Last year's competition in Salt Lake turned out to be quite good luck for a lot of skaters - especially Max Aaron. That said - EVERY program looked ragged. It was the beginning of the year and not one program looked ready for Nationals or Worlds. To expect Max to do 5 quads or Evan to look polished is probably not realistic. It will only be a beginning.
What comparable did Ashley Cain in 2012/2013 season?
Yes, Samantha was 8th at Nationals, but she was 4th (1st of US) at JrWorlds.
Ashley was 12th at Nationals.
I see, USFS thinks that Senior B's must be deserved, as JGP Events and ISU Championships.
The US lineup looks quite strong. I'm extremely excited to see Meryl and Charlie's Olympic programs.
The coach of Moore-Towers/Moscovitch apparently would like them to return to SLC to defend their U.S. Classic title -- although this IN article seems to leave some wiggle room. It does not say that their return to the event is written in stone.
"Still sorting out entries," said @USFigureSkating in an impromptu Twitter conversation today.
[BTW, today, Aug 2, is the deadline for final entries.]
And if anyone is planning to attend in person, FYI, they said also:
- "Everything from Wed. on will be open for ticket holders. Day & all event passes will be available at the door."
- Passes will not be available to purchase in advance. "Everything will be available at the door. We don't expect you to have any issues getting them onsite though!"
Pechalat/Bourzat will compete in SLC.
"Bourzat: Our first competition will be in Salt Lake City in September (the U.S. International Figure Skating Classic), because this is not overseas."Source: http://web.icenetwork.com/news/artic...&vkey=ice_news (Aug 6)
Sylvia posted the Canadian entries on FSU -
Ladies - Amélie Lacoste
Mens - Andrei Rogozine
Dance - Kaitlyn Weaver/Andrew Poje, Nicole Orford/Thomas Williams
Pairs - Margaret Purdy/Michael Marinaro, Kirsten Moore-Towers/Dylan Moscovitch, Paige Lawrence/Rudi Swiegers
It was a tough choice between this event and SA but with Pechalat & Bourzat and Weaver & Poje added to Ice Dance, along with D/W and the Shibs, I made the decision to go to SLC next month.
There was an on site meeting recently. The full competitors list along with ticket information is expected the early part of this coming week. The organizers are very excited about the international competitors coming. The organizing committee is also working hard to get some good publicity for the competition this year. Hopefully there will be a good crowd this year.
I hope Gracie kicks everyone with a huge lead
so boring Evan will really compete ? he should just take care of his groin this early season