By now, most people know that Americans Charlie White and Meryl Davis won a historic gold medal at the Sochi Winter Olympics 2014 with their beautiful skating. This was the first gold medal that the United States has ever won in ice dancing.
Did you know that Charlie White also plays the violin?
Earlier this year, he promised the Today show that if he won gold, he’d play violin on their show. They made sure he kept this promise.
In honor of our fabulous ice dancers, I decided to take one half-hour violin lesson from a friend. I spent the first seven minutes just trying to figure out how to hold the bow correctly and still be loose enough to move my arm.