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    Do skaters who didn't win any of the monetary prizes get any money for doing the exhibition? (Balde, Ge)

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    Quote Originally Posted by gardenernaga View Post
    JSF's explanation follows: EX members this time were 1)three medalists, 2)one or two local skaters, 2)one or two ISU selected participants.

    The truth may be some political or economical reasons, but I myself totally cannot understand why.
    Well, whatever the reasons, I found both Ge and Balde very entertaining! Definitely worthy of being in the Gala!!!

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    Nice photo courtesy of Alex Shibutani with the caption: "Backstage at the exhibition. #4CC2013"

    Great to see the mingling of smiling faces from different countries and different disciplines.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aims View Post
    Christina IS on the list, third from the top.
    Oops. I missed that. I am somewhat confused as to how I did that...

    *hunts for videos of the gala*

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    Han YAN is a wonderful jumper and great up and coming skaters to seniors but wish he would look more relaxed and smile more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dorispulaski View Post
    Do skaters who didn't win any of the monetary prizes get any money for doing the exhibition? (Balde, Ge)
    I think they get a nominal amount. It used to be $900 for medalists and $700 for non-medalists some years ago.

    Also, the skaters' contracts say that they must skate in the gala if invited.

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    I knew about the "must skate" rule, but not about whether they were paid, or it was involuntary servitude, so to speak.

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    Nice link thank you!

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    Some skaters may have chosen to go home early.

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    Han Yan really needs to up his presentation, or understanding of music. Come on, it's la vie en rose, he didn't even crack a smile. Such beautiful program, great edge work and flow, just a pity his emotion/expression was not there. Nice body-line and body language though. Maybe he does not understand the lyric made a difference, but at least the rose should give him a clue at least

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    Quote Originally Posted by golden411 View Post
    Nice photo courtesy of Alex Shibutani with the caption: "Backstage at the exhibition. #4CC2013"

    Great to see the mingling of smiling faces from different countries and different disciplines.
    And courtesy of Misha Ge ‏@Sk8Prince, a wider backstage shot capturing an additional section of the much larger group casually posing together :

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    I loved the cool move that Zhang/Moore-Towers/Bartholomay/Moscovitch performed near the end of the gala in Osaka.

    All four were interconnected into what I would call one death spiral (as opposed to side by side death spirals of separate pairs).

    Does the move have an official name?

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    I'm not sure, but the move used to be done in a competitive discipline we no longer have called Fours.

    So it might be a Fours Death Spiral.

    It keeps showing up in Galas every few years.

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    Thanks, Doris.
    The Fours Death Spiral was enjoyable to watch, esp. because Zhang/Bartholomay have recently gotten my attention.

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