some skater groups are already in Budapest
Yup yup Bea and I are just enjoying an empty ice rink
Carolina practised her Bolero, valentina's Programm is great!
Inga is here as well! Go girl
Alex D, how did Caros practice go? Can you tell us more about her? (:
Men's FS Practice: https://twitter.com/Balbeska_k
Fernandez - 3Lo, 3F, 3F, 3F+2T, 3A, 3Lz, 3S, 4T, 4S, 3Lz 2foot, 3Lz+2T, 3F+1Lo+3S, 1A, 3A
Brezina - 3S, 4S+2T, 3S fall, 3F fall, 1A, 3A hand+2T
Amodio - 2A, 3A, 1A, 2S, 2S, 3S, 3Lz, 3Lz, 3F, 3Lz, 1T
Jouber t- 3F, 3S, 3F, 2S, 3S, 1A, 3A, 3T, 2T, 3T, 2T, 2T, 3T, 3T, 3T
Kovtun - 3S, 3S, 3S+3T, 3Lz+3T, 3Lz+3T, 4S+2T, 4S+2T, 3A, 4T, 1T, 4T, 4T
Voronov - 3T+3T, 1Lz, 2A, 3A+3T, 2Lz, 1A, 1Lz, 2Lz
I guess Javi is keeping his LP, isn't he? There were rumours some weeks ago about him going back to Chaplin...
How are all 3 Russian Ice Dance teams doing/looking?
I think so, his ISU bio would have changed
Originally Posted by FS_rrb
Kostner - 1S, 2A, 2A, 3T, 3T+3T, 3T+1T, 2A
Lipnitskaia - 3F, 2A+3T, 3S, 2A+3T step out, 2A+3T+2T, 2A, 3S fall, 3Lz+3T, 2A, 3S
Got there only to see the Italian ladies practice session as I didn't have more time ...
Saw Julia doing spins in the end of her session, they are absolutely insanse She seems to accelerate even more towards the end. Just Amazing! Didn't see her jump but I am sure she did well.
Carolina had a good practice, she did not do much compared to the other ladies, practicing single jumps and doing lots of edge work before she went for the triples. Didn't have any mistakes as far as I could see, flawless 2A, 3t3t, 3sal, 3l, 3f and 3lz! The short program is stunning.
Valentina had a good practice too. Saw her do several 2sal3toes but didn't see the 3-3 ... maybe I missed it. Her 3lz is enormous, but a lot of them have a scratchy landing. I wish she could use all that height and pull out a smooth landing. She would get such good GOE for that jump! She had quite a good runthrough but then fell on her 2a.
Didn't see any other skaters - sorry! Hoping to be reporting more tomorrow! Maybe someone else has notes on the other skaters? Would be very appreciated :-)
Peter was working very hard on his quad today.
Valentina not as clean as yesterday, but her programs rock.
Julia triple triple and yes, her spins are crazy as hell. But dont forget Fleur please she does the same, just not in russian style
Hanna and ossi amazing FD, great timings and lovely to watch how great their harmony is.
Russian ice dancers, as i told bea earlier, Victoria and Ruslan rock, so do ekaterina and ilia. Will the judges agree?
Sarah can smile again so cool. Stefan helps her a lot!
Mae tried the Axel hard today.
Much more to say but no time
Practice tomorrow is not public. So i was told.
So you can sleep long. :(
Thank you for the reports. The only thing I heard about I/K was Lena's new dress. How does it compare to the pink one? I have a soft spot for that dress, it was just gorgeous.
Originally Posted by FSGMT
How did the young French team of C/P look? Do they look competitive with C/J this year?
Oh, yes, I forgot to mention Lena's new dress It is quite good, for me it works better than the pink one!
Originally Posted by bramweld
C/P looked good: they performed their SD, which I do not really love (I prefer a lot their FD), but their speed and flow on the ice are very good, and they actually don't look less mature than most of the couples here! Compared to C/J: they're almost on the same level I think, but one team performed the SD and the other the FD, so the comparison is quite difficult...