. I am so excited to walk and be a part of it and be on TV wearing American gear.”

Bartholomy is most excited for the half pipe final snowboarding event with Sean White.