Gazing at a Glorious Great Lakes sunset
- Aug 12, 2014
Looking at the Finlandia Scores, it looks like our Pairs have a mountain to climb. They're more than 10 points back of the leaders but, they're not out of medal contention. Just 3 points behind Vanessa and Eric sitting in 3rd. I hope they have clean skates in the free program.
You got your wish! Congratulations to Ashley and Timothy for climbing from 6th place after the SP to winning the bronze! And good work, for keeping their vision in front of them, of what they want their skating to be. Congratulations also to Jessica and Brian for pulling up from 7th after the SP to come in 4th! Unfortunately, I haven't been able to find videos of Jessica and Brian's skates. I will say that with their SP, they convinced me. I understood what they were showing, in a new way for me. Looking forward to seeing them develop over the season.
As I am with Ashley and Timothy's. I'll just paste a Google Translate of a comment underneath their SP, which makes me think of a comment Trankov made in an interview a few years ago about pairs skating being about those difficult, closely skated, closed positions and such. I don't remember his exact words, but here's the translation of the person's comment and the program. I think both programs really highlight their unison, unity of vision, and commitment to choreography, with the step sequence in the sp and the choreographic sequence in the fs.
I liked the program and the rental itself very much. The track is super, recalled Masquerade Volosozhar-Trankova, a lot of grips and closed positions. It is difficult, but it looks very nice.
Ashley CAIN-GRIBBLE / Timothy LEDUCShort Program CS Finlandia Trophy 2021
And here's their free skate: