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rvi5
10-15-2013, 10:27 PM
Yes, the West Edmonton mall is her home base rink (Ice Palace FSC). It is the largest mall in North America, and a tourist attraction. She likely has plenty of spectators watching her daily, especially now that she has acquired national/international fame. Probably part of the reason why she is good at performing.

Really
10-16-2013, 01:37 AM
My daughter skated at the Ice Palace for one year (and even had Ravi Walia as a coach!), and didn't mind skating in the mall at all. The ice level is lower than the main floor level, so it's not like shoppers are staring the skaters right in the face. They certainly do get comfortable 'performing' in front of people because that mall is rarely empty, especially at the times when the IP has ice!

Cant Skate
10-16-2013, 04:37 PM
The Ice Palace FSC also uses ice at two other arenas in Edmonton, in addition to the mall. They are only on mall ice on Monday and Thursday. And Saturday morning for the younger skaters.

FreeAgent
10-16-2013, 04:37 PM
Hi everyone,

I am mostly a lurker but once in while, when I feel compelled to, I post in some threads. I was just reading the recently updated ISU bios, and the one for Kaetlyn says "Salome" Dance of the Seven Veils for the FD. I know that the Skate Canada site still says Cleopatra but now I'm wondering if she changed her program after her time with Franck Caroll.

I really wasn't sure about the Cleopatra free, even though it was an early showing and she wasn't ready for the season. I would love to see her do Salome despite the Michelle Kwan connection.

Anyone heard anything:sekret:

Barbie

rvi5
10-16-2013, 04:54 PM
fsfann22 had posted that question earlier within this thread re: Salome on the Skate Canada site bio (post #680). I had checked the link at the time, and it did say Salome. The next day it switched to Cleopatra. I guess someone may have read the thread, and made the correction. Every article I have read about Kaetlyn mentions Cleopatra, including herself. I suspect there was an error, and the ISU site was never corrected.

PeterG
10-27-2013, 09:35 PM
Silly article about Osmond's short program (http://o.canada.com/sports/figure-skating-community-defends-kaetlyn-osmonds-over-sexualized-routine/)

Is Kaetlyn "the Miley Cyrus of Canadian figure skating"? :lol:

clarie
10-29-2013, 09:56 PM
Interview with Kaetlyn about her injury: http://www.cbc.ca/player/Radio/Local+Shows/Newfoundland/ID/2414849035/

Jiazumi
10-30-2013, 01:10 AM
So, do you guys think Osmond will be injury-free by CoR?

shutterbug
10-30-2013, 05:15 AM
Interview with Kaetlyn about her injury: http://www.cbc.ca/player/Radio/Local+Shows/Newfoundland/ID/2414849035/

Thanks for sharing clarie. Good to hear that she should be back on the ice by next week. :) I was a little concerned when I noticed her gait was uneven during her warm up jogging, then when she left the practice with the team doctor right after her run through I started to really worry. Definitely a smart decision to withdraw.

What I’m not concerned about any longer though, is her Cleopatra FP. She mentioned that she worked on the choreo when she was off the ice with her ankle, and it’s obvious. Powerful program that shows off her strength and speed very well. And her new dress is just lovely. I typically don’t care for elaborate costumes, but this one is very flattering on her and very sparkly under the lights. I snapped a few photos:

http://skateshutterbug.zenfolio.com/p74220541/h12113c26#h3968d8d5
http://skateshutterbug.zenfolio.com/p74220541/h18042c78#h18042c78
http://skateshutterbug.zenfolio.com/p74220541/h18042c78#h12113c26

clarie
10-30-2013, 11:00 AM
Oh Shutterbug, thank you for the pics. I caught a brief glimpse while watching TV, but couldn't see the details. That is a gorgeous dress, and yes, very flattering. I'm assuming she actually did have a run-thru of her program without the jumps then. I glad to hear about the improvements in the LP :)

honey
10-30-2013, 11:08 AM
Lovely dress!

Listening to her interview though and a partially torn hamstring doesn't sound good :(

blueglass
10-30-2013, 09:06 PM
Lovely dress!

Listening to her interview though and a partially torn hamstring doesn't sound good :(

I agree. I'm no expert but wouldn't it be better for her to skip her next GP stop and just let herself heal for Canadians?

shine
10-31-2013, 01:27 AM
Oh Shutterbug, thank you for the pics. I caught a brief glimpse while watching TV, but couldn't see the details. That is a gorgeous dress, and yes, very flattering. I'm assuming she actually did have a run-thru of her program without the jumps then. I glad to hear about the improvements in the LP :)

Here's a video of one of Kaetlyn's FS run-throughs from SC:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uPqw7H8yehQ

MrSatterwhite
11-02-2013, 03:25 AM
n.m.

shutterbug
11-03-2013, 05:30 PM
A little more info on Kaetlyn's injury from Tracy Wilson's TSN blog: WILSON: REASONS FOR OPTIMISM FROM CANADA'S FIGURE SKATERS (http://www.tsn.ca/figure_skating/story/?id=435500)


Just when Kaetlyn Osmond thought she could begin her Olympic quest in earnest, she suffered another setback. Having missed a number of weeks due to an injured foot heading into Skate Canada, Kaetlyn woke up after the short program with a sore hamstring and was unable to compete in the free skate. The word is, she has tears in two tendons in her hamstring and will see limited ice and training time for the next 7-10 days, at which time it is expected to have healed. It adds up to a lot of training missed and can set up the cycle of overtraining to catch up and then reinjuring. She is young and has a bubbly personality so it will be tough to contain her. Kaetlyn has three weeks until her next Grand Prix and it is their plan that she will compete.

In medical lingo, "tear" = "strain", and the severity of the strain is classified by grade. 7 - 10 days is the normal recovery period for a grade 1 (mildest) strain, so I'm guessing/hoping that it's not that serious. Ravi seems to be pretty good about pacing her training to ensure that she doesn't overdo it. Fingers crossed that all goes well and she is able to make it to Russia.