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Discover Danielle Harrison, with 4 days until the British Championships

With only four days now until the British Championships, today we focus on Danielle Harrison - gold medallist of the British Championships in Junior Ladies.

Name: Danielle Harrison                   
D.O.B: 15/11/1999
Twitter: @danni_harrisonx
Web: www.danielleharrison.uk

Arena: Dundee Ice Arena
Coach and Choreographer: Debi Briggs, Simon Briggs and Andrew Smith

On the ice:
Who/what inspired you to step onto the ice and what age?
When I was six years old a family friend recommended to my mum that I should try out skating. This was because I was always full of energy and she didn’t know what to do with me. I was enrolled onto Skate UK programme and I’ve never looked back!

How did you get into figure skating? A local coach spotted me in the rink and invited me to have some private lessons. I got more involved with figure skating and decided to compete in the sport.

How many hours do you train a week? I train for 18 hours on-ice and five hours off-ice.

What do you consider your greatest achievement in ice skating? I won the Junior Ladies British Champion title in 2014. Also representing Team GB in the European Youth Olympic Festival and the Junior World Championships is also a great achievement!

How many times have you competed in the Nationals? I have competed in four British Championships and this will be my fifth.

Do you have a skating hero you look up to? I really admire Elena Radionova and Gracie Gold, their skating styles are so elegant and they really are inspirational to watch.

Off the ice:
Other than skating what do you like to do in your spare time?
I do love to sleep and have a cheeky nap a lot of the time, but when I’m not sleeping or skating I like relaxing and watching Netflix. I also love to shop!

One thing you can’t live without and why? FOOD! I just love it and could eat all day. I don’t know what I would do without it!

Favourite band/music: Little Mix and Taylor Swift

Favourite film/TV programme: My favourite films are Toy Story and Frozen and my favourite TV programme is Coronation Street.

Fun fact: I’m obsessed with unicorns!

Published 27th November 2015