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maija
05-05-2010, 08:03 AM
Better late than never: :lol:

I made finally a small piece of news (http://www.lauralepisto.fi/en/news?id=1893) with photos to Laura's home page.

Finnice
05-05-2010, 08:37 AM
I hope they are not humiliated by it... if they skate at that club, I think it's wonderful that no matter how many national and international level titles they win, they still consider themselves a part of the club, just as the 3 year old beginners are! It looks like fun to me! :)

They actually are very important role models for the younger skaters in their club. I thunk one of the reason for the current Finnish succes in ladies skating in the club spirit. There are more talented skaters to come in this club EsJT, thanks to Laura, Jenni and of course, the wonderful coach.

I would never think thay would feel humiliated, vice versa! Proud to be part of this wonderful show.

Jot the Dot Dot
05-05-2010, 01:21 PM
Jenni looks :eek: in that costume. Why do they have to humiliate Laura and Jenni like this... I don't think any of the world's top skaters would have agreed to dress as a Statue of liberty or a cat for a show? :scream:

I have it down on VHS video somewhere in my collection, can't find it on YouTube, but Liz Manley dressed in a cat costume, skating to the musical "Cats" (surprize!).

Hey, be glad they weren't dressed as Barney the Dinosaur.

Jaana
05-05-2010, 06:12 PM
All the skaters belong to a certain practice group, f.ex. Laura Lepistö belongs to this K1 group (http://espoonjaataiturit.sporttisaitti.com/yksin/k1/) in our club. She practices there with other 10 skaters six days a week. There are two coaches on the ice (for these 11 skaters).

Is Laura really never able to practice with a smaller number of other skaters on the ice together with her?

maija
05-05-2010, 06:45 PM
Is Laura really never able to practice with a smaller number of other skaters on the ice together with her?

During the season with fixed timetables (from September to March) she has had now two seasons one extra hour a week only for her (and sometimes also Jenni Vähämaa) and her coach. It was before noon.

In a regular week there was also two morning hours in Helsinki for Team Finland skaters. I suppose there were less skaters on ice.

Jaana
05-06-2010, 08:43 AM
During the season with fixed timetables (from September to March) she has had now two seasons one extra hour a week only for her (and sometimes also Jenni Vähämaa) and her coach. It was before noon.

In a regular week there was also two morning hours in Helsinki for Team Finland skaters. I suppose there were less skaters on ice.

Thanks so much for the info! While watching Laura´s competing, it has worried me often that she just does not do every day complete runthroughs of her freeskate in the training.

maija
05-06-2010, 02:08 PM
Thanks so much for the info! While watching Laura´s competing, it has worried me often that she just does not do every day complete runthroughs of her freeskate in the training.

They do runthroughs of the programs even when there are about ten other skaters on the ice. The rule is that other skaters give way to the skater doing a runthrough.

All the skaters on the ice at the same time than Laura are good skaters. All of them practice triple jumps.