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    Practice reports

    Matt Blackmer (US Pairs) twitters:


    The Canadian men are throwing down the quads. 2 4Ts from chiddy and a 4S from Reynolds #4CC

    Nice 3A's from Jeremy Ten #4CC

    Watch out ladies and gentlemen! Nan song is here to throw it down. 4T+3T, 3A, 3Lz. #4CC

    Mark Webster looking healed. Good 3Lz and flip. #4CC

    Brendan Kerry with some good 3As #4CC

    Consistent but two footed 3A's by Misha Ge #4CC

    Lacoste landing some beautiful 3F's in practice. #4CC

    Time for American men! #4CC

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    20120208 Daisuke Takahashi 到着&公開練習

    (Mao and Dai arrived and practiced.)

    Another forum reported that Dai did a beautiful 3A/3T but failed 4T.

    SylviaUnseen (Sylvia):
    #4CC US men will all skate in the 4th of 5 SP groups tomorrow @Adaripp 17, @RossMiner 18 & @RichardDornbush 22: ow.ly/1FQW6h
    55minutes ago

    LynnRutherford (Lynn Rutherford):
    Mixed zone after men's practice: ARippon confirms quad Salchow try will be in his free skate here. #4CC
    3 hours ago

    LynnRutherford (Lynn Rutherford):
    DTakahashi may do quad toe in both programs, not decided yet. Says in the future to beat Chan he will need 2 quads&no mistakes in free #4cc
    2 hours ago

    LynnRutherford (Lynn Rutherford):
    RDornbush will not include quad toe in his FS here. U.S. team arrived 5-6 days before competition for "acclimatization" to Colo Spr #4cc
    3 hours ago
    Last edited by SkateFiguring; 02-08-2012 at 05:43 PM.

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    Skate Canada:

    Meagan and Eric just chillin' after a great first practice in Colorado Springs #4CON12 yfrog.com/oeb3xznj

    Paige and Rudi (and coach Patty Hole) just finished an exciting first practice in Colorado #4CON12 yfrog.com/odpzzdqj

    @j3r3bear had a terrific first practice - great run through of LP and gorgeous 3As #4CC yfrog.com/ny1rlkmj

    #4CC Strong practices for all three Canadian pair teams this morning. Solid run throughs and great looking elements.

    @Pchiddy, @j3r3bear and Kevin Reynolds all flying in practice this morning. Quads from Kevin and Patrick, 3As & 3L 3T from Jeremy! #4CC

    Results of Men's short program draw @Pchiddy will skate 20th of 28 skaters Kevin Reynolds will skate 23rd and @j3r3bear will skate 12th.


    Does that mean Patrick and Kevin will skate in the 4th of 5 groups? With all the American Men?

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    Starting Orders are up.

    Ooops, only the Men's is up.
    Last edited by SkateFiguring; 02-08-2012 at 06:54 PM.

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    I thought they'd have the top skaters skate in the last group?

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    Thanks for all the updates, SkateFiguring!

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    It looks like the skaters are put put into 2 pools for the draw, first 3 and the last 2 groups. My bigger concern is that they will resurface the ice only once every 2 groups, putting the 2nd and 4th group into possible disadvantage or maybe even higher chances of fluke falls due to ruts.

    Is it common practice to resurface after 10 or more skates?

    eta. I think Mao said she would decide on her 3A depending on the practice.
    Last edited by SkateFiguring; 02-08-2012 at 08:46 PM.

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    Why don't they just resurface after every group's been skated. Yeah, it'd suck if someone falls because of the ice. And I actually don't like the fact that they allow people to throw stuff into the rink. I don't care if those little cute girls collecting them, there's always a possibility that some tiny things left on the surface.

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    ^^^That's why we often see skaters picking up stuff off the ice before they start their program.

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    Mao doesn't need the 3A to run away with the title.
    I personally think she should go for it anyway. She needs to establish dominance now. Set herself up for Sochi.

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    Thanks for the updates! I feel the excitement from here. Keep 'em coming.

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    Andrew_Dodds 9Andrew Dodds:
    Watched Mao Asada practice at #4CC she is skating great! 3A is back with 3F+3L! So happy! #4CC2012 @icenetwork
    3 minutes ago

    Jeremy twitted yesterday:

    j3r3bear (Jeremy Ten):
    Watching Kanako Murakami's practice. & I am just in awe of her skating skills & speed. Wowsa. #4CC2012
    7 Feb
    Last edited by SkateFiguring; 02-08-2012 at 11:03 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkateFiguring View Post
    ^^^That's why we often see skaters picking up stuff off the ice before they start their program.
    I know...but sometimes you will miss something. And the skater shouldn't be looking around stuff anyway. Their mind set should be getting ready for the skate. I think they should have a box somewhere that they can put the stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jettasian View Post
    I know...but sometimes you will miss something. And the skater shouldn't be looking around stuff anyway. Their mind set should be getting ready for the skate. I think they should have a box somewhere that they can put the stuff.
    I meant they picked up little debris they happened to see when they came on the ice.

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