ETA, the FB page above does seem to be an official page, and maybe is intended to serve the purpose of a full-fledged website. The FB page for ISU Figure Skating linked to it on Aug 11.
The first stop of the ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating takes place in Courchevel. Like this page to get all the details of the competition.
Otherwise, I see only the FFSG event subpage.
Although they are not the favorites going in, I am very excited to see Lewis and Bye compete! I think they are one of the better up and coming US ice dance teams!
Kolomiets and Lazukin (both from Russia) are out of this JGP. I guess the control skates did not go well for them...
It seems that Russia is not sending any replacements. I wonder why! They nominated substitutes, but according to the entry list it seems none of them got the spot. Russia will not have enough spots for all those talented junior ladies and yet they throw a spot away?
Chase Belmontes of the U.S. men will be blogging re Courchevel for IceNetwork, starting Aug 19.
Fasten your seat belts ... he sounds very excited to share his experiences.
Deniss Vasiljevs (LAT) has already arrived in Courchevel! His coach posted this: https://www.facebook.com/ingrida.zen...03611959594115
Also, I'm sorry to be a bit out of theme, but he landed his first 3A four days ago (though I doubt he will try it in competition) ! Also from his coach FB: https://www.facebook.com/ingrida.zen...03594607400321
Why Russian Fed didn't file more names in to the substitute-list? Are there any limitation (i thought not)?
I also want to wish a lot of luck to Deniss Vasiljevs (LAT), he is such an interesting skater and a joy to watch.
It's a defensive strategy (if a selfish one) to delay a withdrawal until it's too late for the spot to be given to another federation. Why Russia needs to protect Medvedeva, though, from more competition seems laughable.
No change so far in the entries list... does anyone know when the deadline for replacement is?