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    TEBC Virtual Program and Preview-Ice Dance

    The Grand Prix season is now half over, and we have seen the programs of four of the top six place teams from Worlds 2008. Faiella and Scali, who finished fifth at Worlds this year will be making their first appearance here at TEBC.

    When these competitions come so close, even a fan feels like she can hardly catch her breath--especially this fan.

    Imagine how hurried and harried the skaters must feel. Imagine how they worry every time they entrust their skates and costumes to the tender care of the baggage handlers. I would not be able to sleep a wink on the flight with worrying whether my equipment had been lost, if I were they.

    I'd like to think that there would be significant improvement in skaters' programs between say Skate America and TEBC, but that's asking a LOT of young people suffering from jet lag, exhaustion, and stress. It's got to be very difficult to figure out why the element that your choreographer assured you was a level 4, and that the tech caller just called a level 2, and then fix it in just 2 or 3 weeks.

    Things are getting harder for the skaters, but they're getting easier in the virtual program business. We've looked at over half these teams before. I could have just copied over the old entries, and yes, I did some of that. However, these things are new:

    1. I have added videos and articles that were written or uploaded after the skaters events.

    2. I have updated their "Best ever" scores for new personal bests achieved this fall.

    3. I have added their flight plans (with levels as assigned by the caller) for their OD's and FD's, for those skaters who have competed already.

    4. I have pored through the protocols to identify the highest GOE elements of each skater, based on their last event for those who have competed at Skate Canada or Skate America. So be looking for those highlights as you watch.

    5. I've added some discussion at the beginning of each team's entry.

    So don't assume you've seen everything that will be here!

    And if there's some addition to these previews you'd like to see, please post it in the reply section.

    Finally, I'm getting tired of pseudo rink food. My icenetwork connection is finally functioning correctly so that I can watch the events along with the rest of you. Icenetwork has finally satisfied itself that Groton, CT, is indeed part of the USA, and so is not blacked out. I'm ready to sit down, have a coffee and a sandwich, and watch some great skating.

    How about you?


    The compulsory dance at TEBC will be the paso doble. For those who would like a paso doble refresher course, here's a link:
    http://www.goldenskate.com/forum/showthread.php?t=22951

    1 Kristin FRASER / Igor LUKANIN AZE 1
    TEBC will be Kristin and Igor's first and only appearance in the GP this year since they withdrew from Skate America. The reason they withdrew has not yet been clarified. However, if they were looking to avoid hot competition, TEBC was not the event to keep. Delobel & Schoenfelder and the Kerrs from Skate America will be here. And Crone & Poirier, silver medallists from Skate Canada will be competing at TEBC.


    Coach and Choreographer: Nikolai Morozov
    OD Music still not updated on their bio
    FD

    Personal Bests:
    Personal Best Total Score 173.95 World Championships 2008
    Personal Best Score Compulsory Dance 33.02 European Championships 2008
    Personal Best Score Original Dance 56.35 World Championships 2008
    Personal Best Score Free Dance 87.26 World Championships 2005

    Last two years in ISU competitions:
    2008 World Championships 10 11 11 11 (173.95)
    2008 European Championships 8 10 10 10 (168.87)
    2007 NHK Trophy 5 5 5 5 (162.15)
    2007 Skate America 4 5 5 5 (167.80)
    2007 World Championships 16 14 16 16 (152.10)
    2007 European Championships 8 9 7 7 (157.63)

    Videos:
    2008 Zagreb OD Gypsy Dance
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-c7gVuYmMA
    2007 FD
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tuV9Z...eature=related
    2006 CD Waltz
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-tjEm112SjM
    No Angels ALive Exhibition
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2oNNfVWRsFo

    Articles:
    On their withdrawal from Skate America (Italian)
    http://www.artonice.it/?q=it/node/5799
    Ice Network biography
    http://web.icenetwork.com/skaters/de...d=38883&mode=P
    Golden Skate's article about them when they first began to represent Azerbaijan:
    http://www.goldenskate.com/articles/2002/121502.shtml
    NY article about their citizenship issues for the Olympics 2006
    http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpag...51C0A9609C8B63

    Photos:
    A lovely one from their Gypsy dance OD at Europeans (May I say that it is obvious from their positions this is gypsy)
    http://photo.fsonline.ru/main.php?g2...serialNumber=3

    Fan Website:
    http://www.skatetoday.com/fraserlukanin/

    2 Vanessa CRONE / Paul POIRIER CAN 2


    Vanessa and Paul are a , technically able, although very young couple. They scored all level 4's in both their FD and OD at various times last year.
    I'm glad to see them be less pedestrian in their choice of music this year. Last year they had a Gypsy OD and a Tango FD. Their great FD performance at Skate Canada 2008 was a wonderful debut for them in the senior ranks.

    Coach: Carol Lane
    Choreographer: Carol Lane, Juris Razguliaevs

    Training Town: Scarborough, Ontario

    OD: The Sting (soundtrack) Scott Joplin Ragtime
    Slow Rag: Solace by Scott Joplin
    Ragtime Two Step: The Entertainer by Scott Joplin
    FD: "A Perfect Day" by Yo-Yo Ma (cello)

    Personal Best Total Score 178.09 World Junior Championships 2008
    Personal Best Score Compulsory Dance 33.71 World Junior Championships 2008 (Cha Cha Congelado)
    Personal Best Score Original Dance 57.52 World Junior Championships 2008
    Personal Best Score Free Dance 86.86 World Junior Championships 2008

    Reigning Junior World Silver Medallists
    First Qualifiers for the 2008 Junior Grand Prix Final

    Recent Results:
    2008 Skate Canada 4 3 2 2 (162.13)
    2008 Lake Placid IDC Senior OD 50.01 2nd (behind Summersett/Gilles)
    2008 Lake Placid IDC Senior FD 73.86 2nd (again behind S/G)
    2008 Lake Placid ID Senior CDs (1 pasos, two viennese) 95.42 1 2 1 (2nd overall)
    2008 World Junior Championships 3 2 2 2 (178.09)
    2008 Canadian National Championships 6 4 2 4 (172.95)
    2008 Junior Grand Prix Final 5 4 4 4 (156.88)
    2007 Croatia Cup [JGP] 2 2 1 1 (169.04)
    2007 Harghita Cup [JGP] 1 1 1 1 (159.87)
    2007 World Junior Championships 9 11 10 9 (136.09)
    2007 Canadian Junior National Championships 1 1 2 1 (145.46)
    2007 Junior Eastern Challenge 1 1 2 2 (130.09)
    2007 Central Ontario Junior Sectionals 1 1 2 1 (133.69)
    2006 Chinese Taipei Cup [JGP] 5 4 5 5 (132.57)
    2006 Spin of Norway [JGP] 4 3 1 3 (138.06)
    2006 Canadian Junior National Championships 4 7 5 6 (129.78)
    2006 Central Ontario Junior Sectionals 2 1 1 1 (134.87)
    2005 Andorra Cup [JGP] 7 5 7 7 (118.33)
    2005 Junior North American Challenge Skate - Pierrefonds 3 2 4 3 (109.38)
    2005 Canadian Novice National Championships 3 1 1 1 (76.56)
    2005 Novice Eastern Challenge 4 1 3 3 (68.35)
    2004 Canadian Novice National Championships 14 14 10 12
    2004 Novice Eastern Challenge 8 6 5 6

    Videos:
    2008 Skate Canada CD Paso Doble
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tc0kPZIVrIw
    2008 World Junior Championships CD Cha Cha Congelado
    http://www.youtube.com/v/utOPe8W0qG0
    2008 Canadian Nationals OD Romanian Gypsy Dance
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-PbpKfOyVBQ

    Articles:
    Post Skate Canada interviews with Paul; describes their summer regimen & expresses desire to make GPF
    http://www.theliberal.com/News/Sports/article/83969
    http://slam.canoe.ca/Slam/FigureSkat...88216-sun.html
    Ice network bio:
    http://web.icenetwork.com/skaters/de...d=38819&mode=P
    Ice-dance.com's LPIDC report on the OD:
    "Vanessa Crone and Paul Poirier
    This bartender and barkeep in black and white checks and hat delighted the crowd with their routine to piano music reminiscent of “The Sting.” It was fast and fun with a touch of comedy and very entertaining."
    Ice-dance.com's LPIDC report on their FD:
    "Vanessa Crone & Paul Poirier – "A Perfect Day" by Yo-Yo Ma
    Crone & Poirier began their first full season on the senior level by performing a gentle free dance to lyrical cello music. Last year, their opening stationary lift became a trademark for them, and this year they open their program with a new stationary lift. Their twizzle sequence is ambitious, performing the first set in a sitting position and then going immediately into a catchfoot variation. Unfortunately, they lost control of the sequence at the very end. Their spin was smooth and melted into the program's choreography, but their most impressive elements were their lifts, which are overall much more dynamic than last year. With this program, Crone & Poirier made a statement that they are ready for the senior Grand Prix. "

    2008 May Golden Skate article and photo by Barry Mittan
    http://goldenskate.com/articles/2007/051708.shtml
    Ice Dance.com interview with Vanessa and Paul
    http://www.ice-dance.com/articles/in...rier-7608.html
    2008 Golden Skate Jr Worlds Report. Their CD is covered extensively, and they are interviewed. Scroll down.
    http://goldenskate.com/articles/2007/jw_1.shtml
    2008 Golden Skate Jr Worlds Report. Their OD is covered extensively, with interview (scroll down):
    http://goldenskate.com/articles/2007/jw_3.shtml
    2008 Golden Skate Jr Worlds Report. Their FD is covered extensively, with interview (scroll down):
    http://goldenskate.com/articles/2007/jw_4.shtml

    Photographs of this year's costumes:
    Paso Doble pictures from LPIDC:
    http://photography.ice-dance.com/200...ierKW2.jpg.php
    The cape in pink is a different touch.
    http://photography.ice-dance.com/200...rierKW.jpg.php
    Viennese Waltz LPIDC
    http://photography.ice-dance.com/200...oirier.jpg.php
    LPIDC OD - I think the pencilled in mustache was a bad idea for their Sting OD
    http://photography.ice-dance.com/200...irier2.jpg.php
    LPIDC FD
    http://photography.ice-dance.com/200...oirier.jpg.php
    http://photography.ice-dance.com/200...irier2.jpg.php

    A review of the protocols at Skate Canada shows:

    Best OD element as performed at Skate Canada:
    First element, their dance spin
    Best FD element as performed at Skate Canada
    Sixth element, the rotational lift

    OD Flight Plan
    Rhythm/Dance: Ragtime, Slow Rag
    1 Sp4 Spin
    2 DiSt2 Diagonal Step Sequence
    3 CuLi4 Curve Lift
    4 MiStNt2 Midl. Not Touch. Step Seq. (no Seq Tw)
    5 STw2 Synchronized Twizzle
    6 Li+TRANS Non scoring lift

    FD Flight Plan
    1: StaLi4 Stationary Lift
    2: STw4 Synchronized Twizzle
    3: CiSt3 Circular Step Seq.
    4: CoSp4 Combination Spin
    5: SeLi4 Serpentine Lift
    6: RoLi4 Rotational Lift
    7: DiSt2 Diagonal Step Sequence
    8: SlLi4 Straight Line Lift
    9: Li+TRANS Non scoring Lift


    3 Zoe BLANC / Pierre-Loup BOUQUET FRA 3

    Zoe & Pierre-Loup were the 3 time junior French champions. This year, they were 4th in the French senior ranks. They seem to like to try unique styles compared to other young teams, both in their exhibitions and their competitive skating. Last year they were one of the few teams doing a Hindi folk dance. This year they are skating their free dance to a poem in French. A kind person has published a translation of the poem, subtitling their FD. There is a youtube link to it below.

    Coach: Karine Arribert Narce, Martial Jaffredo
    Choreographer: Karine Arribert Narce
    Training Town: Villard de Lans

    SP: Black & Blues by Louis Armstrong
    LP: Chercher d'Or by Grand Corp Malade

    Personal Best Total Score 132.96 Cup of China 2007
    Personal Best Score Compulsory Dance 29.27 ISU JGP Mirecurea Ciuc 2006
    Personal Best Score Original Dance 43.86 ISU JGP Mirecurea Ciuc 2006
    Personal Best Score Free Dance 65.74 Trophee Eric Bompard 2007

    Former Partners: Clavier & Bouquet; Blanc & Cuenca

    Competitive Results
    2008 Masters de Patinage 4 4 4 (128.42)
    2008 French National Championships 3 3 3 3 (149.97)
    2007 Trophée Eric Bompard 10 10 10 10 (126.10)
    2007 Cup of China 8 7 8 8 (132.96)
    2007 Masters de Patinage 4 4 4 4 (137.67)
    2006 Junior Pavel Roman Memorial 4 6 7 6 (125.49)
    2006 Junior Masters de Patinage 2 2 1 1 (146.58)
    2006 Harghita Cup [JGP] 3 3 11 6 (123.69)
    2006 JGP Courchevel 5 10 12 10 (122.21)
    2005 Junior Pavel Roman Memorial 5 5 7 7 (118.39)
    2005 Gdansk Cup [JGP] 13 10 12 11 (110.71)
    2005 Junior Masters de Patinage 3 (111.47)
    2005 JGP Slovakia 11 11 13 13 (95.53)
    2004 Junior Pavel Roman Memorial 4 3 3 3

    Videos:
    2008 Masters de Patinage OD Black & Blues by Armstrong
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vz8yGVKp9nM
    2008 Master de Patinage FD Chercher d'Or (with English translation of the words)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zHURP...eature=related
    2008 Stars Sur Glace Exhibition Billie Jean (Skated in overalls with one leg replaced by black tights & Ski masks.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=deCsEn9UaAk
    2007 Stars Sur Glace Exhibition Louise Attaque
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GI2oxVdW-UY
    2007 TEB OD Shantala (Hindi Folk Dance)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g5lM8...eature=related

    Articles:
    Ice Network bio
    http://web.icenetwork.com/skaters/de...d=38925&mode=P
    Ice-dance.com entry
    http://www.ice-dance.com/profiles/pr...?team=zoblpibo

    Official Website:
    http://www.blancbouquet.com
    Orange Channel info (there's a lot here, but in French)
    http://pagesperso-orange.fr/cygnuska...nc_bouquet.htm


    4 Pernelle CARRON / Mathieu JOST FRA 3

    Pernelle and Mathieu are known for their creative lifts, which they develop with the assistance of Marie-France Dubreiul and Patrice Lauzon.

    Last year seemed to be a breakout year for Pernelle and Mathieu. And their win at the Karl Schaefer Memorial seemed to confirm that a podium finish in the GP was in their near future.

    Their fifth place Skate America performance might seem a step back. However, they achieved their best ever CD score at Skate America this year. Sometimes teams have worked harder on one part of the competition and that shows in the early season, to the detriment of the other parts. Look for C&J to have a better performance here at home in France, if not a better placing. Unfortunately, TEBC also has a very tough competitive field, as did Skate America.

    Coaches and Choreographers: Muriel Zazoui, Marie-France Dubreiul, Patrice Lauzon
    OD: Basin Street Blues by Louis Armstrong
    FD: Muse

    Personal Best Total Score 170.62 25.01.2008 European Championships 2008
    Personal Best Score Compulsory Dance 32.26 Skate America 2008
    Personal Best Score Original Dance 53.52 European Championships 2008
    Personal Best Score Free Dance 87.13 HomeSense Skate Canada 2007

    Recent Competitive History
    2008 Skate America 4 5 5 5 (166.92)
    2008 Masters de Patinage 3 3 3 (146.01)
    2008 KARL SCHÄFER 1 1 1 1 (169.65)
    2008 European Championships 11 8 8 9 (170.62)
    2008 French National Championships 2 2 2 2 (182.72)
    2007 Trophée Eric Bompard 5 6 5 5 (159.26)
    2007 Skate Canada 4 3 2 3 (167.83)
    2007 Masters de Patinage 3 3 3 3 (170.66)
    2007 European Championships 14 10 8 9 (152.47)
    2007 Winter Universiade 3 2 2 3 (160.54)
    2007 French National Championships 3 3 3 3 (160.67)
    2006 Trophée Eric Bompard 9 7 6 8 (151.93)
    2006 Cup of China 6 5 5 5 (151.46)
    2006 Masters de Patinage 3 2 3 3 (171.37)
    2006 French National Championships 3 (152.40)

    Videos:
    2008 Skate USA OD Basin Street Blues
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BmaD2xQp1ig
    2008 Skate USA FD Muse
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xePc1...eature=related
    2008 Masters de Patinage OD (their new OD)Basin Street Blues
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1XXHgVs2P6I&feature=user
    2008 Masters de Patinage FD Muse
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-j5tn10ndo
    2008 Worlds Quebec Folk Dance Dégénération by Mes Aieux BBC Coverage
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vPUIC...eature=related
    2008 FD Nocturne by Chopin
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jfRjgNDBCko
    2007 Skate Canada Exhibition Angel by Massive Attack
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xVc1s6Lzp4Y
    2008 CD Yankee Polka
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WneDhevRV_8
    2007 CD Golden Waltz
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XuCa1LbqeMg
    2008 SSG Exhibition Peter Gunn Theme / Blues Brothers Everybody Needs Somebody to Love
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XuCa1LbqeMg

    Articles:
    Interview with Pernelle, after their fine skate at 2007 Skate Canada (scroll down) (French)
    http://www.avmaroc.com/actualite/pat...l-a109247.html
    Ice Network biography
    http://web.icenetwork.com/skaters/de...d=38879&mode=P
    February 2008 Article from Golden Skate
    http://www.goldenskate.com/articles/2007/021008.shtml

    Fan Website:
    http://carronjost.free.fr/

    Best OD element:
    First element, diagonal step sequence
    Best FD element:
    Fourth elment, their combined rotational/straight line lift

    There were problems on their synchronized twizzle in the FD

    Flight Plan for the OD as skated at Skate America
    Rhythms/Dances: Slow Swing & Fast Swing
    1: DiSt2 Diagonal Step Sequence
    2: CuLi4 Curve Lift
    3: Sp2 Spin
    4: STw3 Synchronized Twizzle
    5: MiStNt3 Midl. Not Touch. Step Seq. (no Seq Tw)
    6: Li+Trans Lift (non scoring element)

    Flight Plan for the FD
    1: CuLi4 Curve Lift
    2: CoSp4 Combination Spin
    3: CiSt3 Circular Step Seq.
    4: RoLi4+SlLi3 Rotational Lift+Straight Line Lift
    5: RoLi4 Rotational Lift
    6: STw3 Synchronized Twizzle
    7: SlLi4 Straight Line Lift
    8: DiSt3 Diagonal Step Sequence
    9: Li+TRANS Non scoring Lift

    5 Isabelle DELOBEL / Olivier SCHOENFELDER FRA 3

    Fresh from their win at Worlds, and their win at Skate America, nothing but a win will satisfy here for Delobel and Schoenfelder. And yet last year, they won their first gold medal after so many years of competing together. I can't say I'm crazy about their Grandpa chases the Red Cross nurse OD, but I'm really looking forward to seeing their interpretation of the Paso Doble. They always add a story and interesting starting and ending moves to their CD's. I can't wait.

    Coach and Choreographer: Muriel Zazoui, Romain Haguenauer
    OD: Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy
    FD: "The great gig in the sky" by Pink Floyd.

    Personal Best Total Score 212.94 World Championships 2008
    Personal Best Score Compulsory Dance 41.25 European Championships 2008
    Personal Best Score Original Dance 67.25 World Championships 2008
    Personal Best Score Free Dance 110.39 World Championships 2005

    Recent Competitive History:
    2008 Skate America 1 1 2 (187.67)
    2008 Masters de Patinage 1 1 1 (159.62)
    2008 World Championships 1 1 2 1 (212.94)
    2008 European Championships 1 1 2 2 (205.92)
    2008 Grand Prix Final 2 3 3 (163.40)
    2008 French National Championships 1 1 1 1 (206.55)
    2007 NHK Trophy 1 2 2 1 (197.54)
    2007 Trophée Eric Bompard 1 1 2 1 (194.14)
    2007 Masters de Patinage 1 1 1 1 (194.83)
    2007 Ondrej Nepela Memorial 1 1 1 1 (192.52)
    2007 World Championships 4 5 3 4 (195.19)
    2007 European Championships 1 1 2 1 (199.47)
    2007 Grand Prix Final 4 4 4 (149.00)
    2007 French National Championships 1 1 1 1 (193.94)
    2006 Cup of Russia 3 2 3 3 (183.53)
    2006 Trophée Eric Bompard 2 2 2 2 (194.62)
    2006 Masters de Patinage 1 1 1 1 (193.29)
    2006 World Championships 4 2 5 5 (195.44)

    Videos:
    2008 Skate USA FD Great Gig in the SKy
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=12u1S...eature=related
    2008 Skate USA OD Grandpa and Nurse
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GnxBt...eature=related
    2008 Their New FD (The great gig in the sky) Masters de Patinage
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7juB-cjEME
    2008 Their New OD Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oY92J...eature=related
    2006 Cup of Russia CD Golden Waltz
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C9Qp1vOj3g8
    2006 GPF Exhibition Diego by Johnny Hallyday
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fQ6Pw...eature=related
    2005 TEB Exhibition
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0jDT...eature=related
    2004 Europeans Exhibition La Notte Eterna
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJ-kJ...eature=related
    2004 Skate Canada Exhibition Gladiator
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-v8ibzUKXSA
    2003 Skate American Magician themed exhibition
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iMTWk...eature=related
    2002 Courchevel Gala The Magician with fancy staging
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u2t0JwxqpYg
    2001 Skate Canada Exhibition Vivre Pour Meilleur
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPDMtqXro1Q
    2000 Bofrost Cup Exhibition 50 Elements
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DFKu7...eature=related
    1999 Skate Canada Exhibition Vedi Maria
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kA169AfRols
    1999 LP Clowns (Avant et apres le pluie)?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jTlgxunAw0c
    1998 OD Europeans Blue Suede Shoes (Elvis)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lmDZ3RrdjDI
    1996 Junior Worlds OSP (!) Paso Doble
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XROa41y969I
    1996 Junior Worlds FD Latin Medley (youtuber has mislabelled the clip)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2AyOJ0l707A

    Articles:
    Golden Skate article on the Skate America FD, including a short interview with D&S
    http://goldenskate.com/articles/2008/sa_3.shtml
    Golden Skate article on the OD, with interview & photo of D&S
    http://goldenskate.com/articles/2008/sa_2.shtml
    Golden Skate article on the CD
    http://goldenskate.com/articles/2008/sa_1.shtml

    Icenetwork biography
    http://web.icenetwork.com/skaters/de...d=38774&mode=P
    May 2008 IceNetwork article-Delobel and Schoenfelder aim for the 2010 Olympics
    http://web.icenetwork.com/news/artic...&vkey=ice_news
    Mar 2008 IceNetwork article. Delobel and Schoenfelder talk about their world title:
    http://web.icenetwork.com/news/artic...&vkey=ice_news
    Interview after Torino
    http://www.absoluteskating.com/inter...005isa&oli.htm

    Fan Website:
    http://www.delobel-schoenfelder.net/

    Best OD element:
    Second Element, straight line lift
    Best FD element:
    Second element, straight line lift

    Flight Plan OD (as performed at Skate America)
    Rhythm/Music: Boogie, Slow Swing, Boogie
    1: MiStNt3 Midl. Not Touch. Step Seq. (no Seq Tw)
    2: SlLi4 Straight Line Lift
    3: CiSt3 Circular Step Seq.
    4: Sp4 Spin
    5: STw1 Synchronized Twizzle (Had problems, negative GOE, lost levels)

    Flight Plan FD
    1: CoSp4 Combination Spin
    2: SlLi4 Straight Line Lift
    3: CiSt2 Circular Step Seq.
    4: RoLi4 Rotational Lift
    5: STw3 Synchronized Twizzle
    6: CuLi4 Curve Lift
    7: CuLi4+RoLi2 Curve Lift+Rotational Lift
    8: MiSt3 Midline Step Sequence
    9: Li+TRANS Lift

    6 Sinead KERR / John KERR GBR 4

    This is the first year that Sinead and John have started the GP season in really tiptop form; and magically, they earned a bronze medal at Skate America and won Finlandia. Their OD is definitely one of the best choreographed we will see this season. They still have a tendency to have a problem with twizzles, as do many of the older skaters who did not grow up under COP. However, they have amazing lifts, deep edges to die for, and great power and speed. I'm hoping for a silver for them here.

    Coaching History: Evgeni Platov (Since 2006) Joan Slater
    Choreographers: Evgeni Platov, Robert Royston
    OD-'The boogie bumper' and 'Minnie the Moocher' by Big Bad Voodoo Daddy.
    FD-'Ruled by Secrecy' by Muse.

    Personal Best Total Score 186.94 World Championships 2008
    Personal Best Score Compulsory Dance 34.37 Skate America 2008
    Personal Best Score Original Dance 59.86 World Championships 2008
    Personal Best Score Free Dance 93.60 World Championships 2008

    Recent Events:
    2008 Skate America 3 2 4 (180.20)
    2008 Finlandia 1 1 1 1 (185.95)
    Viennese Waltz CD 34.54 17.24 17.30 7.20 6.65 6.95 6.85 0.00 #3
    OD 56.60 29.00 27.60 7.25 7.10 7.45 7.25 7.30 0.00 #1
    FD 94.81 48.60 46.21 7.65 7.60 7.80 7.65 7.90 0.00 #6
    2008 World Championships 8 8 8 8 (186.94)
    2008 European Championships 6 5 6 6 (182.06)
    2008 British National Championships 1 1 1 1 (169.26)
    2007 NHK Trophy 4 4 4 4 (172.37)
    2007 Cup of China 5 5 6 5 (152.99)
    2007 World Championships 8 11 12 11 (167.14)
    2007 European Championships 6 6 5 5 (171.90)
    2007 British National Championships 1 1 1 1 (184.49)

    Videos
    2008 Skate USA FD Muse; Ruled by Secrecy
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1WQI8DfKGWU
    2008 Skate USA OD Minnie the moocher
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QVi9M...eature=related
    2008 Finlandia CD Viennese Waltz
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHgF6uvGfng
    2008 Finlandia OD Minnie the Moocher
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NeFrU...eature=related
    2008 Finlandia FD Muse
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Dmfg...eature=related
    This link has a higher quality video of their Finlandia FD (scroll down page)
    http://stll-fi.directo.fi/finlandia_trophy/video/
    2008 The Ice Exhibition version of their Erin Shore/Auld Lang Syne OD
    It has Sinead lifting John twice! Great version of a wonderful program.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yOkARjoFvHE
    2008 Worlds OD Erin Shore and Auld Lang Syne Scottish Folk Dance (Great!)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cizw5iOj5bo
    2008 Worlds FD Enigma/Aliens
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UycHe...eature=related
    2007 Cup of Russia Exhibition With or Without You
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c69MfCjOm2s
    2006 Europeans FD Last of the Mohicans
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z6BgCMlnpwc

    Articles
    Golden Skate article on the Skate America FD, including a short interview with the Kerrs about their Ruled by Secrecy program
    http://goldenskate.com/articles/2008/sa_3.shtml
    Golden Skate article on the OD, where the Kerrs had the highest tech score
    http://goldenskate.com/articles/2008/sa_2.shtml
    Golden Skate article on the CD, including the Kerrs
    http://goldenskate.com/articles/2008/sa_1.shtml

    Ice Network Biography
    http://web.icenetwork.com/skaters/de...d=38877&mode=P
    Golden Skate Pre Season article on the Kerrs
    http://www.goldenskate.com/articles/2008/080308.shtml
    Pre-season article 2008
    http://www.theherald.co.uk/sport/hea...ring_dance.php
    Interview after the 2006 Olympics
    http://www.absoluteskating.com/inter...005kerrs-1.htm

    Fan Website: http://www.sineadandjohn.com/


    Best OD element
    Element 5, the Curve Lift
    Best FD element
    Element 7, The combination straight line/curve lift

    There was a serious slip on the twizzle sequence, but no obvious effect on GOE by the downgrade of their rotational lift

    OD Flight Plan, as performed at Skate America
    Rhythm/Dance: Lindy Hop, West Coast Swing, Lindy Hop
    1: MiStNt3 Midl. Not Touch. Step Seq. (no Seq Tw)
    2: STw4 Synchronized Twizzle
    3: Sp4 Spin
    4: DiSt3 Diagonal Step Sequence
    5: CuLi4 Curve Lift
    6: Li+Trans Lift (non scoring, extra for the transition mark)-wasn't performed at Skate America, but is in the plan

    FD Flight Plan, as performed at Skate America
    1: CoSp4 Combination Spin
    2: CuLi3 Curve Lift
    3: CiSt4 Circular Step Seq.
    4: MiSt3 Midline Step Sequence
    5: STw4 Synchronized Twizzle
    6: RoLi1 Rotational Lift
    7: SlLi4+CuLi4 Straight Line Lift+Curve Lift
    8: SlLi4 Straight Line Lift



    7 Federica FAIELLA / Massimo SCALI ITA 5

    Of course, the team most likely to keep Sinead and John in third place are Faiella and Scali of Italy. They finished fifth at Worlds this last year, two spots ahead of Sinead and John. Their 2008 programs can be viewed on youtube, as skated in an Italian test skate, and I have linked them below.

    F&S's Follow the Fleet OD program would be a good choice except that Samuelson & Bates have chosen to use the same music-and S&B are earning the highest technical levels we have seen this year. It's never good to remind the viewers and the judges of a team that finished behind your near competitors while skating better than you are. And if Federica is still skating this routine in pants, it will be a bit jarring. In the 1940's, even on the coldest days, a girl had to wear a dress over her snow pants to go to school. Girls in pants were just not the done thing, except on safaris or on stage. I think although this a good routine, the Kerrs OD, if well skated, is a lot better. Furthermore, the Kerrs just improved their Waltz CD amazingly. The paso is not massively harder than the Viennese. I expect the Kerrs to perform equally well in it.

    F&S have typically been a little weaker technically than some of the other top 10 teams, and have made up the difference with strong stroking and good musicality. However, if you have been paying attention, you have seen that the technical callers in dance have been rather stingy with levels this fall. I hope F&S have stepped up their tech content this year.

    Also, I have never felt a clown program, even a Pierrot and Pierrette type program, is a good choice in dance. Certainly, clowning did no favors to Pechalat & Bourzat at Skate Canada.

    In any case, Kerr/Kerr vs Faiella/Scali will be the most exciting match here at TEBC for me.

    Coach: Pasquale Camerlengo, Anjelika Krylova, P. Mezzadri; Former Coach: Roberto Pelizzola, Walter Rizzo, Brunhilde Bianchi
    Choreographer: L. Vlasova, C. Giordani, B. Melica

    Training Town: Bloomfield Hills, MI/USA

    OD: Follow the Fleet; Let's Face the Music and Dance; Let Yourself Go
    FD: Moonlight Sonata by Ludwig van Beethoven

    Personal Best Total Score 201.91 2 World Championships 2008
    Personal Best Score Compulsory Dance 37.15 World Championships 2008
    Personal Best Score Original Dance 63.55 World Championships 2008
    Personal Best Score Free Dance 101.21 World Championships 2008

    Former Partnerships: Ottaviani & Scali; Faiella & Milo

    Second Alternates for the 2008 Grand Prix Final
    Third Alternates for the 2007 Grand Prix Final

    Competitive Results
    2008 World Championships 4 5 4 5 (201.91)
    2008 European Championships 4 4 4 4 (190.95)
    2008 Italian National Championships 1 1 1 1 (216.31)
    2007 Cup of China 3 3 2 3 (181.10)
    2007 Skate America 3 3 3 3 (172.28)
    2007 World Championships 7 9 11 9 (170.75)
    2007 European Championships 4 5 6 6 (170.26)
    2007 Italian National Championships 1 1 1 1 (192.15)
    2006 Trophée Eric Bompard 3 3 3 3 (176.62)
    2006 Skate Canada 2 5 2 3 (170.73)
    2006 World Championships 9 10 8 8 (172.10)
    2006 Olympic Games 10 21 10 13 (164.37)
    2006 European Championships 6 7 10 7 (167.86)
    2006 Italian National Championships 2 2 2 2 (186.62)
    2005 Trophée Eric Bompard 3 4 4 3 (157.23)
    2005 Cup of China 3 4 6 6 (156.35)
    2005 World Championships 9 9 9 9 (186.90)
    2005 European Championships 6 6 5 5 (181.89)
    2005 Italian National Championships 1 1 1 1 1
    2004 Cup of Russia 4 3 3 3 (191.27)
    2004 Trophée Eric Bompard Cachemire 5 5 4 5 (177.94)
    2004 World Championships 5 9 9 9
    2004 European Championships 6 6 6 6
    2003 Cup of Russia 6 6 5 5
    2003 Bofrost Cup on Ice 3 3 3
    2003 Skate America 4 4 5 4
    2003 World Championships 6 11 11 11
    2003 European Championships 8 8 8 8
    2003 Italian National Championships 1
    2002 Cup of Russia 5 5 5 5
    2002 Skate Canada 5 5 5 5
    2002 Nebelhorn Trophy 1 1 1 1
    2002 World Championships 14 16 16 16 16
    2002 Olympic Games 18 18 17 18 18
    2002 European Championships 14 15 13 12 12
    2002 Italian National Championships 2
    2001 Skate Canada 7 7 7 7
    2001 Karl Schäfer Memorial 2 2 2 2
    2001 Nebelhorn Trophy 2 2 2 2

    Videos:
    2008 First Italian Test Skate OD Follow the Fleet
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pcIj8qgED0A
    2008 Clown program/Pierrette & Pierrot? to Moonlight Sonata; First Italian Test Skate
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1QeR...eature=related
    2008 Worlds OD Pizzica Dance
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0GEcMg6vth0
    2008 Worlds FD Papa Can You Hear Sing the 2 Butterflies (Yentl)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6YOeSb3j720
    2008 Europeans Exhibition In the Arms of the Angels
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AkjMr...eature=related
    2006 Olympics FD The Mission
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AKfGN...eature=related
    2005 Worlds FD Aretha Franklin Medley
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9T2Ee...eature=related
    2004 Worlds FD Piazzola Tango
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SH-POVS3veM
    2003 Worlds Original Dances- a piece of Federica & Massimo's shows up at the 2 minute mark
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMg8ywjbebY


    Articles:
    February 2008 Golden Skate interview with Federica and Massimo
    http://www.goldenskate.com/articles/2007/020308.shtml
    Ice Network bio
    http://web.icenetwork.com/skaters/de...d=38779&mode=P
    They fell during the 2006 Olympics
    http://figureskating.about.com/od/fa...Scali-Fall.htm

    Websites:
    Official website
    http://www.faiellascali.com/



    8 Joanna BUDNER / Jan MOSCICKI POL 6

    Budner and Moscicki are the Polish ice dance champions, but last year they were skating the JGP. This is their first senior GP event. It's a tough place to start. Last year at worlds, they did not make the cut for the FD, due to a fall in the OD, skated to Polish folk music. They will be looking to skate clean programs and make a good debut at the senior level, more than aiming for the podium this time out.

    Coach: Bozena Bernadowska, Alexei Gorshkov
    Choreographer: Sergei Petukhov
    Training Towns: Odintsovo/RUS; Lodz, POL

    OD:
    FD:

    Personal Best Total Score 135.62 ISU JGP Vienna Cup 2007
    Personal Best Score Compulsory Dance 28.76 ISU JGP Harghita Cup 2007
    Personal Best Score Original Dance 42.30 European Championships 2008
    Personal Best Score Free Dance 67.28 European Championships 2008


    Competitive Results
    2008 NRW Trophy 3 3 3 3 (130.26)
    2008 Finlandia Trophy 9 8 9 8 (123.45)
    2008 World Championships 24 28 26 (FNR)
    2008 European Championships 20 19 19 19 (132.05)
    2008 Polish National Championships 1 1 1 1 (145.73)
    2007 Golden Spin of Zagreb 12 11 10 10 (127.65)
    2007 NRW Trophy 3 3 - W
    2007 Vienna Cup [JGP] 8 8 5 7 (135.62)
    2007 Harghita Cup [JGP] 3 11 5 6 (130.58)
    2007 World Junior Championships 17 14 13 13 (126.01)
    2007 European Championships 22 22 21 21 (119.20)
    2007 Polish National Championships 1 1 1 1 (123.12)
    2006 Pavel Roman Memorial 1 1 4 2 (119.80)
    2006 Spin of Norway [JGP] 5 4 5 5 (129.23)
    2006 JGP Courchevel 7 7 10 7 (124.61)
    2006 World Junior Championships 12 12 12 12 (129.20)
    2006 Polish Junior National Championships 1 2 1 1 (114.34)
    2005 Junior Ice Dance Cup 1 6 2 2 (122.53)
    2005 Junior Pavel Roman Memorial 2 1 3 2 (128.30)
    2005 Sofia Cup [JGP] 8 8 9 8 (119.98)
    2005 Andorra Cup [JGP] 4 6 6 6 (120.50)
    2005 World Junior Championships 18 15 16 16 (124.42)
    2005 Polish Junior National Championships 1 1 1 1 (121.53)
    2004 Junior Pavel Roman Memorial 2 - - W
    2004 Pokal der Blauen Schwerter [JGP] 9 9 9 9 (125.79)
    2004 JGP Courchevel 10 10 10 10 (101.43)
    2004 World Junior Championships 13A 13A 23 22 23
    2003 9th Pavel Roman Memorial 2 2 2 2
    2003 Junior Grand Prix - Gdansk 11 12 12 12
    2003 Skate Sofia [JGP] 8 8 8 8
    2002 Junior Pavel Roman Memorial 9 9 8 8
    2002 Belgrade Sparrow [JGP] 13 13 12 13
    2002 JGP Courchevel 7 7 7 7
    2002 International Novice Trophy 3 1 2 2

    Videos
    2007 Polish National Championships OD Tango
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Au2curj-zM
    2008 World Championships OD Polish folk dances
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YwZ7QgO3Gi0

    Articles


    Photographs
    2008 Finlandia trophy FD
    http://www.irazoo.com/ViewSite.aspx?...s.webshots.com
    2008 Worlds OD
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YwZ7QgO3Gi0

    http://kyrie.totally-ap.com/displayi...album=2&pos=34
    http://kyrie.totally-ap.com/displayi...album=2&pos=32

    9 Ekaterina RUBLEVA / Ivan SHEFER RUS 7

    Ekaterina and Ivan have been partners since 1994. They are the current Senior
    bronze medallists at the most recent Russian championships.
    Ekaterina is 23 and Ivan is 25. They finished 6th at Skate America, even though they have a respectable level of technical difficulty in their programs. Frankly, they need more power and speed. All was not bleak though. They earned their highest ever CD score at Skate America.

    They should try to wangle a trip to Linichuk's School of Speedy Stroking and Engine Repair!

    Coach and Choreographer: Alexander Svinin and Irina Zhuk
    OD: 30s music
    FD: Flamenco medley

    Personal Best Total Score 160.37 World Championships 2008
    Personal Best Score Compulsory Dance 29.18 European Championships 2008
    Personal Best Score Original Dance 50.37 Skate America 2008
    Personal Best Score Free Dance 81.71 World Championships 2008


    Competitive History
    2008 Skate America 7 7 6 6 (159.03)
    2008 World Championships 15 15 15 15 (160.37)
    2008 European Championships 12 13 13 13 (156.59)
    2008 Russian National Championships 2 2 2 2 (183.75)
    2007 Cup of Russia 8 7 7 7 (151.13)
    2007 Skate America 8 8 7 8 (151.58)
    2007 European Championships 11 13 10 12 (147.81)
    2007 Russian National Championships 3 3 3 3 (169.34)
    2006 Russian National Championships 6 6 6 6
    2005 Skate America 9 8 9 9 (131.44)
    2005 Winter Universiade 5 5 5 5
    2005 Russian National Championships 5 5 5 5
    2004 Bofrost Cup on Ice 4 3 3 (137.85)
    2004 Nebelhorn Trophy 4 5 3 4 (135.27)
    2004 World Junior Championships 5A 5A 6 6 6
    2004 Russian National Championships 5 5 5 5 5
    2004 Junior Grand Prix Final 7 6 6 7
    2003 Junior Grand Prix - Gdansk 2 2 2 2
    2003 Skate Bled 3 2 2 2
    2003 Junior Grand Prix Final 7 8 8 8
    2002 JGP China 2 2 2 2
    2002 Pokal der Blauen Schwerter [JGP] 4 4 4 4
    2002 Russian Junior National Championships 6 6 6 7 6
    2002 Russian National Championships 8 8 8 8 8
    2001 Salchow Trophy [JGP] 5 5 5 5
    2001 Czech Skate [JGP] 4 4 4 4

    Videos:
    2008 Skate US OD 30's music
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j8hOsOAOe3M
    2008 Crystal Ice Exhibition Gopak
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s5pPGOzdFHk
    2008 Russian Nationals CD Yankee Polka
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-quVi...eature=related
    2008 FD Prayer in the Night
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mtz8iFF6Ec0
    2007 Stars of 2014 Swan Lake with Vocals
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ULZC6ldX--E

    Articles:
    Ice Network Biography
    http://web.icenetwork.com/skaters/de...d=38931&mode=P
    Article about the 2008 Russian National championships, where they finished 3rd overall
    http://web.icenetwork.com/news/artic...&vkey=ice_news
    Here's a GS article telling about the Russian Nationals in ice dance:
    http://www.goldenskate.com/articles/2006/010707_d.shtml

    Best OD element at Skate America
    Element 4, their Midline Not Touching Step Sequence
    Best FD element at Skate America
    Element 5, their rotational lift. The midline not Touching was quite good too.

    There were no really bad GOE sections-this team just got hammered on their PCS

    OD Flight Plan, as skated at Skate America
    Rhythm/Dance: St. Louis Blues, Swing
    1: SlLi2 Straight Line Lift
    2: STw4 Synchronized Twizzle
    3: CiSt4 Circular Step Seq.
    4: MiStNt3 Midl. Not Touch. Step Seq. (no Seq Tw)
    5: Sp4 Spin
    6: Li+TRANS Non scoring Lift

    FD FLight Plan, as skated at Skate America
    1: STw4 Synchronized Twizzle
    2: DiSt4 Diagonal Step Sequence
    3: SlLi4 Straight Line Lift
    4: CoSp4 Combination Spin
    5: RoLi4 Rotational Lift
    6: CuLi2 Curve Lift
    7: CiSt3 Circular Step Seq.
    8: SlLi3+CuLi3 Straight Line Lift+Curve Lift
    9: Li+TRANS Non scoring Lift

    10 Jennifer WESTER / Daniil BARANTSEV USA 8

    Considering the relatively weak field at Skate Canada, Jennifer and Daniil's 7th place finish cannot have been satisfying for them. Perhaps with some more time practicing these programs, their scores will improve. There's nothing like planning a wedding, getting married, and going on a honeymoon to slow down your training regimen, but it's been 2 years now. Still, I expect that they will be skating better later in the year.

    Coach: Anjelika Krylova, Pasquale Camerlengo; Former Coach: Nikolai Morozov
    Choreographer: Anjelika Krylova, Pasquale Camerlengo
    Training Town: Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

    Previous partnerships: Romaniuta & Barantsev, Wester & Harris

    OD: Blues: Too Darn Hot by Cole Porter; Lindy Hop
    FD: Requiem for a Tower (used in many movie trailers.)


    Personal Best Total Score 174.37 Four Continents Championships 2008
    Personal Best Score Compulsory Dance 30.95 Four Continents Championships 2008 (Yankee Polka)
    Personal Best Score Original Dance 55.44 Four Continents Championships 2008
    Personal Best Score Free Dance 87.98 Four Continents Championships 2008

    Recent Results
    2008 Skate Canada 6 7 7 7 (141.06)
    2008 Four Continents Championships 4 4 5 4 (174.37)
    2008 U.S. National Championships 5 6 5 5 (169.37)
    2008 U.S. Midwestern Sectionals 1 1 1 1 (152.15)
    2007 Nebelhorn Trophy 1 1 1 1 (157.03)
    2007 U.S. National Championships 6 6 7 6 (153.34)
    2006 U.S. National Championships 9 7 8 7 (161.89)
    2006 U.S. Midwestern Sectionals 1 1 1 1 (167.23)

    Videos:

    A montage of a lot of very good photos of Daniil and Jennifer, including of their wedding
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tkJznyP_S2Q
    Videos from Nebelhorn last year, which they won!
    2007 Nebelhorn OD Cotton Eyed Joe; Country Waltz
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2wcevG9lsKo
    2007 Nebelhorn FD Singin' In the Rain soundtrack
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X49_-...eature=related

    Articles
    ice network bio
    http://web.icenetwork.com/skaters/de...d=38017&mode=P
    Ice-dance.com interview with Jennifer
    http://www.ice-dance.com/articles/in...-04212008.html
    Season preview article from icenetwork. Jenifer & Daniil start the season with high hopes
    http://web.icenetwork.com/news/artic...&vkey=ice_news


    Websites
    Official website (including photos of their wedding)
    http://wb-on-ice.com/Practice_gallery.html

    Best OD element at Skate Canada
    Element 2, their straight line lift
    Best FD element at Skate Canada
    Element 4, their straight line lift

    Skate Canada OD Flight Plan
    Rhythm/Dance: Blues, Lindy Hop
    1 STw3 Synchronized Twizzle
    2 SlLi4 Straight Line Lift
    3 DiSt2 Diagonal Step Sequence
    4 Sp4 Spin
    5 MiStNt2 Midl. Not Touch. Step Seq. (no Seq Tw)
    6 Li+TRANS Non scoring transitional lift


    Skate Canada FD Flight Plan
    1: RoLi4 Rotational Lift
    2: STw3 Synchronized Twizzle
    3: CiSt2 Circular Step Seq.
    4: SlLi2 Straight Line Lift
    5: CoSp2 Combination Spin
    6: SeLi4 Serpentine Lift
    7: CuLi4 Curve Lift
    8: DiSt2 Diagonal Step Sequence
    9: Li+TRANS Non scoring lift





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    am I really that dense? I thought Jennifer and Daniil were already married?

    oh, and, once again, thank you for putting this together, Doris!
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    No you are not dense.

    Yes, They are married and have been for 2 years. But it takes years to recover afterwards.
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    As always, a wonderful preview Doris!
    I'm hoping for silver for the Kerrs as well!


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    Quote Originally Posted by dorispulaski View Post
    Yes, They are married and have been for 2 years. But it takes years to recover afterwards.
    ah!

    wasn't Jennifer recovering from pnuemonia during Skate Canada? Here's hoping her immune system holds up this time around!

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    Yes, I had heard that, now that I think about it. They certainly didn't seem to be skating at the level they showed at Four Continents last year, or US Nationals for that matter.

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    An incredible assembly of information!

    I would give you +++ GOEs and Level 4s on everything
    Thank you for keeping us well-informed this season.
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    Doris, I agree that you get all Level 4's and maximum +++GOE for this awesome compilation of info!! Thank you for providing such worthy information so I have a GOOD excuse to procrastinate stuff until TEB begins. It is especially nice to read the tidbits and see some video of the dance teams I am not very (or at all) familiar with.

    THANK YOU!!!!

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    hey, DG! Long time no see!

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    On another thread I wrote that Skate Dance follows a certain pattern every year. There is no room for newcomers.

    At TEB, it will be Del/Shu; the Kerrs; Faiella/Scali. I can not see the judges going elsewhere in Dance. The challengers: will be Fraser/Lukanin; Carron/Jost; Crone/Perrier whom I believe will not be noticed till after the Olys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joesitz View Post
    On another thread I wrote that Skate Dance follows a certain pattern every year. There is no room for newcomers.

    At TEB, it will be Del/Shu; the Kerrs; Faiella/Scali. I can not see the judges going elsewhere in Dance. The challengers: will be Fraser/Lukanin; Carron/Jost; Crone/Perrier whom I believe will not be noticed till after the Olys.
    Fraser/Lukanin are hardly newcomers---they are 28 and 32 and have been together since 2001. They have already competed at two Olympics; their best finish was 11th at 2008 Worlds.

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    I am so looking forward to this competition overall. But just wanted to let you know, that video link of the Requiem For A Tower FD is no longer up :(

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    I just wanted to correct a couple of typos

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    3 Zoe BLANC / Pierre-Loup BOUQUET FRA 3

    Zoe & Pierre-Loup were the 3 time junior French champions.
    Not really. They won Junior Nationals 1 time it was in 2007. They won silver in 2006 and bronze in 2005
    Orange Channel info (there's a lot here, but in French)
    http://pagesperso-orange.fr/cygnuska...nc_bouquet.htm
    Orange is hosting websites made by fans, it's not the Orange Channel's website.

    4 Pernelle CARRON / Mathieu JOST FRA 3

    Fan Website:
    http://carronjost.free.fr/
    It's their Official Website.

    5 Isabelle DELOBEL / Olivier SCHOENFELDER FRA 3


    Fan Website:
    http://www.delobel-schoenfelder.net/
    It's their english official website. They also have a french Official Website: http://www.beautyonice.new.fr/

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