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Thanks for posting this @CaroLiza_fan Welcome to Gorsha and his Mother, but welcome to the world of young non wealthy figure skaters in Britain. Someone tell that reporter they all get up at 5am to go training and only have a coach if and when they can afford it. But at least Gorsha's story shone a light on Skating in Britain.
That is a very good point. People have no idea the struggles skaters have to go through. All they see is the glamour and sparkles and pretty dresses.
Moving on to the Irish Nationals, usually held in Lee Valley during their Open week, but the rink is being renovated. So they will be held at Ice Dundee this weekend, home of Conor Stakelum. Good Luck all. ☘☘☘
Oooh. I didn't know that.
I had been keeping an eye out for news of the Cypriot Championships, as they are usually held at this time of year. But when the Irish Championships didn't get held at their normal time, I just assumed that they were not being held this year. So I didn't bother keeping an eye out for news of them.
I just went to the ISAI website, and the first thing I spotted was a story about Sam setting new Irish record scores in the FS and overall at the Triglav Trophy. I had completely forgotten that it was on the same week as Junior Worlds!
It took a while to find, but here is the page with the details about the Championships:
There's no Entries / Results page link, but there is a link to a PDF containing the list of entries. The Condon sisters do not appear to be coming over for Nationals but, apart from that, it's the usual suspects in Junior and Senior Singles (Conor and Sam in Senior Men; Dillon in Junior Men; and Robyn, Elizabeth and Sophia in Junior Ladies).
The significant thing is that there is also a Junior Ice Dance competition. After being guest skaters at various events over the past couple of years, Laura and Kevin Hegarty are finally getting to compete officially.
Are Irish Nationals being held in conjunction with a club event? If it is part of a bigger event, there might be a chance of it being livestreamed. I hope it is, because I am already missing watching skating.
Thank you so much for letting us know about the event!