2013 Champs Camp news & social media coverage (for U.S. Grand Prix skaters/teams)

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  1. Sylvia

    Sylvia Bring on the JGP & Sr B comps!

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  2. pinky166

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    :lol: At Max in the back row, he looks like Shnapir's minion. Loving the T-Shirts this year, so patriotic! :D
     
  3. rosewood

    rosewood Wheeee! Wonder babies!

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    :rofl::rofl:

    GO! Team USA and Mirai :cheer2:
     
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  6. Sylvia

    Sylvia Bring on the JGP & Sr B comps!

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    Tweeted by @Lynn Rutherford:
    "Britney Simpson recovering well from shoulder surgery 6/24. Simpson&Blackmer are here at Champs Camp to participate in off-ice events. They are working to be ready for Grand Prix in Russia"

    "Champs Camp: SPs start soon.Denney & Frazier will reprise their Spanish-theme SP of last season, not Bollywood SP they did at Skate Detroit."

    "Champs Camp: Aldridge & Eaton will not perform their programs here, due to Eaton's ankle injury, said coach Pasquale Camerlengo.
    Champs Camp, cont.: "It happened in Lake Placid, torn ligaments; it's getting much better but not ready yet," Camerlengo said of Eaton."

    ETA USFS' tweets so far:

    Today's schedule: skating. Everyone will skate their short programs at the @csworldarena in a closed door session. http://pic.twitter.com/TRriMbcqxE

    Leave phone unattended, find pictures like this on camera roll. Glad you're having fun @MarissaCastelli #ChampsCamp http://pic.twitter.com/YZE0RfOII2

    Not to brag, but I'm watching figure skating right now. No, actually I guess this is bragging. The men are practicing now. #ChampsCamp

    As this is a closed session, we can't report too much. Now practicing on the ice are Lysacek, Brown, Abbott and Miner. Sorry!

    More of the news will come later when all the athletes will speak to the media. #ChampsCamp

    Of the skating quality, all I can say is...it's an Olympic year. What we have seen today so far is fantastic. #Tease #ChampsCamp

    Practice still ongoing here at the @csworldarena. Short programs will be performed beginning with dance at 3:20 ET. Closed door sessions.

    Three ladies, @AshWagner2010, @mirai_nagasu and @christina_gao are on the ice for their practice session.

    The rest of the ladies, @carolinezhang, @GraceEGold, @SammiCesario and @agneszawadzki are practicing now.
     
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  7. peibeck

    peibeck Counting down the days 'til Skate America

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    Evan looks like he's doing all his off-ice training at a tanning booth. :p
     
  8. Sylvia

    Sylvia Bring on the JGP & Sr B comps!

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    Christina Gao tweeted:
    Excited to show judges and officials my revamped SP this evening! Same music, but want to show how I've grown as a skater. #champscamp"

    Latest tweets by USFS: https://twitter.com/USFigureSkating

    The first athletes through the mixed zone! @MaiaShibutani and @AlexShibutani http://pic.twitter.com/gvGqs6li2Z

    @chockolate02 and @Evan_Bates after their #ChampsCamp short dance! http://pic.twitter.com/EdTPn3V1I0

    Latest tweets from mixed zone by Lynn Rutherford: https://twitter.com/LynnRutherford

    Champs Camp backstage photos: Hubbell & Donohue meet the press - note, it is likely Madison's costume will change. http://twitpic.com/d9lc1i

    From MZoueva: Lindsay Davis had a training accident the day before camp resulting in several stitches to her head so no SP for DavisBrubaker

    More Champs Camp: "Lindsay and Rockne may skate some tomorrow," Zoueva said. "The injury doe not seem serious but still we are careful."

    "Champs Camp: Evan Lysacek is skating both his short program and free skate for officials today."
     
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    dardar1126 Well-Known Member

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    Sorry that I didn't add the clickable link...I usually do. :shuffle: Thanks to Sylvia for coming to the rescue! :D

    (see below)
     
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  10. Sylvia

    Sylvia Bring on the JGP & Sr B comps!

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    ^^^ Here's USFS' tweeted photo with clickable link:

    "The Mixed Zone. Near: @RichardDornbush, mid: @MaxTAaron, far: @MattBmer [Matt Blackmer]" http://pic.twitter.com/ZUJU6iRJOk
     
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  11. casken

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    The photographer did a nice job capturing Max's best side...
     
  12. Sylvia

    Sylvia Bring on the JGP & Sr B comps!

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    Latest tweets by USFS: https://twitter.com/USFigureSkating

    "Evan Lysacek and Frank Carroll hit the Mixed Zone." http://pic.twitter.com/Pu7MpeLZEw

    Latest tweets from mixed zone by Lynn Rutherford: https://twitter.com/LynnRutherford

    (I moved the tweet about Lysacek's new FS music into his news thread: http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/sho...-Games-is-on&p=3978247&viewfull=1#post3978247 )

    "A slimmed-down Adam Rippon says his quad Lutz is more & more consistent. He plans it in both his SP & FS." http://twitpic.com/d9ltte
     
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    It's ok to be a pessimist, but don't be snarky about it lmao


    Ashley and Adam Look like twins. Don't understand Josh's picture. Is it going to be cropped? On a stool in the middle of lol
     
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    Thank you for sharing all these tweets/observations, Sylvia!

    :( for Lindsay Davis. I hope indeed it's minor.
     
  16. olympic

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    Thanks for being a perv before I had to be ...

    Per tweets, it looks like they're just skipping the SP to be safe. The fact that they are here probably means it is very minor.
     
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  17. misskarne

    misskarne Spirit. Focus. Ability. Tenacity. Aussie Grit.

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    His face is pretty too you know. :p

    But that is a very nice angle. :grope:
     
  18. Sylvia

    Sylvia Bring on the JGP & Sr B comps!

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    Group photo tweeted by Mirai Nagasu: Champs camp roommate love! #destinationsochi @christina_gao @agneszawadzki http://instagram.com/p/dTmIdwi5TU/

    Lynn Rutherford tweeted these photos last night:

    Caroline Zhang (w/P Oppegard) will skate her SP to Phantom of the Opera&FS to Butterfly Lovers, choreo. by DWilson http://twitpic.com/d9m8j5

    Champs Camp: Alexa Scimeca&Chris Knierim, back on the ice after Knierim's surgery to repair a fibula in early July http://twitpic.com/d9m7wp

    Champs Camp: Gracie Gold with her coaches&choreographers: Scott Brown, Oleg Epstein, Marina Zoueva, Alex Ouriashev http://twitpic.com/d9m5cp
     
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  19. Sylvia

    Sylvia Bring on the JGP & Sr B comps!

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    Bobby Martin who is attending Champs Camp with Castelli/Shnapir, has written a second, entertaining blog article: http://web.icenetwork.com/news/2013/08/21/57743934/bobbys-world-handling-different-key-to-success
    Excerpt:
     
  20. Sylvia

    Sylvia Bring on the JGP & Sr B comps!

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    Here are all the photos (taken on Wed.) that were tweeted by @LynnRutherford from Champs Camp: https://twitter.com/LynnRutherford/media/grid
    First one is Farris posing next to the ice cream cone painted on the wall; final photo: "Chock&Bates in front of gold vault at the Mining Exchange Hotel during SKATING photo shoot" http://twitpic.com/d9rgfk

    Tweeted yesterday by @USFigureSkating:
    Jason Brown ‏@jasonbskates tweeted this funny photo yesterday:
    USFS just tweeted: "Today at Champs Camp, skaters receive technical feedback and will shoot promotional videos!"
     
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    Marissa is so funny. With S/K man if they could pull up that second mark to World standards that would be amazing. IT is time. Time for a US team to have the elements and the second mark that stands up to placing at World's or the Olympics. IT would be nice this year but we will have to see. IT is still too early to see if the teams can do it but we'll see if it happens. IT would be S/k and then D/S would be the only ones with the elements and the lines that would do it Internationally. Both teams have challenges but they also have amazing moments.

    Can't wait for more info about this camp! Does it come out if the judges liked someones costume or not? I noticed D/C changed both their SHORT and LONG?? Just curious what is going on. Seems like an exciting week though and hope the athletes are getting excited about this year!!
     
  22. Sylvia

    Sylvia Bring on the JGP & Sr B comps!

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    Maybe if the skaters change their costumes after Champs Camp? ;) Though I don't know if all the skaters' costumes are ready yet.

    I posted an article about that in the U.S. Pairs news thread not long ago. Link: http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/sho...ates-Part-II&p=3972836&viewfull=1#post3972836
     
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  25. Sylvia

    Sylvia Bring on the JGP & Sr B comps!

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    ^^^ I heard Christina Gao has a minor foot injury -- reportedly she was able to skate both her programs at Champs Camp. ETA Christina's tweet today:
    "Gained a lot of great info from on-ice feedback session as well as off-ice meetings today! A super productive Champs Camp so far. :)"

    Link to view all photos tweeted by USFS from Champs Camp: https://twitter.com/USFigureSkating/media/grid
    :lol: "This looks safe. @MattBmer @agneszawadzki @AshWagner2010" http://pic.twitter.com/BdptvhxZmB
    "@MadiHubbell and @ZachTDonohue doing a great job in the video studio!" http://instagram.com/p/dXUr9Jm33d/
     
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  26. Sylvia

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    USFS tweeted about the team building event: "The competition, create a costume for a pair or dance team out of duct tape. Let's see some runway walks tonight! Teams will choose themes."

    Photos of the 5 teams (before):

    Lindsay Davis, Samantha Cesario, Max Aaron, John Coughlin, Gracie Gold, Agnes Zawadzki, Jeremy Abbott, Daniel Eaton

    Felicia Zhang, Nate Bartholomay, Brandon Frazier, Ashley Wagner, Jason Brown, Madison Hubbell, Caydee Denney

    Rockne Brubaker, Richard Dornbush, Alexa Scimeca, Maia Shibutani, Josh Farris, Caroline Zhang, Britney Simpson, Mirai Nagasu

    Simon Shnapir, Evan Bates, Meryl Davis, Adam Rippon, Alexandra Aldridge, Matt Blackmer

    Charlie White, Haven Denney, Zach Donohue, Madison Chock, Simon Shnapir, Marissa Castelli, Christina Gao, Ross Miner, Alex Shibutani

    Max tweeted "the runway" VIDEO:
    "Had a great time at the team building activity #ChampsCamp" http://instagram.com/p/dYZAnlo2BQ/

    Charlie tweeted: "Our team won!!! @MarissaCastelli @AlexShibutani @chockolate02@rossminer @ZachTDonohue @ChrisKnierim team sophisticated rock n roll!!"

    Photos (after):

    Charlie tweeted:
    "Check it- @AlexShibutani and @MarissaCastelli rocking our sophisticated rock n roll look... Amazing..." http://instagram.com/p/dYYokcMT3v/

    Meryl tweeted:
    "Team 4 forever!! #champscamp13" http://pic.twitter.com/wnmylxmrPF

    John tweeted: "Team Swan Lake #ducttape #teamchallenge #champscamp" http://instagram.com/p/dYZDwXQ0-2/

    Christina tweeted:
    "Team Rock and Roll!!! Amazing Champs Camp team event! Too funny." http://pic.twitter.com/8hskZeZlP0

    Zach tweeted:
    "@AlexShibutani rockin out!!!! Go #TeamUSA !!!!! @USFigureSkating" http://instagram.com/p/dYbWkSA5Kp/
     
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  27. rosewood

    rosewood Wheeee! Wonder babies!

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    ^^^Here comes the biggest event!!:cheer::rockstar::cheer:
     
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    Seems like the runway show was a big hit. Also, looking at the pictures, is anyone else in agreement that Jason Brown should seriously consider getting a new hairstyle? The ponytail was kind of cute when he was younger, but now that his features are stronger, the slicked back, severe middle part ponytail look is just way too harsh and not flattering at all, IMO. He's not a bad looking guy, just needs a hairstyle that's softer and balances out his nose and eyebrows. Maybe the judges gave him some advice...
     
  29. olympic

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    but hasn't he been 'approached' about the pony tail and refused to cut it?
     
  30. skatesindreams

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    Why does Jason's hairstyle matter?
    As long as he is comfortable, what business is it of ours?