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Reposting here from the Canadian Men's thread on Monday:
In case anyone was wondering about Edrian Paul Celestino, 20, who finished 18th in senior at 2018 Canadian Nationals (and 12th the year before; won CAN junior silver & bronze medals and competed 3 times on the JGP - link to his ISU bio: http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs00015005.htm ), he just won the Senior Men's title at Philippine Nationals over the weekend.

Celestino last represented Canada as a junior in October 2016 so I assume he has been released by now.
Christopher Caluza returned from a 4-year hiatus (living the cruise ship life) to win the silver medal at Philippine Nationals (Nov. 25-26). He originally was listed for Golden Spin of Zagreb but his name has since been removed; bronze medalist Yamato Rowe's name is still listed.

Alisson Krystle Perticheto did not compete at Philippine Nationals last week. ETA that Seerek mentioned earlier that she won Bosporus Cup this week. This was her first full international of the season (she WD from CS Lombardia after the SP) and her total score in Istanbul was 153.25 (103.37 in FS; 51.64 TES which exceeds the Worlds required minimum of 49). Her TES was higher in her SP at 2017 SEA Games (27.16) but still short of the 29 required for Worlds.
Some developments

Edrian Celestino appears to switching from Canada to Philippines after competing at their nationals.

Allison Petricheto won Bosphorus Cup.

Christy Leung was 6th in [CS] Tallinn.
 
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Teaching ice skating in Hanoi: https://borneobulletin.com.bn/teaching-ice-skating-in-hanoi/
Born and raised in the Eastern European country of Ukraine, Paul Yaruk ventured to a new country in 2013 for a new life teaching children the sport he loves – ice skating.
“We arrived in June in Hanoi to get ready for the opening of the Vincom Ice Rink at Royal City,” he said. “I had never been to Asia before.”
After two years of experience teaching children and adults in Kharkov, Ukraine, he ventured to a new country in 2013 for a new life teaching children the sport he loves.
June is usually the hottest month in Hanoi. Temperatures rise as high as 40 degrees or more.
But Paul Yaruk, 22 years old when he arrived, did not need to worry about the heat because he would be spending his days at the city’s first indoor ice rink in the Vincom Royal City Mega Mall.
Yaruk graduated from the Kharkov State Academy of Physical Culture with a degree in cyclic sports. He was a medallist in national and international competitions, and participated in the ISU NRW Trophy, Golden Lynx and the Ukrainian Junior Championship.
All of the rink’s Vietnamese trainers were trained by Yaruk and two other professional ice skaters, one of whom is now his girlfriend. Eleanora Vinnichenko is a national champion of Ukraine. “She teaches single skating,” Yaruk said. “I’m teaching pair skating.”
At the rink, people mostly learn single skating, but there is a Vietnamese pair – a brother and sister – who are working with Yaruk. “They are making some progress and they also go abroad to skate. They work so hard, they have no time to sleep.”
Vietnam is not an ISU member at this time.

Alissa Czisny and Ryan Bradley joined Craig Heath in Hong Kong for shows, Dec. 20-23, 2018:
Cute photo of the 3 of them: https://www.instagram.com/p/BrrG7JqHFKT/
Ice Show group photo (incl. current HKG senior international competitor Harrison Jon-Yen Wong who is co-coached by Heath): https://www.instagram.com/p/BrpaYMbngJH/
Alissa's spiral: https://www.instagram.com/p/BrpqXM7HFnz/
Clip of a group number: https://www.instagram.com/p/BrtvQILDcvn/

Hong Kong's Yi Christy Leung is skating, as a guest presumably, at Chinese Nationals this weekend - she currently is in 2nd place (65.93) after the SP.
 

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Re-posting this Yi Christy Leung article here from the Chinese skating news thread:
According to this article (https://news.sina.com.tw/article/20181230/29485176.html), the temperature in Harbin bothered her [Leung], and she couldn't find her feel for jumps and had to take a few days to accustom. She was born in HK but trained in BJ for 4 years before going to Tammy (interestingly she is also attending highschool in HK?!). She said she has tried quads but hasn't succeeded yet.
ETA: https://hk.sports.appledaily.com/sports/realtime/article/20181230/59086918
Google translated excerpt from the end:
Ye Xiaoyan, Chairman of the Hong Kong Skating Federation, praised [Yi Christy Leung's] performance and believed that she was able to take it to the next level. “Today’s victory with more than 10 points represents her true level. She participated in the most difficult game of the whole game, from technical points. And the performance points have won the competition. The historical achievement for Hong Kong is only a milestone in her skating career, I believe she will create more first for Hong Kong ice and snow in the future."
Photo of Leung with her gold medal, plus Tammy Gambill & other HKG reps: https://www.facebook.com/HongKongSk...11362085769/10157437656950769/?type=3&theater
 
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From ISU Communication No. 2234 - Decisions of the Council (published March 27, 2019):
"The ISU Council granted provisional ISU Membership for the Figure Skating Branch to the Skating
Federation of Vietnam."
https://www.isu.org/inside-isu/about/member-federations/239-skating-federation-of-vietnam

ETA - IF the 'A' in OAS also can encompass Central and/or South American countries, the ISU, in the same Communication, also has granted provisional ISU Memberships for the Figure Skating Branches to:
the Chilean National Figure Skating Federation: https://www.isu.org/inside-isu/abou...37-chilean-national-figure-skating-federation
and the Peruvian Ice Skating Federation: https://www.isu.org/inside-isu/about/member-federations/238-peruvian-skating-federation

Re-posting here from the OES thread (CC: @Dobre):
Could someone possibly bump up or refresh my memory of the title for the obscure 4CC athletes thread? After 4CCs, it seems like there are few comments I have wanted to add but I can't remember the abbreviation for that thread title. In any case, it would be nice to post this link from the ISU's current article about Donovan Carrillo somewhere:

https://www.isu.org/figure-skating/...und-the-place-where-i-belong?templateParam=15

Just posted the dates/event info links in the 2018-19 National Championships thread in Kiss & Cry: https://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/th...-13-14-hong-kong-may-7-8.105470/#post-5568602
Singapore - March 30-31, 2019
Thailand - April 3-6
Malaysia - April 5-6
Indonesia - April 13-14
Hong Kong - May 7-8
 
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She can be invited to Skate America because she trains in US at times, and also to Cup of China because she is the freaking reigning Chinese champ. :cool:
 

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