Here's a stupid question: What is the purpose behind the gloves that many skaters now wear? (Sometimes built into the costume, but sometimes now even mesh or flesh-colored.) Does it make gripping the skates/blades for the now ubiquitous catch-foot moves easier? Does it keep their hands warm? Is it just a fashion choice? Whatever the reason, why is that it seems to be more common among Russian skaters?
From what I've read it's part fashion and function. Those blades are sharp and the gloves prevent fingers from being cut or at least hide bloodied fingers especially in the kiss and cry. :ew: Yulia has almost always had gloves on and I hope she sticks with it. Trademark?
People have been known to cut their hands while performing Biellmanns, so if I were a figure skater, I'd wear gloves too.
New stupid questions:
Is "Senior B" an official ISU term?
And if so, what is the official definition?
I have a general understanding of how the term is commonly used. Am wondering about the ISU's official language for what it means. Thanks.
I'll piggy back that last question somewhat.
Can anyone give me info on the Kinoshita Group Cup Japan Open 2014, Saitama (Oct.4, 2014).
Is it FS only? No SP!
Is there a webpage?..English preferred
I read that Yulia plans on skating this event but haven't seen any info anywhere.
Website (with scant content at this point):
From what I understand, for a senior ladies competitor's free skate there can be no more than 7 jumping passes, second triple jump must be in combination, and of the three combinations- two may be two jump combinations and the third can be a three jump combination.
(Also, pretend this ladies competitor does not compete triple Axel.)
Is this an acceptable planned program?
Does this work? Or is there a rule, or rules, I am not understanding?
Many thanks in advance.
Last edited by Mrs. P; 07-30-2014 at 12:38 AM.
Thank you Mrs. P! You are so quick and knowledgable!
Would this be acceptable, while also attempting maximum technical difficulty/gaining maximum points?
Thank you, sorry. I apparently can not add. Thank you again.
Two things I always wondered about and probably very stupid questions -
Do skaters have to make a new program every season ?? And
If a higher level skater moves somewhere else to train (like Gracie Gold from east to west coast, Yulia Lipnitskaya from Urals to Moscow,Yuna Kim from Korea to Canada..) who pays for their accommodation and flight and such? Do they have to pay themselves or does their union/federation pay?