I think Brooklee Han is (would have been) small/short enough for Dolensky - clip of them doing forward outside edge spirals together in May 2018: https://twitter.com/brookleeh95/status/973392241736626176 (music is "Evermore" which was Tim's artistic program for the inaugural Peggy Fleming Trophy last June)I think it would be almost impossible for Tim to find a partner small enough for pairs.
I'm 172/5'8" and roughly the same height as Josh.How tall is Farris? 5’9” or 5’10”? Dolensky posted a picture of them hanging out last summer and there looks like at least a two inch difference. Maybe more if Tim’s hair is a tad poofy.
Brooklee (and Kailani) are both legitimately tiny in person. I feel like I loom over them.I think Brooklee Han is (would have been) small/short enough for Dolensky : https://twitter.com/brookleeh95/status/973392241736626176
Her ISU bio says she's 149 cm = under 5 feet tall.
It always shuts down at this time of the year. The Ed Snider Hockey Foundation donated a large amount of cash this year to help convert it to being open year-round for hockey programs. I'm sure there will be freestyle options but mostly low-priority in the same way it is now. But I digress!The rink shut down about 2 weeks ago for a huge rehab. The only thing they are keeping is the ice foundation - the boards and seating are being redone. It is scheduled to reopen after Labor Day and is to look great. Keeping my fingers crossed!
But I believe only ~2 freestyle sessions are offered a day. That really is not enough ice time for a world class skater.
I was wondering if this IG meant that Alex J. had done the choreo for Alex K.; I’m glad to see it confirmed.
That seems unlikely? The deadline for decisions is in 3 days. Very few people are still deciding.I believe this is the first time Vincent has shared anything publicly about potential college plans? I assume he applied to Brown, was accepted, and is getting a feel for the campus and university before making any decisions.
I’m still deciding where to go and I have 4 days to do so. Lol someone save me!
You are 100% right, and I obviously do know that Nathan attends Yale, but I assumed they meant he was switching for some bizarre reason. Thought it was weird and am publicly shamed for my stupidity. Guess I am not going to Yale, Brown or Columbia, or even Penn. These are smart kids and I clearly am not. OTOH I did, however, believe I had heard or read that the rink at Penn was being renovated, as much has been on Penn's glorious campus, including Franklin Field and its training internals and the squash courts, to say nothing of the many glorious newly built academic buildings.
Sean Rabbitt posted 4 group photos from AAS (1st one is the impressively large group of "Ice Men" with almost all of the aforementioned Team USA guys, plus John Kerr, Robin Szolkowy & Doug Razzano): https://www.instagram.com/p/Bw0X9m4FuWv/USFS' Athlete Acceleration Summit (used to be called Program Components Camp) is taking place this weekend in Irvine, CA - Team USA skaters are helping out and so far I've spotted (via IG stories) Andrew Torgashev, Camden Pulkinen, Jimmy Ma. Instructors include Jonathan Cassar and Sean Rabbitt (both coach at Great Park Ice).
If I see anything interesting on social media, I'll post here
Andrew Torgashev ("Loved skating and teaching at Athlete Acceleration Summit this weekend") - clip of him skating and a group photo (he also demonstrated for his coach/mom): https://www.instagram.com/p/Bw0wqiBlGLF/Athlete Acceleration Summit is in the books! What an amazing experience and such an honor, having my own class and getting to share my information with this ginormous group of skaters! Amazing to see the amount of male athletes taking place!
ETA another article from the Providence show:Where will you spend your summer?
I will be mostly in California; however, I am gonna spend some time traveling into Japan, into some other places for shows, for choreography, for other things.
Who are you going to for your choreography?
I think the same as this year. I already talked to them. So, I’m most likely working with them again as long as they’re OK scheduling-wise. But I think Shae [Lynn Bourne] and Marie [-France Dubreuil] have definitely helped my skating develop a lot. I really enjoy working with them so I’m definitely going to try to do that.
Is it your plan to compete on the Grand Prix series again in the fall?
Absolutely. Yeah. As of right now, I’m still trying to figure out schooling. But I am planning on continuing school and skating, basically the same as this year.
“It has been great,” Chen said. “It definitely was a little bit of a learning curve at first. I figured out how to manage the two. It has been an experience I did not want to miss out on, especially being accepted to Yale. I’ve really enjoyed my time there. I’ve met a lot of great people. It’s reassuring that there are so many students out there that are so busy with their own academic lives and extracurriculars and doing amazing things with their time.
“It’s also awesome to see how normal they are. You can have normal conversations, relax and be a college student.”
“At the end of the day, what we’ve done outside of school doesn’t really indicate what’s going to happen within your academic life,” Chen said on Saturday. “You’re trying to establish your place in the academic community and what we do becomes a sort of side job. Knowing what these people can do at Yale in and out of the classroom at the same time has been inspiring to some to some extent and definitely reassuring to know I am capable of doing the same.”
At just 18, so much is still undecided for Zhou. There’s the question of where he’ll attend college (he’s had a few offers of admission, while declining to name his shortlist), and whether or not he’ll go the Chen route of balancing his studies and elite level training (he’s undecided, though looking into the possibility taking leaves of absence to prepare for major competitions). Long term, he’s pondering a courseload that tilts toward pre-med with an eye toward going into sports psychology or business and economics. Philosophy also remains a huge interest.
What he is sure of is that he’ll continue pushing to become a more complete skater.
“I’m not against trying new ideas,” he said. “I still have lots of room to grow and lots of areas I can expand to. I have no clue what my programs are going to be yet. I will say that my show programs are very, very contemporary and different and I’m having a blast performing them. I’m very open to trying new things.”
After: https://twitter.com/Grant_Hochstein/status/1125122464898437121Guys, I’m running my first ever 5k this morning. I haven’t been this nervous since my last skating competition. #running #beginner #anxiety
Max Aaron enjoyed visiting Polina Edmunds and Elliana Pogrebinsky in San Francisco last weekend: https://www.instagram.com/p/BxOd40CFSPT/Hey! I did it, my first race! I won my age group and got 6th out of 520! Universal Studios Hollywood 5k next weekend! #running #CincoDeMayo
Camden reveals exactly what I suspected and previously mentioned in an earlier post re the issues Camden had with his fp, throughout last season:Camden Pulkinen's first interview after his coaching change: http://figureskatersonline.com/news/2019/05/13/with-new-coaches-and-a-new-perspective-camden-pulkinen-wants-to-show-improvement-in-all-areas/
ETA:For the upcoming season, Hiwatashi is working with Tom Dickson on his new free skate to Igor Stravinsky’s Petrushka in which he will portray a puppet. The short program music is still to be determined, but the skater will have opportunities to go to Canada to spend time with Mark Pillay again.
For next season, one of his goals are to show the world his versatility as a skater, especially with his new free skate.
“I want to show people that I have a lot of variety and that I can do more than what I did last year and the year before,” said Hiwatashi.
Andrew revealed his program music on his website earlier today and that he choreographed his own programs: http://figureskatersonline.com/andrewtorgashev/my-2019-2020-season-programs-are/
“I feel like I have more ideas that I can possibly use in the future,” Hiwatashi said, while recalling that at event at banquets, he was the one who always sits and eats. “I’m not really the guy who goes out and starts dancing.”
“I got better at that,” he said. “I tried to get better at landing my jumps, getting the correct levels, and I feel like my skating skills in general have improved over the past few years. I also think I’ve gotten better with expression and performance.”
Hard work paid off, Tomoki! Looking forward to seeing what he'll show us next season.“I want to show people that I have a lot of variety and that I can do more than what I did last year and the year before,” said Hiwatashi.
The fact that he has proven his consistency time after time this past season is a big part of how the skater grew in confidence. He grew in the belief that his training and consistency has really helped him know that he has the capability of being in the top echelon in the world of figure skating.