Sunghoon PARK (2020 Korean National Men's 7th) will particpate in I-LAND, a new reality idol project at Mnet:
His figure skating activities will be on hold for the time being.
Thanks for sharing the link to her Instagram post!
Thanks for the info (the file automatically downloaded for me so don't click on the link unless you want the document).Finally, KSU announced the selection creteria for the 4CC, junior worlds, and senior worlds:
(The format of the file is HWP, which is a Korean specific document software.)
Can someone translate or summarize the "2020 figure skating national team candidates and youth team player selection announcement" dated 2020-09-25 that was posted on the KSU website? (right now it's the last/6th link in the Figure Skating column)
Young YOU - ISU bio
Choreographer: Yea ji Shin (SP), Lori Nichol(FS)
Music Short Program as of season 2020/2021 Istanbul Grooves by Yasar Akpence
Asterix & Obelix: Mission Cleopatra (soundtrack) by Philippe Chany
Music Free Skating / Free Dance as of season 2020/2021 Lord of the Rings (soundtrack) by Howard Shore, performed by The Piano Guys
May It Be (from Lord of the Rings: Fellowhip of the Ring) by Howard Shore
Lord of the Rings (soundtrack) by Howard Shore, performed by The Piano Guys
This is a real senior competition? Like, with Lim, You, Kim, Cha, etc?Notice for the Ranking Competition came up at the KSU board, dated November 17.
Competition date: December 18-20
Official practice: December 16-17
Venue: Mokdong Icerink
Registration: November 18 9:00 - December 7 18:00
Representative meeting: December 10, 10:00 at the KSU meeting room (will be changed to virtual, if necessary)
No audience, but online streaming is planned.
So, what exactly is the situation in Seoul or other metropolitan areas that have rinks where a ranking and general championship competition can be held? It sounds like the KSU would like to hold one but can they even do so if the social distancing requirements in metropolitan Seoul have all the rinks closed (which is what it sounds like from that last quote)?An optimistic-sounding article about Korea sending skaters to Worlds (dated Jan. 30):
With the announcement of the confirmation of the summit of the Figure Skating World Championships, the domestic situation became busy.
The Korea Ice Skating Federation will hold domestic ranking and general championships in the near future to select representative athletes to compete in the world championships.
A federation official said, "This World Figure Skating Championship is an important event that may take the right to qualify for the Olympics."
The Korea Ice Skating Federation was unable to hold an ice rink due to the recent spread of the novel ******** infection (********* 19) and the closure of the ice rink due to the 2.5 step adjustment of social distancing.
An official said, "In order to select the national representative, the social distancing stage (in the metropolitan area) must be lowered to two stages."