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Andy is a good skater. But he tends to speed around like a demon and then the elements suffer. He needs to calm down because he can do it.
Another PB for Matilda and William at ACI - not the FD individually, but they improved on their overall total score by about 2 points, which is great! Their FD is here. Love the opening use of Jenny of Oldstones.
They're not afraid to challenge themselves, those two, and it makes me happy to watch them do it.
You are right. It cost to be a volunteer in the sport. I think I have spent about $2000 this year so far. But where I live if I didn't do it I wouldn't keep my skills up to date. Still more events to come. Btw this is only local, not international.About a decade ago I was asked if I would like to consider becoming a judge.
I turned down the suggestion point blank. While my involvement in the sport is a serious hobby at the best of times, judging would probably take it up a level into a form of self-financed work. Just the amount of required reading, workshops and travel alone, are a huge sacrifice to one’s free time.
Many times I have seen how differently skaters practice, versus performing under the pressure of competition.
I could only imagine how difficult it would be watching skaters do things they could improve, without being tempted to give my input.
I bet there must be a very fine line between being perceived as offering welcome feedback versus giving unsolicited advice.
Me, too. Sometimes withdrawing from an event can be a simple as a skater's routines not being quite showroom ready. Although the Nepela Memorial was the only competition he has scheduled prior to Skate Canada next month.
It was yesterday. Good score for a debut, too! Holly Harris / Jason Chan Sydney FSC AUS 61.69
Rhythm Dance protocols: https://resultats.patinage.qc.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/E44_SKD.pdf
They did not skate a FD earlier today.
Jason Chan is a very experienced ice dancer and he and his longtime partner competed in 3 JGPs for Canada and six Nationals together in Novice & Junior: https://www.ice-dance.com/site/profile-valerie-taillefer-jason-chan/
I hope that ISA gets them an international immediately, so that they can qualify a third team for Australia at Four Continents.
Not that simple and there are other considerations that have to be taken into account which I am probably more aware of than anyone else here.I hope that ISA gets them an international immediately, so that they can qualify a third team for Australia at Four Continents.
They won't be getting an international immediately. They didn't skate an FD, which means it probably isn't ready. And it is a nice score, very promising. But it is also a club competition so there is no comparing it with a score earned in an international event. Give them time. There is no advantage in rushing to debut in ice dance if you aren't ready. Better to start off when you are ready to make a good impression.
Are you involved with Australian skating in any way? You sound very connected.
Patinage Quebec is in the process of uploading event videos to their DM channel from 2 different competitions held this past weekend. The priority seems to be Quebec Sub Sectionals, which is a qualifying competition for the women, and the most recent videos were uploaded 2 days ago. If/when I see the Senior RD video, I will post the link in this thread.It's so nice to see Holly Harris back in competition.
Parts of the event appear to be up on Daily Motion. I'm currently trying to track down footage of their skate.
Congratulations to Kailani Craine for placing 5th at Autumn Classic International 2019!
I believe her short program jump combo was supposed to be a 3loop3loop but she only did 3loop2toe. She attempted 6 triples in the free including 2axel - 3sal which was UR but at least she is going for the 3sal again.