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Sylvia
01-02-2011, 05:20 PM
The Skating Club of Wilmington's show is on Saturday, January 8, at 6 pm, featuring Ashley Wagner, Armin Mahbanoozadeh & more -- for more info: http://www.wilmicesk8.com/ (check out their video trailer!)

The University of Delaware's show is on Saturday, January 15 at 5 pm -- for more info: http://www.udel.edu/udaily/2011/dec/National-SendOff121010.html
List of UD's 2010-11 International/Nationals/Junior Nationals skaters and teams: http://www.udel.edu/udaily/2011/dec/delaware-figure-skaters-120710.html
Skaters include Melissa Bulanhagui, Zhang/Toth, Cannuscio/Lorello, Smith/Bartholomay, Cannuscio/McManus, Gamelin/Gamelin, Emmanuel Savary, and Ireland's Clara Peters.

Sylvia
01-06-2011, 03:09 AM
Since this exhibition is in the same general area, I'm adding it to this thread. (Armin Mahbanoozadeh is a member of the Washington FSC but it looks like he is electing to skate in his Wilmington training rink's show on the same day.)

The Gardens Ice House will host their Annual National Send Off Exhibition on Saturday, January 8 at 8:00 pm in Laurel, Maryland. It will feature Eastern Sectional, Junior National, and National competitors.

3 Nationals singles skaters in Junior are scheduled to perform -- Haley Dunne (Washington FSC), Allison Timlen (Columbia FSC of Maryland), and Emmanuel Savary (Univ. of Delaware FSC) -- plus the Senior pair team of Erika Smith & Nate Bartholomay (Univ. of Delaware FSC), and the Novice ice dance team of Morgan Grant (Peninsula SC) & Luke Skala (Philadelphia SC & HS). Also listed to skate are Easterns Senior competitor Courtney Bibbs and Junior Nationals competitors Madison Vinci (Intermediate bronze medalist), Tess Terpos (Intermediate 12th place), and Elise Romola (Juvenile 6th place).

Admission is free. Rink web site: http://thegardensicehouse.pointstreaksites.com/view/thegardensicehouse

shan
01-06-2011, 03:21 AM
I wonder if the Skate Club of Boston is having a show...

paskatefan
01-06-2011, 10:59 AM
I'm glad that the two Delaware shows are not on the same day, like last year. We ordered tickets for the UDEL one (1/15). Wish we could also go to the Wilmington one (Armin :encore: Ashley :D). Oh, well, looking forward to it again & hope the weather cooperates.

Madre
01-07-2011, 12:34 AM
Skating Club of Boston is having their Nationals Send-off exhibition tomorrow evening, Jan. 7

shan
01-07-2011, 01:09 AM
Skating Club of Boston is having their Nationals Send-off exhibition tomorrow evening, Jan. 7

Thanks. :)

hippychick
01-08-2011, 03:21 AM
I see that Boston had their Nationals send off show tonight. Any reports ?

Sylvia
01-10-2011, 04:35 PM
The SC of Wilmington has put a couple of photos from their send-off show on their site: http://www.wilmicesk8.com/
Anyone from here go who would like to share some impressions/highlights?

The Texas Gulf Coast FSC has a send-off for their Nationals skaters (Jr. Nina Jiang and the 2 Novice pairs teams of de la Mora/Wilson & Griffin/Griffin) on Friday, Jan. 14th at the Sugar Land (TX) Ice and Sports Center: http://www.texasgulfcoastfsc.org/

Sylvia
01-14-2011, 02:11 PM
The Broadmoor Skating Club has a "Fire and Ice" show tonight, Friday, January 14, from 5:15-6:15 pm at the World Arena (Olympic rink) in Colorado Springs, but I don't know which Nationals-bound skaters will be skating.

If anyone attends the UDel show tomorrow, your impressions/highlights would be appreciated!

Debbie S
01-14-2011, 03:04 PM
If anyone attends the UDel show tomorrow, your impressions/highlights would be appreciated!I would love to go, but the Ravens are playing at 4:30, so I'll have to wait until Nats to see the UD crew. ;)

Sylvia
01-14-2011, 03:12 PM
OK, Debbie S, you're off the hook THIS time! ;)


I see that Boston had their Nationals send off show tonight. Any reports ?
I don't have any technical details to share, but someone who went told me that all 5 pair teams (Castelli/Shnapir & Donlan/Speroff in Senior; Sowa/Leenen & Bautista/Harris in Junior; and Shaughnessy/Morgan in Novice) looked good and seem to be progressing well. The singles skaters were Ross Miner, Jason Wong and Yasmin Siraj (Sr), Harrison Choate (Jr), and Mia Eisenhandler (Nov). Also, Curran Oi's younger sister, Bryna, reportedly has made a promising transition from singles to ice dance with her Novice partner Mark Jahnke (no relation to Ryan).

dragonfly415
01-15-2011, 03:40 AM
If anyone attends the UDel show tomorrow, your impressions/highlights would be appreciated!

I'm planning to go to the UD show tomorrow - I will try to take some notes.

I also went to the Skating Club of Wilmington show last weekend. It had snowed that morning, but there was a still pretty good turnout. I was really impressed with how friendly everyone was (the food at the snack bar was also really delicious!)

Ashley Wagner and Armin Mahbanoozadeh are two of my favorite singles skaters, so it was great to see both of them perform live. Ashley skated her short program - her spins in particular are beautiful. She had on a really pretty red dress with beading on the straps. I'm not sure if it's a new dress for her SP or if she was just wearing something different for this particular performance. Armin Mahbanoozadeh did his Avatar long program, which except for one popped triple axel, was fantastic. It's a very intricately choreographed program, and the footwork sequences were really impressive. He also gets major height on his jumps! I'm excited to see how he does at Nats. Unfortunately, they ran out of programs before I got one so I don't have program info for any of the other skaters. Next time I will have to make sure I get one ASAP!

chipso1
01-15-2011, 03:48 AM
A picture of Ashley's (new?) red dress: http://www.wilmicesk8.com/images/Ashley%20layback3.jpg

Marco
01-15-2011, 03:49 AM
Thanks dragonfly415. How did Ashley's jumps look?

olympic
01-15-2011, 04:28 AM
Thanks dragonfly415. How did Ashley's jumps look?

Yes. Any reports on what she did?