Kao did get both 4CCs and junior worlds whereas Shun just got 4CCs so this kind of even things out.
Amber visited a small animal cafe in Shibuya with Isabeau : https://www.instagram.com/usfigureskating/Amber Glenn will take over USFS' Instagram stories next week
But unlike Worlds, this is a short competition - 3 days instead of 4, and a lot fewer hours.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?
For me in Italy they have now disappearedThe 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.
ETA that NBC/Peacock has yet to advertise any short-lived replays ahead of time:Press release [Team USA]:
U.S. Figure Skating has chosen eight athletes to represent the United States at ISU World Team Trophy 2023. The competition will take place April 13-16 in Tokyo,usfigureskatingfanzone.com
Especially given the competition times and the fact that you have to get a paid subscription to watch, I'm going to be really annoyed if Peacock doesn't even have a two-day replay. The only reason I pay for that subscription is to watch figure skating.ETA that NBC/Peacock has yet to advertise any short-lived replays ahead of time:
Yeah this schedule is way worse than worlds for the West Coast.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.
Starting orders & Time schedules by skater/team are published: https://results.isu.org/results/season2223/wtt2023/index.htmFrom 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]
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.
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.
ETA - I'm thinking we can have play-by-play threads by day (Day 1 = Rhythm Dance/Women's & Men's Short Programs) in the Kiss & Cry section? https://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/forums/kiss-and-cry-2022-2023.371/
ETA links to more translated articles from the Korean singles skaters before they departed the airport on April 11: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"