Kaiya Ruiter Appreciation Thread

danafan

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Yes, Ruiter is a very exciting prospect indeed. I was so impressed with the interview she gave during the JGP


She seems fearless out there and doesn't let a mistake affect the rest of the program. I think her music choices and choreography are age appropriate and fitting with her style and personality.

I hope she continues to progress this season and beyond!
 

AngieNikodinovLove

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She captured my attention this year at her second JGP event!

Such personality...

Her spunk reminds me of gone-for-now USA skater Freezer
 

dramagrrl

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She is adorable, seems to have a good head on her shoulders, so far has shown ability to handle pressure well, and has definite star quality. Her team has packaged her extremely well in the last two years, with programs and costumes that are age appropriate while still being polished and well-choreographed.
 

coppertop1

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Yes, Ruiter is a very exciting prospect indeed. I was so impressed with the interview she gave during the JGP


She seems fearless out there and doesn't let a mistake affect the rest of the program. I think her music choices and choreography are age appropriate and fitting with her style and personality.

I hope she continues to progress this season and beyond!

Wow! She's so articulate and mature.more

I'm usually pretty cautious about hyping youngsters. Declaring them "The Next One" feels like a jinx. But I can't help but love her.

She is adorable, seems to have a good head on her shoulders, so far has shown ability to handle pressure well, and has definite star quality. Her team has packaged her extremely well in the last two years, with programs and costumes that are age appropriate while still being polished and well-choreographed.

And it's so refreshing. Who is her choreographer?
 

essence_of_soy

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I'm usually pretty cautious about hyping youngsters. Declaring them "The Next One" feels like a jinx. But I can't help but love her.

Don't tell Rod Black! His curse dating back to the mid nineties brought down so many rising talents in Canada.
 

coppertop1

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Don't tell Rod Black! His curse dating back to the mid nineties brought down so many rising talents in Canada.

Like almost all of our men. I don't think NBC knows this either with regard to the American women.

Kaiya has nice tight and quick rotation on her jumps. I wonder if she is working on quadruples?

That would be awesome! I would love to have a lady Canadian Quadsters.
 

essence_of_soy

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Yes. She planned to do a 4T at 2018 Canadians. I can easily see her doing it, providing her body cooperates.

The skating season must feel like a runaway train when things aren't going to plan. Here's hoping Gabby is giving herself time to breathe. For everything she has suffered through lately, I hope she realises that all of her glowing achievements cannot be taken away. She is still a fine athlete.
 

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And it's so refreshing. Who is her choreographer?
Kaiya's choreographers are listed in her ISU bio: http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs00107952.htm
Coach: Scott Davis, Jeff Langdon
Choreographer: Jeff Langdon, Tyler Myles

Did Myles choreograph her Harry Potter FS? It's so age appropriate and refreshing for her! :)

Copying over from the Canadian ladies thread in GSD:
Kaiya won Alberta Sectionals (by a lot). Notably, she's now doing two Lutzes in her free skate, and landed both of them, including one in combination with a 3T. The solo Lutz got a !, the ones in combination there and in the short (the one she fell on) didn't.

The impression I got is that Ruiter is a natural flip girl, not a Lutz girl, so it's interesting that her coaches are evidently going all-in on making the jump work for her. With some success.
Kaiya Ruiter's 7-triple, Harry Potter themed FS (skated on Nov. 1, 2019) starts at the 1 hour 11 min. mark: https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x7nf5mm
 

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Kaiya's choreographers are listed in her ISU bio: http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs00107952.htm
Coach: Scott Davis, Jeff Langdon
Choreographer: Jeff Langdon, Tyler Myles

Did Myles choreograph her Harry Potter FS? It's so age appropriate and refreshing for her! :)

Copying over from the Canadian ladies thread in GSD:

She's in good hands. If anyone can make sure she gets the levels on her spins, Scott Davis can. Langdon was always at classy guy. It's a shame he was derailed by injury.

I love her FS. Being a Potterhead, seeing someone skate to Harry Potter makes me a fan and it suits her.
 

Wyliefan

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What did she score? I keep hearing she had a great skate (hurray!) but I haven't seen her score noted anywhere.
 

Colonel Green

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What did she score? I keep hearing she had a great skate (hurray!) but I haven't seen her score noted anywhere.
110 and change, 169 total. It was a bit lower than her Sectionals score, but she won by 17 points, so it was quite dominant in the field.
 

Sylvia

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Links to Kaiya's winning programs are posted in the Canadian ladies thread: https://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/th...-news-and-updates.105724/page-20#post-5724658

Beverley Smith's article:
 

essence_of_soy

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Rod Black has been a huge supporter and cheerleader of Canadian skaters for many years. We are fortunate our skaters have such an invested personality.

Don't get me wrong. I love Rod Black's supportive nature, and especially how he used to rock that fabulous porn 'stache. He's Canada's equivalent of Terry Gannon, as far as I'm concerned.

But the 'Next One' tag still gives me chills.
 

coppertop1

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Kaiya has been named to the Junior World team and will be competing in the Bavarian Open. Good luck, Kaiya!

Don't get me wrong. I love Rod Black's supportive nature, and especially how he used to rock that fabulous porn 'stache. He's Canada's equivalent of Terry Gannon, as far as I'm concerned.

But the 'Next One' tag still gives me chills.

And it's nice just with our men. Several USA women have been the victim of that.
 

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