Recent content by Twizzler

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    Missing the Novice, Junvenile and Intermediate Events

    But that’s only for singles. Pairs and dance do not advance at all.
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    U.S. Ice Dance 2018-19 season news & updates

    Personally, I would have liked to have seen the award go to Manta/Johnson. While they are not a “top tier” team, I thought their program was innovative, crowd pleasing, and skated impeccably!!!
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    John Coughlin has died

    John’s obituary:
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    American Figure Skater Crashes Headfirst Into The Ice, Referee Allows Her To Continue

    Dating myself quite a bit, but perhaps you could include stories about Paul Binnebose (injured during practice) and Katie Wood (injured while skating in a Gala in Russia. Became deaf in one ear because head trauma from a fall out of a lift). That these cases happened decades ago and there is...
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    American Figure Skater Crashes Headfirst Into The Ice, Referee Allows Her To Continue

    I’m not missing anything. There’s always something more that can be done. Jump over the boards if the monitor won’t open the door, yell, get the monitor to Walkie-talkie the panel, yell some more, have medical run down to ref, yell to Tim to go to referee. To say that nothing could be done is...
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    American Figure Skater Crashes Headfirst Into The Ice, Referee Allows Her To Continue

    Yes!!!! So what would’ve happened? Fined by the ISU? Suspended from coaching at International events?? Who cares!!! That’s their daughter out there!!! Nothing is worth risking her health after a fall like that.
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    American Figure Skater Crashes Headfirst Into The Ice, Referee Allows Her To Continue

    Aren’t her parents their coaches? I can’t believe that they would let her continue- doesn’t matter if she’s an adult. She’s still their child and no skating performance is worth risking her health or potentially her life!!!! What were they thinking???
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    Gracie Gold set to return

    ^^^This!! Glad I wasn’t the only one who noticed. There seemed to be absolutely no connection between any of them. It was very bizarre and concerning for Gracie’s mental health. She needs a support system and in that moment, it seemed to be severely lacking :(
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    Gracie Gold set to return

    This is correct. There is an option to choose if you will compete if there are four or fewer skaters/teams. You are bound by your choice. If you choose yes and get injured, you still have to step on the ice and receive a score. If you don’t/can’t, the option to go to nationals is nullified. If...
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    U.S. Ice Dance 2018-19 season news & updates

    I have a feeling they will get a second. A 5th in the RD is quite impressive- especially for a first year team. It wasn’t like they skated clean in the FD and dropped. Looking at the protocol, they had strong elements throughout and unfortunately had one very costly mistake. USFS should’ve...
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    Kate Spade found dead (apparent suicide)

    Wow! So young. Very sad news
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    Eden Prairie (Minnesota) figure skating coach charged with criminal sexual conduct with minor

    The difference in this situation is that most coaches are self employed/independent contractors. Usually when you leave a doctor, hair stylist, etc., the bills are paid in full. This is not always the case with skating coaches. Sometimes students leave/hop around from coach to coach leaving a...
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    Callaghan suspended over sexual abuse allegations

    That is not entirely correct- members of the tech panel do interact with coaches AND skaters if critiques are given after the event. Granted it is not a one on one situation with the TS/skater so there shouldn’t be risk, but there are interactions.
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    U.S. Ice Dance 2017/18 season news & updates

    Surgery? I missed that. What happened?
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    Pedestrian Bridge in Miami Collapses- multiple fatalities Just awful- was just completed a few days ago :(
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