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    News ISU World Development Trophy competitions - new in Spring 2013

    ISU World Development Trophy competitions - new in Spring 2013

    The new competitions have "the objective of providing an incentive to ISU Members currently being inactive or having only a limited level of activity in one or several ISU sport disciplines."
    http://www2.isu.org/vsite/vnavsite/p...0.html?id=1212

    (1) ISU World Development Trophy
    Figure Skating (Single Skating)
    March 26-30, 2013
    Cieszyn, Poland
    1. Federacio Andorrana d’Esports de Gel
    2. Armenia Skating Federation
    3. The Skating Federation of Azerbaijan Republic
    4. Skating Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina
    5. Cyprus Skating Federation
    6. Hellenic Ice Sports Federation
    7. Ice Skating Association of Ireland
    8. Icelandic Skating Association
    9. The Latvian Skating Association
    10. Union Luxembourgeoise de Patinage
    11. Skating Association of Montenegro
    12. Association of Moroccan Ice Sports
    13. Fédération Monegasque de Patinage
    14. Norges Skøyteforbund
    15. Serbian Skating Association
    16. Slovene Skating Union

    (2) ISU World Development Trophy
    Figure Skating (Single Skating – Ice Dance)
    April 16-20, 2013
    Manila, Philippines

    1. Federacion Argentina de Patinaje Sobre Hielo
    2. Brazilian Ice Sports Federation
    3. Chinese Taipei Skating Union (only in Ice Dance)
    4. Skating Association of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
    5. Hong Kong Skating Union Ltd (only in Ice Dance)
    6. Grenada Figure Skating Association
    7. Ice Skating Association of India
    8. Ice Skating Association of Malaysia
    9. Federacion Mexicana de Patinaje Sobre Hielo y Deportes de Invierno, A. C. (only in Single Skating)
    10. Skating Union of Mongolia
    11. New Zealand Ice Figure Skating Association Inc. (Figure) (only in Single Skating)
    12. Korea Skating Union (only in Ice Dance)
    13. Philippine Skating Union
    14. Puerto Rican Figure Skating Federation
    15. Singapore Ice Skating Association
    16. South African Figure Skating Association
    17. Figure and Speed Skating Association of Thailand
    18. Winter Sports Association of Uzbekistan

    "Based on the experience gained, the Council will evaluate this initiative and decide upon future editions, possibly including also the other ISU sports disciplines (Speed Skating, Pair Skating, Synchronized Skating) and additional and/or different participation of Members."

    http://isu.sportcentric.net/db//files/serve.php?id=4071

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    This is pretty cool coming from ISU! Good job!

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    Reviving this thread now that the ISU World Development Trophy events are only weeks away.

    Home page for the ISU World Development Trophy, Cieszyn, Poland, Mar 26-30

    Announcement page:

    Single Skating only:
    • Novice A and Novice B for Girls and Boys
    • Junior for Ladies and Men

    Announcement for ISU World Development Trophy, Manila, Philippines, Apr 16-20

    - Figure Skating:
    • Novice A and Novice B for Girls and Boys
    • Junior for Ladies and Men

    - Ice Dance:
    • Basic Novice
    • Advanced Novice
    • Junior

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    This is a great idea, particularly with the qualifying scores issues for 4CC's & Euros & Worlds.

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    Hello! Does anybody have any info about the event in Manila (other than the pdf announcement)? I would like to go and watch in person--I googled it and have come up with no info (thus far) if it's a ticketed event etc. I already e-mailed the organizing committee a couple of days ago, but no response (yet). Thanks in advance!

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    kittyhawk, if you did not already come across the pages below, maybe [with additional persistence/patience ] they could help lead you to more information about the ISU event in Manila?

    (1) The announcement PDF says that the venue is the SM Mall of Asia International Skating Rink.
    Some e-mail addresses for contacts at that mall are on this page (after scrolling down):
    When I browsed around other pages on that site (which seems to pertain to two separate, but affiliated, malls/rinks), I found nothing about the ISU event - yet??
    At the top right of the page is a link to a Facebook page (but no ISU information there either yet) and a place to sign up for an e-mail list.

    (2) http://www.figureskatingph.com/ has no ISU information that I could see, but maybe checking back there later also would be worthwhile. (Caveat: I cannot even tell whether it is an official page for the federation or a commercial site about skating in the Philippines.)

    (3) http://www.olympic.ph/nsas/skating.html is a listing of contact information for the Philippine Skating Union. It has the same e-mail address for Mr. Manuel Veguillas as the PDF, but the phone and fax numbers are different, if you resort to using those.

    If you are able to attend, I hope that you have an enjoyable experience and will tell us about it.

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    golden411, thank you for replying so quickly. I have actually come across links 1 and 3 before I posted here, and will be keeping an eye on the 2nd link. I was hoping to find out if anybody here in GS knew more before I called PSU/SM MOA (as a last resort). I will try contacting the e-mail again before calling.

    I will certainly try to attend; if I can make it, I will do my best to remember stuff and give a good report. I am not all that knowledgeable with the technical side of skating, despite having watched a lot of it on YouTube. Maybe that should be my homework...

    Again, thanks.

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    It doesn't have to be a technical report. This is a new event, and there are all sorts of things we'd like to hear! What skaters impressed you? Did Michael Christina Martinez skate (he was so good at Jr. Worlds, lots of us will want to know about it, if he does)?

    Even just how the event went off will be interesting.

    Have a great time!

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    Thanks, Doris. I hope it will work out.

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    Kittyhawk - Whilst it hasn't been updated in a very long time now, Skateweb has some very helpful information on identifying jumps and some other elements.
    http://www.frogsonice.com/skateweb/

    And yes any impressions that you could share would be great.

    I'm curious about the rink, for example. It's in a shopping mall I guess?

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    If it's in the shopping mall, I wonder how much seating there is?

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    Ziggy, thanks for the link. Yes, the rink (Olympic-size) is in a shopping mall, one of the biggest in Asia. Thus hard for Filipino skaters to find ice time, because it's a commercial rink.

    Doris, a pic of one end of the rink from a travel website: http://www.philippines-travel-guide....a-ice-rink.jpg
    Which is why I'm keen on getting info on how they'll arrange seating or if it's a free-for-all except for the judges' area.

    edited to add:
    I just heard from Mr. Veguillas of the PSU today. It's not a ticketed event, so everyone may watch for free, and picture taking is allowed. So I suppose I will have to go there early to get a good spot. I have no experience in attending skating events, so I'm not sure where the best place to stay would be. Near the judges, perhaps? Since programs are usually oriented with them in mind...

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    You definitely want to sit (well in this case stand I guess since it's in a middle of the shopping mall :/) behind the judges because otherwise you will just end up watching the skaters' backs. Skaters will spend 99% of the time presenting out to the judges' side for all of the obvious reasons.

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    does anyone know if the camp precedeing the competition will be at that rink too or somewhere else?

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