Senior Free Dance
1 Rebecca Fowler / Iliya Koreshev BC/YT
2 Sarah Lysne / Christopher Steeves AB/NT/NU
3 Helene Letourneau / Kevin Boczar EO
4 Sophie Knippel / Benjaman Westenberger CO
5 Sarah Arnold / Justin Trojek WO
6 Megan Wilson / Marcus Connolly QC
7 Mylene Girard / Jonathan Pelletier QC
8 Karen Routhier / Eric Saucke-Lacelle QC
9 Tarrah Harvey / Keith Gagnon BC/YT
10 Andrea Chong / Guillaume Gfeller QC
11 Kharis Ralph / Asher Hill CO
12 Allie Hann-McCurdy / Michael Coreno EO
13 Vanessa Crone / Paul Poirier CO
14 Kaitlyn Weaver / Andrew Poje NO
15 Tessa Virtue / Scott Moir WO
Can't wait to watch Ralph/Hill, Crone/Poirier, and Virtue/Moir!
Former skater and COMPLETE skating nerd!
Crossing my fingers for Weaver and Poje!
I hate when real life interferes with skating competitions....I can't watch this live either. It's a friend's birthday tonight but I would much rather stay home and watch skating. Does that make me a bad person?
Me too! I want them going to the Olympics with V/M.
Originally Posted by n_halifax
So do I! Seems like we've got a little W/P cheer section here.
Originally Posted by Saundy
I hope not, I went through the same thing last night!!
Originally Posted by i love to skate
I wish there were three spots. I feel mean rooting for W/P or C/P over the other. W/P have the better program, but I see more potential from C/P. I want both to go.
Rebecca Fowler / Iliya Koreshev
Engaging beginning, but slow. Twizzles in attitude position to start things off. Deduction for slip (fall, I think, but I missed it). Step sequence is extremely slow. Very simple footwork. He's singing along. Cool transition lift. Did I mention that they were slow? Because they are. Enjoyable, playful, though. If this is the worst free dance of the night, it's gonna be a great night.
Go Andrew and Kaitlyn!!!! Many thanks to the folks providing the PBP!
More potential to do well at the Olympics, or in the future?
Originally Posted by ImaginaryPogue
I also wish there were 3 spots...in all events. My heart broke for Craig and Meagan this morning, even though I wanted Annabelle and Cody to get the second spot.
Sarah Lysne / Christopher Steeves: Selections from Astor Piazzola
Melodramatic beginning. Powerful presence. Okay combo lift. Twizzles out of sync on second set; first set with leg extended. Curve lift sorta scary (very fast, little wild). Spin slowed in the end. Again, choreography quite simple. Not bad, but interest wavered a bit. They're both very happy with how the skated.
Both, but I meant this year.
Originally Posted by Scout
Helene Letourneau / Kevin Boczar: Cirque de Soleil
Wierd costumes. Good opening lift (straight line). Good serpentine lift (great speed going in). Iffy “through the legs” transition. Wierd “cirque” hand gestures. Spin nicely done. Circular steps okay. Twizzles not great (laboured, imo). They're quite happy. Not as crazy as I thought it would be (hoped). Also, I noticed something before PJ did, so I'm happy.
Sophie Knippel / Benjaman Westenberger: Schindler's List
This music makes me cry. Nice combo spin – beautiful position from her. Okay combo lift. Good choreography in circ.steps, but mediocre execution. Transitions/linking footwork isn't great. Couldn't tell twizzle synchro – he went out of the camera shot (first bit was a bit off). Don't think they're gonna get high levels in general. Laboured curve lift – I don't like that they rushed the position changes. Doesn't quite capture the depths of the music, but I've choreographed this piece in my mind whenever it comes on my iPod, so take this with a grain of salt. Or slab of shale.
Sarah Arnold / Justin Trojek: “Don't Cry for Me Argentina”
Opened with terrific speed. Solid combo lift. Oh, these vocals are atrocious. Turn them off now. Nice skating. Mirrored twizzles (which I don't ever like). Oh goodness, the singer is awful. Nice step sequences. Transitions in spin not good. Lifts well timed with musical highlights to give sense of power. She likes the audience size (in KnC)