04-03-2014, 03:02 AM
Good job for Team Australia in Saitama. Brooklee Han and O'Brien / Merriman skated well.
04-03-2014, 04:00 AM
Yeah, this world championship was truly something special. Whe the stands are full of supportive fans, you know that it will be a great competition!
Originally Posted by aussie_SKATES
04-03-2014, 04:20 AM
All the best for Australia' Amelia Jackson, who is competing in the Novice Ladies' division at the Triglav Trophy today.
All a big good luck to Team Nova who will e competing at worlds this weekend.
04-05-2014, 07:36 AM
Amelia jackson in 10th after the short in the novice ladies at the Triglav trophy
Team Nova in 19th place at SynchromWorlds
04-10-2014, 08:31 PM
Well Done Team Nova 19th Place
But a bigger Well Done to Dani and Greg for finishing their careers so strongly. They defied the odds and have showed that if you dream big and you aim for it with everything you have, you can make it!
It's sad to see that Australia now has no Ice Dancers that can follow immediately after them but I hope that they have inspired a young dance couple to dream and aim big.
04-11-2014, 01:18 AM
Im must say, this month in skating has beed filled with news!
Dani and Greg retiring
And others like
-Meryl owning DWTS 39/40 like C'mon!!! And charlie being told his rhumba wasnt one.
-Russian Ladies' claiming to want to learn trille axels and Quad Toeloops.
-Ice Shows in America and Japan and canada soon
-Synchro Worlds and murmers of a push to put it in the Olympics...and THAT performance at the opening ceremony
-Cinquanta being...Ottavio Cinquanta- which isnt good. IMO i dont think he is really protecting the interests of any of the ISU sports, not even his pet sports. The only interests he is interested in protecting are his own.
-Massimo moving from DSC to Arctic Edge- an intering move in the battle for ice dance supremace in Detroit- its DSC's time now.
-US pair engaged
-Russian Split and Switch in Ice Dance
-just as Canada seemed to be putting skating in a sort of higher realm of popularity in compared to the last 5 years, CBC cuts put figure skating coverage on thin ice and battle of the blades being iced again for good.
04-11-2014, 01:44 AM
Yes, true. Although it's not CBC that's causing the cuts - it's the Conservative Government. You'd think they would realize that our Canadian team just won 2 medals at Worlds and that it would be good to continue support and momentum for covering this sport in Canada leading up to 2018.
Originally Posted by GF2445
04-11-2014, 02:31 AM
Yeah the conservative government in my country are trying to cut funding for 2 channels in Australia (Australian Broadcasting network or ABC and SBS Australia) because they do not share the government's conservative stances (especially the ABC) on issues in Australia especially issues such as Asylum Seekers. Those channels are also the channels that try to bradcast through tv and radio programming in different languages and promoting the arts in Australia.
Originally Posted by Ryan O
04-12-2014, 06:42 PM
Recent Tweet @AUSOlympicTean:
They Lived the Dream!
:"Bolshoy congratulations to Dani & Greg @OBrienMerriman on their retirement after 12yrs!"
Their Farewell Statement:
Congratulate Dani & Greg for their career on their Twitter Handle: @obrienmerriman
04-15-2014, 05:29 PM
FYI: We have moved the thread to the Fan Fests thread so all of GF's (and everyone else's work) can be preserved forever!
We love having a cheering crew for the Aussies!
04-15-2014, 10:02 PM
AUSSIE AUSSIE AUSSIE! *cheering happily*