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Sylvia
08-20-2012, 11:33 PM
@USFigureSkating tweeted today:
"We'll be bringing you loads of tweets/photos/info from #ChampsCamp beginning tomorrow. Safe travels to all the Team USA athletes!"

MEN: Jeremy Abbott, Adam Rippon, Ross Miner, Douglas Razzano*, Richard Dornbush, Johnny Weir, Evan Lysacek

LADIES: Ashley Wagner, Alissa Czisny, Agnes Zawadzki, Caroline Zhang, Christina Gao, Rachael Flatt, Mirai Nagasu, Gracie Gold*

PAIRS: Caydee Denney/John Coughlin, Gretchen Donlan*/Andrew Speroff*, Marissa Castelli/Simon Shnapir, Tiffany Vise/Don Baldwin, Lindsay Davis*/Mark Ladwig, Caitlin Yankowskas/Joshua Reagan

DANCE: Meryl Davis/Charlie White, Maia & Alex Shibutani, Madison Hubbell/Zachary Donohue, Lynn Kriengkrairut/Logan Giulietti-Schmitt, Madison Chock/Evan Bates, Anastasia Cannuscio*/Colin McManus*

* = first-time attendees

Jarrett
08-20-2012, 11:56 PM
How about program videos for once... ugh...

peibeck
08-20-2012, 11:58 PM
How about program videos for once... ugh...

You know that will never happen. :lol:

Ziggy
08-21-2012, 12:21 AM
Is Alissa back on the ice already?

Sylvia
08-21-2012, 12:32 AM
Is Alissa back on the ice already?
Not according to the recent article posted in this thread: http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/showthread.php?t=84603

I just listed all the GP skaters/teams above -- perhaps there will be an official press release about the attendees by tomorrow.

Ziggy
08-21-2012, 12:33 AM
Ahhh ok. I was just wondering what Alissa would be doing there if she can't skate and doesn't have any programs to show. :P

Sylvia
08-21-2012, 12:38 AM
There are also off-ice activities: http://www.usfsa.org/Athletes.asp?id=428

dots
08-21-2012, 05:18 AM
You know that will never happen. :lol:

I expect this to change (maybe even this year!) with twitter/instagram/facebook and the like being popular with the new generation of skaters.

I hope we get another funny vid from the Shibs. ;)

Sylvia
08-21-2012, 03:47 PM
Here's the press release: http://www.usfsa.org/Story.asp?id=48365&type=media

ETA: From the skaters' tweets, it sounds like Davis & White, the Shibutanis, Abbott and Wagner arrived last night and most everyone else outside of CO is travelling this morning.

Link to USFS' twitter feed: https://twitter.com/USFigureSkating

LilJen
08-21-2012, 04:11 PM
There are also off-ice activities: http://www.usfsa.org/Athletes.asp?id=428

Including such off-ice "team building" activities as fencing and dressing up as 1980s TV show characters. . . . (always hated those work-related "team building" activities)

peibeck
08-21-2012, 06:41 PM
I expect this to change (maybe even this year!) with twitter/instagram/facebook and the like being popular with the new generation of skaters.

I hope we get another funny vid from the Shibs. ;)

I don't think the USFS (or the skaters) necessarily want the programs "out there" for view just yet. Part of the reason for the camp is to get feedback on the technical elements from judges and callers while still giving the skaters and their coaches time to refine the programs
before the senior GP season and senior B comps begin.

I agree it would be interesting (for example, I'd love to have seen what the USFS so disliked last season about Davis/White's "La Strada" program), but I just don't envision it happening.

Sylvia
08-21-2012, 10:08 PM
Some tweeted photos from the national champions' Western-themed photo shoot today:

All 6 dressed up in their Western outfits (https://twitter.com/JohnCoughlinUSA/status/237978951497170945/photo/1/large)
Riding the stagecoach (https://twitter.com/USFigureSkating/status/237981731960025088/photo/1/large)
3 Cowboys (https://twitter.com/JohnCoughlinUSA/status/237994496669908992/photo/1/large)
Ashley Wagner (https://twitter.com/USFigureSkating/status/237982447285985280/photo/1/large)

Garden Kitty
08-21-2012, 10:15 PM
American Gothic style (http://instagram.com/p/OmipEPG8JK/) :lol:

PinkFeathers
08-22-2012, 02:16 AM
Group shot (https://twitter.com/USFigureSkating/status/238072080409702400/photo/1/large).

Seems to be everyone except Rachael, who said she was flying in late, and Evan. No idea where he's at :shuffle:

oldskoolsk8tr
08-22-2012, 02:22 AM
[QUOTE=peibeck;3664096]I don't think the USFS (or the skaters) necessarily want the programs "out there" for view just yet. Part of the reason for the camp is to get feedback on the technical elements from judges and callers while still giving the skaters and their coaches time to refine the programs
before the senior GP season and senior B comps begin.

Ummm most of the programs have been out there already with summer competitions...it is a performance based sport if you are skating and no one is clapping that is so weird plus they could do so much good by having schools, and different non-profit organizations coming to clap and enjoy the moment ...just seems like a lost opportunity...They could still getting a critique afterward...just seems so much better than dead silence....and smarter too.It doesn't make much sense...but who knows.

I would think it would add more pressure to the skaters as well...