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shutterbug
04-23-2013, 02:05 PM
Coach Ravi Walia impressed by Osmond’s successes (http://fskating.com/2013/04/coach-ravi-walia-impressed-by-osmonds-successes.html)


I believe that you cannot rush the development of proper technique or take shortcuts to reach success. It is common for skaters to have set backs (growth spurts, injuries, distractions, etc) and this time has to be managed well. I tried to keep Kaetlyn motivated while teaching her strong basics and a good foundation for the more complex skills. Eventually, she began to improve and gained confidence. We took a step-by-step approach that seemed to work well for her.

Terrific coach. :)

shutterbug
04-24-2013, 02:42 PM
World Figure Skating companion article: Kaetlyn Osmond: “I try to engage the crowd” (http://fskating.com/2013/04/kaetlyn-osmond-i-try-to-engage-the-crowd.html)


For the next season, I want the audience to see a whole new side to me. I showed this year that “Carmen” was a character I could portray very well, and next year I want to show a completely different side of me and hope the audience will like it.

I really want to make the Grand Prix Final and place in the top six at Olympics or Worlds next season. This past season I achieved my goal of placing in the top ten and now I’m really excited to work towards the top six.

clarie
04-24-2013, 03:05 PM
I would say her current goals are achievable. She and her coach have a terrific attitude IMO. I'm certainly looking forward to what she has in store for us next year program-wise. :)

blueglass
04-24-2013, 10:56 PM
Interesting that they're shooting for top six at Sochi - that sure won't be easy. In addition to the K-K-A triumvirate, I expect the US, Russian and Japanese women all to bring it up a notch come Olympics. It's exciting for Canadians to have someone like Kaetlyn competing.

shine
04-25-2013, 02:22 PM
Interesting that they're shooting for top six at Sochi - that sure won't be easy. In addition to the K-K-A triumvirate, I expect the US, Russian and Japanese women all to bring it up a notch come Olympics. It's exciting for Canadians to have someone like Kaetlyn competing.
Of course it won't be easy, but why are you here if you are not challenging yourself and aiming higher - especially for someone like Kaetlyn who's at the development stage and is as talented as she is? Besides, I don't think her goals are at all unrealistic. Afterall, she already placed 8th this year even with two falls in the freeskate and came in top 4 in the SP in one of the toughest fields ever (where many thought she should've been top 3 even). I think a key for her would be to up her game in the LP by having less mistakes than she did this season.

blueglass
04-25-2013, 09:34 PM
Not suggesting it isn't possible, just that she would have to be at the very top of her game. My observation is that Olympic competitions are judged differently than Worlds, so my expectations are generally pretty low.

shine
04-25-2013, 10:41 PM
How are they judged differently? :confused:

blueglass
04-26-2013, 12:00 AM
That's an interesting question and I don't mean to get into a judging argument, but I do think the judging is tougher on the skaters who aren't generally considered podium finishers. For example, a mistake in the SP/SD gets a 10th place at worlds but a 15th place at Olympics.

shutterbug
06-11-2013, 02:30 AM
From the Skate Canada ACGM this past weekend, a well-deserved honour for Ravi: https://twitter.com/SkateCanada/status/343179920056414209


Skate Canada Competitive Coach Award of Excellence: Ravi Walia #ACGM13

spikydurian
06-11-2013, 11:38 AM
From the Skate Canada ACGM this past weekend, a well-deserved honour for Ravi: https://twitter.com/SkateCanada/status/343179920056414209
Congrats to Ravi! Can's wait to see both of them in the K&C in the forthcoming competitions. Looking forward to seeing Kaetlyn growing as a figure skater.

clarie
06-11-2013, 10:48 PM
He certainly is on the map now. He seems like a smart coach as well......not pushing too much.....just enough.

Sylvia
06-11-2013, 11:00 PM
Was this video ever posted here? Found this CBC feature on Kaetlyn that, I assume, was shown during CBC's 2013 Worlds broadcast: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cooqBN4vUWs

She ( @kaetlyn23 ) tweeted on May 27:
"Started my new short today! Gonna be an interesting year :p #roadtosochi"

June 4:
"Great night at commencements :) #grad2013"

And on June 8:
"Had an absolute blast at grad last night and an awesome time at the after grad :) so exciting!!!!"

TheIronLady
06-13-2013, 12:40 AM
He certainly is on the map now. He seems like a smart coach as well......not pushing too much.....just enough.

He was already on the map as a mean technical specialist.

clarie
07-11-2013, 12:01 AM
A tidbit I came across today.......it's in French, but it's about Kaetlyn's fittings for her costuming this year......and it sounds like she skating to Cleopatra, and something from "Sweet Charity".......don't know which is short and which is long.........someone will have to do some major sleuthing :).......here's the link: http://fr.video.sympatico.ca/actualites/watch/fabrique-au-quebec/2536901539001?sort=date&page=1#.Ud3jEUqJ5lQ

honey
07-11-2013, 01:49 AM
She said in the piece the short is from Sweet Charity and the long is Cleopatra.