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    It looks like Victor Kudravtsev was moderating the Filipino seminar!

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    I've found this on the Polish Figure Skating Association website: http://www.pfsa.com.pl/docs/WalleySeminar14.pdf

    The team who ran the ISU Development Trophy in Cieszyn will be conducting another seminar like this in Gdansk, Poland in April. Valentin Nikolaiev (who coached Baiul and Zagorodniuk), coach and certified choreographer Jena Gres and coach and ISU technical specialist Sarkis Tewanian.

    From what I heard from skaters and coaches I have spoken to, they are all very good at this, their exercises are challenging and creative and Tewanian is great at giving feedback on the levels and finding ways of increasing them with minimum effort. The feedback they got after the Cieszyn seminar seemed to be overwhelmingly positive.

    I am really glad to see that something is happening in Poland with regards to developing skating.

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    Is Anna Rechnio involved in skating at all nowadays?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr.Siouxs View Post
    Is Anna Rechnio involved in skating at all nowadays?
    Yes, check out N_Halifax's interview with her that was published last month in his blog: http://skateguard1.blogspot.ca/2014/...a-rechnio.html

    Thanks for the update, Ziggy!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr.Siouxs View Post
    Is Anna Rechnio involved in skating at all nowadays?
    Off-topic but one of the most incredible skating experiences I have ever had was when I was at a skating camp in 2009 which was both for adult and competitive skaters. Anna Rechnio was one of the coaches and I absolutely loved all of the sessions we have had with her. She had a lot of knowledge as well as passion.

    On the last day, most of her skaters have already left so she took to the ice herself. It was right after our on-ice session so we stayed to watch. Consider that at that point, she was 31 and hasn't competed in 9 years.

    I remember my jaw dropping right down to the floor as she skated around the ice rink with blinding speed. She eventually started to do double jumps. Then she did some double axels and moved on to triples. She started with the easier ones but eventually was landing all of them up to the lutz. They were huge, solid and she just kept reeling them off one-by-one, landing almost every single one of them (toe she didn't do IIRC but that was because of an injury). We just couldn't believe what we saw and were absolutely mesmerised. It was a truly epic moment. Here she was, all these years later, basically skating at almost the same level as at her competitive peak.

    I spoke to her later and half-seriously told her that she should come back for the 2010 Olympics. I mean, in all seriousness, she would have easily made the Olympic team skating like that and she could have placed top 10 at Euros for sure. We talked about the pressure of competition and how now she could just skate for herself and for the fun of it. I guess it's much easier to land all of your jumps if there's absolutely no pressure involved in it. Still, that would have been one hell of a dream comeback.

    Back then, Rechnio and her husband Alexei Fedoseev settled in Warsaw and started coaching there. There's only one ice rink in Warsaw though, with one ice surface (in a city of 1.7m people...) so ice time is really limited and there are three different clubs there competing tooth and nail. You could make a TV series about it, it's so (like one club sending inspectors in on another). I remember thinking that they would surely get sick of all that crap and eventually move abroad. As you can read in Ryan Stevens' interview, they moved to Denmark where they have been based since and things seem to be going really well. Their skater Pernille Sorensen just managed to qualify to the final at Junior Worlds, where she got three new PBs.

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    Results are here http://www.pfsa.com.pl/wdt2014/index.htm

    All the video are posted here http://www.youtube.com/user/wdt2014

    There is also one in Manila later this month the announcement is here http://www.hksu.org/contents/upload/...2014FS_PHI.pdf the only entry I can find is Julian Yee http://www.newsarawaktribune.com/new...ia-Open-Cship/ can anyone find an entry list?

    Singapore's entries are here http://www.sisa.org.sg/LinkClick.asp...d=196&mid=1739 Chloe Ing, Jewel Koh, Luc Ong, Sarah Tan
    Last edited by sammyf; 04-08-2014 at 05:06 AM.

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    Thanks, sammyf!

    ISU World Development Trophy, April 14-16, 2014 (Manila PHI) - I posted Malaysia's entries in the 2014 Malaysia Nationals thread: http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/show...April-4-5-2014

    Jr Men: Julian Zhi Jie YEE (S1), Kai Xiang CHEW (S2), Bryan Christopher TAN (J1)
    Jr Ladies: Aina Sorfina MOHD AMINUDIN (J4), Amirah Azfariena AZHARI (J5), Jia Xin NG (Adv N1)
    Boys Basic Novice B: Nicholas Zhi Ming TAN (?)
    Girls Basic Novice B: Sze Chyi CHEW (Adv N2), Ashley Sook Hui CHIN (Adv N3)
    Girls Basic Novice A: Lily Qistina Abdmanan or Abdul Manan (Basic N2), Rachel June Leen LIM (Adv N4), Aneeta LINGAM (J2)
    "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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sylvia View Post
    Thanks, sammyf!

    ISU World Development Trophy, April 14-16, 2014 (Manila PHI) - I posted Malaysia's entries in the 2014 Malaysia Nationals thread: http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/show...April-4-5-2014

    Jr Men: Julian Zhi Jie YEE (S1), Kai Xiang CHEW (S2), Bryan Christopher TAN (J1)
    Jr Ladies: Aina Sorfina MOHD AMINUDIN (J4), Amirah Azfariena AZHARI (J5), Jia Xin NG (Adv N1)
    Boys Basic Novice B: Nicholas Zhi Ming TAN (?)
    Girls Basic Novice B: Sze Chyi CHEW (Adv N2), Ashley Sook Hui CHIN (Adv N3)
    Girls Basic Novice A: Lily Qistina Abdmanan or Abdul Manan (Basic N2), Rachel June Leen LIM (Adv N4), Aneeta LINGAM (J2)
    What is exactly qualifies skaters for entry in this event? Last year Martinez only skated an exhibition but was not allowed entry. Also no foreign born athletes representing the 'developing countries' (which is as it should be) but any restrictions like a skater has to be training in the country they are representing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sammyf View Post
    There is also one in Manila later this month the announcement is here http://www.hksu.org/contents/upload/...2014FS_PHI.pdf
    "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

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    Ok so now the Walley Figure Skating Seminar (cancelled due to lack of entries) makes more sense. ISU World Development Trophy has just been held in Gdańsk, Poland (01-06.04.2014) and that seminar would serve as an additional extension of it.

    Competition Results: http://www.pfsa.com.pl/wdt2014/
    You Tube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/wdt2014

    I've made a K&C thread here: http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/show...C5%84sk-Poland
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    Ziggy, sammyf's post #46 included the Gdansk results & video links.

    Here's a local article about next week's ISU World Development Trophy in Manila:
    http://www.interaksyon.com/interaktv...april-21-to-26
    The ISU World Development Trophy, which is organized by ISU in partnership with the Philippine Skating Union (PhSU), will feature a total of 56 skaters from 15 countries including the Philippines, Argentina, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mongolia, New Zealand, Korea DPR, Singapore, South Africa, Chinese Taipei, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, and Uzbekistan.

    Last year, the PhSU hosted the 2013 ISU Development Trophy at SM Mall of Asia Ice Skating Rink where 11 countries and a total of 53 qualified skaters and coaches participated in this prestigious ISU-sanctioned event.

    Six skaters will represent PhSU in three categories: Juniors, Novice A and Novice B. These are Sofia Guidote, Audrey Alcaraz, Alyssa Comia, Elia Mendoza, Keith Stephanie Angeles, and Dominique Katigbak.
    "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

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    Now thatthe event has both segments, does it qualify to be used to meet TES minimums?
    "The team doesn't get automatic capacity because management is mad" -- Greg Smith, agile guy

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    56 skaters vie in World Development Trophy: http://businessmirror.com.ph/index.p...lopment-trophy
    Excerpt:
    Philippine Skating Union (PhSU) President Pocholo Vaguillas said this will be the second and last time the country will be hosting the event since the ISU has removed the Philippines from the list of developing nations because of 2014 Sochi Winter Olympian Michael Martinez.

    “Thanks to [Martinez] we’re no longer going to host the event for we have already developed a world-class athlete,” Veguillas said in jest during Thursday night’s media briefing at a hotel in Mandaluyong City.

    “The event will also see how we are helping develop figure skaters in the national training pool and in the Philippines as a whole,” he added.

    The 56 figure skaters, ages 11 to 16 years old, attended a five-day training camp from April 21 to 25 conducted by international coach Shanetta Folle of Austria, the former mentor of Olympic silver medalist Mao Asada of Japan.
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    “It is a great opportunity for them. This is my first time to conduct a training camp for developing countries. I am surprised with all the participants. They’re skills level are impressive,” Folle said.

    “Especially the North Koreans, they’ve worked very hard and they perform with a lot of energy. I am excited to see them perform and it is a pleasure to work with them. There a lot of good skaters.”
    If anyone finds a link to the results from Friday's competition, please post. Thanks!
    "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

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    Quote Originally Posted by sammyf View Post
    ...and here with nearly similar words:

    http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story...ed_stories_top

    Is there anybody who knows the link to results like it was done from this trophy in Poland´s Gdansk?

    And here are also couple of photos:

    http://www.demotix.com/news/4563649/...yong/all-media
    Last edited by oubik; 04-29-2014 at 03:54 PM.

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    I don't believe full, official results were ever published for last year's ISU Development Trophy in the Philippines either. Maybe they will turn up linked from the ISU site at some point?
    "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

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    the ISU development committee should have a lot of money,data operator,referee are from Hungary as I can see on the photos,to travel from Budapest to Manila,is not the cheapest thing,I am sure they could find closer to Manila ISU officials

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sylvia View Post
    I don't believe full, official results were ever published for last year's ISU Development Trophy in the Philippines either. Maybe they will turn up linked from the ISU site at some point?
    They were. I think they were linked from the Singapore skating association homepage. Here is a copy of the full protocol http://amirahazhari.files.wordpress....a_protocol.pdf

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    This is the best I can find for this year's results

    Junior Ladies
    1 Chloe Ing SIN
    ? Promsan Rattanadilok Na Phuket THA
    ? Aina Sorfina MOHD AMINUDIN MAL
    ? Amirah Azfariena AZHARI MAL
    ? Jia Xin NG MAL

    Junior Men
    2 Han Kum Choi DRK
    3 Han Kwang Bo DRK
    ? Julian Yee MAL
    ? Kai Xiang CHEW MAL
    ? Bryan Christopher TAN MAL
    ? Michael Durham NZL

    Novice A Ladies
    1 Ro Hyang Mi DRK 42.44
    2 Sofia Guidote PHI 36.17
    3 Jaydean Brits RSA
    5 Jewel Koh SIN
    ? Thachapim Saengruangchayanon THA
    ? Lily Qistina Abdmanan or Abdul Manan MAL
    ? Rachel June Leen LIM MAL
    ? Aneeta LINGAM MAL
    ? Zara Anthony Whigham NZL
    ? Kelly Supangat INA

    Novice B Ladies
    1 Kim Un Hyang DRK 40.98
    2 Courtney Kuhn RSA 36.52
    3 Elia Mendoza PHI 32.86
    8 Sarah Tan SIN
    ? Natcha Pratchayaratikul THA
    ? Sze Chyi CHEW MAL
    ? Ashley Sook Hui CHIN MAL

    Novice A Men
    1 Luc Ong SIN

    Novice B Men
    ? Nicholas Zhi Ming TAN MAL

    All PHI -I'm not sure what level. Audrey Alcaraz, Alyssa Comia, Keith Stephanie Angeles, and Dominique Katigbak

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    I know that there is like a billion of more pressing matters there than funding and developing figure skating but it's a shame that DPRK doesn't have enough funding (or is too scared of skaters seeing the outside world and/or defecting) to send its skaters to more international competitions.

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