Caroline Zhang to place top 5 at her Nationals and Mirai making the World team.
Dai to take it easy and not compete at 4CC and focus on Worlds.
The Men to WOW us at Worlds. So many great programs this season worthy of medaling.
Wishing all of the skaters good health and luck as the second part of their season begins!
some of wish this year came true, lol oh well
time for a new one !!
Mao Asada winning Worlds
Anyone else will win the men's world's other than low-C.
Rachel Flatt retires and will proceed to her full course at Standford .
Miki Ando competing again
Gracie Gold owning everything at the upcoming US Competition
Mirai Nagasu winning 2012 US Nationals
Liza Tuk Tuk winning Winter Youth Olympic Games
Julia and Adelina battling for Junior Worlds
Polina K. getting her VISA in time by Jan
Everyone leaves Morozov as a Choreographer except Leonova. LOL
2012 Wish list:
Jeremy Abbot skates two fabulous programs at Nationals
Adam Rippon lives up to his potential and makes the Worlds Team
The old spunky Mirai Nagasu returns and reclaims her National Title
Davis and White continue to reign as US Champions
Evora and Ladwig win their first National Championship
Donlan and Speroff land their jumps!
My wish list, just one item:
The international judges will be instructed by ISU to start judging based on what actually happens on the ice in that particular competition (and no more especially PCS judging based on reputation, please).
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Thanks for joining us, Irishflip. Welcome aboard. Post often, post long!
(But as for me, I just wish that Patrick and Daisuke both stay on their feet, and may the best man win. Go-o-o Kevin Van der Perren! )
she takes the audience on her journey of emotions
Mirai and Alissa make the world team, do well at worlds, even medal
Jeremy wins nationals, medals at worlds.
Patrick and Daisuke skate wonderfully at worlds and as MM said, may the best man win.
I have other hopes too, for example for Mao and Akiko, but if I go on and on my hopes start to contradict each other as there are only three spots on the podium in each comp ... so I can only hope my faves do their best and the chips will fall where they fall.
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Reason: Reverse merge.
Toni, my posts-two of them ended up in layfans post=how did that happen? I do't use the multiquote feature-don't know how and im puter-apple challenged
please tell me where my two posts went...i said everything in the above post starting with yay, mathman...feeling picked on here! thank for fixing /explaining what the heck happened here! gracias!
Now for my own personal figure skating wish. *evil smile* (;^) I want ice dance totally eliminated, which goes waaaaaaaaaaaaay back, as far back as Adrian Chew's old board in the late 1990's. I've never considered it a sport, no matter how hard proponents of it have tried to justify its existence. It doesn't fool me. Sure there were routines I liked and enjoyed, but as a whole I've never liked ice dance nor considered it a true sport. And I will never pay good $$$ to see it, nor have I.
Here's hoping more & more cuts are going to continue when it comes to this discipline. I already note that compulsories have been cut, and they are not usually shown on t.v.. Also, they are (rightfully so) the first ones to get eliminated when it comes to television time constraints.
May these changes continue, that's my own personal figure skating wish. Let the money go to those two long-standing disciplines that actually deserve it ~ singles & pairs.
Hmmm, Nadine, I can see why you might hate ice dance in the era of dying on ice, the cheating judges giving medals to Russian/Europeans over say Bourne and Kraatz. But ice dance is so much better since the Canton crew climbed to the top. I think ice dance is a sport and a difficult one. Also, we see pure skating mostly only in icedance as the others are busy planning every move with CoP difficulty. I admist I used to skip a lot of ice dance and pay attention to only top 5 teams, so I'm no hardcore ice dance fan. Poor Doris, you* can't* wish her favorite skating away, LOL!
Here are skateluvr's missing posts. Sorry about that.
Originally Posted by skateluvr
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skateluvr, I wish twice as much as Nadine wishes ice dance to be eliminated, that ice dance flourishes and is shown more often on TV than any other discipline.
I hope that counters all the bad luck...
(There are encouraging signs. On US spots last night's 2011 World Championships retrospective, the top 3 in all four disciplines were shown. Good enough!)
Skateluvr, I agree. You make a great point that we often see pure skating best in ice dance, because singles and pairs are so caught up with adding CoP frills and furbelows. (Though Daisuke and Patrick are doing just fine, mind you.) I think that the Canton group has added so much to ice dance, and I'm avid to see more.
Originally Posted by skateluvr
I was one of those people who did not think that ice dance should be added to the Olympics because I didn't think it was a sport. The advent of CoP has totally changed my mind. I particularly love the contributions made by the Canton school skaters especially the increased emphasis on athleticism. I realize that many will not agree with me but in the end I think that Canton will have a positive influence overall.
I expect that ice dance and its rules will continue to change and that other schools/skaters will utilize CoP to create styles uniquely their own. I can't wait.
My best to all of you for a happy new year.