Nine singles skaters (ages 13-16) will participate in the 2010 National Development Camp, April 23-25, in Toronto -- link to press release: http://www.skatecanada.ca/en/news_vi...0/apr19-10.cfm
ETA -- the 9 are:
Kimberly Moon-Chong, 13 [N1]
Natasha Purich, 14 [N2]
Jane Gray, 15 [N3]
Rachel Greben, 13 [N4]
Eri Nishimura, 15 [J1]
Samuel Angers, 16 [N2]
Peter O'Brien, 15 [N3]
Shane Firus, 16 [N7]
Jack Kermezian, 16 [N5]
Last edited by Sylvia; 04-20-2010 at 05:35 AM.
Junior National Team
The Junior National Team is made up of athletes that placed in the top five in Singles, Pair and Dance at the BMO Junior Canadian Championships.
As of the 2010/2011 season only the National Team will be named.
Perhaps SC doesn't want Jr assignments to be limited to just the few who place well at Nationals. Given how skaters can change so much between Junior and Senior, this might not be a bad idea as some lower ranked skaters 'blossom' and show promise missing almost a year earlier.
Haunting the Princess of Pink since 20/07/11...
I guess that squashes the Craig Buntin retirement rumors (for now), since he and Meagan are listed. YAY!!
images on ice - Figure Skating Photography
Does this mean Kate Charobonneau will be doing another season as a junior? I assumed she'd be moving up to the senior level where she is 17 but I guess not.
Charbonneau has nothing to gain from moving up at this point, IMO. Doing another season of the JGP, coming in as a "name" and improving her consistency with the harder jumps will help her a lot, I think. As nice as her skating is, artistically she's rather bland, so she can grow as a performer as well - she certainly has the potential. If she did the GP, she'd be stuck with bad draws and low PCS.
Charbonneau is 47th on the ISU World Standings list and 39th on the Seasons Best list. She would be unlikely to receive GP invitations anyway. She can accrue better standings and more ISU points on the JGP circuit while working on presentation, and she might make it to the JGPF.
Why rumours? Craig Buntin has confirmed his retirement after the Olympic season a while ago. In fact, I don't think that he ever intended to compete beyond 2012 and it's something Meagan has been aware of all along.
From what I heard, Duhamel has teamed up with Eric Radford.
Top 5 finishers from Canadian Nationals have been simply listed. It'll surely be amended eventually.
I hope Shawn Sawyer stayyyyssssss.. pleaseeeeeeeeeee
I wasn't sure what thread to put this in....Patrick Chan has entered both SP and FS at Liberty (July 16-17, Aston, PA), where he's competed for the past few years. I was hoping he'd still come even though he's in CO now (Christy Krall and Lori Nichol are listed as his coaches). Of course, he might have to scratch from one or both, depending on the status of his programs.
And I don't know where to put this, but someone elsewhere said there's going to be a Skate Canada presser in Victoria next week, with JoRo & Cynthia in attendance. Infer what you will from that.
(And Sylvia, I look forward to upcoming news re: SkateDetroit entrants too. )