2020 U.S. Virtual Aerial Challenge with weekly viewing parties (Oct. 9-Nov. 13)


Press release was published Sept. 1, 2020 on Aerial Figure Skating Challenge's FB page: https://www.facebook.com/AerialFigureSkatingChallenge/posts/1552183961650697
Sign up begins Tuesday, September 1 at 9:00 am MDT on the sharp4sports.com platform. Skaters can enter as many events as they want to (on ice, dryland and backflip) but cannot compete at a level lower than their tested level. Skaters are allowed to compete up to two levels higher than their tested level. Additionally, EDEA from Skates US has agreed to sponsor and produce the “live” viewing parties every weekend [Friday] beginning October 9 until November 13 along with hosting all of event videos after the event.

Event website: https://www.sharp4sports.com/challenge
Welcome to the 2020 Edea from Skates US Virtual Aerial Figure Skating Challenge! On behalf of Edea from Skates US, SHARP 4 Sports and Skate Great Enterprises, we are proud to announce this year's event will be available for all ages and levels to participate virtually through individual video submissions. All skaters will also have the unique opportunity to represent their home club, rink facility or university to earn a cumulative score leading to the chance to win prize money towards their organization.

This event is open to any US skater. Competitors are able to participate in both the on-ice and off-ice events for their level.
Join us each Friday night for a viewing party that will display the skaters who ranked in the top 5 of their level category. Prior to the show, these skaters will be entered into a championship event scored by celebrity judges such as Frank Carroll, Carol Heiss, John Nicks, Audrey Weisiger, Scott Hamilton, Brian Boitano, Max Aaron, Kimmie Meissner, Joshua Farris, Paul Wylie, Sean Rabbitt, Gale Tanger, Joe Inman and many more! Their final placement will receive special acknowledgement on this event website.


I have no idea what this event is or what it means to those who enter it, but I'm delighted to see Sean Rabbitt listed as a celebrity judge. That alone justifies the existence of whatever this is.
Lots of interesting judges! Sharp4sports is Kori Ade's group in Nashville.


Here's Tom Z. promoting the Virtual Aerial FS Challenge's final viewing party on Friday, November 20 at 6 pm MT with a clip of Nathan's 3A+1Eu+3F combo followed by (watch here :)): https://www.instagram.com/p/CHwm1dQAjDM/
"A special thank you to our 134 participants and 66 coaches from 56 skating clubs/universities around the United States who submitted videos of their aerial skills."

Link to Skates US' YT channel where the previous livestreams can still be watched:


Elite Skaters (Nov. 20, 2020) show #6:

1st 2 rounds were judged together followed by the 3rd round (ladies starts at 1:47:40; men at 2:04:10) which was 3A or quad attempt.

Ladies' jumping order (1st 2 rounds start at 38:55):
Maryn Pierce
Paige Rydberg
Bradie Tennell
Amber Glenn
Isabeau Levito
Pooja Kalyan

Men's jumping order (1st 2 rounds start at 1:05:15):
Joseph Kang
Alex Krasnozhon
Will Annis
Lucas Altieri (did not compete in 3rd round)
Jimmy Ma
Nathan Chen

Judging Panel: Frank Carroll, Carol Heiss Jenkins, Scott Hamilton, Brian Boitano, Audrey Weisiger, David Santee, Lynn Goldman (chief referee)
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