Re-posting here from the PFT thread... I've heard unofficially that USFS is using Cranberry Cup (new international next month hosted by the SC of Boston - senior events are currently scheduled for Aug. 14-15) to decide which U.S. woman to send to Nebelhorn, which I think is a very good idea.
No. If you read the thread you will see that SCOB will not release that info until the end of July. IMO, the reason for this is what the case, hospitalization rate is in Massachusetts and the surrounding states are closer to the event. It would not surprise me if they asked for proof of full vaccination.Is the Cranberry Cup open to the public? I thought they were going to announce it last week.
Isabeau has some nice aspects to her skating. I like her musical awareness and the Sasha Cohen-like styling in her skating but I also see a lot of room for improvement.Isabeau Levito uploaded her Skate Milwaukee Junior Cup free skate on her YT channel yesterday: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iq6H1fUyCFQ
(@Stephanie posted in the Skate Milwaukee competition thread that it's the Russian Dance from Swan Lake.)
ETA that Mia Kalin has a clip of her opening 4T+2T from her Broadmoor Open Junior FS on her YT channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PMt4eLuKY2s
IMO Isabeau is far from baked. Her stretch and line are maybe a 4 to Sasha's 10. She is cute and can jump....but rough years ahead. Her basic skating skills need work. And she will need those excellent basics as she grows.Isabeau has some nice aspects to her skating. I like her musical awareness and the Sasha Cohen-like styling in her skating but I also see a lot of room for improvement.
Artistically, Sasha Cohen would extend and stretch (as far as she could), hold and finish positions. Sasha also paid careful attention to her posture at all times (Dick Button used to joke that you could iron a shirt on her back). I am not seeing that yet from Isabeau.
Technically, Isabeau has that Russian jump technique, where she starts the rotation with her upper body and then relies on a tight back spin position to get herself airborne. She does not use her legs much. She spins right off the entrance edge. Many have pointed out that this technique only works if the skater remains tiny and we have seen from Lipnitskaya, Medevedeva, Zagitova and now Sherbakova, that this technique fails with growth.
I want Isabeau to copy Tuktamusheva's technique instead and learn how to jump using her legs. That kind of technique lasts.
It could be a good thing. It lowers expectations. It also is a challenge for Alysa, one she'll hAVE TO to overcome if she hopes to be on the podium at the Olympics.This sounds like the likely scenario. I can't imagine USFS denying her SkAm. It just sucks that her GP has Valieva, Kostornaia, Kihira, AND Tuktamysheva. I've lost hope in Kihira, so I think Alysa will have a great shot at beating her. She probably should score over Tukt, but will probably have to suffer from lower PCS, deserved or not.
See who the starter of the thread is and click on their name. Then make sure you didn’t actually ignore them by accident. I did that once and couldn’t figure out why I wasn’t seeing a thread.Sorry, off topic, but why can’t I see this thread any more? I can only find it from the opening forum page and only if it is the thread most recently commented on.
I’ve now got notifications switched on, so can find it that way, but it’s not in the highlighted list of active thread in Great Skate Debate.
I can only assume I’ve accidentally clicked something to hide the thread but I have no idea what and it’s annoying me.
Thanks. It was a good suggestion, but I’m definitely not ignoring Sylvia.S
See who the starter of the thread is and click on their name. Then make sure you didn’t actually ignore them by accident. I did that once and couldn’t figure out why I wasn’t seeing a thread.
As posted in the JGP announcement thread earlier today, Isabeau Levito and Josephine Lee have been assigned to the 2nd JGP in Courchevel, France. This will be the junior international debuts for both - Levito's has been delayed for the past year.Sierra Venetta, SC of San Francisco 133.68 (3Lo+1Eu+3S, 2A, 3F, 3F+2T, 3Lz, 3Lz+2T, 3T & all level 4s!)
Gabriella Izzo, SC of Boston 125.72 (landed 5 of 6 triples with fall on 3F<<; scored higher here than in her 6-triple FS at Skate Milwaukee)
It seems so odd to me that the name and location of the competition are new. I remember going to the Cranberry Open back in the ‘90s, when it was held at the Tony Kent Arena on Cape Cod. That’s the rink where Tonya’s goons looked for Kerrigan before flying to Detroit.This Cranberry thing is suddenly pretty important. I hope that it will be streamed. 🍿
It was written “Tuna Can Arena” on the notepaper found in the dumpster behind a diner. The waitress who discovered the note was so proud to be on TV...interviewed by Connie Chung.It seems so odd to me that the name and location of the competition are new. I remember going to the Cranberry Open back in the ‘90s, when it was held at the Tony Kent Arena on Cape Cod. That’s the rink where Tonya’s goons looked for Kerrigan before flying to Detroit.
Beautiful ice, but only one surface.
Registered in Junior include ISP skaters Kanon Smith, Josephine Lee, Tamnhi Huynh & Kate Wang, plus Soho Lee.