Senior Pair Free
1 Noemie Arseneault / Simon-Pierre Côté QC
2 Monica Pisotta / Michael Stewart CO
3 Kaleigh Hole / Adam Johnson WO
4 Jade-Savannah Godin / Andrew Evans QC
5 Anne-Marie Giroux / Eric Radford QC
6 Brittany Jones / Kurtis Gaskell WO
7 Kirsten Moore-Towers / Dylan Moscovitch WO
8 Paige Lawrence / Rudi Swiegers SK
9 Mylène Brodeur / John Mattatall NS
10 Meagan Duhamel / Craig Buntin QC
11 Jessica Dubé / Bryce Davison QC
12 Anabelle Langlois / Cody Hay QC
Noemie Arseneault / Simon-Pierre Côté: feed froze, but nothing great so far. The beginning was all right. Very low double twist. Fall on a throw. Slow. Poor unison on spins.
Monica Pisotta / Michael Stewart CO: loud cheers for them. More flair and speed, plus an attempt at musicality. Couple URs/two footing/singling jumps. Surprised they landed the first throw - very little height/distance to my eyes.
Kaleigh Hole / Adam Johnson WO - also loud cheers. Lovely skaters with loads of potential. Botched combo (he landed... technically maybe the first jump but didn't go for the second, she was clean). Balance lift pretty cool. Programs builds very well and they keep my interest - the throw salchow was a beauty, imo. Also great entry into double twist. Botched unison on spins.
97.20/143.20 - there was a deduction, presumably for the jump (a fall, both hands down on ice).
Thanks for the pbp. I just missed Hole and Johnson, glad to hear they did well!
Jade-Savannah Godin / Andrew Evans QC: Skating to Turnadot is a risk for any pairs skater, imo. Not bad, but underwhelming all the same. I'd have them behind H/J in this segment
Evans thinks he smells weird (in the KnC). Talking about changes to make for next year (I always enjoy hearing skaters discuss this impromptu)
79.87/126.13; 3rd place.
1 Kaleigh Hole / Adam Johnson 143.20
2 Monica Pisotta / Michael Stewart 126.17
3 Jade-Savannah Godin / Andrew Evans 126.13
4 Noemie Arseneault / Simon-Pierre Côté 116.18
Anne-Marie Giroux / Eric Radford QC: She took a hard fall on sbs 3s. Quite a pretty program that seems to suit them very well (first time seeing this team, and most of the teams, actually). Lovely spiral sequence. She doubled the throw loop. Love the music - I will definitely be looking for it (from the movie Kikujiro)
Brittany Jones / Kurtis Gaskell WO: There's speed, there's attack, and then there's reckless, and these guys feel reckless. Need a great deal of refinement, but they've got guts, that's for damn sure. Scared the hell out of me, though. Clearly finished ahead of the music. I don't like the fact that coaches can shout directions from the sidelines (during the sbs spins). Crazy entries into those lifts. Fall on the first throw (so much speed). The general feeling I get watching these guys is that I half expect him to launch her into the audience, or to have a crazy fall. Will be interesting to watch them grow (she's 13, he's 19.)
84.52/133.63; 3rd place
Once again thank you for the PBP! Much appreciated for those who cant watch the event anywhere.
Condolences to Joannie Rochette and her family
I was coming to do some pbp but it looks like someone is taking care of it! Thanks imaginarypogue!
Crushing on Hanyu, Abbott, Kozuka, & Farris <3
Many thanks for calling the event, ImaginaryPogue! I'm quietly watching.
Kirsten Moore-Towers / Dylan Moscovitch WO: Loudest cheers thus far. Pretty much same response as Skate Canada. Technical tricks very exciting. Lifts still crazy awesome. Need more refinement and loads more expression. Made some changes (entry to the combo spin is more fluid, I found; different ending pose, couple other minor changes). If they attack their programs any more vigorously, there would be bloodshed.
105.67/160.13; in 1st.
Is it the coaches shouting directions, or one of the skaters themselves?
Originally Posted by ImaginaryPogue