Figure skaters are fit, no denying. Pulling off Draper's cool and Seibert's choreo will require a lot more than abs, but I'm certain AdaRipp is up to the task -- it's that 3-axel he must truly conquer to excel.
^^ Of course! He will be looking very debonair and cool, likely in a comfortable for skating version of a 3-piece suit, eh?
And Skittl1231, you're are correct: he has not found a new partner yet, as of last week.
He's currently working on his Senior (singles) Free Skate to test this summer. He hadn't tested it following his last competitive singles season... which was at the Junior level a few years ago.
Thanks for the LeDuc update, Rochelle. I've cross-posted it in the U.S. Pairs news thread.
The Senior men registered so far for the Liberty Summer Competition in mid-July are:
Ross Miner (believe he will only compete 1 program?), Keegan Messing, Max Aaron, Harrison Choate, Timothy Koleto, Emmanuel Savary, and Paul Parkinson (ITA). Wesley Campbell has stated publicly that he is planning to compete as well.
"Randy [Starkman (1960-April 16, 2012)] lived by the same motto as the rest of us. The Olympics isn’t every four years, it’s every single day. He just got it." --Canadian Olympic kayaker Adam van Koeverden
"Once you've skated together long enough, and you're really good friends, you can close your eyes, put your hand out and she's right there." Joe Dolkiewicz, 2011 US Novice Pairs Bronze Medalist
I guess you haven't yet clicked on the 2 Twitter photo links posted earlier in this thread, Yazmeen? (hint: ponytail)
Last edited by Sylvia; 05-29-2012 at 03:52 PM.
A lot of people have been asking, so just to let you all know, Keegan is only competing at Liberty and Glacier Falls this summer. No Skate Detroit.
Also registered now: Brandon Mroz, Wesley Campbell, Timothy LeDuc (SP only), and Luiz Manella (BRA).The Senior men registered so far for the Liberty Summer Competition in mid-July are:
Ross Miner (believe he will only compete 1 program?), Keegan Messing, Max Aaron, Harrison Choate, Timothy Koleto, Emmanuel Savary, and Paul Parkinson (ITA).
ETA: It looks like Stephen Carriere plans to start his season at the Lake Placid FS comp. the last weekend in June.
Last edited by Sylvia; 06-03-2012 at 02:44 PM.
Article about Ross Miner's new programs and choreographers: http://web.icenetwork.com/news/artic...&vkey=ice_news
He has been working with choreographer Tom Dickson on a new free skate set to music from the Errol Flynn movie Captain Blood, scored by Erich Korngold.
Dickson said he was looking for images from Hollywood's golden age for Miner.
"I wanted him to come across more romantic, like Errol Flynn," Dickson said. "There's also a striking resemblance between the two of them. I wanted the silver-screen idol image."
Dickson's wife, Catarina Lindgren, is choreographing Miner's new short program to Rachmaninoff's "Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini."
Staying with stage and screen for Miner's short program, Lindgren says she wants Miner to portray the character of an illusionist.
Last edited by Sylvia; 06-05-2012 at 05:36 PM.
Oh I didn't realise that Catarina Lindgren was Tom Dickson's wife.
Looking forward to new programs (and choreographers) from Ross .