Nathan will be performing in the following cities for @starsonice
: Long Island, Albany, Hershey, Providence, Worcester, Anaheim, San Jose, Everett, and Portland😊 Luckily I will be able to see him and hopefully get meet and greet tickets!!!😍 QOTD: Your battery percentage is the percent chance that you will meet Nathan Chen! AOTD: 86% chance!🎉
Mariah Bell is stepping out of her comfort zone this season, and she's doing it with Adam Rippon by her side. "It's the beginning of a new quad and I want to test my limits for my own choreography and different programs," Bell said upon returning home to Lakewood, California, after a career-best performance at NHK Trophy in November. "I wanted to go a little bit out of the box and so Shae-Lynn [Bourne] was that and Adam was that, too." Though Bell knew early on that she would be working with renowned choreographer Bourne for her free skate, bringing in Rippon was still a question mark during the offseason.
In fact, during a planning meeting with coach Rafael Arutunian, she meant to suggest she could potentially ask Rippon for Canadian choreographer Jeffrey Buttle's contact information when she, instead, simply said, "Maybe Adam." "He said, 'Yes! Adam!'" the 2017 U.S. bronze medalist laughed at the memory. "And I said, 'No way,' because inside, that's what I really wanted. I knew he was going to be super busy, so I called him and he was able to make some time in his schedule and we actually got the program together really fast." Busy is an understatement when it comes to Rippon's schedule since the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018. From competing—and winning—"Dancing with the Stars" to traveling almost daily to fulfill speaking engagements and media appearances, Bell's former training mate has been on the go since winning the Olympic Team Event bronze medal with his U.S. teammates.