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Monday, December 20, 2010

Announcement - Singapore National Figure Skating Championships 2011

The 10th Singapore National Figure Skating Championships 2011 will be held 12-13 Feb 2011 at Kallang Ice World. The entry deadline is 12 Jan 2011.

Download Announcement and Entry Form

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Michelle Kwan performs in Singapore ~ 18 Dec 2010

Video of Michelle Kwan's first performance in Singapore on 18 Dec 2010 at Marina Bay Sands skating rink.

And, this is on synthetic ice, it really doesn't look like she's doing much, but can't blame her since it seems quite difficult to move on the surface, and skaters had been instructed that they "couldn't use the toe picks" (which I later found out meant no toe jumps)

Credits: Thanks to a friend of mine for the video... you know who you are ;-)

Thursday, December 16, 2010

The skating rink at Marina Bay Sands

A preview of the skating rink at Marina Bay Sands. This is definitely synthetic ice, and Michelle Kwan will perform here this weekend!

The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands is big! Quite nice, in fact. We walked there from Suntec, which was quite a hike, but it wasn't too bad a walk to the Promenade MRT entrance when I was going back.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Michelle Kwan to visit Singapore

Michelle Kwan will be in Singapore... soon!
Apart from the opening of Marina Bay Sands rink on 18 & 19 December, she will also be making an appearance and giving a talk at the National Library on 12 Jan 2011 and visiting the Singapore American School on 13 Jan.

at Marina Bay Sands Opening 18 & 19 Dec 2010
~ Michelle Kwan to skate at Marina Bay Sands

at Kallang Ice World
~ SISA Figure Skating Workshop 10 Jan 2011 5 - 7pm
~ SKATE TO DREAM: Winter Special Olympics Carnival 14 Jan 2011 4:30 - 7pm
(jointly put together by the Singapore Ice Skating Association, the US Embassy and Kallang Ice World)

at National Library 12 Jan 2011
~ Up & close with Olympic medalist figure skater Michelle Kwan 7 - 7:30pm
~ A Singapore Figure skating Champion?: Sharing by Michelle Kwan 7:30 - 8:30pm (Registration required)

at Singapore American School 13 Jan 2011
~ Michelle Kwan to Visit SAS 3:30 - 4:30pm (link goes to SAS current highlights page)

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Grand Prix Final 2010 ~ Miki Ando

Miki Ando skated a stunning free program at the Grand Prix Final 2010 in Beijing

It is unfortunate that she made major errors in her short program which put her off the podium.

Grand Prix Final 2010 ~ Kanako Murakami Free Skate

With a beautiful free program, Kanako Murakami takes third place in the Grand Prix Final 2010 in Beijing. The popped flip cost her dearly...

Grand Prix Final 2010 ~ Carolina Kostner Free Skate

Carolina Kostner's free program at the Grand Prix Final in Beijing.

She came in second overall.

Grand Prix Final 2010 ~ Alissa Czisny Free Skate

Alissa Czisny's free program at the Grand Prix Final 2010 in Beijing. She skates beautifully and has wonderfully fast spins. She managed to secure first place!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Friday, December 10, 2010

JGP 2010 Ladies ~ Adelina Sotnikova

After the short program of Junior Grand Prix 2010, Adelina Sotnikova is in first place, with fellow Russian skaters Elizaveta Tuktamisheva and Polina Shelepen in second and third.

Here's a video of Adelina Sotnikova's short program from the Cup of Austria 2010 earlier this year:

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

ISU Grand Prix finals in Beijing this week

The finals for the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating and the ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating 2010/2011 begin in Beijing tomorrow, 9 December 2010. In the Ladies event, Miki Ando leads with two wins (Cup of China & Cup of Russia) and a season's best of 174.47 points. Also in competition are Alissa Czisny, Carolina Kostner, Kanako Murakami, Akiko Suzuki and Rachael Flatt.

Miki Ando's free program this season:

Friday, December 03, 2010

Michelle Kwan to skate at Marina Bay Sands

The Marina Bay Sands skating rink will be opening on 18 Dec, and Michelle Kwan will be skating two performances, on 18 & 19 Dec at 2pm.

Quoted from the Marina Bay Sands press release
Michelle Kwan to Open Marina Bay Sands Skating Rink: One of the most anticipated events in The Shoppes will be the opening of the skating rink at 2pm on December 18th and at 2pm on December 19th. One of the greatest figure skaters of all time, Michelle Kwan will be the celebrity guest performer, marking it officially open. Michelle dominated the sport like no other skater in history, winning an unprecedented 43 championships, including five World Championships and two Olympic medals.

News report on AsiaOne: "Michelle Kwan to open Marina Bay Sands skating rink"

For local skating fans, this is an exciting event! It would be interesting to see how MK performs on synthetic ice...

The skating rink is located at the Canal area, near the Helix bridge. Premier Advantage members may be eligible to redeem 2 invites for the performance OR a photo-taking with Michelle Kwan if you spend $300 and above! Promotion sign-up for Premier Advantage is from 5 to 19 Dec at the Casino Entrance on Level B2 of Retail Area. Opening hours are 10am to 10:30pm daily.