Continuation of Figure Skating XXI.
Figure Skating XXII.
|by Anonymous||reply 246||17 hours ago|
USA will win World Team Trophy
Samarin bombed so hard that put Russia out of contention for the win.
Japan still have 2 pairs segments where they will finish last
Btw, Zhou was way overscored
|by Anonymous||reply 1||04/11/2019|
Poor Shoma. I want him and Kolyada to come to my house for some intensive psychotherapy - on my couch. Oh and my loveseat. I'll fix you both right up, I promise.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||04/11/2019|
What's the purpose of having the World Team Trophy so soon after Worlds?
|by Anonymous||reply 3||04/11/2019|
I guess they want to give the skaters time for a break - and for some of them, to finally do the last performance of their programs, to get them out of the way and out of their minds, before they get new music, choreography, and move on to thinking about the next season.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||04/11/2019|
R3, it mostly seems to be a reward for top federations to get tons of prize money for their skaters. This is my first time watching, kind of a silly competition.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||04/11/2019|
I wish Canada had sent Gilles & Poirier instead of Weaver & Poje.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||04/11/2019|
1) Zabjako/Enbert 75.80. Let's hope to see anymore their weird templars program
2) James/Cipres 73.48. They looked tired
3) Della Monica/Guarise 69.77
4) Moore Towers/Marinaro 68.38
5) Cain/LeDuc 66.91
6) Miura/Ichihashi 44.93 Amen
USA 58 points Japan 55 Russia 50 France 38 Canada 35 Italy 34
|by Anonymous||reply 7||04/12/2019|
Canada is really sucking at this team event so far.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||04/12/2019|
Me too R6.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||04/12/2019|
*not to see
|by Anonymous||reply 10||04/12/2019|
Kaitlyn Weaver looks so old. I can't believe she's only 30.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||04/12/2019|
Sinitsina/Katsalapov over 130 in the FD
|by Anonymous||reply 12||04/12/2019|
I've never liked Weaver -- she's always been so cold. Although I think she skated well this season.
Poje is also cold, and is 32 now. He is handsome though, and as we've talked about on other threads, probably gay.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||04/12/2019|
Papadakis and Ciceron got 135.8
10 in Interpretation and Composition
Papadakis/Cizeron 135.82 SB
Sinitsina/Katsalapov 130.63 SB
Weaver/Poje 124.18 SB
Guignard/Fabbri 122.29 SB
Koleto and Beard 99.31 SB
|by Anonymous||reply 14||04/12/2019|
10 by all judges to Papadakis/Cizeron in Interpretation and Performance. No mark lower than 9.75
At least 3 10s by all judges except for the Japanese judge
French judge gave 10s and +5 in everything.
Sin/Kats got 10s in Interepration by Japan, Russia, Germany, Poland, France and USA.
Russia and France marked them with 10 also in Performance. A 10 in Composition by Japan.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||04/12/2019|
I don't get why S/K are getting such high PCS scores.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||04/12/2019|
r16 The same reason Nathan Chen gets such high PCS scores.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||04/12/2019|
R16 Lets hope it is only for WTT
|by Anonymous||reply 18||04/12/2019|
It's because Russia has been politicking the judges for the past season to move S/K onto the podium, which they succeeded at doing last month at Worlds.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||04/12/2019|
USA was too busy politicking for Men. Otherwise these PCS and uncalled UR for Vincent Zhou couldn't be explained
|by Anonymous||reply 20||04/12/2019|
Please, R20. The world is just finally now seeing that the artistic vision I bring to my instagram posts is also beautifully unfolding on the ice.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||04/12/2019|
So anyone know yet whether Paul Poirier has a boyfriend?
|by Anonymous||reply 22||04/12/2019|
Even Vincent said he UR'ed but "the judges didn't think so". Lol...
|by Anonymous||reply 23||04/12/2019|
Combining SP and FS at WTT (they count for Season Best lists used for GP assignments)
Zhou 299.01 SB
Rizzo 260.53 SB
Tanaka 258.84 SB
Nguyen 251.97 SB
Lazukin 249.33 SB
Siao Fa 204.67
Tuktamysheva 234.43 SB
Tennell 225.64 SB
Sakamoto 223.65 SB
Piredda 180.55 SB
James/Cipres 226.00 SB
Della Monica/Guarise 200.62
Moore Towers/Marinaro 200.22
Papadakis/Cizeron 223.13 SB
Sinitsina/Katsalapov 215.20 SB
Guignard/Fabbri 202.54 SB
Komatsbura/Koleto 160.24 SB
|by Anonymous||reply 24||04/13/2019|
[quote] , it mostly seems to be a reward for top federations to get tons of prize money for their skaters. This is my first time watching, kind of a silly competition.
My favorite of the season was the Japan Open, where Alina Zagitova had a higher free skate score than Javier Fernandez or Nathan Chen.
Now that was fun! Especially watching Javi's pissy reaction. Alina can always say she beat them both lol.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||04/13/2019|
Picture her potential bitch face while she was saying this and thinking about the Shibutanis..
Madison Hubbell (USA), 2019 World Team Trophy Champions team: This is my first experience, so I have not lived another format. I unfortunately was not able to participate in the team event at the last Olympics. The feeling I have is that while it should be mandatory to have a different skater for each segment. At the Olympics they should allow two entries for all of the events, because I think there are many teams with an abundant amount of talented skaters. I know that my federation would have loved to put two more skaters on that team and give them the chance to come home with a medal. That is something I would like them to consider for Beijing.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||04/13/2019|
R26 Thanks for the Team Bronze Medal, Maddie!
If it makes you feel better, Maia and I had to suck a few cocks to shut you and Zach out of getting one, but as Sinatra says, "That's Life!"
|by Anonymous||reply 27||04/13/2019|
I like the Shibs in general, but was annoyed by their social media bragging about their Olympic medals a year later, while the world championships were going on. As far as I know, they made no congratulatory or well meaning messages to their fellow teammates who were competing there. And I agree their online merchandise looks tacky. Who would buy and wear those overpriced sweats and tees that say "Twizzle" or "Shibsibs"?
|by Anonymous||reply 28||04/14/2019|
I don't hate them, but I find the Shbs annoying. They're decent skaters, but they have a high opinion of themselves. And had it not been for Zach Donohue making a mistake in the Free Dance, they wouldn't have won the Bronze medal anyway.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||04/14/2019|
I think the Shibs are desperate right now because their double bronze medals aren't getting the the entertainment and financial opportunities they were hoping for. It's also going to tough for them to return to competitive skating because they're been surpassed by teams domestically and internationally. I enjoyed much of the Shibs' creative work as competitive athletes, particularly the Fix You program a few years ago, and sympathized with their challenges making it in ice dance as siblings. But I concur with everyone who's found they've gotten annoying since around the Olympics.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||04/15/2019|
Technical Rules for 2019-20 Ice Dance have been published
|by Anonymous||reply 31||04/15/2019|
Lady may wear trousers in the Rhythm Dance, not in the Free Dance
|by Anonymous||reply 32||04/15/2019|
Hubbell and Donohue pissed their chance for an Olympic medal by skating to such a horrible free dance.
Now they are playing catch up with Chock and Bates who are likely to return to the world podium in 2020.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||04/15/2019|
But Hubbell and Donohue are the ones that won the World medal last month, R33. So I'm not sure there are any guarantees for Chock and Bates.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||04/15/2019|
Annika Hocke/Ruben Blommaert have split.....will there be any Pairs left standing by the start of the new season?
|by Anonymous||reply 35||04/15/2019|
Who were they anyway? Maybe the Knierims will quit if they lack funding.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||04/15/2019|
Does the U.S. still only get one Pairs spot for Worlds?
|by Anonymous||reply 37||04/15/2019|
I think so, but I'm not a big pairs fan, so I may be wrong.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||04/15/2019|
If there's only one Pairs spot to Worlds, there really isn't much point for a lot of these U.S. pairs to compete anyway.
Very few of them will ever make it out of the U.S.
|by Anonymous||reply 39||04/15/2019|
Hocke/Bloammaert is one of the German pairs. Germany is now left with only Hase/Seegert
US will have 2 pairs at 2020 Worlds
|by Anonymous||reply 40||04/15/2019|
Pairs spot at 2020 Worlds are
France 2 (but may not fill the second spot. Their Junior pair coming up should be able to do minimum for Europeans but can struggle to achieve that for Worlds. And then anyway it depends on if Didier wants to send you )
Austria 2 (won't fill the second spot)
Germany 2 (if no new partnership emerges from the split, they won't fill the second spot)
France 3 (I guess they will likely fill 2 of them)
Italy 3 (they will leave the third spot vacant)
Germany 2 (again, they may not have a second pair anymore)
Spain 2 (their second team should struggle to achieve the minimums)
Croatia 2 (I don't remember any second pair...maybe some crappy Junior, but again there is the minimum to get)
UK 2 (no second pair existent)
|by Anonymous||reply 41||04/15/2019|
Soon it'll be really easy to be one of the top 10 pairs in the world because only 10-12 pairs will compete. Eek.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||04/16/2019|
At Euros there were only 10 pairs who finished the competition this year...so everybody made the top 10...even the old British lady, the crappy gay second Italian, the black Croatian....
at Worlds everybody qualified for the FS because there were less than 20 pairs entered.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||04/16/2019|
Why are there fewer pairs than usual this year?
|by Anonymous||reply 44||04/16/2019|
2019 Worlds: 19 Pairs
2017-18 was a peak. Some good pairs were left out from FS last year and so last summer ISU increased the numbers of pairs making the FS from 16 to 20....but this renaissance of Pairs didn't last long and now they are back at around 20 with the last of them not being really worthy to see twice
|by Anonymous||reply 45||04/16/2019|
Paul Poirier's bottoming position?
|by Anonymous||reply 46||04/18/2019|
Pairs skating is incredibly dangerous and what is the potential payoff. Look at the top US team of Cain and Leduc, who aren't even being offered to skate in Stars on Ice. How much money are their families paying every year for them to train? The risk of severe injury is there every single time they practice. Even if I had a child who were talented in figure skating, I would not want him/her to go into pairs. Or dance, which is incredibly boring.
|by Anonymous||reply 47||04/18/2019|
r47 I feel like Dance only got really boring this past season. It used to be fairly enjoyable to watch, not like pre CoP but still ok, but now it's a fucking snooze.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||04/18/2019|
R47, you may find dance boring, but U.S. dance is thriving right now, so there are lots of opportunities for U.S. dance teams. Pairs, obviously not.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||04/18/2019|
R47 I guess their training costs are lower with their parents as their coaches? But yeah, Cain had the horrible concussion, and it mostly ended up with a ton of people (many not skating fans) concern trolling how an adult woman handled her post-concussion pain and insulting her partner. They got viral fame from the incident but no real financial payoff.
|by Anonymous||reply 50||04/18/2019|
Manta/Johnson are retiring. They got a gig at Cirque du Soleil and they are accepting it
|by Anonymous||reply 51||04/19/2019|
So are Cain & LeDuc in a good position to hold onto the U.S. Pairs Title next year?
|by Anonymous||reply 52||04/19/2019|
Maybe, but I thought Kayne and O'Shea were going to win nationals until their mistake toward the end of their free skate.
|by Anonymous||reply 53||04/19/2019|
R51, Cirque du Soleil seems like a good fit for Manta and Johnson.
R52, it depends on how Kanye & O'Shea and the Knierems look next season. Cain / DeLuc are the most consistent US pair right now.
|by Anonymous||reply 54||04/19/2019|
SkateAmerica ticket sales are open now. It's in Las Vegas, October 17 to 20th.
|by Anonymous||reply 55||04/19/2019|
can somebody tell Stars on Ice that we are not in the 90s anymore?
|by Anonymous||reply 56||04/20/2019|
Those clothes are atrocious. Did the skaters pick the outfits themselves? Awful!
|by Anonymous||reply 57||04/20/2019|
I'm getting all the ice shows confused. So the three Russian girls Med/Zag/Tuk are doing Stars on Ice in Canada (and US?) plus they're doing all the Fantasy on Ice dates in Japan? And there's yet another ice show going on now in Korea with Med and Junhwan Cha?
Sorry to be annoying - I don't even know where to go to find the listings of the ice shows, locations, and stars. I think I read Miki Ando was being dropped from FaoI (for the first time in a long while?)
Oh and Eteri has an ice show? Plus Plushenko, Fernandez, and Kostner... oh I give up. Never mind.
|by Anonymous||reply 58||04/20/2019|
Stars on Ice USA have just US skaters
Stars on Ice Canada have Canadian skaters + Medvedeva + Papadakis/Cizeron
Stars on Ice Japan have Japanese skaters + Med/Zag/Tuk + Chan + Chen + Duhamel/Redford + Lambiel/Vasiljevs + Shibutanis
Then in Japan there are 100 other shows...Fantasy on Ice, Prince on Ice, Whatever on Ice
|by Anonymous||reply 59||04/20/2019|
Stars on Ice Canada added Gilles & Poirier for the first time this year.
Anyone who sees Paul Poirier's ass in person, please give details.
|by Anonymous||reply 60||04/20/2019|
Thank you R59!
|by Anonymous||reply 61||04/20/2019|
I saw Junhwan Cha wearing the jacket covered in leaves or something - was that Stars on Ice Canada? Or was he in Korea - I 'think' Med was with him though.
And I think Jeremy Abbott is skating in Stars on Ice Canada.
|by Anonymous||reply 62||04/20/2019|
r62 probably Korea. They are doing a show there. Jason Brown and Medvedeva are in that too
|by Anonymous||reply 63||04/20/2019|
[quote]And I think Jeremy Abbott is skating in Stars on Ice Canada.
Do you think he'll hit on Paul Poirier?
|by Anonymous||reply 64||04/20/2019|
God I hope so - we need some gossip now that Javi and Eric have quit canoodling in the Tokyo alleyways.
|by Anonymous||reply 65||04/20/2019|
Abbott is in Stars on Ice US
Canada is this line up
Elvis Stojko and Kurt Browning.....
|by Anonymous||reply 66||04/20/2019|
Carreira/Ponomarenko's Free Dance for 2019-20: Flamenco (Farrucas+ Malagueña + "an assortment of other songs"
|by Anonymous||reply 67||04/20/2019|
A new Paul Poirier modeling photo:
|by Anonymous||reply 68||04/20/2019|
Paul Poirier modeling photo #2:
|by Anonymous||reply 69||04/20/2019|
Paul Poirier modeling photo #3:
|by Anonymous||reply 70||04/20/2019|
To be fair R57, the 90s were an atrocious time for fashion.
|by Anonymous||reply 71||04/21/2019|
Meagan Duhamel said that both Sui and Han were very funny people. (in her guest appearance with Dave Lease on his TSL vlog after Worlds)
In a recent interview, when they were talking about what to focus on for their lp, Sui interrupted Han's lengthy answer saying, "级别，哥“ (levels, bro)
|by Anonymous||reply 72||04/21/2019|
Paul's hair looks like a Ronald McDonald wig.
|by Anonymous||reply 73||04/21/2019|
Paul's hair does get a little wild sometimes. Very thick.
But at least he's not going to go bald any time soon.
|by Anonymous||reply 74||04/21/2019|
This was "liked" by another pretty boy, Stephane Lambiel.
|by Anonymous||reply 75||04/22/2019|
R75, I notice that Guillaume Cizeron liked it, too.
|by Anonymous||reply 76||04/22/2019|
Anyone going to Skate America? Wonder if it's worth the ticket prices.
|by Anonymous||reply 77||04/22/2019|
I ordered my SkateAmerica tickets a couple of days ago. It's going to be the only competition I go to this year and I'm in California so I decided to go for it. The weather should be nice in October.
|by Anonymous||reply 78||04/22/2019|
Didn't they just hold the Four Continents in California?
|by Anonymous||reply 79||04/22/2019|
R79 yes, but Skate America is is Las Vegas this year, not CA. It's probably within driving distance or a quick flight away for R78.
|by Anonymous||reply 80||04/23/2019|
Alex Shibutani got a girl and I am still to find a rich potential husband. Unfair
|by Anonymous||reply 81||04/23/2019|
Who's the girl Alex is with?
|by Anonymous||reply 82||04/23/2019|
Half polish half japanese
|by Anonymous||reply 83||04/23/2019|
R82 she is an ensemble member of Hamilton
|by Anonymous||reply 84||04/23/2019|
Yeah, I found the pic:
|by Anonymous||reply 85||04/23/2019|
Good for them. It's about time he dated anyone. Isn't he 26 or 27?
|by Anonymous||reply 86||04/23/2019|
He turns 28 in 2 days, R86:
|by Anonymous||reply 87||04/23/2019|
It's about time I stopped being a 30 year old virgin who can't talk to any women but my sister!
|by Anonymous||reply 88||04/24/2019|
Here's a pic of Paul Poirier that hasn't been posted before:
|by Anonymous||reply 89||04/24/2019|
Alex is very good looking.
|by Anonymous||reply 90||04/24/2019|
Alex is okay, but he's not a pretty twink like Paul Poirier.
|by Anonymous||reply 91||04/24/2019|
Alex is ok, sort of bland looking. Well what a nice way for him to get more attention on social media.
Did Adam Rippon get a show or something?
|by Anonymous||reply 92||04/24/2019|
Tim Dolensky and Angela Wang (who were not in the USFSA International Selection Pool published last month) have joined a cruise skating show called Symphony of the Seas
Camden Pulkinen have dropped Tom Zakrajsek and will be coached by Tammy Gambill and Damon Allen. The split seems amicable judging by their social media interactions.
|by Anonymous||reply 93||04/25/2019|
By trying to go Hollywood, did Adam burn all his bridges to the ice-show circuit? Or is he crowded out by Johnny Weir and Jason Brown?
|by Anonymous||reply 94||04/25/2019|
R94 I wondered about his absence from Stars on Ice USA. But Weir is not the problem in not getting that. Outside North America, I don't think Rippon's fame has much traction. So he doesn't get international Ice Shows
|by Anonymous||reply 95||04/25/2019|
[R94] Has Adam even kept up with his skating? He seems like the type whose body will go to pot quickly if he stops training. I'm sure he's making more money being a Hollywood celebrity than he would doing SOI. Brown is only doing a handful of SOI shows because he elected to do a show in Korea and to assist Orser and Wilson teaching in China. Weir puts more energy into maintaining his skating skills than Rippon ever did.
|by Anonymous||reply 96||04/25/2019|
I don't think Adam has burned any bridges, he is just not interested in skating in those shows. Too much effort for that little money. I'm sure SOI would have loved to have him, they'd sell more tickets to casual skating fans if he was in it.
|by Anonymous||reply 97||04/25/2019|
Who needs ice shows when you've got a Youtube channel?
|by Anonymous||reply 98||04/25/2019|
Zagorski/Guerreiro musical for RD is Chicago
|by Anonymous||reply 99||04/25/2019|
Another Paul Poirier shoot:
|by Anonymous||reply 100||04/25/2019|
Duhamel is pregnant.
|by Anonymous||reply 101||04/26/2019|
R101, well, they're getting on in age and are in their 30's now, so they have to have those kids soon.
|by Anonymous||reply 102||04/26/2019|
Duhamel posted a baby bump photo & a pic with her husband looking at a baby book:
|by Anonymous||reply 103||04/26/2019|
It's weird because she looks like a teenage boy. In a TSL episode, she was more butch than Dave and Jonathan.
|by Anonymous||reply 104||04/26/2019|
And acts like one too.
|by Anonymous||reply 105||04/26/2019|
Yeah, she & Eric were an unusual pair -- he was an artistic gay guy and she was a butch woman.
|by Anonymous||reply 106||04/26/2019|
Danny O'Shea has gone bold
|by Anonymous||reply 107||04/28/2019|
Another pic from the Paul Poirier shoot:
|by Anonymous||reply 108||04/28/2019|
The bald look makes him look like he's in his late 30s. Not flattering. What's Paul trying to do with his attention whoring photos? Get a modeling or escort career going?
|by Anonymous||reply 109||04/28/2019|
What bald look, R109?
|by Anonymous||reply 110||04/28/2019|
I was referring to Danny O'Shea's bald look
|by Anonymous||reply 111||04/29/2019|
R111, it was confusing because you joined your sentence about Danny O'Shea in the same paragraph with your sentence about Paul Poirier.
|by Anonymous||reply 112||04/29/2019|
Marcotte and Duhamel are moving to Oakville to launch a new Pairs training program
I wonder if Marinaro/Moore Towers will move or stay in Montreal with Gauthier.
Tarasova/Morozov will move to Florida to work with Zueva. Nina Mozer will visit from time to time
|by Anonymous||reply 113||04/30/2019|
Broadway/Operetta Rhythm Dance for Hurtado/Khaliavin: Holly Dolly
|by Anonymous||reply 114||04/30/2019|
Nice view of Paul Poirier's butt:
|by Anonymous||reply 115||04/30/2019|
Popova/ Mozgov's RD: Cabaret
so far we have
Grease, Mamma Mia, Hello, Dolly, Cabaret.
Who will be the first Les Mis?
|by Anonymous||reply 116||04/30/2019|
Also we have already a Chicago
|by Anonymous||reply 117||04/30/2019|
Anyone doing Die Fledermaus? Or does it count?
|by Anonymous||reply 118||05/01/2019|
One more pic from the Paul Poirier shoot:
|by Anonymous||reply 119||05/01/2019|
This one is better:
|by Anonymous||reply 120||05/01/2019|
R118 I wonder how many will choose Operetta instead of Musicals
|by Anonymous||reply 121||05/01/2019|
Who takes all these photos of Paul and why???
|by Anonymous||reply 122||05/02/2019|
Hubbell and Donohue are doing A Star is Born. FD as it is not allowed in the RD according to ISU Communication.
|by Anonymous||reply 123||05/02/2019|
R122, Paul is a pretty twink, so it's not surprising that he's getting modeling gigs with different magazines.
I'm glad we're getting to see more of him.
|by Anonymous||reply 124||05/02/2019|
Here's a skating podcast that explains the music requirements for the RD this year.
|by Anonymous||reply 125||05/02/2019|
Not complaining, but who gets in the bathtub with half their clothes on? Photographers' and stylists' creative ideas are so silly (and we've seen them all a thousand time before). Thanks, though, Paul!!
|by Anonymous||reply 126||05/02/2019|
R126, well, Paul is an athlete, not a porn star, so we can't expect him to take *all* his clothes off.
He's wearing wet shorts, and even showing some pubes, so that's quite revealing for a figure skater.
|by Anonymous||reply 127||05/02/2019|
Ilyuschechkina/Bilodeau's programs will be choreographed by Cizeron and Dubreuil
Osmond has announced retirement. Unsurprisingly
Hurtado/Khaliavin's FD is Flamenco. Choreo by Antonio Najarro
Evdokimova/Bazin are doing a Schinder's List FD.
Karen Chen has announced her new programs. But since it's Karen Chen, she will probably change by the end of next week
Kolyada will do a Charlie Chaplin FP
Marin Honds will keep this season's SP. FS will be La La Land with a choreo by Lori Nichol.
Kostantinova will do Moulin Rouge in the FS. And Tomono too.
Takahashi is keeping last year's FS
|by Anonymous||reply 128||05/03/2019|
Kaetlyn Osmond has announced her retirement.
|by Anonymous||reply 129||05/03/2019|
I was hoping the Japanese ladies would get better programs this year... but Kolyada why.
|by Anonymous||reply 130||05/03/2019|
The only man who should be allowed to do a Chaplin program is Fernández. And only if he’s wearing that skintight gray costume from the 2017-18 season SP (a fine distraction from the corny choreo) - so not the vest ensemble from the 2012-13 FS (which he brought back for his ice shows in Spain last year. At least this allowed Queen Yuna to shine.)
|by Anonymous||reply 131||05/03/2019|
Agreed with you on the Fernandez and Chaplin. Speaking of Queen Yuna... apparently Lilbet is doing a Danse Macabre program this coming season. I'm gonna be watching and missing the Queen all throughout. Sad.
|by Anonymous||reply 132||05/03/2019|
Oda had a better Chaplin program than Fernandez. B/S had better Chaplin program than Fernandez.
|by Anonymous||reply 133||05/03/2019|
Zagorski/Guerreiro are getting choreo from Dean.
They had programs by Dean also last season. Problem is that their skills are not that great and some programs don't work if you are mediocre. In some cases it is better to have some traditional boring warhorse rather than something interesting but that you can't execute well and in the end just highlight your weakness.
|by Anonymous||reply 134||05/04/2019|
Programs involving Charlie Chaplin, Carmen, and Phantom of the Opera should be outlawed. Anyone even thinking about one of them should be Kerriganed.
|by Anonymous||reply 135||05/04/2019|
Dean did a great job masking Duchesnays weaknesses and atrocious skating skills. He was quite good for Piper Gilles’s non-existing skating skills as well.
|by Anonymous||reply 136||05/04/2019|
Gilles is not as strong a skater as Poirier, but I wouldn't say she has no skating skills.
She was definitely weaker than Poirier when they first started, but she's worked hard to improve her skills since then.
|by Anonymous||reply 137||05/04/2019|
Reed#3 is working on a new passport
|by Anonymous||reply 138||05/06/2019|
I warn out, Lithuania is hard to get.
But my dad could got it for me.
|by Anonymous||reply 139||05/06/2019|
I agree with R135, but please add Moulin Rouge.
|by Anonymous||reply 140||05/06/2019|
R120...boy, that Paul sure knows how pretty his is.
Flaunt it if you got it, I guess.
|by Anonymous||reply 141||05/06/2019|
R140 Are you saying you weren't moved to tears by Zhou's historic Moulin Rouge?
|by Anonymous||reply 142||05/06/2019|
has any dance team announced a moulin rouge finnstep yet for next season?
|by Anonymous||reply 143||05/06/2019|
Tessa Virtue, Scott Moir extend break from ice dance competition
|by Anonymous||reply 144||05/08/2019|
Ashley Wagner pretends she is not retired and announces she will miss GP season
|by Anonymous||reply 145||05/08/2019|
They're not competitive anymore. I saw one of Ashley's recent SOI numbers, and it was mostly strutting around acting sassy or sultry, plus a big entry into a ... 1.5 toe loop attempt! Even her double axel looked small and eked out. Mirai looks to have gained some pounds. Unless they're looking to be in 10-15th place at worlds, they might as well retire, sorry.
|by Anonymous||reply 146||05/08/2019|
Mirai has always struggled with her weight. I think she enjoys going out and had trouble training hard enough for years. Ashley Wagner just seems over it all.
|by Anonymous||reply 147||05/09/2019|
Did Mirai at least perform a little more high level than Ashley in the SOI? When I saw them last year I was far more impressed with Mirai than Ashley but I don't know if things have changed since then.
|by Anonymous||reply 148||05/10/2019|
Guillaume Cizeron is on vacation in Greece:
|by Anonymous||reply 149||05/10/2019|
The sad thing is that, unlike Ashley, Mirai could've been one of the greats had she trained harder. Her talent and potential was world class, but she pissed it all away by being lazy and not keeping her body in athlete shape.
|by Anonymous||reply 150||05/10/2019|
Is Mirai the skater that was dumped by legendary coach Frank Carroll?
|by Anonymous||reply 151||05/10/2019|
Tim Goebel, Gracie Gold and Mirai were all dumped by Frank, presumably over their lack of work ethic.
He don't play. Either you give 100% or he's out.
|by Anonymous||reply 152||05/10/2019|
I think Gracie’s problems were more than just lack of work ethic, but yeah, he seems to practice Eteri’s “shut up and work, or you’re out” method.
|by Anonymous||reply 153||05/10/2019|
I agree R150, even as someone who never really cared for Mirai's skating. Her talent was out of this world.
|by Anonymous||reply 154||05/11/2019|
She deserved the bronze at the 2010 Olympics. At least she had a long competitive career, lasting longer than Zhang, Flatt, Gold, etc.
|by Anonymous||reply 155||05/11/2019|
Mirai was never high in world standings anyways.
|by Anonymous||reply 156||05/11/2019|
[quote]She deserved the bronze at the 2010 Olympics.
Hard to say.
It's true that there was a home ice advantage for Joannie Rochette of Canada.
|by Anonymous||reply 157||05/11/2019|
And here we go withe the usual Russian ice dance splits among top Junior teams
Elizaveta KHUDAIBERDIEVA / Nikita NAZAROV, Silver at Junior Worlds, have split
|by Anonymous||reply 158||05/13/2019|
How is Vincent doing? He isn't back performing in SOI so far. Is he going to college this fall or maybe next year? It sounded like he's already applied to places like Brown.
|by Anonymous||reply 159||05/14/2019|
I am working hard
Redefining my standard
and good poetry
and good colleges
as I whisper sweet nothings
to my jump coach.
Thanks for asking.
|by Anonymous||reply 160||05/15/2019|
They need to do something to make ice dance more watchable. It's boring seeing skaters just glide around to music with only a couple of twizzles thrown in. At least with pairs or singles, you've got the anticipation of 'will they or won't they' land the jump.
Maybe make the cunningliftus a mandatory move like the twizzle. It'd be fun to see which skaters can do it.
|by Anonymous||reply 161||05/15/2019|
It's only "just glide around to music with only a couple of twizzles" if all you understand of the sport is jump vs. glide vs. twizzle.
It will become much more interesting if you take an interest in the elements, trust me. Ice dancers have far superior edge control and skating skills than most figure skaters.
|by Anonymous||reply 162||05/15/2019|
Or maybe just don't watch ice dancing. I haven't watched the women's events in years and years because they do nothing for me, although I can certainly appreciate their talent and athleticism.
|by Anonymous||reply 163||05/15/2019|
Agree with R163. I've never been a big fan of ice dancing and just don't watch it much.
|by Anonymous||reply 164||05/16/2019|
For me, ice dancing is so boring except for the top medal contenders. Although seeing bottom tier dancers makes me appreciate how hard it is and how difficult it is to skate in synch wih someone else, without drawing blood and making it look effortless. At one nationals, a saw a less competitive team have a painful fall while simply zooming around together during warm up. They had to withdraw due to someone suffering a knee injury.
|by Anonymous||reply 165||05/16/2019|
Mariah Bell SP: Work Bitch by Britney Spears. Choreography: Adam Rippon
|by Anonymous||reply 166||05/17/2019|
I don't like contemporary ice dance because so much of it is boring "Montreal mush" faux romantic crap. I like the voidy 6.0 era ice dance like Anissina/Peizerat, Klimova/Ponamarenko, etc.
|by Anonymous||reply 167||05/17/2019|
Mariah Bell doing Britney Spears???
|by Anonymous||reply 168||05/17/2019|
FS: Petrushka by Igor Stravinsky. Choreo by Tom Dickson
SP: "Bloodstream" by Tokio Myers FP: Tosca
Both choreos by himself
|by Anonymous||reply 169||05/17/2019|
I hope Torgashev can finally land his jumps. He is a much nicer/better skater than Hiwatashi and Krasnozhon, skating skills and posture wise.
|by Anonymous||reply 170||05/17/2019|
I enjoy Torgashev as well and hope he turns it on this season and lives up to his potential.
|by Anonymous||reply 171||05/17/2019|
[R170] Better than Krasnozhon who skates like a truck driver, but Hiwatashi's skills are pretty good.
|by Anonymous||reply 172||05/18/2019|
Yeah, I also like Hiwatashi.
|by Anonymous||reply 173||05/18/2019|
Torgashev is a great skater but needs to get a triple axel to be competitive. I like him, but right now Hiwatashi has the most complete package of the new seniors.
|by Anonymous||reply 174||05/19/2019|
Komatsubara/Koleto RD: Dreamgirls
(FS is Lord of the Dance)
|by Anonymous||reply 175||05/19/2019|
Did Torgashev have a triple axel before he suffered his injury (can't remember specifics, maybe a broken leg)? I also hope Camden Pulkinen can pull it together. Who else would be in the top half at US nationals? With Tim Dolensky retired, I can't think of anyone else with a shot at top 6. Jimmy Ma is ok, and at least he has a quad toe half the time. He'll be more fun to watch if he keeps up the contemporary fast numbers. Emmanuel Savary has a quad sal and might be able to finally break out of the pack too.
|by Anonymous||reply 176||05/19/2019|
SP: Freedom by Pharrell Williams. Choreo by Alex Johnson
|by Anonymous||reply 177||05/20/2019|
Bridget Namiotka comes out accusing Caughlin of abusing her for years. She claims there are 10 other girls
Coughlin's agent and Craig Maurizi's wife comes out as an idiot.
|by Anonymous||reply 178||05/20/2019|
I believe her, but geez, some people in the skating world really need to focus more on getting a good education. English grammar classes, please.
|by Anonymous||reply 179||05/21/2019|
Announced skaters' programs for 2019-2020.
|by Anonymous||reply 180||05/26/2019|
Rythmn Dance: The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert!
|by Anonymous||reply 181||05/27/2019|
Zueva finally got a new team...
well it is Wagret/Souquet from France...
|by Anonymous||reply 182||05/27/2019|
Hawayek/Baker are Saturday Night Fever in the RD
|by Anonymous||reply 183||05/29/2019|
Ashley Cain is marrying her very heterosexual looking fiance today.
|by Anonymous||reply 184||06/01/2019|
The Spanish pair, Barquero/Maestu, split. It seems the reason of the split is an injury he got that apparently will keep him off ice long.
Pairs field is getting smaller and smaller. After the top pairs, you just skip the "also runs" and you are left with random people who are there because everybody else has split.
2020-21 Rhythm Dance will be...Theme: folk...Pattern: Ravensburger Waltz (Senior); Westminster Waltz (Junior).
|by Anonymous||reply 185||06/01/2019|
The last part of ToshI's blog, today I think: And About Mr. Yuzuru Hanyu As I know you more and more As I talk to you more and more As we perform together more and more A man with a heart Pure Hard at work Lovable Manly I never met someone like you Who is overwhelmingly unexpected person before. It’s been phenomenal 2 weeks The rest of 6 shows For 2weeks Will be Precious Precious Days in my life for sure Carefully Carefully I will spend my Precious days Thank you Yuzu for making me feel this way.
|by Anonymous||reply 186||06/02/2019|
oops - sorry - I thought I was in the other skating thread
|by Anonymous||reply 187||06/02/2019|
|by Anonymous||reply 188||06/02/2019|
I think what happened to Surya Bonaly was just terrible.
|by Anonymous||reply 189||06/02/2019|
R189, what terrible thing happened to Surya Bonaly? She went to 3 Olympic Games, came in 2nd at Worlds 3 times, won Europeans 5 times, and had a very successful pro career afterwards. She even became an American citizen. And this was when ladies figure skating, many would say, was at it's peak.
|by Anonymous||reply 190||06/02/2019|
Why does Ashley's husband look orange, in addition to looking like a Ken doll who smells cookies? Her dad seems effeminate so her gaydar must be off. But you'd think Tim would've realized her bf was gay ages ago. I read somewhere that Tim and he got together to plan the elaborate proposal. This guy makes Grant H. look macho.
|by Anonymous||reply 191||06/03/2019|
I admit Ashley's husband does have a little case of plastic gayface going on in his photos, but maybe he's just one of those guys who looks odd in photos, but fine in-person.
I've met a few guys who photography "gay," as it were, but in-person they were extremely straight and didn't ping at all.
And...there have been cases of the opposite...guys who photographed super masculine in photos, but were nelly queens in-person.
|by Anonymous||reply 192||06/03/2019|
I agree with R190. Surya's inability to win a world title / Olympic medal had everything to do with her being a clunky and sloppy skater and nothing to do with unfair treatment. I adore Surya and the uniqueness she brought to the ice, but especially given her limitations as a skater she had an incredible career.
|by Anonymous||reply 193||06/03/2019|
R193, but she had an entertaining mother, which should count as a positive GOE.
|by Anonymous||reply 194||06/03/2019|
LOL R194, true! I've met Surya, and she's really nice. Far nicer than you'd expect for someone with a mother who seem bonkers.
|by Anonymous||reply 195||06/03/2019|
Yeah, the revisionist history that took place on online media a few years ago to re-frame Surya's skating career as some underdog story rife with biased mistreatment by the judges due to racism and sexism is the biggest piece of bull. Surya was an AWFUL skater. That is the objective truth. She could not hold an edge to save her life. They tried to make her seem like some misunderstood skating pioneer simply because she was the only prominent Black skater to win anything in the 90s, and because she was a woman who could do backflips--when in actuality her successes and failures had everything to do with her skating skills, or severe lack thereof.
When she skated well, she was rewarded, and when she didn't, she lost. The only legitimate time you could argue she was robbed by the judges was 93 worlds loss to Oksana Baiul--but the judges had a huge blind spot for Oksana in general and thus robbed plenty of other skaters out of rightful titles (Nancy at 94 Olympics for sure), so it wasn't like it was directed to Surya specifically.
|by Anonymous||reply 196||06/03/2019|
R195 Did you meet the mother?
|by Anonymous||reply 197||06/03/2019|
R190 “She even became an American citizen” - is that supposed to be an achievement?
|by Anonymous||reply 198||06/03/2019|
Shoma Uno is changing choaches. To whom is yet unknown. He's going to take part in a few summery camps overseas and them make a decision. Speculations include every other coach under the sun but Eteri Tutberidze seems an exceptionally strong candidate.
|by Anonymous||reply 199||06/03/2019|
R197 unfortunately no!
|by Anonymous||reply 200||06/03/2019|
R198, well if racism held her career back, why would she want to become a citizen of the very most horriblest racist country on earth?
|by Anonymous||reply 201||06/03/2019|
Surya was a horrible skater. She couldn't even straighten out her legs.
|by Anonymous||reply 202||06/03/2019|
There's a sports anthology show on Netflix called Losers. Surya gets her own half-hour segment. I enjoyed it and, surprisingly, had completely forgotten about her mother, remembering only the blocky little skater who could do flips.
|by Anonymous||reply 203||06/04/2019|
[quote]Shoma Uno is changing choaches. To whom is yet unknown.
Any idea Shoma is changing coaches?
He seemed to have a good coach with the woman he was with.
|by Anonymous||reply 204||06/04/2019|
Any idea *why*
|by Anonymous||reply 205||06/04/2019|
r205 Not really. The speculation is that he might want to improve his jumps and get a 4Lz (he lips) and his current team can't really get him there.
|by Anonymous||reply 206||06/05/2019|
Some think, as had happened with Hanyu, that the Japanese fed wants him to switch coaches. In Uno's case, I imagine they're worried about the consistency of him landing his jumps? With Hanyu, it was just time to move up a level.
|by Anonymous||reply 207||06/05/2019|
r196 Nancy Kerrigan deserved to lose in 94. She was an overrated skater with no finesse, moves alot like a cheerleader. Baiul's performance was moving.
|by Anonymous||reply 208||06/05/2019|
Drunksana’s skating was technically awful, front loaded with tiny jumps and clumsy combinations. She skated with her hands, which, when you think about it, can be done by a quadriplegic.
|by Anonymous||reply 209||06/05/2019|
Kerrigan with her continuous "bitch face" didn't even try to fake her robotic movements. The one time world silver medalist and one time USNationals champion was the GOLD favorite because she got knocked on the shin by a rival. It's the best thing that ever happened to her career because it made people root for her, although her true personality eventually came out.
Drunksana didn't surface til after the Olympics.
|by Anonymous||reply 210||06/05/2019|
R206 & R207, I guess Shoma finishing off the World podium this year may have caused some concern.
Will he go to Toronto to train with Brian Orser? Or would that cause a conflict with Hanyu?
|by Anonymous||reply 211||06/05/2019|
Instagrammer "yuzuuzu": UPDATES ABOUT SHOMA:
Daniil, Eteri's main choreographer has CONFIRMED that he was talking about Shoma Uno when he said "A very famous Japanese Skater could join team Turberidze" The match seems more likely and Shoma's team has aparently been talking with Tutberidze for a while
|by Anonymous||reply 212||06/05/2019|
Getting to be with the hot Daniil would be a good bonus.
|by Anonymous||reply 213||06/05/2019|
This site is soooo duuuullllllllll. This really is the future of FS without Hanyu.
|by Anonymous||reply 214||06/05/2019|
Another Paul Poirier photo shoot:
|by Anonymous||reply 215||06/07/2019|
we have the first Mouline Rouge for the new RD...or maybe it is already the second
Stepanova/Bukin:: "Sparkling Diamonds" from the movie "Moulin Rouge"
|by Anonymous||reply 216||06/08/2019|
Stanislava is doing Moulin Rouge as well as Kazuki Tomono...sigh
|by Anonymous||reply 217||06/08/2019|
Denney/Frazier FS: Lion King (with a new choreo)
Rizzo FS: Flamenco. Choreo: Scali
Della Monica/Guarise: Pilgrims on a long journey from Child of light soundtrack + Saturn by Sleeping at Last. Choreo: Scali
Sotskova: SP: To Build A Home, choreo by Nikolai Morozov; FP: Fifty Shades of Grey, choreo by Nikita Mikhailov
Choreographers for Uno: Shoma Uno SP by Shae-Lynn Bourne ; FS by David Wilson
|by Anonymous||reply 218||06/08/2019|
Paul Poirier posed for a book on male nudes:
|by Anonymous||reply 219||06/09/2019|
what does he have on his face?
|by Anonymous||reply 220||06/09/2019|
I think it's a flower or a heart.
|by Anonymous||reply 221||06/09/2019|
A fig leaf?
|by Anonymous||reply 222||06/09/2019|
[R220] I thought it was a gas mask.
|by Anonymous||reply 223||06/09/2019|
I never knew Paul Poirier could be a such a slut.
|by Anonymous||reply 224||Last Friday at 3:38 PM|
Hubbell/Donohue are doing Let’s Be Bad from SMASH. Would this be the RD? Musical tv series are allowed?
|by Anonymous||reply 225||Last Saturday at 12:49 AM|
Bradie Tennell's new FS: Nuovo Cinema Paradiso, choreo by Richaud
Jason Brown's SP: I Can't Go On Without You by Kaleo choreographed by Rohene Ward
Natalia Zabiyako /Aleksandr Enbert SP: The Fire Within, by Jennifer Thomas & The Rouge pianist
Camden Pulkinen SP: Caruso by Josh Groban choreographed by Josh Farris. FP: Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence [OST] / Rain by Ryuichi Sakamoto choreographed by Stéphane Lambiel
|by Anonymous||reply 226||Last Sunday at 12:31 AM|
Is Jason Brown staying with Brian Orser, R226?
|by Anonymous||reply 227||Last Sunday at 10:57 PM|
Thanks for the update on programs, R226. R227, AFAIK Jason is still with Brian Orser. He's using the same choreographers as last year, including Brian Wilson (ugh) who works with a lot of Orser's students. Let's hope Jason gets a quad consistent this summer.
|by Anonymous||reply 228||Last Monday at 12:46 AM|
David Wilson, R228?
|by Anonymous||reply 229||Last Monday at 12:56 AM|
At the end of this week we will get GP assignments
|by Anonymous||reply 230||Last Monday at 1:18 AM|
Yes R229. Sorry about that, I clearly need more coffee.
|by Anonymous||reply 231||Last Monday at 1:32 AM|
[quote]Let's hope Jason gets a quad consistent this summer.
Oh that ship has sailed, honey. He's never getting a quad. He's a beautiful skater who, in another era, could've easily been Olympic and world champion multiple times over.
But in this era, he should consider himself extremely fortunate and lucky if he manages to make another Olympic team. That would be a personal triumph in itself and should be his goal--which I think it ultimately is. I don't think he (or his team for that matter) really think a quad or world/olympic medals are in his future.
|by Anonymous||reply 232||Last Monday at 7:43 AM|
I'm excited about the GPs. Las Vegas is so right for figure skating.
America (Vegas) Oct 18-20. Canada (KelownaBC) Oct 25-27. France (Grenoble) Nov 1-3. China (Chongqing) Nov 8-10. Russia (Moscow) Nov 15-17. NHK (Sapporo) Nov 22-24. GPF is in Turin, Italy, Dec 5-8.
Wonder which big names will be stuc... I mean, lucky enough to get Didier's French GP, with the plastic frisbee medals?
|by Anonymous||reply 233||Last Monday at 9:43 AM|
2021 Four Continents assigned to Sydney
2022 Euros to Tallin
2022 Worlds to Montpellier
|by Anonymous||reply 234||Last Monday at 10:50 AM|
[quote]2022 Worlds to Montpellier
|by Anonymous||reply 235||Last Monday at 11:48 AM|
Dear Bernie, no, Hérault - Occitanie. Lots of plastic stars produced there
|by Anonymous||reply 236||Last Monday at 12:07 PM|
Hot photo of Scott Moir:
|by Anonymous||reply 237||Last Monday at 2:37 PM|
Another guy sanctioned by Safe Sport commits suicide. A horse riding coach this time. I looked at the Safe Sport website and was amazed to see how many people in the horse community have been caught by them. This includes Clare Bronfman, the rich broad in that Nixvim thing.
|by Anonymous||reply 238||Last Monday at 3:03 PM|
Paul Poirier's ass:
|by Anonymous||reply 239||Last Monday at 4:36 PM|
Racheal Flatt got engaged over the weekend.
|by Anonymous||reply 240||Last Tuesday at 6:42 AM|
Klimov appointed on the Single and Pairs Technical Committee as Athletes Rep.
Ah, this reminded me of Stolbova....will the guy she paired with get a release by Dider?
|by Anonymous||reply 241||Last Tuesday at 8:37 AM|
Weaver/Poje to skip GP season again.
Gilles/Poirier move into the seeded group for Grand Prix.
The over scored Polish duo move to the 2 guaranteed spots group
|by Anonymous||reply 242||19 hours ago|
As they worded the annoucenment, it is not guaranteed they will come back post GP either. They will reflect.
I thought doing Montral Worlds and retire was their likely plan
|by Anonymous||reply 243||19 hours ago|
Yeah, me too, R243.
I though Weaver & Poje would want to do Worlds in Canada and then retire.
Gilles & Poirier had bad luck with their GP assignments last season, so maybe this year they will get to the GP Final.
|by Anonymous||reply 244||18 hours ago|
Stepanova/Bukin - Chock/Bates - Gilles/Poirier
G/P should get Skate Canada. And SC should make sure not to invite Guignard/Fabbri. Well, they should have avoided Sinistina/Katsalapov last year but they didn't. If they pick last, they must do a deal with the likes of Japan who will be beaten by anyone of the 6-10 group.
|by Anonymous||reply 245||18 hours ago|
P/C - France, Japan; S/K - Russia, China; H/D - SA, SC.
|by Anonymous||reply 246||17 hours ago|