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    Quote Originally Posted by Conga View Post
    IIRC (someone please correct me if I'm wrong) before they changed the camp to be for Grand Prix skaters only, it included ALL Team A and B senior level athletes. It probably was a budget issue, but it's only a handful of additional skaters and it really is too bad that decision was made. IMO, all of the international competitors could benefit from what is understood to be comprehensive evaluations and feedback plus there has to be an associated psychological boost as well.
    IIRC, when Champs Camp included all A and B athletes, they didn't do program evaluations. It was basically a team-building and informational event. Then after a few years, they made it more like a training camp. In the current format, it would probably be difficult to do evaluations for every Team A and B athlete/team in the time allotted. Currently, non-GP ISP skaters can receive program evaluations at selected summer comps and I believe there are also off-ice physical evaluations and seminars there, too. So all Team A and B skaters basically receive the same attention, just at different places. Since GP skaters are not required to do a summer comp (they previously had evals at their home rink), it makes sense to invite them to one place.

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    Davis/White article that announced their 2013-14 program music yesterday: http://web.icenetwork.com/news/2013/08/27/58610472

    Meryl Davis & Charlie White: http://web.icenetwork.com/skaters/de...d=38007&mode=P
    SD Music: Selections from Lerner and Loewe's My Fair Lady, including "I Could Have Danced All Night," "With a Little Bit of Luck" and "Get Me to the Church on Time"
    FD Music: "Scheherazade" by Rimsky-Korsakov
    Choreographers: Marina Zoueva, Derek Hough
    Coaches: Marina Zoueva, Oleg Epstein, Johnny Johns, Maurizio Margaglio (consultant)
    Salt Lake Senior B, Skate America, NHK Trophy

    Madison Chock & Evan Bates: http://web.icenetwork.com/skaters/de...d=40012&mode=P
    SD Music: "Hollywood" by Puppini Sisters, "There's No Business Like Show Business" by Irving Berlin
    FD Music: Selections from Les Misérables by various artists
    Coach & Choreographer: Igor Shpilband
    Cup of China, Rostelecom Cup

    Maia & Alex Shibutani: http://web.icenetwork.com/skaters/de...d=38026&mode=P
    SD Music: Michael Bublé medley
    FD Music: Michael Jackson medley
    More info on their programs/choreographers published on their official site: http://maiaandalex.com/2013-2014-program-announcement/
    Choreographers: Marina Zoueva, Corky Ballas (SD), Travis Payne, Stacy Walker (FD)
    Coaches: Marina Zoueva, Johnny Johns, Oleg Epstein
    Salt Lake Senior B, Skate America, NHK Trophy

    Madison Hubbell & Zach Donohue: http://web.icenetwork.com/skaters/de...d=39920&mode=P
    SD Music: "Mr. Pinstripe Suit", Maddest Kind of Love", and "Digga Digga Doo" by Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
    FD Music: "Nocturne/Bohemian Rhapsody" performed by violinist Lucia Micarelli
    Choreographers: Pasquale Camerlengo, Massimo Scali
    Coaches: Pasquale Camerlengo, Angelika Krylova, Elizabeth Punsalan, Natalia Deller, Massimo Scali
    Nebelhorn Trophy, Skate Canada

    Lynn Kriengkrairut & Logan Giulietti-Schmitt: http://web.icenetwork.com/skaters/de...d=38025&mode=P
    SD Music: "That Man" by Caro Emerald, "Jolie Coquine" by Caravan Palace
    FD Music: Selections from Spartacus by Aram Khachaturian
    Choreographer: Igor Shpilband
    Coaches: Igor Shpilband, Adrienne Lenda, Alexei Gorshkov, Barbara Fusar-Poli
    Salt Lake Senior B

    Anastasia Cannuscio & Colin McManus: http://web.icenetwork.com/skaters/de...d=39102&mode=P
    SD Music: "Puttin' on the Ritz" and "Get Happy" by Rufus Wainwright
    FD Music: Music from An American in Paris by George Gershwin
    Choreographers: Karen Ludington, Alexandr Kirsanov
    Coaches: Karen Ludington, Alexandr Kirsanov, Christie Moxley-Hutson
    Salt Lake Senior B

    Alexandra Aldridge & Daniel Eaton: http://web.icenetwork.com/skaters/de...d=39602&mode=P
    SD Music: Music from The Mask by various artists
    FD Music: Bollywood dance medley
    Choreographers: Pasquale Camerlengo, Massimo Scali
    Coaches: Angelika Krylova, Liz Swallow, Natalia Deller, Massimo Scali
    Ondrej Nepela (Sr B), Cup of China

    Other Senior teams listed in USFS' ISP (no bios at this time):

    Alissandra Aronow & Collin Brubaker
    SD Music: "Let's Face the Music/Unforgettable"
    FD Music: Love Story
    (Source: http://lpidc.ice-dance.com/main/program-notebook )
    Coaches/Choreographers: Marina Zoueva, Johnny Johns, Oleg Epstein

    Isabella Cannuscio & Michael Bramante
    SD Music: Selections from Harry Connick, Jr., including "It Had to be You"
    FD Music: Classical Waltz medley, including "Masquerade Waltz"
    (Sources: Article & http://lpidc.ice-dance.com/main/program-notebook )
    Coaches/Choreographers: Karen Ludington, Alexandr Kirsanov, Christie Moxley-Hutson

    Junior teams assigned to the JGP to date:

    Kaitlin Hawayek & Jean-Luc Baker: http://web.icenetwork.com/skaters/de...d=40411&mode=P
    SD Music: "Happy Feet" by Milton Ager and Jack Yellen, "It Had To Be You" by Harry Connick, Jr., "Sing Sing Sing"
    FD Music: Music from the Amelie soundtrack by Yann Tiersen
    Choreographers: Pasquale Camerlengo, Massimo Scali
    Coaches: Angelika Krylova, Massimo Scali, Liz Swallow, Natalia Deller, Pasquale Camerlengo
    JGP Mexico

    Lorraine McNamara & Quinn Carpenter: http://web.icenetwork.com/skaters/de...d=40273&mode=P
    SD Music: "Bublitchki" and "Chiribim Chiribom" by The Barry Sisters
    FD Music: "Discombobulate" by Hans Zimmer, "The Godfather Waltz" by Nino Rota
    Choreographers: Alexei Kiliakov, Elena Novak
    Coaches: Alexei Kiliakov, Elena Novak, Dmytri Ilin, Ramil Sarkulov
    JGP Latvia

    Holly Moore & Daniel Klaber: http://web.icenetwork.com/skaters/de...d=40220&mode=P
    SD Music: Music from the Chicago soundtrack by various artists
    FD Music: Perez Prado medley
    Choreographers: Pasquale Camerlengo, Angelika Krylova, Massimo Scali
    Coaches: Pasquale Camerlengo, Angelika Krylova, Massimo Scali, Liz Swallow, Natalia Deller
    JGP Slovakia

    Rachel & Michael Parsons: http://web.icenetwork.com/skaters/de...d=39906&mode=P
    SD Music: Music from the Funny Girl soundtrack by Jule Styne and Bob Merrill
    FD Music: Selections from The Twilight Saga by various artists
    Choreographers: Elena Novak, Alexei Kiliakov
    Coaches: Alexei Kiliakov, Elena Novak, Dmytri Ilin
    JGP Slovakia

    Elliana Pogrebinsky & Ross Gudis:
    http://web.icenetwork.com/skaters/de...d=40402&mode=P
    SD Music: "The Pink Panther" by Henry Mancini, "Jumping at the Woodside" by Chacra Music
    FD Music: "El Conquistador" by Maxime Rodriguez, "Para Mi Nicole" by Esperanza
    Choreographers: Alexei Kiliakov, Elena Novak
    Coaches: Alexei Kiliakov, Elena Novak, Dmytri Ilin
    JGP Latvia

    Chloe Rose Lewis & Logan Bye: http://web.icenetwork.com/skaters/de...d=40551&mode=P
    PD Music: "Call Me Irresponsible" by Bobby Darin, "Oh Marie" by Michael Bublé
    FD Music: Theme from Schindler's List by John Williams, "Dance for Me Wallis" from the W.E. soundtrack by Abel Korzeniowski
    Choreographer: Igor Shpilband
    Coaches: Judy Blumberg, Ikaika Young, Igor Shpilband
    JGP Mexico

    Tory Patsis & Joseph Johnson: http://web.icenetwork.com/skaters/de...d=40552&mode=P
    SD Music: "Shake that Thing" by Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks, "Booty Swing" by Parov Stelar
    FD Music: The Chemical Brothers medley
    Choreographers: Christopher Dean, Trina Pratt
    Coaches: Patti Gottwein, Trina Pratt
    JGP Belarus

    Junior teams currently listed as JGP alternates:

    Sammi Wren & Alexey Shchepetov: http://web.icenetwork.com/skaters/de...d=40553&mode=P
    SD Music: "Mr. Pinstripe Suit" by Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
    FD Music: Selections from the Les Misérables soundtrack by various artists
    Coaches & Choreographers: Slava Uchitel, Oleg Fediukov

    Julia Biechler & Damian Dodge - no bio
    SD Music: ?
    FD Music: Smile/The Artist soundtrack
    (Source: http://lpidc.ice-dance.com/main/program-notebook )

    These are the 18 teams listed in USFS' International Selection Pool (ISP).
    Last edited by Sylvia; 08-29-2013 at 01:02 AM.
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    For D/W everyone must bring chocolate to the arena. Eat upon hearing the line "Lots of chocolate for me to eat. . . " (if it makes it into the score). I think they'll do great with these choices, although Schez is definitely overused. Hopefully (well, there's a minuscule bit of hope) they'll use at least SOME lesser-used parts of it.

    Chock/Bates. Yet another Les Mis.
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    For an icy cold arena I would more likely need lots of coal making lots of heat

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sylvia View Post

    Madison Hubbell & Zach Donohue: http://web.icenetwork.com/skaters/de...d=39920&mode=P
    SD Music: "Diga Diga Doo" and "Mr. Pinstripe Suit" by Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
    FD Music: "Nocturne/Bohemian Rhapsody" by Lucia Micarelli
    Choreographers: Pasquale Camerlengo, Massimo Scali
    Coaches: Pasquale Camerlengo, Angelika Krylova, Elizabeth Punsalan, Natalia Deller, Massimo Scali
    Nebelhorn Trophy, Skate Canada
    Icenetwork is missing one selection. From their Facebook page (8/23/13):

    Madison Hubbell & Zachary Donohue Our SD music is "Mr. Pinstripe Suit", Maddest Kind of Love", and "Digga Digga Doo" all by Big Bad Voodoo Daddy. Our FD music is to violinist Lucia Micarelli's "Bohemian Rhapsody in Nocturne" Hope you'll enjoy them! We do!!!

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    ^^^ Thanks! I've edited in their info on FB. Hopefully H&D have submitted their updated Short Dance music to USFS to be added to their Team USA bio. ETA: That is, assuming the SD & FD music listed on their FB as of 8/23 received the "final stamp of approval" at Champs Camp.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jlai View Post
    For an icy cold arena I would more likely need lots of coal making lots of heat
    Heh, yes, but WITH the chocolate. And one enormous chair wouldn't hurt, but that might be expensive. (Although, duh, that song isn't even listed, argh.)
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    So we get a Twilight FD from the Parsons? I'm not familiar with that soundtrack, but I can't wait to see it.

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    ^Oh boy, I didn't even see that. Depending on how they play it, it could be right up there with the most.uncomfortable.sibling.programs.EVER. (And it's not like the Twilight relationship between the two main characters is exactly healthy to begin with!)
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    Chock/Bates will compete at Finlandia Trophy, as confirmed on USFS' International Assignments page today.
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    Tweeted by USFS just now: "@MadiHubbell & @ZachTDonohue have been added to the U.S. roster to compete at @HiltonHHonors Skate America."
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    Final SA dance spot goes to Hubbell/Donohue per USFSA's Facebook post this morning.

    They already have a GP assignment. I don't understand why USFSA wouldn't give the spot to a team who doesn't already have one. Give more skaters an opportunity!
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    Yeah I was hoping Lynn/Logan would get the SA spot, but when USFS named the three other remaining host picks and not the one for dance, you kinda knew it wouldn't happen. Perhaps they want to promote their next best couple for the future. The Chock/Bates, the Shibs, and Hubbell Donohue are most likely to stick around into the next Olympic cycle. Alridge/Eaton are up and coming with their Senior debut this season, but probably couldn't be used to pass over Hubbell/Donohue.

    Happy for Hubbell/Donohue though. They'll have a busy 30 days, with Nebelhorn in late September, then SA a few weeks later, followed by Skate Canada the next week. No traveling for SA, but still a lot of comps with little time to tweak programs if necessary.

    Quote Originally Posted by TanithandBenFan View Post
    Final SA dance spot goes to Hubbell/Donohue per USFSA's Facebook post this morning.

    They already have a GP assignment. I don't understand why USFSA wouldn't give the spot to a team who doesn't already have one. Give more skaters an opportunity!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TanithandBenFan View Post
    Final SA dance spot goes to Hubbell/Donohue per USFSA's Facebook post this morning.

    They already have a GP assignment. I don't understand why USFSA wouldn't give the spot to a team who doesn't already have one. Give more skaters an opportunity!
    The Olympic season isn't about giving more skaters an opportunity. It's about positioning your skaters for success at the Olympic Games. I understand your sentiment completely-- I like to see as many skaters as possible get assigned, but that's what the year after the Games is for. I would imagine that Lynn and Logan will be selected for the Four Continents Championships later in the season, and if they come back next season, they will likely get two Grand Prix events. And it's highly possible that they will be heading to the World Championships as well. This is a team who I think should stick around for at least one more season.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shan View Post
    So we get a Twilight FD from the Parsons? I'm not familiar with that soundtrack, but I can't wait to see it.
    If I remember correctly from summer competition, the program is light and lyrical and pretty. No dark vampire theme or anything.

    IMO the Gamelins' free dance this year is wonderful, not to be missed.

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    I think it's obvious that the USFSA thinks that 4 teams are in the hunt to make the Olympic team and one of those teams is not Lynn and Logan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jayar View Post
    The Olympic season isn't about giving more skaters an opportunity. It's about positioning your skaters for success at the Olympic Games. I understand your sentiment completely-- I like to see as many skaters as possible get assigned, but that's what the year after the Games is for. I would imagine that Lynn and Logan will be selected for the Four Continents Championships later in the season, and if they come back next season, they will likely get two Grand Prix events. And it's highly possible that they will be heading to the World Championships as well. This is a team who I think should stick around for at least one more season.
    I think H/D have enough opportunity at Skate Canada and Nebelhorn to position themselves for a run at the Olympic team. It just doesn't seem fair to disregard a team that has been in the top five in the country the past three years. I hope they'll stick around next season, too, but they deserve to be in the mix THIS season.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TanithandBenFan View Post
    I think H/D have enough opportunity at Skate Canada and Nebelhorn to position themselves for a run at the Olympic team. It just doesn't seem fair to disregard a team that has been in the top five in the country the past three years. I hope they'll stick around next season, too, but they deserve to be in the mix THIS season.
    Why? Because skating fans like them? That's not the criteria.
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    Aldredge/Eaton would have been out of contention because of her ankle injury (posted about above): if she wasn't ready by Champs Camp, even if she were somewhat ready seven weeks later, it would be risky to come back prematurely and risk re-injury, especially when it's unlikely that any of the US Olympic-bound skaters will attend 4C's in Taipei two weeks before Sochi, and they have a great shot at 4-6 at US Nats. (Their junior program score at last year's Nats was within a point of Kriengkrairut/Giulietti-Schmitt's 5th place score in seniors, well above the 6th-place senior score.) Scores tend to be higher at championships, and a good showing at 4C's would set them up nicely for next season's SB list and GP selections, just as it would for K/G-S.

    It's unlikely to ease the disappointment of losing an Olympic spot, but the 4th place US team could win the 4C's title and a pile of cash.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jayar View Post
    This is a team who I think should stick around for at least one more season.
    I would be very surprised if they did. I think Lynn plans to go to medical school.

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