Alisa Agafonova & Alper Ucar | Golden Skate

Alisa Agafonova & Alper Ucar

tulosai

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Dec 21, 2011
Ice dancers Alisa Agafonova & Alper Uçar represent Turkey. Agafonova was born 15 January 1991 in Kharkiv, Ukraine, while Uçar was born 19 January 1985 in Denizli, Turkey. The two are the first Turkish skaters to be invited to skate at a Grand Prix event, 2015 Tropheé Éric Bompard. They are also the first Turkish ice dancers to compete at the Olympics. The team retired, following the 2017-18season.

Before the two teamed up, Alisa previously competed for Ukraine with Dmitri Dun, qualifying twice for the Junior Grand Prix Final, and finishing as high as seventh at Junior Worlds. Alper was the 2005 Turkish Senior Men's Champion, and was four times the Turkish Junior Men's Champion.



I just love their programs and lines :love:

Biographical and Other Information

ISU Biography

Icenetwork bio

Tracings.net bio

Alisa's Wikipedia Entry
Alper's Wikipedia Entry

Facebook Page


May 2016 Update​



Personal Best Total Score151.74ISU CS Denkova Staviski Cup 2015
Personal Best Score Short Dance58.76ISU CS Denkova Staviski Cup 2015
Personal Best Score Free Dance92.98ISU CS Denkova Staviski Cup 2015


Programs

Season 2016-2017
SD
FD

2016 US International Classic SD

Season 2015-2016
SD Waltz: Until... by Sting, Foxtrot: Moon Over Bourbon Street by Sting; choreo by Oleg Volkov and Alexander Zhulin
FD Preserved Figs ("Incir Receli" - Turkish movie soundtrack) by Engin Bayrak; choreo by Oleg Volkov and Alexander Zhulin

2016 Worlds SD
Did not qualify for FD

2016 Europeans SD
2016 Europeans FD

2015 Trophée Bompard SD
FD cancelled

2015 NRW Trophy SD
2015 NRW Trophy FD

2015 Denkova Staviski Cup FD

2015 Mordovian Ornament SP
2015 Mordovian Ornament FD

2015 Nebelhorn Trophy SD
2015 Nebelhorn Trophy FD

Season 2014-2015
SD Flamenco: Babaylon by Gaudi, Paso Doble: Fuegos by Puro Latino, Flamenco: Bailando bajo la luna by Chiquita Herrada; choreo by Sergei Petukhov
FD Piano Concert No. 23 by Wolfgang A. Mozart, Penser l'impossibile from Mozart Rock Opera; choreo by Sergei Petukhov

2015 World Championships SD
2015 World Championships FD

2015 Europeans SD
2015 Europeans FD

2014 Santa Claus Cup FD

Season 2013-2014
SD Quickstep: Stepping Out With My Baby by Frank Devol, Foxtrot, Quickstep; choreo by Sergei Petukhov
FD Black and Blue by Dave Brubeck, I Feel Good by James Brown; choreo by Sergei Petukhov

2014 World Championships SD
2014 World Championships FD

2014 Olympics SD
They did not qualify for the free dance, but they were the first Turkish ice dancers to compete at the Olympics!

2014 European Championships SD
2014 Europeans FD

2013 NRW Trophy FD

2013 Nebelhorn SD
2013 Nebelhorn FD
2013 Nebelhorn EX

2013 Perm competition SD
2013 Perm competition FD

Season 2012-2013
SD Polka: Fairytale by Alexander Rybak; choreo by Sergei Petukhov
FD Muhtesem Yuzyil - Magnificient Century (soundtrack) by Fahir Atakoglu; choreo by Sergei Petukhov

2013 World Championships SD
They did not qualify for the FD

2013 European Championships SD
2013 European Championships FD

2013 Mentor Nestlé Nesquik Cup SD
2013 Mentor Nestlé Nesquik Cup FD


Season 2011-2012
SD "La vida es un carnaval," "Historia de un amor" and "Baila baila conmigo"
FD "Summertime" performed by Victoria Pierre-Marie and "Istanbul Pas Constantinople" by Ayhan Sicimoglu

2011 NRW Trophy SD
2011 NRW Trophy FD

2011 Nebelhorn SD
2011 Nebelhorn FD

Season 2010-2011
SD Waltz, Oblivion Tango by Piazzolla
FD Be Italian by Fergie (Nine soundtrack)

2011 Winter Universiade SD
2011 Winter Universiade FD
2011 Winter Universiade Gala

2010 NRW Trophy SD



COMPETITIVE HISTORY​



CompetitionPD1PD2SDFDFinal
Season 2015-2016​
2016 World Championships21FNR21 (53.56)
2016 European Championships121012 (145.23)
2015 Trophée Eric Bompard7Canc.7 (47.64 )
2015 NRW Trophy
111 (152.11 )
2015 Denkova-Staviski Cup
111 (151.74 )
2015 Mordovian Ornament
544 (145.34 )
2015 Nebelhorn Trophy
366 (132.38 )
Season 2014-2015​
2015 World Championships161616 (136.47)
2015 European Championships131212 (137.47)
2014 Santa Claus Cup122 (144.23)
2014 Warsaw Cup445 (129.94)
Season 2013-2014​
2014 World Championships192020 (124.02)
2014 Olympic Winter Games22-22 (FNR)
2014 European Championships161817 (127.96)
2013 Golden Spin523 (135.87)
2013 NRW Trophy222 (132.46)
2013 Nebelhorn Trophy475 (127.53)
Season 2012-2013​
2013 World Championships28-28 (FNR)
2013 Bavarian Open566 (129.92)
2013 European Championships121213 (127.59)
2013 Mentor Nestle Nesquik Cup444 (124.78)
2012 Ice Challenge81312 (96.06)
2012 Crystal Skate465 (112.83)
2012 NRW Trophy899 (113.43)
Season 2011-2012​
2012 World Championships -- Preliminary Round1616 (PR)
2012 European Championships - Preliminary Round1414 (PR)
2011 Istanbul Cup524 (129.80)
2011 Golden Spin of Zagreb989 (105.87)
2011 NRW Trophy for Ice Dance8119 (101.24)
2011 Coupe Internationale de Nice788 (100.72)
2011 Nebelhorn Trophy111011 (104.28)
2011 Mont Blanc Trophy455 (127.32)
Season 2010-2011​
2011 Winter Universiade422 (127.13)
2010 Ice Challenge596 (100.34)
2010 NRW Trophy for Ice Dance777 (107.29)

Golden Skate Threads

Dec. 2015 - Agafonova/Ucar are forced to leave Zhulin
http://goldenskate.com/forum/showthread.php?57604-Agafonova-Ucar-are-FORCED-to-leave-Zhulin

Articles

May 2016 - "Agafonova, Uçar show resolve in trying season; Turkish duo finds new home in U.S. after being forced to leave Moscow"
http://web.icenetwork.com/news/2016/...-trying-season

Nov. 2015 - Alisa AGAFONOVA / Alper UCAR (TUR) crowned NRW Trophy Ice Dance Champions
http://ice-dancing.nrw-trophy.de/?p=2190

February 27, 2013 - A Fairytale On Ice
http://www.absoluteskating.com/index.php?cat=interviews&id=2013agafonovaucar

Baby Pictures

Alisa with Dmitri Dun, 2009 JGPF SD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dxlybzZXIgc
 
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Bahar

Rinkside
Joined
Nov 14, 2014
I love them so much :love: They are really cute together. I wish all the best for them :cheer: Btw I am really wondering their fd and I love the sd,too. Thanks for opening a fan thread about them :party2: :points:
 

tulosai

Record Breaker
Joined
Dec 21, 2011
I love them so much :love: They are really cute together. I wish all the best for them :cheer: Btw I am really wondering their fd and I love the sd,too. Thanks for opening a fan thread about them :party2: :points:

Of course!! I am glad to see they have at least one other enthusiastic fan! :cheer: I am also wondering about their FD and very excited to see it!!
 

Bahar

Rinkside
Joined
Nov 14, 2014
Despite their scores I love the FD.Lifts and twizzles were really good.They have improved their skating skills.It was so obvious that I even(i dont understand technical issues,i am not a skater) see it.I hope they will get higher scores in the next competitions.I cannot wait TEB,I am so excited about seeing them there.It will be wonderful.
 

tulosai

Record Breaker
Joined
Dec 21, 2011
I am also thrilled that they have a GP event!!

I think their FD has a lot of potential to be very emotionally moving :)
 

Totentanz

Medalist
Joined
Feb 28, 2012
They have got -2 music requirement deduction in the FD. Alper told us on facebook that they're going to change the second part of the program. I don't know anything about music requirements in ice dance, I don't get what was wrong.
 

tulosai

Record Breaker
Joined
Dec 21, 2011
They have got -2 music requirement deduction in the FD. Alper told us on facebook that they're going to change the second part of the program. I don't know anything about music requirements in ice dance, I don't get what was wrong.

It is because there was no change in tempo. Someone explained it on another thread really well but I can't find which thread now, of course :scowl:

ETA found it:

According to Rule 610 paragraph 1.c): the music for Free Dance must be suitable for Ice Dance as a sport discipline and must have the following characteristics:

i) The music must have an audible rhythmic beat and melody, or audible rhythmic beat alone, but not melody alone, and may be vocal. The music may be without an audible rhythmic beat for up to 10 seconds at the beginning or end of the program and up to 10 seconds during the program.

ii) The music must have at least one change of tempo and expression. This change may be gradual or immediate, but in either case it must be obvious.

iii) All music including classical music must be cut/edited, orchestrated or arranged in a way that it creates an interesting, colorful, entertaining dance program with different dance moods or a building effect.

iv) The music must be suitable for the couple's skating skills and technical ability.

-2.0 points deduction

Referee together with the Judges Panel decides on violations of music requirements. The corresponding deductions are applied according to the opinion of the majority of the Panel which includes all the Judges and the Referee and no deduction in case of a 50:50 split vote).
The Judges and Referee will press a button on their screen to apply the above mentioned deductions.
 
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Totentanz

Medalist
Joined
Feb 28, 2012
Thanks for sharing tulosai!

That movie they are portraying has a very sad end, but I guess they will make it happier with the change of second part of program.
 

matmuh

what are levels anyway
Record Breaker
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May 2, 2014
kinda late but thanks tulosai for starting the thread!! congratulations to Alisa & Alper for their PB and GP spot! :cheer:
 

tulosai

Record Breaker
Joined
Dec 21, 2011
Congrats to these two on achieving a personal best score in the short dance and the free dance and overall at the Denkova Staviski cup!!:biggrin:
 

Bahar

Rinkside
Joined
Nov 14, 2014
Congrats to these two on achieving a personal best score in the short dance and the free dance and overall at the Denkova Staviski cup!!:biggrin:

First gold!!! :cheer: I am sooo happy :love: I hope they will get what they deserve on the next competitions too :hb:
 

tulosai

Record Breaker
Joined
Dec 21, 2011
Congrats to these two on participating in their first ever Grand Prix today! :agree:
 

Basil

On the Ice
Joined
Apr 13, 2015
I just yesterday did a collage joking about all the hugs in their programs :eek:: I did one last year too actually, you can see both of them in this post: http://vk.com/wall261459062_195

It's interesting to know that they are quite an old couple, I thought that this was only their second season as adults :laugh:

They are cute, but definitely need to step up their skating skills. I was watching a stream from TEB with a Russian coach, I think it was Tarasova, and she criticised them quite a lot.
 

Totentanz

Medalist
Joined
Feb 28, 2012
Alper was originally a singles skater, he switched to ice dance after 2009 World Championships. They started competing together only in 2010-2011 season, two years after he had started ice dance. So their age might sound old, but they are really young in ice dancing field, together.

From that point of view, this partnership and the results are really magical! I like the effort they put in to represent Turkey at big competitions and make history in every step they take.

Thank you Alisa&Alper :love:
 

Bahar

Rinkside
Joined
Nov 14, 2014
Alper was originally a singles skater, he switched to ice dance after 2009 World Championships. They started competing together only in 2010-2011 season, two years after he had started ice dance. So their age might sound old, but they are really young in ice dancing field, together.

From that point of view, this partnership and the results are really magical! I like the effort they put in to represent Turkey at big competitions and make history in every step they take.

Thank you Alisa&Alper :love:

It is impossible not to proud of them :love: I love them so much. I don't understand technical issues at all about skating but I can even see that they have improved their skating skills and I believe they will more.As they say 'What don't kill us make us stronger' :hap10: :thank:
 

tulosai

Record Breaker
Joined
Dec 21, 2011
Best of luck to these two at Euros tomorrow :cheer: I hope the coaching change has been okay for them and that they will be able to skate their best! :love:
 

matmuh

what are levels anyway
Record Breaker
Joined
May 2, 2014
i hope so too, i cant wait to see!! :cheer: and they will skate pretty late so hopefully they will get decent PCS :yes:
 
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