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Sunday, February 27, 2011

Eclipse Blades

Riedell Skates has launched a brand new line of blades!! The Eclipse Blades are made with the latest technologies to offer competitive skaters with strong blades that have consistent precision edges and toe rakes with improved ice engagement.

There are four models available:
Eclipse Infinity ~ for advanced freestyle skaters;
Eclipse Mist ~ for freestyle skaters
Eclipse Volant ~ for advanced instructional or beginning competitive skaters
Eclipse Dance ~ for ice dancers.

News story at iSkateRiedell
Eclipse Blades Website

Buy them from Chowskates store!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Volvo Open Cup 15th

The Volvo Open Cup will be held in Riga, Latvia from May 6th to 8th.

This competition has an Adult class for freeskating (Bronze, Silver & Gold levels) that will use the ISU judging system.

Download Announcement

Monday, February 21, 2011

Four Continents 2011 ~ Ladies

Miki Ando's well-executed freeskate program, securing her Gold medal at the Four Continents:

Her technical elements are just amazing, with positive GOEs on *everything*, both in her short and free programs!

Mao Asada's Short Program

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Singapore Nationals 2011 Schedule

The 10th Singapore National Figure Skating Championships & Competition 2011 will be held this weekend at Kallang Ice World. The schedule is as follows:

Saturday 12th February 2011

  Time       Event
  10:40   Opening Ceremony    
  10:50   Future Stars 1    
  11:13   Future Stars 3    
  11:34   Preliminary    
  12:05   Future Stars 4    
  12:33   Elementary    
  13:11   Primary Ladies    
  13:33   Novice Ladies SP    
  14:01   Novice Men, Junior Ladies SP      
  14:30   Senior Ladies SP    

Sunday 13th February 2011

  Time       Event
  10:20   Adult Bronze, Adult Silver, Adult Gold
  11:02   Pre-Primary, Adult Masters
  11:58   Novice Ladies, Novice Men FS
  12:42   Junior Ladies, Senior Ladies FS
  13:23   Closing Address & National Anthem
  14:30   Prize Giving Ceremony & Awards Presentation      

Good luck to all competitors!

Skate your best!

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Pang Qing & Tong Jian at Asian Winter Games 2011

Short program

Long program

Asian Winter Games 2011 - Men's Figure Skating

Denis TEN Freeskate (Gold Medallist)

MURA Takahito Freeskate (Silver Medallist)

SONG Nan Freeskate (Bronze Medallist)

And Malaysian Ryan YEE placed 14th overall

Asian Winter Games 2011 ~ Ladies' Figure Skating

Kanako MURAKAMI Freeskate (Gold Medallist)

Haruka IMAI Freeskate (Silver medallist)

Min-Jeong KWAK Freeskate (Bronze medallist)

A little closer to home, Malaysian skater CHING Siau Chiann placed 15th overall