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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Kim Yuna returns to competitive skating

Kim Yuna won Gold at the Olympics in 2010, setting record scores for the short program, long program and combined total, and becoming the first South Korean to win a figure skating medal at the Olympics. After sitting out the entire 2011-2012 season, she is now making her return for the 2012-2013 season, and aiming for the 2014 Olympics next season.

Since she was not assigned to any Grand Prix events, she is participating in smaller events to score points to enter the World Championships. Her first competition this season was at the NRW Trophy in Dortmund, Germany, where she picked up the Gold medal with scores way beyond the reach of her other competitors.

Her short program, skated to Kiss of the Vampire

This program seals her return to competitive skating. She is strong technically, and has such expression ~ even though she said in an interview that expression wasn't what she was really focusing on now!

Her long program, skated to a medley from Les Miserables:

There were mistakes... She is not perfect, and though her triples look easy and flowing, it seems she needs a bit more stamina to put her through the long program. Nonetheless, is was a good start, and the world is watching...

Thursday, December 06, 2012

Announcement: 2013 Singapore National Figure Skating Championships & Basic Skills Competition

The Singapore Ice Skating Association has put out the announcement for the 2013 Singapore National Figure Skating Championships and Basic Skills Competition, which will be held at The Rink @ JCube on 30-31 March 2013.

Download the announcement and entry forms (link to SISA's website).

Skaters who are looking to join a club may check out Tropical Blades Ice Skating Club!