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Kailani Craine

Alex D

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Kailani Craine is an Australian figure skater. She was born 13 August 1998 in Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia.

She is the 2017 CS Nebelhorn Trophy champion, the 2016 CS Warsaw Cup silver medalist, the 2015 MNNT Cup silver medalist, and a six-time Australian national champion (2014–2019). She has competed in the final segment at eight ISU Championships and finished 17th at the 2018 Winter Olympics.

She is coached by Tiffany Chin and Kylie Fennell. Tiffany Chin is the 1985 and 1986 World bronze medalist, representing the USA.

ISU Biography
http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs00014029.htm

Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kailani_Craine

Tracings.net entry
http://tracings.net/crai-kail.html

Rinkresults Entry
http://www.rinkresults.com/skater?skater_id=800

Official Website
http://kailanicraine.com/

Social Media

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/kailanicraineaustralia/

Twitter - https://twitter.com/kailanicraine

Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/kailanicraine/

YouTube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/user/247Sk8ing/featured


TypeScore Competition
Short Program60.64ISU Four Continents Championships 2019
Free Skate111.64ISU CS Autumn Classic International 2018
Total Score167.84ISU CS Autumn Classic International 2018


TypeScore Competition
Short Program58.02ISU CS Nebelhorn Trophy 2017
Free Skate111.84XXIII Winter Olympic Games PyeongChang 2018
Total Score168.61XXIII Winter Olympic Games PeongChang 2018

Programs and Videos

2020/2021
SP: "Heart of Glass" by Philip Glass and Blondie
FS: "Shout by Roland Orzabal and Ian Stanley performed by Think Up Anger feat. Malia J.; Lux Aeternae (from “Requiem For A Dream”) by Clint Mansell; choreo by Alex Chang

2019/2020
SP: " Like It Like That by Tony Pabon and Manny Rodriguez; choreo by Alex Chang
FS: "Shout by Roland Orzabal and Ian Stanley performed by Think Up Anger feat. Malia J.; Lux Aeternae (from “Requiem For A Dream”) by Clint Mansell; choreo by Alex Chang

2020 Four Continents-
All Events may be watched here, even in US​
2019 NHK Trophy (geoblocked in US)
2019 Cup of China (geoblocked in US)
2019 Asian Open
2019 Autumn Classic

2018/2019
SP: "Adagio in G Minor" by Tomaso Albinoni; choreo by Alex Chang
FS: "Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen" by Sholom Secunda performed Janis Siegel / "Sing,Sing,Sing" by Louis Prima; choreo by Alex Chang

2019 World Championships (geoblocked In USA)
FS: FNR​
2019 Four Continents Championships
SP: no video found​
FS: no video found​
2018 Australian Championships

2017/2018
SP: "Dream a Little Dream" performed by Ella Fitzgerald / "One Day" (Swingrowers Remix) performed by Caro Emerald; choreo by Alex Chang
FS: "Closing Credits: Bolero" from Moulin Rouge / "Hindi Sad Diamonds" from Moulin Rouge; choreo by Alex Chang
Ex: "Circus" performed by Britney Spears

2018 World Championship
FS: FNR​
XXIII Winter Olympic Games PyeongChang 2018
2018 Four Continents Championships
2017 GP Skate Canada
2017 CS Nebelhorn Trophy
25th Ondrej Nepela Trophy
2017 Asian Open Figure Skating Trophy
SP: no video found​

2016/2017
SP: "Dream a Little Dream" performed by Ella Fitzgerald / "One Day" (Swingrowers Remix) performed by Caro Emerald; choreo by Alex Chang
FS: "Hallelujah;" choreo by Alex Chang

World Championship 2017
SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3ind7podQo (with the music changed)​
8th Asian Winter Games 2017
FS: no video found​
2016 CS Warsaw Cup
FS: no video found​

2015/2016
SP: "Flamenco Fire" by Didulia; choreo. by Alex Chang
FS: "Romeo + Juliet": "Kissing You" by Des'ree / "O Verona" by Craig Armstrong; choreo. by Alex Chang
2016 Mentor Nestle Nesquik Torun Cup
FS: no video found​
2015 Ice Challenge
FS: no video found​
2015 JGP Logrono, Spain
2015 Nebelhorn Trophy
2015 JGP Colorado Springs

2014/2015
SP: "Broken Sorrow" by Nuttin' But Stringz; choreo by Jamie Isley, Scott Brown
FS: "Primavera" by Ludovico Einaudi; choreo by Jamie Isley, Scott Brown
Ex: "Diamonds" by Rihanna

2015 World Junior Championship
2015 Four Continents Championships
FS: no video found​
2014 JGP Tallinn Cup

2013/2014
SP: "Broken Sorrow" by Nuttin' But Stringz; choreo by Jamie Isley
FS: "Bolero" by Steve Charles; choreo by Jamie Isley

2013 JGP Skate Slovakia, Kosice


Competitive History

Short ProgramFree skatingTotal Score
CompetitionCategoryScoreNoScoreNoScoreNo
2020/2021
2021 World ChampionshipsSenior56.8626DNQDNQ56.8626
2019/2020
2020 Four ContinentsSenior54.9313106.2213161.1512
Australian Championships 2019Senior53.381104.451157.831
NHK Trophy 2019Senior55.8210109.648165.4610
Cup of China 2019Senior53.011096.8210149.8310
Asian Open Figure Skating Trophy 2019 ISUSenior52.055102.644154.694
Skate Canada Autumn Classic 2019Senior54.246107.875162.115
2018/2019
2019 World ChampionshipsSenior48.8236FNR48.8236
2019 Four Continents ChampionshipsSenior60.641088.8817149.5215
2018/19 Australian ChampionshipsSenior64.101114.231178.331
2018 Warsaw CupSenior50.57399.672150.242
2018 GP NHK TrophySenior58.211196.0112154.2212
2018 CS Skate Canada Autumn ClassicSenior56.206111.644167.844
2017/2018
2018 World ChampionshipSenior56.902097.5118154.4117
XXIII Winter Olympic Games PyeongChang 2018Senior56.7716111.8416168.6117
2018 Four Continents ChampionshipsSenior50.791690.2516141.0416
2017/18 Australian ChampionshipsSenior61.141110.921172.061
2017 Shanghai TrophySenior--98.33598.335
2017 GP Skate CanadaSenior54.96988.079143.0310
20174 CS Nebelhorn TrophySenior58.021109.432167.451
25th Ondrej Nepela TrophySenior54.146103.708157.848
Slovenia Open 2017Senior55.651104.312159.962
Asian Open Figure Skating Trophy 2017Senior54.303100.873155.173
2016/2017
World Championship 2017Senior56.971995.9724152.9424
8th Asian Winter Games 2017Senior55.02599.395154.415
Four Continents Championships 2017Senior54.701382.2117136.9116
2016 CS 49th Golden Spin of ZagrebSenior54.057100.798154.848
2016/17 Australian ChampionshipsSenior59.35298.311157.661
2016 CS Warsaw CupSenior53.315110.071163.382
31st Volvo Open Cup ISUSenior54.14295.213149.353
2015/2016
World Championship 2016Senior48.8627FNRFNR48.8627
Four Continents Championships 2016Senior49.0216108.809157.8213
Mentor Nestle Nesquik Torun Cup 2016Senior49.82588.296138.115
2015/16 Australian ChampionshipsJunior52.911101.721154.631
2015/16 Australian Junior ChampionshipsSenior56.531102.121158.651
2015 Ice ChallengeSenior49.70891.896141.597
2015 JGP Logrono, SpainJunior50.80896.458147.258
2015 Nebelhorn TrophySenior50.42894.168144.588
2015 JGP Colorado SpringsJunior42.011376.5910118.6012
2014/2015
2015 World Junior ChampionshipJunior47.761878.1816125.9416
2015 Four Continents ChampionshipsSenior47.911294.2513142.1612
2015 Mentor Nestle Nesquik Torun CupSenior54.82196.572151.392
2014/15 Australian ChampionshipsSenior53.352101.021154.371
2014/15 Australian ChampionshipsJunior55.89198.451154.341
2014 JGP Tallinn CupJunior42.261579.4911121.7512
2014 CS Lombardia TrophyJunior47.76180.462128.221
2013/2014
2014 World Junior ChampionshipJunior36.6735-FNR36.6735
2013/14 Australian ChampionshipsJunior43.25171.391114.641
2013 Lombardia TrophyJunior42.76175.872118.632
2013 JGP Skate Slovakia, KosiceJunior31.972570.2418102.2121
Skate Down Under 2013Junior41.53188.401129.931
2012/2013
2012-13 Australian ChampionshipsJunior40.19178.451118.641
2012 Ice ChallengeJunior36.771261.822098.5917
2012 Cup of NiceJunior34.662051.132385.7923
2011/2012
2011-12 Australian ChampionshipsJunior35.03262.16497.194
2010/2011
2010-11 Australian ChampionshipsNovice34.36562.80297.161
2009/2010
2009-10 Australian ChampionshipsPrimary31.92256.58288.502

Galas and Exhibitions
10 March 2018 - Kailani Craine at the Figure Skating Gala Exhibition at the Cockburn Ice Arena - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FeYQJdgPogM

Video Interviews and Articles
21 March 2018 - "We ask Kailani Craine … What do you love about skating?" by Skating ISU - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ckJLPQOk3Y
18 February 2018 - "Chat to a Camp - Kailani Caraine" by AUS Olympic Team - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8uDDnEFWXog
14 February 2018 - "Kailani Craine Australia's Winter Olympics golden girl" by News Today - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rTz6zt5KyAo
8 November 2017 - ""Chat to a Champ = Kailani Craine" by AUS Olympic Team - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xlA0qPY0JQk
28 October 2017 - "INterview with Kailani Craine - Skate Canada 2017" by aussieskates - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5p0SATAiZsw
16 August 2017 - "Chat to a Champ - Kailani Craine" by AUS Olympic Team (three Australian primary schools chat to figure skater, Kailani Craine as she prepares for the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_S2P8HqhtBs
9 July 2017 - "Kailani Craine's journey to PyeongChang" - by AUS Olympic Team - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nCFvALo7-Q
30 November 2016 - "Kailani Craine interview at 2016 Australian Figure Skating Championships" by Olympic Winter Institute Australia - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sWAZFmi2wzg

3rd Party Interviews
NEW! Olympic Winter Institute Australia
On EWTV at Sydney Winter Festival 2010

Alex D's Interviews
At Nebelhorn Trophy 2015 (from my column - see below):

Campfire Chat with Lani & Alex

We will start with a young lady, who is actually responsible for this whole "getting to know" section, as when I saw her on Wednesday for the first time in practice, I instantly knew, I want to know more, I want to let the whole world know, about this young Australian.

Her skating is very gorgeous and charming but also confident. She shows great flexibility and always has her head up. She likes to skate, she is there to entertain and put a smile on the people in the audience. Her skating reaches your heart and you just want to see her again and again.

Therefore, I was very happy, to get a few minutes with the 17 years old from Newcastle, South Wales who when she started skating, never really thought that she would end up where she is right now.

You know, I started skating at the age of eight and never planned about doing it professionally, it was more just for fun, but ya - now I am here, right?

With a very cute laughter she added,

Skating is my whole life

Besides skating however, she has something that is so typical for the Aussies and it has to do with snow and mountains, not really something you find at every corner there, but this doesnt stop Kailani from doing it.

Besides skating, I love snowboarding and if I go to America for practice and its winter, then I always go up to the mountains, snowboarding for a few days you know

As a snowboarding fan myself, I kind of wish I could see her on the board some time, I just cannot get that picture out of my head, how this young girl styles up on the board, naughty as she is.
However, if anyone out there might now be worried about this hobby, don´t be afraid, Kailani promised, to not do anything too crazy in show.

I don´t try anything crazy, I do a couple of ramps, but it´s really just modest stuff, I am really careful there, I promise

What she also promised is, that she is coming back to Oberstdorf and she left absolutely no doubt how she feels about this place.

I LOVE OBERSTDORF, I am so coming to this competition EVERY single year, it´s one of the most beautiful places I have ever been, - I love the mountains and everything and the competition went well, I really loved it here.

With a wink and a smile she also added,
good snowboarding

referring to a hint she got from some of her friends, who competed at the Bavarian Open in 2015, a Figure Skating event at a time, when Oberstdorf was completely covered in snow and who knows, maybe in 2016 there will be snow again with Kailani and her board, riding it.
Besides Snowboarding, this young lady is also a Designer! Each of her stunning outfits, were designed by herself with the LP dress being a bit tight as she admitted.
The young Aussie who still goes to school also confessed that there are two extremes in the fashion life of Kailani Craine.

I have two different extremes, like I can be really lazy at my house and wear track pants and just baggy clothing or I can dress up like I am going on to the red carpet, there is no inbetween I swear. But if it comes to my dresses in competition, then I take all the time I need to make them exactly as I want them! It´s quite stressful, but a lot of fun

A lot of fun it also was to see her three programs, as she was also invited to perform at the Gala.
Kailani about her SP where she landed a triple "Flutz", Loop and double Axel and received a new PB of 50.42.

The SP Flamenco Fire" by Diduly, it´s more like a fun sort of pace, a bit spanishy, but boppy at the same time. I really like the program and got it in December, before the Nationals."

Her long program, was not just a classic for skating fans, but also for her, as she skated to Rome & Juliet before.

I skated to it when I was like nine years old, just at a kiddy level, but I really love the music and wanted to use it again. I really like the powerful pace at the end, its a lot of fun

In said program, she showed great maturity and a total of four triples and she also received a level four modification, for her really gorgeous layback and in general never lost her positive attitude throughout the program.

Overall, the young Australian and her self-designed dresses, absolutely added to this years Trophy and she can be named side by side with names like Mariah Bell, Kaetlyn Osmond or Laura Lepistö, who achieved the same when they were at Oberstdorf for the very first time.

A first time, it isn´t that Australian skaters enhance the day for skating fans around the world, Brooklee Han is well known, not only among experts and there are also Paris and Matthew who have besides their trouble with the skating boots not arriving in time, also a bright future in front of them.

Aussie skating might not yet be as popular as H2O or Home & Away, but it´s there and it´s a tight & supportive community as Kailani mentioned.

No, there is not too much skating in Australia, but I get a lot of support from the community and my whole country supports me and I get to see the oversea competitions which is really nice and I get a lot of choices.

Some of those choices, will bring the young lady and her cute accent to the Spanish JGP next, afterwards the Ice Challenge in Austria, her nationals and junior worlds and maybe even worlds.

Last but not least, Kailani has a little shoutout for her fans and those who might want to swap the surf board for some skating boots.

You guys are so awesome, that´s kind of the stuff that keeps me going, the different posts and it´s so amazing to see that people actually, like watching me skate as I don´t like to watch myself do it, as I always find something to criticize there.

Craine continues with a huge smile on her face,

Keep going, if there are any figure skaters out there, keep going and push hard, you will breach to what you want and thank you so so much for your support

Kailani who probably said thank you, a 100 times, during the interview, has been someone who I really liked talking to, we had great fun and I am sure there is a lot more to see from her in the next few years. Her own music video she already has and it sure won´t be the last thing we see from that busy young lady with her million talents.

Additional articles:

Olympics winter Institute of Australia (4.10.2015)

Excerpt from the Original Post
Biography:

Kailani started skating at the age of 8, first not thinking about a professional career. She does design her dresses herself together with Bronwen Bassi and is a very open minded, charming and beautiful skating talent from Australia. Just recently, she recorded a little "music video" which you can find here.

She does compete for the Hunter Ice Skating Club and does practice 6 days a week. In off season, she loves to go to California, not only to skate - but also snowboard. Lani is the current reigning champion in Juniors and Seniors and will represent her country at Boston, 2016.
 
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apgold

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Thanks for the interview, Alex D. She's a talented young lady for sure and I hope continues to make strides with her skating. I didn't know she designed her costumes, maybe a future career for her?

I hope to see her at Worlds this year!
 

Princessroja

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Thanks for the interview and the fan fest! I'm so excited Kailani has a fan fest!! Go Kailani!!:cheer::party2:
 

silverfoxes

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I am pretty picky when it comes to ladies' skating, but Kailani is one that I definitely enjoy watching, and her costumes are a big part of that. I love that short program dress especially...and she designs her costumes herself? A girl who just turned 17? :jaw: That's just amazing.
 
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Princessroja

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It sounded like she not only designs but makes them too, although maybe I read that wrong. But if so... my jaw will drop even farther than that smiley up above. That's really amazing, and from a practical perspective, I'm sure it saves her family/Aussie fed thousands of dollars each year, as well as helping her practice some very marketable skills for later in life.
 

karne

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I'm stunned. I had no idea she designed and made them herself! Wow! :jaw:
 

Alex D

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It sounded like she not only designs but makes them too, although maybe I read that wrong. But if so... my jaw will drop even farther than that smiley up above. That's really amazing, and from a practical perspective, I'm sure it saves her family/Aussie fed thousands of dollars each year, as well as helping her practice some very marketable skills for later in life.

If I See her I will ask for more Details, but she is very busy so patience ;)
 

karne

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AEST times for the ladies' event at JGP Spain:

Thursday 1st October

Ladies SP (Kailani): 22:15 - 03:00 (Friday)

Saturday 3rd October

Ladies FS: 01:50 - 07:00
 

Alex D

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Kailani has more than 80,000 followers on Instagram!!!!:shocked:

Well so many cute pictures there, you know her two extremes ;)

Kaetlyn only has like 38 k on FB if I am not mistaken?

34 to be precise, crazy, she is such a public skater you would think but then only so few Fans...
 
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A first time, it isn´t that Australian skaters enhance the day for skating fans around the world, Brooklee Han is well known, not only among experts and there are also Paris and Matthew who have besides their trouble with the skating boots not arriving in time, also a bright future in front of them.

Aussie skating might not yet be as popular as H2O or Home & Away, but it´s there and it´s a tight & supportive community as Kailani mentioned.


And don't forget the Aussie ice dance team, who have gained the minimum TES for junior worlds!
 

Alex D

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And don't forget the Aussie ice dance team, who have gained the minimum TES for junior worlds!

Thanks for the reminder,

I do intend to rewrite the introduction in a few days, they will be added then, maybe also as a backlink to the Team Australia thread that already exists, so that everyone knows where to go, if they want more information. ;)
 

Alex D

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Kailani has come 8th, both in short and long program at the JGP in Spain.

Short Program 50.80 PB
Free Skating 96.45 PB

Her combined total is 147.25 ;) a new PB!
 
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karne

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You can buy them

Did you seriously post your only two posts in this thread since registering to accuse Kailani of buying instagram followers? Pathetic. Get out.
 

Baxel

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Kailani has come 8th, both in short and long program at the JGP in Spain.

Short Program 50.80 PB
Free Skating 96.45 PB

Her combined total is 147.25 ;) a new PB!

Nice to see her moving up isn't it?
 
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