Hubbell and Donohue were interviewed at Skate Detroit; Hawayek/Baker and Lewis/Bye showed their programs this past weekend in preparation for the second JGP in Mexico City: http://web.icenetwork.com/news/artic...&vkey=ice_news
ETA the U.S. ice dance entries for JGP #1 in Riga, Latvia:
Lorraine MCNAMARA / Quinn CARPENTER J3
Elliana POGREBINSKY / Ross GUDIS J5
Kaitlin HAWAYEK / Jean-Luc BAKER J2 & JW7
Chloe LEWIS / Logan BYE N1
Holly MOORE / Daniel KLABER J4
Rachel PARSONS / Michael PARSONS J-wd/inj.
Tory PATSIS / Joseph JOHNSON N2
Sammi WREN / Alexey SHCHEPETOV N3
Last edited by Sylvia; 07-29-2013 at 08:49 PM.
I like Lynn & Logan's program. Is the music the Puppini Sisters?
Yay 2 WISA teams in Riga!
Happy to see Parsons on the list.
Aldridge/Eaton's 2013-14 program music is featured on their official site: http://aldridge-eaton.ice-dance.com/
Cross-posting from the Programs thread:
Hello to everyone on FS Universe
Alex and I are very excited about our 2014 Pre-Olympic Season and would like to provide a little update on our current activities. We took several weeks vacation after Junior World’s to tour around Italy and enjoy the beautiful countryside. Returned to Detroit Skating Club, participated in annual Ice Show and completed our Gold Dances and began work on 2014 programs.
Our Free Dance is “Bharat Natyam” Indian classical dance combined with modern Bollywood Style. Chala Thacker, of the Chauladevi Institute of Dance and Yoga has been working with Alex and I on our hand gestures (Asamyuta Mudra) and Indian dance Form. We debut our programs at Lake Placid this Thursday and Friday. I hope you will really enjoy as the dance tells the story of a young couples journey or transformation from friendship through courtly love and marriage.
See Intro to Alex and Daniels Music at link below
Announcement of Short Dance (Finnstep) Music for 2014
Last edited by Sylvia; 07-31-2013 at 04:11 PM.
For those without access to the Kiss and Cry forum, here's the link to Ice-dance.com's Lake Placid IDC event site for news, photos and more - competition starts tonight with the Intermediate Pattern Dances: http://lpidc.ice-dance.com/main/
From Lake Placid ice dance competition results (http://www.lakeplacidskating.com/events/icedance.php), novice pattern dances (Argentine Tango, Kilian, Viennese Waltz) final results are:
1. Eliana Gropman/Ian Somerville
2. Gigi Becker/Luca Becker
3. Danielle Thomas/Alexander Martin
4. Gwen Sletten/Elliot Verberg
5. Sarah Feng/Anthony Ponomarenko
Very happy about the placements of the Wheaton kids (1, 2, 4) and am not at all surprised.
The novice dance competition at next year's Nationals will be very competitive and enjoyable. Don't miss it if you can help it.
Also in the Intermediate pattern dance final results:
1. Caroline Green/Gordon Green
2. Emma Gunter/Caleb Wein
3. Eleanor Babaev/Scott Wenner
The Green team, also from Wheaton, has been demolishing the field.
Last edited by Jun Y; 08-02-2013 at 05:18 AM.
I am at a loss to which country these teams skate for; Julien & Daze Can ?? Robitaille &Granger Can ?? Moschina & Domonkos Lukacs?? Di Iorio & Benoit Can ?? Just going by the French sounding names that sound like they are from Can, LOL please help thanks
Diorio and benoit should be US..that's ice Dance judge Janice Benoit's son...last I heard they were still in Chicago
Lynn K. & Logan G-S are blogging in their usual, lively fashion from Lake Placid for IN: http://web.icenetwork.com/news/artic...&vkey=ice_news
For those of you who haven't had the experience of staying at the OTC, we'd say it's kind of like Hogwarts for athletes, minus the magic.
A&E is so technically sound, but...
Thinking/hoping Lynn and Logan locked in Skate America with Lake Placid performances.
I'm hoping-but realistically, they will probably prefer to give A&E their 2nd slot. Maybe one of the other TBA's will go to Lynn & Logan. :
A couple of observations, Aldridge/Eaton looked very prepared. They're used to junior though and having to be ready for earlier events. They also have the momentum of being Junior Dance US Champions. I am wondering what kind of improvements they'll make to an already complete program. Some of the other returning senior teams definitely were not at peak performance yet. It might be a concern if GP's started this month, but there is still plenty of time.
I doubt USFS would give Aldridge/Eaton a 2nd GP before Hubbel/Donahue (who only have 1 themselves). Lynn and Logan are probably still front runners having no GP this season and they weren't terrible in Lake Placid, just on a different training calendar than Aldridgre/Eaton. Cannuscio/McManus, last years SA host pick did okay too. SD technical and PCS were comparable to the Russians. They reportedly had a lift issue in the FD which resulted in a penalty and no score for that element. Personally I thought Lynn and Logan and Cannuscio/McManus still have a lot of room for improvement as they continue to finish their programs for Salt Lake.
Re A/E's Free -I just wonder about the wisdom of doing an Indian/Bollywood program before Davis and White retire. It looks like it needs a bit of work and polish still-and it begs comparison with D/W.
I absolutely loved their SD though.
I do hope A/E get a second GP.