Kaetlyn Osmond - Canada's hope

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  1. blueglass

    blueglass New Member

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    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.
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    How are they judged differently? :confused:
  3. blueglass

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    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.
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  5. spikydurian

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    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.
  6. clarie

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    He certainly is on the map now. He seems like a smart coach as well......not pushing too much.....just enough.
  7. Sylvia

    Sylvia Whee, summer club comps!

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    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!!!!"
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    He was already on the map as a mean technical specialist.
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  9. clarie

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    She said in the piece the short is from Sweet Charity and the long is Cleopatra.
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    She can pull that off. Having one of her programs be show tunes makes sense for her personality.
    I hope Sweet Charity is NOT Big Spender. That music turns me off a little. Anything else would work.
  12. mag

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    Big Spender drives me nuts, especially when it is a six year old skating to it :eek:

    Even Kaetlyn is a bit young for it.
  13. shutterbug

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    Pretty dresses. :) Definitely an improvement from last season. Let’s hope Ravi approves. :lol: Possibly her SP music could be If My Friends Could See Me Now. A bit more appropriate than Big Spender IMO. She and Ravi were here in Winnipeg on the weekend to do a seminar with our competitive skaters, and she tweeted this photo of what I assume is the closing pose from one of her new programs.
  14. Marco

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    The last lady who skated to Cleopatra at the Olympics had a pretty awesome season. :p
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    Rich man's Frug! Pretty please?
  16. spikydurian

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    Wow.. I can imagine Kaetlyn skating to both music and playing two different roles. Sweet and vivacious versus exciting and dramatic. Can't wait! :cheer:
  17. Emdee

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    I think that the music selection suits her personality.
    Cannot wait to see the programs.
    I dont think those will be the final costumes but they are certainly costumes in the making.
    Joannie used to use a designer in Quebec - I think Yuna used her also for the last Olys. I wonder if its the same one.
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  18. honey

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    Yes, this is the same designer that used to do Joannie and Yuna. You can see some of Joannie's dresses on the wall behind Kaetlyn :)
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    Does anyone know which "Cleopatra" this refers to? (I cringe to think its the same musical wallpaper as Miki Ando's 2010 LP, Or Cynthia Phaneuf's unbelievably campy "Mission Cleopatra" :D)
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    I believe the designer did the costumes of many other elite skaters such as Cynthia Phaneuf, Mao Asada and others whose choreographers are mostly Canadians. I love the beautiful costumes of Joannie's done by her.:)
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    If it's Sweet Charity, I keep having flashbacks to Sarah Hughes' 525,600 minute long exhibition she skate at Vancouver Worlds.
  23. Alixana

    Alixana recovering Oly-holic

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    It felt *that* long, huh? ;) I have to agree with you.
  24. clarie

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    I think Kaetlyn will have fun with that program. I'm thinkin' the black dress is for that one as Shirley McLaine wore a "little black dress" throughout the movie. I'm sure this is a program that will "fly by" quickly and be very entertaining. I'm sure she'll "nail it". :)
  25. halffull

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    Can't wait to see both programs :) Like that both her dresses are fairly simply yet classy ... I especially like the cream one.
  26. shutterbug

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    New article: Pilates and planks give this Canadian champion skater a jump on the competition

    The flights for the Wild Rose Invitational have been announced - Kaetlyn is scheduled to compete in both the senior women's short and free events.


    "Classy" is the word my mom used to describe the dresses too. :) She remembers "Sweet Charity" from when it was in the theatres, and thinks Kaetlyn will do a marvelous job with the music. I generally prefer understated dresses, especially for skaters like Kaetlyn who have already have plenty of personality.
  27. clarie

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    Absolutely nothing robotic about Kaetlyn.......she oozes personality. I can hardly wait to see her new programs. Nothing boring about this young skater...much credit to her and Ravi.......so far it sounds like great choices for the Olympic year.
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    :cheer2:
  29. Emdee

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    I think the white dress will have a lot more shine to it.
    I did find the cut very elegant.
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  31. clarie

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    Great article....just read it and was about to post, but you beat me to it shutterbug. I don't mind "Big Spender" and I think Kaetlyn will put a nice spin on it. She's very believable when she does her flirty moves. Can't wait to see both her new programs...........still some time to wait :(
  32. Emdee

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    I agree with you Clarie. I think the music will suit both Kaetlyn and Vipond Choreo. She is a very sexy and charismatic skater.
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    Kaetlyn has tons of personality. I too look forward to what this gorgeous girl has in store for all of us!
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    Long sigh :) I know everyone hates Phantom and Carmen, but for me it's a toss up which I dislike more - Big Spender or Sing, Sing, Sing. Why are these pieces so popular with skaters?
  35. spikydurian

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    Give her a chance, blueglass. I will take anything from Kaetlyn.
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  36. The Accordion

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    But it's Rich Man's Frug for the 2nd half! I was reallllllly hoping she was using this! :) Also I think that Big Spender will work for her as well!
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    I saw her at the West Edmonton Mall at the start of June, working on the Sweet Charity program with Lance Vipond, and I think it will be a great program for her. It's really fast and has all kinds of unusual moves in it, it's not just Fosse jazz hands all over the place.
  38. blueglass

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    I think you've nailed the reason I don't like it. I'm sure Vipond and Ravi will make it work - though I may have to plug my ears during that part of it. :)
  39. Sylvia

    Sylvia Whee, summer club comps!

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    Re-posting from the Canadian Summer Competitions thread in Kiss and Cry - Sr. Ladies SP is on Saturday, Aug. 10 (Calgary is Mountain time - 2 hours behind Eastern):
    Wild Rose event info: http://www.skateabnwtnun.com/en-us/competitions/20122013season.aspx
  40. Emdee

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    Any videos of Kaetlyn's new programs?