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clarie
01-26-2013, 06:49 PM
She's a total teenager. Cute interview! On one of the sessions I saw her practicing at, her and her friends put on some country music and were singing and dancing to it during the warm up. It was so cute and kinda goofy. And of course, minutes later she was landing triples all over the place. Sounds like the team recipe for success is to have fun while training hard.

You must live in Edmonton......Lucky you to be able to see these kids practise :)..........will you be at Worlds? I am going and looking forward to it. Hope to go to Nats next year :_

Rock2
01-27-2013, 05:05 PM
The biggest thing KO needs to work on is skating skills. As for jumps, she does 3 different 3/3s in practice with consistency and the 3L is about ready to be inserted into a program. Her team is waiting until next year to change her programs and layout. They want to drill in what she has now right through the end of the season which is more than enough to go for top 10 at London. This is the goal. Expect a full complement of jumping content on the GP next year as her programs are designed. In the next cycle, I'll be expecting the 3A to be added.

No the back bend is not the most important thing to the judges in a layback. You just need to tick the box to get down enough to qualify for a layback. Speed of rotation (and maintaining it through position changes), surety of position and centering are most important factors. She has all that. Also for me I tend to look at distance between skating knee and free knee for aesthetics. Most ladies cheat and keep the free knee close to the skating knee to speed up rotation and maintain control. Kaetlyn does a better job here.

As for the footwork, I get that she's on two feet a bit more than I would like, but the good news is that her coach is a tech specialist. She gets level 4s on many of her elements. She also gets GOE because of how well she highlights the music with her fw. She may not be the best at it but she doesn't need to be. She's set up to score.

So expect status quo through London except for some minor tweaking that may happen if she doesn't get all level 4s in Osaka. I think her programs on the GP next fall will address a lot of the concerns mentioned here.

Cachoo
01-27-2013, 05:29 PM
I don't know if this has been posted here yet so here goes....some commercials beforehand.

Interview after Can Nats with Kaetlyn: http://www.cbc.ca/sports/figureskating/video/#id=2327696331
What a level headed, down to earth, positive person she is.

Nice interview--but even if she was goofy or if she was arrogant the fact---for me---is that I love to watch this girl skate. Whatever "it" is she has in buckets imho.

elle123
01-27-2013, 05:38 PM
Nice interview--but even if she was goofy or if she was arrogant the fact---for me---is that I love to watch this girl skate. Whatever "it" is she has in buckets imho.

She just has this exuberance about her when she skates that's infectious. I really hope that when she inevitably hears about all the trash being said about her, that she doesn't let it affect her; she has such a great future ahead of her.

Cachoo
01-27-2013, 06:02 PM
She seems pretty grounded and secure to me elle--I think she'll be fine. Sometimes I think trash talk is motivated by fear. Why we can't be excited for ALL new talent instead of the talent only within our borders is beyond me. We end up getting snippy with one another and then somehow transfer that dislike to the skaters we are debating who have not done anything to provoke such ire. I guess that's life though.

girlscouse62
01-27-2013, 10:01 PM
She seems pretty grounded and secure to me elle--I think she'll be fine. Sometimes I think trash talk is motivated by fear. Why we can't be excited for ALL new talent instead of the talent only within our borders is beyond me. We end up getting snippy with one another and then somehow transfer that dislike to the skaters we are debating who have not done anything to provoke such ire. I guess that's life though. ITA. I think we need to be very grateful that these talented young people share their gifts with us. have no such talent (never even learned to skate); but I am full of admiration for their dedication and willingness to put it out there for all to see and enjoy. God bless them all!

euterpe
01-28-2013, 04:57 AM
The biggest thing KO needs to work on is skating skills. As for jumps, she does 3 different 3/3s in practice with consistency and the 3L is about ready to be inserted into a program. Her team is waiting until next year to change her programs and layout. They want to drill in what she has now right through the end of the season which is more than enough to go for top 10 at London. This is the goal. Expect a full complement of jumping content on the GP next year as her programs are designed. In the next cycle, I'll be expecting the 3A to be added.

You are expecting an awful lot!

TheIronLady
01-28-2013, 06:10 AM
She, Joannie, and Jennifer Robinson all substituted the 3As they trained in favor of clean programs. :lol:

shutterbug
02-06-2013, 04:24 AM
I don’t think this article has been posted yet: Osmond ready to debut at first senior ISU Championships (http://www.goldenskate.com/2013/02/osmond-ready-to-debut/)


” I haven’t really ever been someone to get nervous,” she said about competing. “If I am ever nervous, it’s always waiting to go to the competition or on the bus ride to the rink. Once I get to the rink and look around, I usually start to calm down and just start getting really excited to be there. Once I finally step onto the ice to compete and just skate around, it is like I absorb the excitement of the crowd which just makes me remember that this is why I love skating. I love the feel for the ice and the excited audience, so when I get to my starting position, I just take a breath and let myself fall into my music.”

Fingers crossed that the rest of the season continues to go well for her. I suspect she is going to have a wonderful time with the fans in Japan. :)

clarie
02-06-2013, 01:05 PM
How could they not love her. She infects you with her joy of skating. I'm sure she'll make some fans over there even as a Canadian.

quartz
02-06-2013, 04:38 PM
I really hope the pressure/expectations don't start freaking her out. She seems grounded and level-headed now, but I have the feeling there is going to be a lot of media attention on her. I want her to stay strong because I have not been this excited about a young woman's skating talent in a very long time. She is my new favorite girl!! Hoping for a top 10 at Worlds!

spikydurian
02-07-2013, 01:09 PM
Good luck Katelyn on the 4CC. Just do your best and enjoy your skating.

Alixana
02-07-2013, 03:44 PM
Good luck Katelyn on the 4CC. Just do your best and enjoy your skating.

This. :)

Cachoo
02-07-2013, 07:30 PM
How could they not love her. She infects you with her joy of skating. I'm sure she'll make some fans over there even as a Canadian.

Clarie--I find Canadians easy to love. I'm sure there are always exception to the rule but, as you pointed out, Kaetlyn's joy on ice is infectious. She's a star.

Alixana
02-07-2013, 08:17 PM
Clarie--I find Canadians easy to love. I'm sure there are always exception to the rule but ... snip

Why, thank you! ;)