Team event here we come!
Team event here we come!
Each is on a separate page within the PDF above. Keep scrolling down to see all three.
- TOP ICE DANCERS RETURN HOME FOR OLYMPIC WARM UP
- OLYMPIC SKATING PEDIGREE BROTHER AND SISTER FIGHT IT OUT FOR A CHANCE TO REPRESENT AUSTRALIA
Brendan Kerry (18) and Chantelle Kerry (17) from Sydney hope to follow in the footsteps of their mother, 1988 Winter Olympian, Monica MacDonald, but must fight off some tough competition.
- AUSTRALIAN ICE SKATERS SEEK QUALIFICATION FOR SOCHI 2014
NSW to Host International Competition - ‘Skate Down Under 2013’
Skate Down under begins tomorrow!! I can't wait to here what happens!
To karne, GF2445 and those who plan to go and watch Skate DownUnder 2013 this week:
Have a great time there! And we, all the rest of skating fans who can't go there this time unfortunately, are patiently waiting to hear from you guys for some report!
If it's your first time to watch a competition live, you are gonna love it, I assure you! There is nothing like watching competitions LIVE. Don't miss even 6min warm-ups. You will be amaged how fast these elite skaters can skate. You will be fascinated how effortlessly they can change directions on the ice, how complicatedly their feet can do steps, or just hearing the beautiful sound of their baldes. You will be just blown away by the distance and height of their jumps. And at the end of 6min warm-ups, you will come to respect all these skaters more, regardless you like them or not, or whom you root for the most, and get addicted with this sport more than ever, I assure you! Enjoy!
I won't be livetweeting, but I will be taking notes, which I will post here at the end of the day!
deedee1...I did get to sleep...eventually!
karne is going to run a nice hot bath and defrost, and then post her notes.
Okay. Now karne has had a nice soak, it's notes time.
I missed notes on the Novice ladies because I was too excited and forgot and also too busy keeping an eye on the Novice lady I know.
1st James Thompson (AUS) - 2F, 2A+, CSSp, StSq, CCoSp nice, 2Lz+, 29.93
2nd James Min (AUS) - faaabulous, reminds me of Jason Brown. 2Lz-2T(tano), 2A< 2ft, CSSp (fall), StSq wonderful, 2F<, CCoSp GREAT! 29.76
3rd William Badaoui (AUS) - 2Lz-2T, 1A, CCoSp wobbly, 2F, CSSp, StSq nice, 24.58
4th Guiseppe Triulcio (AUS) - 2F(tano) stepout, 2A 2ft, CCoSp, StSq, 2Lz-2T, CSSp
1st Charlton Doherty (AUS) - 2A, CCoSp, 2Lz-2T, FSSp, StSq, 2Lo, very tidy, 37.48
2nd Michael Durham (NZL) - 2Lz-2T, 2A 2ft (overrotated lol), CCoSp wobbly 2nd foot, 2Lo, StSq, FSSp nice, CCSp wobbly 2nd foot, much improved, 26.09
Disclaimer: I know very little about Dance and not very much about pairs, so what comes next is more a collection of feelings and impressions than any real technical insight, haha!
1st Rhiarna Lagoutaris/Thomas Masters (AUS) - "No Speak Americano", fun, showy, lots of energy, but very sloppy, not great connection, 27.38
2nd Matilda Friend/Patrick Adderley (AUS) - Boppy, fun, good connection, fanTAStic twizzles, but quite slow, almost hesitant, 26.46
1st Marin Ono/Hon Lam To (HKG) - split 2Twist, SBS 2A very nice, good rotational hand-to-hand lift, Th2T, PCoSp, StSq, forward death sprial very nice, great program, very polished, 36.36
2nd Eliza Smyth/Jordan Dodds (AUS) - split 2Twist, she crashed the landing, rotational hand-to-hand life nice (lol Jordan is such a twig how is he doing this), SBS 2Lo she stepped out, backwards death spiral gorgeous, Th2T, StSq, PCoSp, beautiful program, 30.60
1st Paris Stephens/Matthew Dodds (AUS) - split 2Twist, SBS 2Lz she put a hand down, backwards death spiral YIKES SHE'S LOST IT but he hauls her back, Th1Lo (popped), hand to hand rotational lift good positions, PCoSp nice, StSq, 26.24 and karne now understands why the death spiral is called the death spiral and also has a new appreciation for Matthew Dodds' strength.
1st Kailai Craine (AUS) - 3S<-2T, 3Lo<, FSSp WITH AN AMAZING LOOP ENTRY HOWWWWW, StSq, CCoSp, 2A, LSp++!, girl brought it, 41.53
2nd Renee Hambly (AUS) - LADY GAGA! - 2A++ AMAZING!!!!!, 2Lz-turn-2T, LSp just ok, 2Lo, FSSp, CCoSp, StSq, great animation, incredible jumps (lots of power), 35.84
3rd Taylor Dean (AUS) - Once Upon a December, very pretty dress! - 2A<<, FSSp, LSp+, StSq, 2Lz-2T, 2Lo, CCoSp+, lovely program, 34.98
4th Yancey Chan (AUS) - 1A (oops), StSq, 2Lz-2T, CCoSp+, Rippon 2Lo (could have been 3Lo, not sure)+, LSp+, fantastic, 33.00
5th Tiffany Lau (HKG) - FSSp, 1A, LSp nice, StSq, 2Lo+, 2F-1T oops, CCoSp, very polished, lovely, 32.98
6th Marin Ono (HKG) - 2Lo<, 3S<<, FSSp, StSq, CCoSp, 2A<, LSp+, very nice, a bit lacking in power, 32.75
7th Kristen Secola (AUS) - 2A<, 2F-1T, FSSp, 2Lo+, LSp++, StSq, CCoSp+, great spins, 32.07
8th Madelaine Parker (NZL) - 2A fall, FSSp+, 2Lz< fall, 2Lo+, CCoSp erk not so great, StSq, LSp travelling, please don't cry you weren't that bad, 30.14
9th Tracey Danbrook (NZL) - 2Lz-2T<<, LSp+, Axel fall er idk what happened there but she's wiped out, FSSp wobbly, StSq with stumble, uhoh, fullstop, what's happened here? Music's stuffing up. Continue - 2Lo lovely, CCoSp, please don't cry, 28.10
10th Sarah MacGibbon (NZL) - 2Lo, 2F<-turn-2T<, 2A<<, CCoSp very wobbly in Y position, StSq, FSSp, LSp started nice then overbalanced, good fight, 26.31
11th Kirsten Hargreaves (AUS) - 2F< fall, LSp slow, 1A, FSSp, StSq, 2Lo nice, CCoSp, 26.18
12th Tahli Gill (AUS) - CCoSp very nice, 2Lo(tano), StSq, 2A stepout, LSp yuck, 2Lz-2T< fall, another spin I missed, this dress is not good. 25.93
13th Joanna So (HKG) - 3S<-2T<, random fall, 1A<<, FSSp touched down, 2Lo+, StSq, LSp++, CCoSp+, gorgeous spins, shame about the jumps, 25.82
14th Yi Ching NG (SIN) - 2Lz<<, LSp+, 2A<<, CCoSp, StSq, 2Lo (tano), FSSp, good fight, kept fighting for it, 23.82
15th Serena Xu (AUS) - 2A< fall, CCoSp, 2Lz< fall, FSSp+, StSq, 2Lo turn out, LSp all over the place, nice in places, 23.24
Okay. So that's today's competition.
I saw a quad! I saw a quad! My very first ever live quad!!!!!!!!!!