U.S. Qualifying season is underway!
Good news for the Ice Skating Association of Malaysia (ISAM) -- they have "signed a five-year sponsorship deal with BMW Group Malaysia" ahead of the Kuala Lumpur SEA Games, scheduled for August 19-30, 2017: http://www.thestar.com.my/sport/oth...ers-receive-heartwarming-boost-from-carmaker/
A total of eight gold medals will be up for grabs in the SEA Games ice skating – two in figure skating and six in short track speed skating.
Canada-based figure skater Julian Yee and the speed skating relay team of Hazim Syahmi Shahrum, Wong De Vin, Khairil Ridhwan Khalil and Ariff Rasydan Fadzli are tipped to shine judging by their strong performances in the Asian Winter Games in Sapporo, Japan, in February.
Julian finished a creditable eighth in men’s singles while the relay quartet did well to finish fourth behind powerhouses China, South Korea and Japan.