2019-20 Canadian ladies news and updates

Sylvia

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Even with a poor free skate, Daleman's total score at SCI was about 8 points lower than Bausback's Warsaw score about about 4 points behind Schumacher's. So she won't even have to skate her best to finish top 2. Skate Canada hasn't published the selection criteria yet for worlds.
Here it is: https://skatecanada.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/2020-ISU-Championship-Selection-Criteria.pdf

Excerpt re. Worlds:

... will then take into account, in no specific order, the following criteria:
➢ Placement at the 2020 Canadian Championships
➢ Placement at the 2020 ISU Four Continents Championships (if required)
➢ Qualifying for the 2019/20 ISU Grand Prix Final
➢ Results and scores from the 2018-2019 and / or the 2019-2020 ISU Grand Prix Series, Senior International events and / or ISU Grand Prix Final.
➢ Top 10 placement at the 2019 ISU World Championships
➢ Top 10 placement at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in the specific discipline
➢ Demonstration of consistent short and free skate scores for a potential world placement in the top three flights.
 

euterpe

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If Gabby does not finish top 2 at Canadians, it seems likely she will have to go to 4CC since:

She did not qualify for the GPF
Her results and scores at Finlandia (13th, 138.84) and SC (10th, 164.34) do not demonstrate "consistent short and free skate scores"
She placed 11th, not 10th at the 2019 World Championship
She placed 15th, not 10th at the 2018 Olympic Games


Also: on the current Seasons Best list:

51. Emily Bausback 172.48
55. Alison Schumacher 169.98
65. Gabrielle Daleman 164.34 last year she was 27th with 192.67
69. Veronik Mallet 161.75
70. Alicia Pineault 161.37
75. Kaya Ruiter 159.07
89. Michelle Long 149.52
 
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Colonel Green

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The criteria basically let Skate Canada do whatever they want. They'll want to send Daleman, so she wouldn't have to go to Four Continents. Whether going to 4CC would be a good idea for her would depend a lot on her physical conditioning.
 

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Obviously not about the current competitive field, but there's a new IFS article about Joannie Rochette's impending graduation from medical school where she also talks about her career. It's interesting to hear her talk about the post-Vancouver period where she says she had it in mind to keep competing a few more years, but never quite made the leap back.
 

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Obviously not about the current competitive field, but there's a new IFS article about Joannie Rochette's impending graduation from medical school where she also talks about her career. It's interesting to hear her talk about the post-Vancouver period where she says she had it in mind to keep competing a few more years, but never quite made the leap back.
Lovely article about Joannie. What a true representative of determination and dedication. Looking forward to hearing what medical field she pursues.
 

Tinami Amori

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Good article about Kaetlyn, who "was in Edmonton on Monday to help promote The Next Step, a resource listing for Alberta athletes transitioning or retiring from competitive sport."
Another proof that transitioning from competitive to regular life happens with every skater and is difficult for all, regardless of age, country, coach, how many years a skater stayed in the field... Hope she goes to a good University and receives an education that will allow her an interesting and well paid profession.
 

Sylvia

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Skate Ontario Instagram posted some more clips of Gabby, shes looking great and ready for Nationals
2 clips here:

Michelle Long shared via IG stories that she and some of the Ontario skaters got to practice yesterday on Nationals ice (Paramount Fine Foods, used to be Hershey, Centre) in Mississauga.
 

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puglover

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Skate Canada is posting brief Q&A Athlete Spotlights ahead of next week's Nationals:

CBC News video feature on Katherine Karon, 14, who will compete in the Novice Women's event at the Canadian Championships:
ETA: Her coach at Riverside SC who speaks in the video is Mike de la Penotiere.
Man, Katherine Karon's mother looks young enough to be a novice skater to me. I really am getting old.
 

essence_of_soy

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Poor Gabby can't catch a break. Didn't she have pneumonia when she skated so brilliantly at the 2018 National Championships, beating Osmond for the title?
 

danafan

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Catherine Carle finished 12th in the short program at YOG today. Unfortunately she popped her loop into a single, a real shame after skating well in the short much of the season. Still her score of 49.57 is not bad considering (it's higher than what Orzel and Gran got on the JGP for example). I think she could be in the mix for junior worlds depending on how her free skate goes and how the other eligible skaters do at nationals.
 

danafan

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Carle actually moved up a spot at YOG after the free. She rotated 7 triples, but fell on her two hardest ones (lutz and flip), and she singled her axel. Her other triples were good. Considering she had zero JGP experience, I think she had a good showing.
 

Tinami Amori

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Can someone please tell me how old "Novice Ladies" and "Men" have to be in "Novice" (from what age to what age)?
 

Sylvia

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Novice Singles:

"Assessment: Must have passed the complete Gold Freeskate Assessment

Age: Novice Singles competitors must not have reached the age of 17 before July 1 preceding the Event"

ETA that the top 4 Novice women showed ambitious content in their short programs today:

Michelle Lee 45.90 - 3Lz+2T, 3F, 2A
Emma Szeto 45.43 - 3T+3T, 3Lz fell out, 2A
Fiona Bombardier 45.28 - 3Lz+2T, 3Lo, 2A
Amy Shao Ning Yang 45.10 - 3T+3T<, 3Lz fell out, 2A (she was credited with landing these triples cleanly at BC/YK Sectionals this past November)
 
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