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    2013 Skate Canada High Performance Camp news & social media coverage

    Pj Kwong has been tweeting photos as well as short vine and Instagram videos from High Performance Camp today: https://twitter.com/skatingpj

    ETA that @CBCOlympics is also tweeting photos today: https://twitter.com/CBCOlympics
    Last edited by Sylvia; 09-05-2013 at 05:52 PM.
    "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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    Article by The Canadian Press' Lori Ewing about Patrick Chan's summer and Virtue/Moir's upcoming TV reality show: http://metronews.ca/sports/786622/a-...roit-for-chan/

    ETA this tweet by @SkateCanada:
    It's @skate_moivo [Mervin Tran] 1st team Canada photo! #HPCamp13 @PaulDPoirier @Kirsten_MT @PaigeRudi @OrfordWilliams @tash_purich http://pic.twitter.com/DiUJtFufTr
    Last edited by Sylvia; 09-05-2013 at 10:34 PM.
    "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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    Pj Kwong's compilation of photos/short videos from today's media day: http://storify.com/skatingpj/all-in-...ing-day-s-work

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    19 on ice photos (Chan, Osmond, Virtue/Moir) are included in this article: http://www.thespec.com/sports-story/...ershey-centre/
    Last edited by Sylvia; 09-06-2013 at 03:52 PM.
    "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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    Thank you for posting the links, Sylvia.

    Mervin, are you? ...He looks so skinny.
    Hope he is healthy and doing well.
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    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsc...?feature=watch

    SkateCanada youtube channel. Interviews with G-P and Elladj Baldé.

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    @SkateCanada just tweeted:
    Notre équipe nationale ! Your national team! #HPCamp13 http://pic.twitter.com/mn1UsBfXGm

    High Performance Camp: Behind The Scenes - short video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCPdsUtoSpc
    "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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    New Bev Smith article - "September preparation is key to a successful season": http://www.skatecanada.ca/AboutUs/Ne...S/Default.aspx

    Skaters do short programs one day, long programs the next, in front of judges and technical specialists or controllers or whatever discipline guru can up the ante. These experts sit and scratch (with pens) and chat and discuss and tap their knees to test timing. The skaters are videotaped. Then comes the tough part as officials go rinkside and niggle over every little detail, technical and choreographic, too. “They watch for levels and they go over every little bitty detail,” said dancer Alexandra Paul, who with partner Mitchell Islam will fight for one of the three spots for ice dancing at the Sochi Games. “They look at different aspects of your program, like flow and then specific things like timing. It really matters.”

    Slipchuck said programs, filled with important details, all to gain as many points as possible, take time to evolve. And it takes a long time to master them. “If you get feedback along the way, it’s a lot easier to input and keep building, rather than trying to do mass changes later in the season,” he said.
    images on ice - Figure Skating Photography

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    Mervin looks lean and healthy to me. Different haircut creates a "look" that we're not used to. He looks more mature to me.

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