05-28-2012, 12:32 PM
Very, very very sadly Dragonlady is right about Mira. She even had the musicality deep within her. She had a very high proficiency as a pianist and was very soulful and played with heart. If she was allowed to flourish and be the butterfly she was meant to be with proper coaching and guidance she could have been very good. But good basics -stroking, cross overs, spins, body carriage and of course jump techinque are key. This takes time and coaching. Not that Joanne McLeod imho was probably the right coach.. Joanne has had difficulty taking skaters to the top level for whatever reason. And the axel is HER nemesis.
05-28-2012, 01:06 PM
Is Jessica Dube definitely not competing singles anymore?
I knew she withdrew from singles at Canadian Nationals due to a foot injury (or ankle?), but I thought it was just about that competition. I've been surprised not to hear anything more about her singles career, since I thought she was committed to it.
Does anyone know what the status is?
05-29-2012, 01:41 PM
Jessica has never really had a singles career. She has competed in singles at Canadians, but not internationally. She doesn't have all of the triples so I don't know why her name even came up.
To me, it starts with the clubs and the clubs just don't get excited about talented girls the way they do about the boys. A talented boy is made to feel special and treated as such. There are so many girls and yet the coaches and the clubs don't seem to take them seriously.
And then there's the issue of no finals for the girls. In all other disciplines there is only one flight so the skaters compete against the best of their group. For the girls, there may be 5 flights and each flight gets a set of medals. You have to go to Sectionals before you compete against the best skaters in your group so it only happens a couple of times a year. There should be finals at every comp and at every level.
05-29-2012, 03:52 PM
When she skated with Bryce Davison, Jessica often did singles at Canadians, but typically skated the SP only. After Bryce's injury and their split, Jessica started skating singles again. She went to 2011 Canadian Nationals and had to skate both programs. She had a decent SP, with a fall on a 3s, and was in 5th place going into the FS. But her FS was disastrous: she landed only one triple, and dropped to 6th place, leaving her off the National Team. So that meant she'd receive no international assignments the following season.
Then she teamed up with Sebastien Wolfe over the summer and they competed as a pair in the GP. She was scheduled to compete as a single at 2012 Canadians, but withdrew.
05-29-2012, 04:09 PM
Trixie Schuba's biggest fan!
Canadian ladies really need to raise their content. Maybe their top girls need to leave Canada, come to the US or Japan to train...I don't know. A fall on the triple salchow would leave you buried in the mid-teens if it was Russia, Japan, or the US.
Originally Posted by chuckm
05-29-2012, 04:19 PM
Ironically, the Japanese are sending their young ladies to Canada to learn to jump and have been since the 1990's. Yu-Na Kim spent her summers at Mariposa when she was a novice/junior skater too, specifically because of the jump coaching there.
Originally Posted by blue dog
I don't think we lack the coaches or the talent. I just don't think that girls are given the right program to help them succeed, starting with finals at all levels.
05-29-2012, 04:36 PM
Trixie Schuba's biggest fan!
This is true, Dragonlady. Canada has probably the best facilities in the world. With coaches like Orser, Barkell, and Leigh, there's really no reason that Canadian women can't have it all. There was a youtube video of Keyla Ohs from 1998/1999, when she skated in Skate Canada, and the commentators were raving about how she had the best coaching and choreography, and could be a threat. Then she fell on her lutz, and it all went downhill from there.
05-29-2012, 04:52 PM
Moving up the testing structure
Actually, she did compete internationally as a junior. see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jessic...ngles_career_2
Originally Posted by Dragonlady
And in the fall of 2003, at the JGP Mexico Cup, she medaled in both singles and pairs, too!
06-11-2012, 10:56 AM
With Liberty and Skate Detroit coming up, has any of our young ladies entered these comps?
07-01-2012, 08:26 AM
I read on another article, that with the cancellation of the QR that Kaetlyn Osmond is the only Canadian lady eligible right now for 2013 Worlds as she is the only one of Lacoste, Phaneuf, etc to meet the minimum TES score required to compete at Worlds. So basically now, nationals mean practically nothing for the selection of the World Team. I guess SC has to start using the Senior B's more to allow skaters to get the minimum TES score. Right now, Lacoste only has Skate Canada GP. If she doesn't get the min. TES then her only chance is 4CC just before Worlds. THis should make things interesting.
07-01-2012, 08:51 AM
How many points is the minimum TES score to compete at worlds and at Grand Prix ???
Does Adrianna Desanctis (Skate Canada 2011) and Alexandra Najarro (4CC 2012) have meet the the minimum TES score ???
07-01-2012, 11:37 AM
There are different TES requirements for each of the ISU Championships:
Originally Posted by coolboogie22
M SP: 25.00 M FS: 45.00
L SP: 20.00 L FS: 36.00
P SP: 20.00 P FS: 36.00
D SD: 18.00 D FD: 28.00
M SP: 20.00 M FS: 40.00
L SP: 20.00 L FS: 35.00
P SP: 20.00 P FS: 30.00
D SD: 17.00 D FD: 27.00
M SP: 35.00 M FS: 65.00
L SP: 28.00 L FS: 48.00
P SP: 28.00 P FS: 45.00
D SD: 29.00 D FD: 39.00
2011 Skate Canada
Phaneuf: 23.36, 42.48 4CC only
Lacoste: 26.71, 43.22 4CC only
DeSanctis: 26.18, 42.03 4CC only
Phaneuf: 21.00, 38.71 4CC only
Lacoste: 25.03, 46.98 4CC pnly
Charbonneau, POL: 27.43, 34.61 4CC only
Charbonneau, ITA: 25.66, 37.57 4CC only
Purich, AUT: 22.36, 39.26 4CC only
Najarro, AUS: 21.99, 29.94 4CC only
Lacoste: 25.84, 43.84 4CC only
Phaneuf: 26.56, 44.83 4CC only
Najarro: 18:48, 40.29 FS qualifies for 4CC; SP doesn't qualify for JW
Osmond (QR) 52.10 4CC, W
Osmond (SP) 28.46 4CC, W
Osmond (FS) 49.06 4CC, W
Osmond is the only Canadian skater to have established the World minimum TES for both SP and FS. If the other ladies don't achieve the minimums in the GP, they will have to do Senior Bs in order to qualify for Worlds.
07-01-2012, 05:15 PM
07-01-2012, 05:35 PM
And Canada will still fumble the ball sending skaters to the senior Bs.
07-01-2012, 05:48 PM
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