2012 Champs Camp in Colorado Springs (for U.S. Grand Prix skaters/teams)

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  1. Sylvia

    Sylvia Whee, summer club comps!

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    @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
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  2. Jarrett

    Jarrett Well-Known Member

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    How about program videos for once... ugh...
  3. peibeck

    peibeck Counting down the days 'til Skate America

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    You know that will never happen. :lol:
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    Ziggy Well-Known Member

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    Is Alissa back on the ice already?
  5. Sylvia

    Sylvia Whee, summer club comps!

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    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.
  6. Ziggy

    Ziggy Well-Known Member

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    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
  7. Sylvia

    Sylvia Whee, summer club comps!

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  8. dots

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    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. ;)
  9. Sylvia

    Sylvia Whee, summer club comps!

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  10. LilJen

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    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)
  11. peibeck

    peibeck Counting down the days 'til Skate America

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    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.
  12. Sylvia

    Sylvia Whee, summer club comps!

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    Group shot.

    Seems to be everyone except Rachael, who said she was flying in late, and Evan. No idea where he's at :shuffle:
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    On USFS's Facebook page, it looks like Michelle Kwan is the keynote speaker for Champs Camp.
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    made_in_canada INTJ

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    And Johnny's conforming as usual, lol.
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    Agreed- always seemed like something out of Michael Scott's head in an episode of "The Office"- but less fun when you're actually taking part!
  19. VIETgrlTerifa

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    And when you don't have an actual camera to look at to give sideways glances.
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    Hmmm... I wonder when she will be at the airport :D (sudden switch to giggly stalker-ish fan mode :rollin:) :lol:
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    Charlie needs a lesson in how to wear a cowboy hat. John's got it down.
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    I don't see Madison Hubbell either.
  24. dots

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    I'm pretty sure she's next to Meryl Davis.

    Was this picture taken on a smartphone or something? It looks too blurry.
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    I think that's Tiffany Vise. This is like "Where's Waldo" :lol:
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    Someone asked on Twitter where were Rachel, Madison and Evan, and USFS replied that they had later flights into town.

    :D It really is! Why did we get only one group photo and with the lowest quality? :confused:
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    Charlie looks like John Schneider from The Dukes of Hazzard.
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    Front: Jeremy, Alissa, Zach

    Second row: Gretchen, Caydee, Mirai, Maia, Caitlyn, Agnes, Christina, Gracie, Lindsay, Meryl, Tiffany

    Third row: Andrew, Douglas, Caroline, Ricky, Ashley, Anastasia, Marissa, Madison C, Lynn, Logan, Don

    Back row: Joshua, Mark, Colin, John, Evan B, Simon, Johnny, Ross, Alex, Adam, Charlie

    Could be wrong. It took me too long to do this :slinkaway
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  30. allezfred

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    Johnny the only one not wearing one of those t-shirts. Yeah, I wouldn't either Johnny. :lol:
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    Johnny Weir-Voronov‏@JohnnyGWeir

    Excited to skate with the boys tomorrow. @DouglasRazzano @adaripp @jeremyabbottpcf @evanlysacek @rossminer @richarddornbush ����
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  33. Sylvia

    Sylvia Whee, summer club comps!

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    John Coughlin tweeted this photo of himself with Caydee and Michelle Kwan: https://twitter.com/JohnCoughlinUSA/status/238101698739044352/photo/1/large

    Christina Gao tweeted this photo of her, Ross, and #thekween: http://instagram.com/p/OoYeXQpjaR/

    ETA 2 "inspired by the Olympic rings" shots:
    http://instagram.com/p/Omr3BbQm0Q/
    http://instagram.com/p/OmEAxpirzS/

    Douglas Razzano's photo inside the Olympic Training Center: http://instagram.com/p/OmYA9-JCWh/
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    Flatt's tweet from early yesterday....
    @RachaelFlatt

    "@USFigureSkating Where am I now? #attherink, #bayareacommute, #wondersofphysicsclass, SFO, late nite arrival COS. Keep lights on 4 me! ;-)"
  37. Sylvia

    Sylvia Whee, summer club comps!

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    :confused: Not to be contrary, but some of the skaters have done some comps, many have not (our current champs among them). And since the skaters are used to rehearsing without audiences, I don't think they would really be bothered by not having an one for their monitoring sessions.

    I guess Omaha must be going with some Wild West logo with all the skaters dressed up in cowboy outfits. (Or maybe it's just somebody at NBC's idea of Omaha?) :p
  39. Jaana

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    IsnĀ“t Omaha/Nebraska an old cattle country which means cowboys?
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    IIRC someone remarked earlier that they saw more than a passing resemblance between Ashley and McKayla Maroney -- I think I see it in that picture. I'll be Ashley could do a great "not impressed" face, too. :lol:
    That dress certainly looked a lot better on Michelle than on the mannequin form (which suffers from a definite lack of *assets* in the bodice :shuffle:).

    Thanks for all the Champs Camp photos!