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Kelvster
05-09-2013, 10:27 AM
Would you get fever if she skated to it?;)
She mentioned earlier that it would be great to skate to Sibelius in the Olympic season, but I guess it is not very easy to find a piece with suitable length, other than Valse Triste.

Oh..... how about FINLANDIA ... (wonder if anyone has ever skated to this)

I will :wuzrobbed if Kiira skates to this piece (even though I am not a Finn myself)

Sibelius' Violin Concerto is also very beautiful and suitable for skating, though it's a little depressing :saint:

ioana
05-09-2013, 04:31 PM
Didn't Rahkamo/Kokko use part of Finlandia for their free dance at some point? Am at work and can't check right now, but I seem to remember they did.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rk2LqLNPelc

matti
05-09-2013, 06:23 PM
Didn't Rahkamo/Kokko use part of Finlandia for their free dance at some point? Am at work and can't check right now, but I seem to remember they did.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rk2LqLNPelc

No, it was Valse triste. Jill Watson and Peter Oppergar used Finlandia for their Olympic free in 1988. Midori Ito skated to it at the 1991 Worlds (latter part of the LP).

Sylvia
05-22-2013, 05:07 PM
In case anyone missed this news about Cecilia Törn/Jussiville Partanen that was posted in the partnership search 2013 thread on May 15: http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/showthread.php?86887-Pairs-Dance-splits-amp-partner-search-2013-thread-(all-countries)&p=3922908&viewfull=1#post3922908

After the Finnish junior ice dance couple Sara Afgai (she is actually a Canadian with Iranese roots) and Jussiville Partanen split, Jussiville is back training in Finland, and has a new partner, Cecilia Törn, who used to be a single skater and represented Finland in 2011 European Championships in Bern.

Great to see Cecilia back on the ice and Jussiville finding a new partner!

That's wonderful news! When he was dancing with Aghai, we got to see him at BC Summerskate. He's a very nice skater, and, like most dancers, easy on the eyes.

Vagabond
05-22-2013, 05:16 PM
Korpi should skate to "Fever". This is just my personal wish though. :P

Kiira Korpi skating to "Fever" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UKa2_DinQQM)

joeperryfan
05-22-2013, 05:42 PM
Thanks for posting about Cecilia and Jussiville here Sylvia, I had missed the news. :)

Andrey aka Pushkin
05-22-2013, 07:48 PM
Just came here cause for some reason I feel a strange bound to the Finnish figure skating all of a sudden ;)

TAHbKA
05-22-2013, 09:27 PM
Lol, all of a sudden:)))

I hope this link works - ice dance practice of all 3 Finnish ice dance pairs with Margaglio (https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10152827088535191.1073741832.680275190&type=3)

geoskate
07-20-2013, 05:36 PM
Beata Papp and Bela Papp are registered at the BC Summer Skate (August 15-18 in the Vancouver area).

Registrations (http://www.skatinginbc.com/sites/default/files/competition/resources/2013_summerskate_groups_july_16.pdf): They are about halfway down the pdf, under senior women and senior men.

This competition is sometimes live-streamed. If it is, their performances will likely be archived and available for viewing.

Hanna
09-27-2013, 07:30 PM
Wow, this thread has been buried. ;) I guess there haven't been a lot of interesting things going on, and the news about Kiira have had their own threads.

But one thing I was supposed to post about (and forgot) is that apparently Tomi Pulkkinen, the Finnish-Swiss guy who's been skating for Switzerland for quite a few years, has switched back to skating for Finland and also training here. Or so I understood. I saw him skate his FS to PotO two weeks ago and I was actually very positively surprised! He had really really beautiful jumps and all in all, it was quite a respectable skate (I think he scored about 111 points for it). He should most definitely be a nice addition to the national competition in men. I'm looking forward to seeing how he does.

Hanna
09-28-2013, 09:13 PM
Here's an interview in Finnish with Susanna Rahkamo just after Nebelhorn http://yle.fi/urheilu/karu_totuus_olympiapettymyksen_takana_he_ovat_harj oitelleet_itsensa_rikki/6855188?ref=leiki-es

The title is something like "The sad truth behind Olympic disappointment - they have trained themselves to pieces" and basically she talks about how training methods need to change so that we can keep the next generation of skaters healthy (Pöykiö, Lepistö and Korpi have all had a lot of injuries during their careers).

Loves_Shizuka
09-28-2013, 09:54 PM
:(

Thanks for the link/translation, Hanna :)

Hanna
09-29-2013, 07:27 PM
Now that I'm on a "posting news streak" ;) I'd like to also point out that the first ever quad by a Finnish guy was attempted yesterday by Matthias Versluis. He did fall but it was rotated and IMO a very good attempt and it looked like he'll definitely be able to land one! I was very positively surprised. http://youtu.be/K2M58QzE75Q?t=30s Also his 3lz looks insanely easy.

Also saw Liubov Efimenko doing a 3f-3t in the warm-up in a competition today. Her rotation is unbelievably quick! Unfortunately she fell on the flip in the actual program so didn't get to try the combo. But she did do a very nice 2a-3t. If she can skate it even somewhat clean, her free program is truly competitive (3f-3t, 3(f)lz, 2a-3t, 3lo-2t, 3lo, 3s, 2a). Maybe she's also planning to upgrade her short to 3lo, 3f-3t, 2a.

joeperryfan
10-02-2013, 10:09 AM
Guys, when is the first qualifier? I'm trying to figure out the calendar, is it 12-13 October? The abbreviations are even worse to read than the full words... Google is not my friend in this case.

maija
10-02-2013, 02:35 PM
Guys, when is the first qualifier? I'm trying to figure out the calendar, is it 12-13 October? The abbreviations are even worse to read than the full words... Google is not my friend in this case.

12.-13.10.2013 in Tampere: http://tappara.fi/taitoluistelu/kilpailut/omat-kilpailut