2023 Santa Claus Cup | Nov 29 - Dec 4 | Golden Skate

2023 Santa Claus Cup | Nov 29 - Dec 4

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The 2023 Santa Claus Cup will take place Nov 29 - Dec 4, 2023, in Budapest, Hungary. The event will feature the Singles (Women and Men) in the Novice and Junior categories and will be conducted in accordance with the 2022 ISU Constitution and General Regulations, the ISU Special Regulations & Technical Rules for Single & Pair Skating, the Technical Rules for Ice Dance 2023/24 (ISU Communication 2560), and relevant ISU Communications.
 

CaroLiza_fan

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Ooooh. I've got a few kids here. Vayana HRISTOVA (BUL) and Varvara ABRAMKINA (CYP) in Advanced Novice Ladies; and Oliviia BAZLOVA (CYP) in Basic Novice Ladies.

And there is a little Cypriot girl that I haven't come across before in the younger Mini Cubs Ladies competition.

Other names that jumped out at me are Alica LENGYELOVÁ (SVK) in Advanced Novice Ladies, and sister Olivia LENGYELOVÁ (SVK) in Junior Ladies. Flora Marie SCHALLER (AUT) in Junior Ladies; Daniel RUIS (AUT) in Junior Men; the SALENBAUCH siblings (DEU) in Intermediate Novice Ice Dance.

This is always such a well run event. And I still wish the Santa Claus Cup was the finale of the Challenger Series rather than the Golden Spin. But, the Budapest Trophy is already a Challenger event, so they won't have two rounds in the same country, never mind the same city.

Unfortunately, the stream is behind the paywall on Solidsport this year:

https://solidsport.com/santa-claus-cup

Oh, well.

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CaroLiza_fan

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Oh is that Vlastimil Mrazek boy in Ad Novice Ice Dance Katerina and Daniel’s little brother?

I don't know, but I have found old profiles for all three of them on the Nymburk club's website:

Vlasimil: https://krasonymburk.webnode.cz/clenove-klubu/mrazek-vlastimil/
Kateřina: https://krasonymburk.webnode.cz/clenove-klubu/mrazkova-katerina/
Daniel: https://krasonymburk.webnode.cz/clenove-klubu/mrazek-daniel/

In the photos on those profiles, Vlasimil and Daniel definitely do look like each other.

As you can see, they all have the same coach: Alena Mrázková.

I just read a translation of the page about the history of the club (which is very intersting!), and her maiden name was Alena Jeníková. She was a successful skater at the club, and first started coaching in the late 80's, when "she was not even eighteen at the time".

Here is a photo of Alena (wearing the pink top) with a student in 1990:

https://www.kknymburk.cz/www/assets/im/fotky/2_h11.png

Well, what do you think? Does she look like any of the Mrázeks that are currently competing?

You can decide for yourself.

Whatever the relationship between the four of them, it does seem to be some sort of a family affair.

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Ivana

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Oh is that Vlastimil Mrazek boy in Ad Novice Ice Dance Katerina and Daniel’s little brother?
Yes, he is their younger brother. I found this old reporting from 2018, where it's mentioned that the Mrazek siblings achieved golden hattrick.

 

Andrea82

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Officials for Junior events

Men
Technical controller: Kirsten Falko (Germany)
Technical specialsits: Dorina Spuk (Hungary) and Tara Fehilly (Great Britain)
Referee: Slodoban Delic (Serbia)
Judge 1: Eva Szilagyi (Hungary)
Judge 2: Matjaz Krusec (Slovenia)
Judge 3: Orsolya Farkas (Hungary)
Judge 4: Miroslav Misurec (Czech Republic)
Judge 5: Andrea Simancikova (Slovakia)

Women
Technical controller: Oksana Dolgopolova (Ukraine)
Technical specialsits: Imi Raabe (Hungary) and Grety Marton (Romania)
Referee: Eva Szilagyi (Hungary)
Judge 1: Terez Bago (Hungary)
Judge 2: Slodoban Delic (Serbia)
Judge 3: Miroslav Misurec (Czech Republic)
Judge 4: Balázs Grenczer (Hungary)
Judge 5: Matjaz Krusec (Slovenia)

Ice Dance
Technical controller: Marcin Kozubek (Poland)
Technical specialsits: Jana Vanova (Slovakia) and Matteo Zanni (Italy)
Referee: Kathaleen Cutone (USA)
Judge 1: Stefan Grampelhuber (Austria)
Judge 2: Alexandra Volle (France)
Judge 3: Richard Kosina (Czech Republic)
Judge 4: Szilárd Toth (Hungary)
Judge 5: Aseniya Stratieva (Austria)

Novices will be graced by the presence of good old Yuri Balkov....
 
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CaroLiza_fan

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Novices will be graced by the presence of good old Yuri Balkov....

Now I wish more than ever that this event had been the finale of the Challenger Series rather than the Golden Spin. We could have asked Yuri to tell us who to put where in our Predictions!

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CaroLiza_fan

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The Santa Claus Cup begins with a monster length competition for the Basic Novice girls. 43 of them arranged into three groups of 7 girls; followed by a resurfacing; followed by two groups of 7 girls; followed by a group of 8 girls.

Livestream for Basic Novice Ladies SP is now on air.

Here is the link for the livestream (€4.99):
https://solidsport.com/santa-claus-cup/watch/wednesday-november-30-2023

Here is the Time Schedule:
https://hunskate.hu/external/mukorc...BASNOV----FNL-000100--_StartListwithTimes.pdf

And here is the live scoring:
https://hunskate.hu/external/mukorcsolya/2023_2024/Santa2023/SEG010.htm

Hope this helps

:cheer: ALL THE BEST EVERYBODY!!! :cheer:

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CaroLiza_fan

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My youngest kid is due to be coming on now. (I'm currently watching the Juniors at the Bosphorus Cup, where another of my kids is competing).

:cheer: ALL THE BEST OLIVIIA!!! :cheer:

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CaroLiza_fan

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YESSSSS!!!!!!!!! :cheer: :clap: :rock: :party2: :points: :hb:

Oliviia goes into a 7.09 point lead!!!

And the score is only about 1.5 lower than her highest Basic Novice score, achieved at the Volvo Open Cup at the start of the month. (Funnily enough, her Basic Novice score today is the exact same as her Cubs score in Tallinn on Saturday, albeit for a different programme).

Clearly she isn't suffering from fatigue after doing two programmes in Tallinn on Saturday.

:cheer: WELL DONE OLIVIIA!!! :cheer:

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CaroLiza_fan

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Ignore this. I forgot that Hungary is only one hour ahead of me, and not two. And that there is a second page to the Time Schedule PDF. Rather than the competition being finished, there is another group still to go.

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CaroLiza_fan

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Ignore this. I forgot that Hungary is only one hour ahead of me, and not two. There is another hour until the next competition starts.

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CaroLiza_fan

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OK, I can re-post this now.



After the disappointment of finding out that Stefania has withdrawn from the Bosphorus Cup, I come over here and see that Oliviia has won!!!

:cheer: :clap: :rock: :party2: :points: :hb:

So, that is three 🥇 Gold Medals she has won in the space of 5 days. Cubs 🥇 and Basic Novice 🥇 in Tallinn on Saturday, and Basic Novice 🥇 in Budapest today.

:cheer: WELL DONE OLIVIIA!!! :cheer:

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CaroLiza_fan

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We now finish the day (!) with an Advanced Novice double-bill. A group of 8 boys; followed by 33 girls.

EDIT: The Advanced Novice boys have now been split into two competitions. Skater #4 Maksym SHEVCHYK (LTU) is now in a competition of his own, before the other seven boys. The rest of this post has been edited to reflect that.​

Livestream for Advanced Novice Men's SP is now on air.

Here is the link for the livestream (€4.99):
https://solidsport.com/santa-claus-cup/watch/wednesday-november-30-2023

Here are the Time Schedules:
Out Of Competition Advanced Novice Men's SP - https://hunskate.hu/external/mukorc...ADVNOV--01QUAL000100--_StartListwithTimes.pdf
Advanced Novice Men's SP - https://hunskate.hu/external/mukorc...ADVNOV----QUAL000100--_StartListwithTimes.pdf

And here is the live scoring:
Out Of Competition Advanced Novice Men's SP - https://hunskate.hu/external/mukorcsolya/2023_2024/Santa2023/SEG020.htm
Advanced Novice Men's SP - https://hunskate.hu/external/mukorcsolya/2023_2024/Santa2023/SEG020.htm

Hope this helps

:cheer: ALL THE BEST EVERYBODY!!! :cheer:

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CaroLiza_fan

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I know we always expect there to be drama with the Men's skaters, but there was some unexpected drama in the Advanced Novice Men.

Skater #4 Maksym SHEVCHYK (LTU) was moved out of the main competition and into an "Out Of Competition" competition on his own.

Presumably he hasn't finished jumping through all the hoops he has to after switching from the Ukraine to Lithuania, and the organisers didn't find out until late in proceedings.

I'll edit my reminder post to reflect this in a moment.

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CaroLiza_fan

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We complete our Advanced Novice double-bill, and the day, with the girls. 33 of them, arranged into two groups of 6; followed by a resurfacing; followed by three groups of 7.

Livestream for Advanced Novice Ladies SP is now on air.

Here is the link for the livestream (€4.99):
https://solidsport.com/santa-claus-cup/watch/wednesday-november-30-2023

Here is the Time Schedule:
https://hunskate.hu/external/mukorc...ADVNOV----QUAL000100--_StartListwithTimes.pdf

And here is the live scoring:
https://hunskate.hu/external/mukorcsolya/2023_2024/Santa2023/SEG024.htm

Hope this helps

:cheer: ALL THE BEST EVERYBODY!!! :cheer:

CaroLiza_fan
 

CaroLiza_fan

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Popping in momentarily from eating to post a message for my second kid of the day:

:cheer: ALL THE BEST VARVARA!!! :cheer:

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