Miner says he views the [Gardena] competition more like the first of next season than the last of this one.
"I'm looking more towards next season," he said by phone Sunday. "I'm having a lot more fun at the rink and skating better."
Miner's season was hampered by a sprained right ankle he suffered in December. The injury isn't completely healed, but the ankle is improving.
"It's much, much better, and I've gotten a chance to train," he said. "I'd like to take a week at the end of this year to not jump. Maybe while I'm getting choreography."
After a disappointing season, Miner has rekindled his love for skating in the past two months; he's also taking a law and psychology course at the Harvard Extension School.
"I had a lot more fun, and I started coaching some, and I started taking some classes," he said. "I was enjoying skating for skating again; it was fun to be at the rink. I'm having a really good time skating right now, and I definitely want to be competing at 2016 worlds in Boston, for sure. I just want to keep enjoying skating, and while I'm doing that, I want to keep going."