2023 World Team Trophy - April 13-16 - Tokyo, Japan

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The ISU YouTube channel now shows links for the streaming of each of the events in the competition, at least for me in Canada. There is also a "trailer" about the competition.

 

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Amber Glenn will take over USFS' Instagram stories next week
Amber visited a small animal cafe in Shibuya with Isabeau :): https://www.instagram.com/usfigureskating/

Madi Chock's "Fun little photo dump of our days off in Tokyo": https://www.instagram.com/p/Cq5HyV8rvjh/

Brandon and Chris Knierim went golfing in Tokyo ("Self driving golf carts 🚙 Monkeys 🙉 and some great views ⛳️"; this is the outing that Evan Bates regretfully had to pass on in order to rest before WTT): https://www.instagram.com/p/Cq5WreirSrM/

Jason and Rohene (with Alexa, Madi, Evan & Ilia) in Shibuya: https://www.instagram.com/p/Cq5C4OJh57C/
 

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Just like Worlds, the times are pretty much impossible for the east coast. I guess replays will be up for a short while? I hope?
But unlike Worlds, this is a short competition - 3 days instead of 4, and a lot fewer hours.

All times EDT.

Thursday Apr 13
0250 - 0344 = Rhythm Dance
0415 - 0547 = Womens Short Program
0625 - 0757 = Mens Short Program

Friday Apr 14
0300 - 0354 = Pairs Short Program
0425 - 0526 = Free Dance
0600 - 0750 = Womens Free Skate

Saturday Apr 15
0215 - 0318 = Pairs Free Skate
0350 - 0540 = Mens Free Skate
 

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The ISU YouTube channel now shows links for the streaming of each of the events in the competition, at least for me in Canada. There is also a "trailer" about the competition.

For me in Italy they have now disappeared :wuzrobbed
 

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Yeah, I'm debating on this one trying to watch live. I can probably go to bed right after work and get 5-6 hours of sleep in the evening and wake up to watch, then sleep a few more hours if necessary since this is my WFH week, but I'm not sure it's worth that kind of effort on Wed & Thu evening, lol.
 

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Press release [Team USA]:
ETA that NBC/Peacock has yet to advertise any short-lived replays ahead of time:

Skate Canada:

Italy:

Asahi TV's event page (in Japanese): https://www.tv-asahi.co.jp/figure-wtt2023/
 
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USFS' press release (April 11):

Competition Central for WTT:

I recommend saving WTT Days 1-3 in Peacock's "My Stuff" and hopefully replays will be available afterwards, like they were for Worlds.
 
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The times for me on the West Coast are even worse than Worlds because at least at Worlds we got dance and pairs done before midnight or shortly after, now they start around that time! Like others I will hope for a Peacock replay, if not it's vpn time. I wish they would show some of it on tv, I know they did in the past... I think it was on the defunct NBCSN before.
 

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The times for me on the West Coast are even worse than Worlds because at least at Worlds we got dance and pairs done before midnight or shortly after, now they start around that time! Like others I will hope for a Peacock replay, if not it's vpn time. I wish they would show some of it on tv, I know they did in the past... I think it was on the defunct NBCSN before.
Yeah this schedule is way worse than worlds for the West Coast.
 

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Nicole Della Monica has been sharing Instagram story clips of Team Italy in practice today: https://www.instagram.com/nik_dellamonica/

Brian Joubert is "Sooooo happy to be in japan" with Lea Serna: https://www.instagram.com/p/Cq4WZ3hpkh9/

Skating Japan's practice pics/clips:
Muramoto/Takahashi: https://www.instagram.com/p/Cq6h7nLvWzm/
Kaori & Mai: https://www.instagram.com/p/Cq6ocAQPCLa/
Kazuki and Shun: https://www.instagram.com/p/Cq6zihGpKzz/
ETA - Riku & Ryu (with Bruno Marcotte): https://www.instagram.com/p/Cq68NlNpjqI/

Jump notes for Team Japan's singles skaters at their first practice: https://twitter.com/figure365
 
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From the 2023 WTT Announcement:
The participating Skaters/Couples will be listed according to their ISU World Standing placement at time of the ISU
World Team Trophy. The starting order in the Short Program or Rhythm Dance segment will be the reverse order
of the ISU World Standing placements. In the case of any tie, there will be a draw to determine who skates first.


Rhythm Dance starting order:
1 Hannah LIM / Ye QUAN KOR [WS #25]
2 Kana MURAMOTO / Daisuke TAKAHASHI JPN [WS #14]
3 Evgeniia LOPAREVA / Geoffrey BRISSAUD FRA [WS #11]

4 Piper GILLES / Paul POIRIER CAN [WS #4]
5 Madison CHOCK / Evan BATES USA [WS #2]
6 Charlene GUIGNARD / Marco FABBRI ITA [WS #1]

Women's SP starting order:
1 Anna PEZZETTA ITA [WS #125]
2 Sara-Maude DUPUIS CAN [WS #116-tie]
3 Lorine SCHILD FRA [WS #56]
4 Lea SERNA FRA [WS #41]
5 Lara Naki GUTMANN ITA [WS #30]
6 Amber GLENN USA [WS #19]

7 Madeline SCHIZAS CAN [WS #15]
8 Yelim KIM KOR [WS #6]
9 Isabeau LEVITO USA [WS #5]
10 Haein LEE KOR [WS #4]
11 Mai MIHARA JPN [WS #3]
12 Kaori SAKAMOTO JPN [WS #1]

Men's SP starting order:
1 Stephen GOGOLEV CAN [WS #52]
2 Sihyeong LEE KOR [WS #28]
3 Kevin AYMOZ FRA [WS #17]
4 Jason BROWN USA [WS #16]
5 Shun SATO JPN [WS #12]
6 Keegan MESSING CAN [WS #8]

7 Kazuki TOMONO JPN [WS #7]
8 Matteo RIZZO ITA [WS #6]
9 Adam SIAO HIM FA FRA [WS #5]
10 Daniel GRASSL ITA [WS #4]
11 Junhwan CHA KOR [WS #3]
12 Ilia MALININ USA [WS #2]

Pairs SP starting order:
1 Hyejin CHO / Steven ADCOCK KOR [international debut/no WS ranking]
2 Camille KOVALEV / Pavel KOVALEV FRA [WS #15]
3 Deanna STELLATO-DUDEK / Maxime DESCHAMPS CAN [WS #7]

4 Sara CONTI / Niccolo MACII ITA [WS #4]
5 Riku MIURA / Ryuichi KIHARA JPN [WS #2]
6 Alexa KNIERIM / Brandon FRAZIER USA [WS #1]
Starting orders & Time schedules by skater/team are published: https://results.isu.org/results/season2223/wtt2023/index.htm
 

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Clip of Captain Jason preparing to decorate the Team USA box: https://www.instagram.com/p/Cq6_Vaip5qN/
Jason's post with pics of him and Rohene in the decorated Team USA box and a clip of his work-in-progress: https://www.instagram.com/p/Cq7ifxfBGqe/
Jason also tweeted the same content: https://twitter.com/jasonbskates/status/1646076535034769408

Captain Piper & Paul in the Team Canada box: https://www.instagram.com/p/Cq7JbVSprpn/
Piper also shared her own Instagram story clip of the box (tweeted clip): https://twitter.com/CanadianFSNews/status/1646131344706088961

Captain Kaori working on decorating the Team Japan box: https://www.instagram.com/p/Cq7broYMUxo/
"Kaori making Origami Samurai Helmet for Team Japan": https://www.instagram.com/p/Cq78lJsp5HN/
ETA the link to an original source for the 3 photos:

Whiteboard in the skater lounge - clip of Kaori drawing her teammates' faces :) as well as Ilia & Evgeniia Lopareva contributing their efforts: https://www.instagram.com/p/Cq7fSiQubuV/

Guignard ("Ready for the last competition of the season!") and captain Fabbri pose in front of the WTT logo with Barbara Fusar-Poli: https://www.instagram.com/p/Cq7g0Mzu4cP/

Captain Kevin posted Poloroids of his teammates: https://www.instagram.com/p/Cq7x0auJDNI/

ETA that Team Japan is ready! https://twitter.com/skatingjapan/status/1646080544772624388
 
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Miki Ando is coaching Matteo Rizzo at WTT - he shared a photo of them at the boards and another of the Team Italy box ("Day 1 of this amazing adventure"): https://www.instagram.com/p/Cq70Kvdh4pb/

According to this article, she has known Matteo and his father/coach, Valter, since his junior days:

ETA Ando's Q&A article:
Matteo's father [Valter] was my last year's coach, and I've known him since I was a junior, and he took care of me. Matteo's main coach couldn't come this time, so hurry up. Matteo said he'd be better off with a coach. He contacted me.
 
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Jackie Wong's WTT preview/predictions: https://www.rockerskating.com/news/2023/4/12/2023-world-team-trophy-preview

His "Keys to victory":
There are a few very specific things about how World Team Trophy is scored that change the way that the scoring leans. A few notes for viewers that may change the way you root for your favorite team(s):
Team scores are based on placements - Each team's total score is based on placements (in singles, 12 points for 1st through 1 point for 12th; in pairs/dance, 12 points for 1st through 7 points for 6th), so it doesn't matter how large your margin of victory is; it only matters that you finish ahead of other skaters.
Short and free are separate - There is no combined total for skaters, so if a skater/team bombs one program, he/she/they can still contribute greatly to the team score in the other program.
Pairs/dance provide a different dynamic - You'll notice that there are six pairs and six dance teams, as opposed to 12 men and 12 women. Why is that important? Well, the scoring is that the pairs and dance teams finishing lowest still get SEVEN points, whereas the single skaters who finish lowest only get ONE point. Teams with lower potential in pairs and dance have less of a points disadvantage than teams with lower potential in singles.
 

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I don’t see a thread for this in the kiss and cry area, this starts in a few hours, no competition thread for this??
 

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Team Korea off the ice (for team box? ;)) news via Sihyeong Lee: https://twitter.com/kteam_subs/status/1646165397119418376
He was spotted holding a large object when he entered the airport. When asked about this, he replied awkwardly, "I was going to keep it in the suitcase, but it didn't fit because it's too bulky. We were keeping it a secret, so I gave it to my mother, but now everyone has seen it"
ETA links to more translated articles from the Korean singles skaters before they departed the airport on April 11:

Junhwan speaks as team captain, part 1: https://twitter.com/kteam_subs/status/1646244955533213696
Part 2: https://twitter.com/kteam_subs/status/1646245009383911424

Haien Lee: https://twitter.com/kteam_subs/status/1645882225689231362

Yelim Kim: https://twitter.com/kteam_subs/status/1645870359340564480
 
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