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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Axel ~ off ice

A video put up by a fellow figure skater to explain the Axel to her friend:

It inspired me to video my warm-up the next day...

12th Volvo Open Cup ~ 19 - 12 Nov 2011

The 12th Volvo Open Cup will be held in Riga, Latvia from 14 - 16 May 2010.
This competition includes an adult free skating events for Ladies & Men at the Bronze, Silver & Gold levels.

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Monday, September 20, 2010

All That Skate LA ~ October 2-3, 2010

All That Skate, an on-ice spectacular show started in Korea by 2010 Olympic Champion Kim Yuna will be in LA this October.

"All That Skate LA" will be at the Staples Center (Los Angeles) on
  • Saturday 2, Oct 2010 at 7:00 pm
  • Sunday 3, Oct 2010 at 3:00 pm

The all-star cast includes
  • Yuna Kim (Korea) Reigning Olympic Champion and World Champion
  • Michelle Kwan (USA) Five-time World Champion, Nine-Time US Champion and Two-Time Olympic Medalist
  • Shen Xue & Zhao Hongbo (China) 2010 Olympic Pair Champions
  • Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir (Canada) 2010 Olympic Dance Champions
  • St├ęphane Lambiel (Switzerland) Two-Time World Champion and Olympic Silver Medalist
  • Aliona Savchenko and Robin Szolkowy (Germany) Two-time World Champions and Olympic Bronze Medalists
  • Tanith Belbin and Ben Agosto (USA) Olympic Silver Medalists and Four-Time World Medalists
  • Patrck Chan (Canada) Three-time Canada Champion and World Silver Medalist
  • Johnny Weir (USA) Three-Time U.S. Champion and World Bronze Medalist
  • Ashley Wagner (USA) Two-Time U. S. Bronze Medalist and NHK Trophy Bronze Med

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Speed skating gets a kick-start in Singapore

Not directly to do with figure skating, but related...
Speed Skating: 12 Singapore athletes selected for training camp in China

The Singapore Ice Skating Association has kick-started a speed skating team for Singapore. An introductory camp was conducted in the past 3 days, which attracted over 100 aspiring athletes and coaches. In the first day, 30 were selected to continue the camp, and tonight, 12 athletes and 2 coaches were selected to attend a training camp in China next week.

Of the athletes, the six ladies selected are all figure skaters! Congratulations to you all! :-)

Monday, September 13, 2010

Announcement - 2011 ISU International Adult Competition

The 2011 ISU International Adult Figure Skating Competition will be held from June 8 - 11, in Oberstdorf, Germany.

This time, there are several significant changes. Below are some which the organising committee has called to attention:

  • The dance events will be Pattern Dance, Short Dance and Free Dance
  • A Bronze Free Dance has been added
  • In the Freestyle events, there is now an option between a choreo-step sequence and a choreo-spiral sequence. Only a base value for the element will be awarded (no levels) by the technical panel. The judges will award GOE.
  • In the Freestyle events, a half-loop in combination with any other listed jump will result in a jump combination.
  • Important changes have been made in the Adult Pairs event. Please read carefully.
  • Important changes have been made in the Synchronized Skating event. We hope to encourage more teams to participate.
  • Participants are not obliged to enter in the same category as they have in previous years. We are aware of problems with aging and with injuries. But please be honest about your skill level. We want this to be a fair and wonderful competition. Do not sign up for a lower category in which you really do not belong.
  • An entry in an artistic category may be different from the entry in a category of any other discipline. For example, a skater may enter the Gold Freestyle event, and the Silver Artistic event; or the Gold Dance event and the Silver Artistic event.

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ISU Adult Figure Skating Competiion 2010

My program at Oberstdorf this year: