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Ellenton skaters representing Team USA at Sochi

Bradenton, Florida -- Two Americans who are making the trip to Russia this spring are a figure skating pair from Ellenton.

Felicia Zhang and Nate Bartholomay will be representing Team USA after they skated their way to an Olympic spot at the National Championships earlier this month.

For the past three years, Felicia Zhang and Nate Bartholomay have spent five days a week at the Ellenton Ice and Sports complex. Although, now they have some new fans watching them practice and get ready for Russia. 

"It's terrific to watch," says Addie Hizinga, a new fan.

"We're so proud to be representing Team USA in the Olympics," says Zhang.

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Felicia and Nate say it still hasn't hit them yet that they will be heading to Sochi in just 16 days.

"It's just unbelievable. To be part of the biggest sporting event in the world is a  dream come true," says Nate.

But recently the biggest sporting event has found itself in a circle of threats from terrorists. 

But coach Jim Peterson says it's not something his skaters are worried about.

"The village is very close to the competition rink. There's great security. The federation is going to take care of us," says Peterson.

And for Felicia and Nate they agree.

"We put 100% trust in them. Not worried about it at all," says Bartholomay.

There only worry for them is how they perform once they step out in front of the world.

You can watch Nate and Felicia perform this Friday, January 24, at 1:00 p.m. There will also be a party for them 2 p.m. Fans can also get where you can get autographs and pictures on Saturday, January 25, from 12-2 p.m.

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