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  1. Sylvia

    John Coughlin has died

    It's been over 24 hours and all I can type at this time is that my heart goes all to those who knew John personally, at any level, and are grieving his untimely death like I am. This is the link to the GFM that was set up last night to help John's sister and father with his funeral expenses...
  2. Sylvia

    2018-2019 Canadian Ladies News and Updates!

    https://twitter.com/SkateCanada/status/1086318921475678208 "Alicia Pineault (QC) has withdrawn from the 2019 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships today before the short program due to a left ankle injury." :(
  3. Sylvia

    U.S. Ladies [#24]: Starr-Ting Order/Detailed Classification

    U.S. Nationals kicks off today with Juvenile & Intermediate level events. I've started a thread for the Juvenile events in the 2019 U.S. Nationals sub forum/Kiss & Cry section: https://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/threads/juvenile-girls-boys-pairs-fs.105123/ For those who may remember Patricia...
  4. Sylvia

    New Figure Skating Drama on Netflix (EDIT: no longer starring Emma Roberts)

    Also, Emma Roberts' replacement was announced back on December 13, 2018: https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/kaya-scodelario-replaces-emma-roberts-netflix-figure-skating-drama-spinning-1169022 Maybe an Admin. can update the thread title?
  5. Sylvia

    Canadian Men 2018-19 season news & updates

    Athlete Spotlight / Q&A video with Nicolas Nadeau: https://skatecanada.ca/2019/01/athlete-spotlight-nicolas-nadeau/ Junior Men top 6 finishers: 1 Aleksa Rakic BC/YK 68.44 (2) 130.66 (1) 199.10 2 Beres Clements BC/YK 64.44 (4) 126.58 (2) 191.02 3 Corey Circelli ON 68.79 (1) 113.19 (4) 181.98 4...
  6. Sylvia

    The Shibutanis Thread 6: Paradise Found

    Maia and Alex will be honored at the Asia Society Southern California's 2019 Annual Gala Dinner on Sunday, April 7 in Los Angeles: https://asiasociety.org/southern-california/events/2019-annual-gala-dinner
  7. Sylvia

    U.S. Ladies [#24]: Starr-Ting Order/Detailed Classification

    Chicago area skaters are inspired by Bradie Tennell: https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190112/local-skaters-show-their-stuff-before-heading-to-nationals-in-detroit
  8. Sylvia

    U.S. Pairs 2018-19 season - News & Updates, Part IX

    Here's a good local article on one of the top contenders in Novice Pairs, Isabelle Goldstein, 15, and Keyton Bearinger, 19, who have been together for 4 years and are coached by Zuzanna Szwed (competed at 1992 Olympics for Poland and married to 2006 Olympian Aaron Parchem) at the Detroit Skating...
  9. Sylvia

    Canadian Ice Dance 2018-19 season news & updates

    IFS' Q&A with Piper Gilles & Poirier: https://www.ifsmagazine.com/gilles-poirier-hope-to-tell-golden-story-at-canadians/ The Canadian Press' Lori Ewing on Weaver & Poje: https://www.tsn.ca/weaver-poje-return-to-competition-after-fall-spent-on-tour-1.1242502
  10. Sylvia

    U.S. Ladies [#24]: Starr-Ting Order/Detailed Classification

    https://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/threads/u-s-ladies-24-starr-ting-order-detailed-classification.104857/page-24#post-5501539
  11. Sylvia

    U.S. Ladies [#24]: Starr-Ting Order/Detailed Classification

    This selection criterion used to be in the rulebook but no longer is. @her grace posted a breakdown of likely Worlds selection criteria earlier in this thread (before the withdrawals of Wang and Lin)...
  12. Sylvia

    Mirai Nagasu Cheer thread: Return to Olympus

    This interview took place when Mirai visited Detroit in mid-December: https://www.clickondetroit.com/news/olympic-skater-mirainagasu-discusses-us-figure-skating-championships-in-detroit
  13. Sylvia

    U.S. Men 2018-19 season (cont.) - news & updates

    I'd really like these GSD threads mainly to be about current season news (the Trash Can is the best place for discussions about past competitions, IMO). Here's a new article about Andrew Torgashev (who will be the youngest skater in the Senior men's field again this year)...
  14. Sylvia

    U.S. Ladies [#24]: Starr-Ting Order/Detailed Classification

    Sierra Venetta, 18, won the U.S. Novice Ladies bronze medal back in 2016 and her longtime coach in the SF Bay area was Grete Castaneda who passed away last year. I remember Sierra's name as being someone who was supported by the Michael Weiss Foundation as a young skater. Rena Ikenishi, 18, was...
  15. Sylvia

    Canadian Ice Dance 2018-19 season news & updates

    Skate Canada is archiving their Junior/Novice event videos on their Dailymotion channel. ETA: Junior FD (Ted Barton, Debbi Wilkes): https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x70phdr Medal ceremony: https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x70r3cl
  16. Sylvia

    U.S. Ladies [#24]: Starr-Ting Order/Detailed Classification

    @doglover123, here's a Boston University article from one year ago about Heidi Munger ("freshman biology major skates five days a week while balancing a full course load") who also skates on their intercollegiate figure skating team)...
  17. Sylvia

    Zoueva to Move International Skating Academy to Estero, FL

    Last sentence in the article reads: "Joining Zoueva on her staff of coaches will be Johnny Johns, Ilya Tkachenko and Alper Ucar; Massimo Scali and Oleg Epstein will serve as part-time coaches." ETA that Epstein explained why he is not moving full-time to Florida in this translated interview...
  18. Sylvia

    U.S. Pairs 2018-19 season - News & Updates, Part IX

    Two pair teams no longer on the updated competitors' list that was published yesterday on the Nationals website: Senior: Sarah Feng (The Skating Club of San Francisco, Inc.) and TJ Nyman (Broadmoor SC, Inc.) :( Novice: Jasmine Fendi and Joshua Fendi (both Los Angeles FSC)
  19. Sylvia

    U.S. Pairs 2018-19 season - News & Updates, Part IX

    Haven Denney rarely posts on social media - she shared 2 practice clips yesterday (sbs 3S and throw 3Lo): https://www.instagram.com/p/BsoLP2OHcqL/
  20. Sylvia

    Canadian Pairs 2018/2019 Season News and Updates

    Kirsten Moore-Towers/Michael Marinaro article by @clairecloutier: http://figureskatersonline.com/news/2019/01/14/kirsten-moore-towers-and-michael-marinaro-aiming-for-first-canadian-crown-together/
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