Polina Edmunds | Golden Skate

Polina Edmunds

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U.S. figure skater Polina Edmunds was born on May 18, 1998, in Santa Clara, California. She is the 2015 Four Continents Ladies Champion.

How Polina Edmunds pronounces her name (video by sabinfire):
https://youtu.be/e7T3dBdTrdg
And here:
https://twitter.com/USFigureSkating/status/765563624676929536


Update March 2016

Biographical Information

Her ISU bio: http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs00013341.htm
Her icenetwork bio: http://web.icenetwork.com/skaters/profile/polina_edmunds
Her wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polina_Edmunds
Her tracings.net: http://tracings.net/edmu-poli.html

Social Media

Twitter: https://twitter.com/PolinaEdmunds
Instagram: http://instagram.com/polinaedmunds
YouTube channel: http://youtube.com/TripleLutzer18

Her official website:
http://figureskatersonline.com/polinaedmunds/news/


Personal Best Score Short Program65.29ISU GP Rostelecom Cup 2015
Personal Best Score Free Skating126.91ISU World Championships 2014
Personal Best Score Free Skating126.91ISU World Championships 2014


Programs

2015-16
SP Moonlight Sonata by Ludwig van Beethoven, performed by Liberace, Presto Agitato by Ludwig van Beethoven, performed by N. Lugansky; choreo by Rudy Galindo
FS Introduction (from "Gone With the Wind") by Max Steiner, Invitation to the Dance (from "Gone With the Wind") by Max Steiner, War (from "Gone With the Wind") by Max Steiner, Return to Tara (from "Gone With the Wind") by Max Steiner; choreo by Rudy Galindo

2016 US Championships SP; HD by sabinfire
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-PwKOHkpAfE
Press conference after the SP
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=giyLTx3tlHA
2016 US Championships FS , HD by sabinfire
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cLmxFHpoRUg
Interview by sabinfire
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Dy4liYuMdI
Interview by runglobalmedia
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4TEs5Qaiyo

2015 Rostelecom Cup SP, HD by sabinfire
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=umb7PQuVDsY
2015 Rostelecom Cup FS, HD by sabinfire
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3BTqkVZf3c

2015 Skate Canada SP
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FrB63bsf7VA
2015 Skate Canada FS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INoLEcmPgmM

2015 Glacier Falls SP
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8BFQtODkZ-4
2015 Glacier Falls FS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJSY6pqmVwU

2014-15
SP Buleria by Johann Sebastian,, Tango Serenata by Gustavo Montesano, Introduction to Buleria by Johann Sebastian
FS Tinker Bell by James Newton Howard and Fairy Dance by James Newton Howard, from the Peter Pan soundtrack

2015 Worlds SP
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LMnOk90quBs
2015 Worlds FS
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-zB0xHGNsI

2015 4CCs SP British Eurosport
https://youtu.be/jqsnIMVzyiY
2015 4CCs FS. Season's Best FS CBC Coverage
https://youtu.be/KTWz4bJhnKA

2015 US Nationals SP
https://youtu.be/y6IGFGIDvnk Thanks to sabinfire!
2015 US Nationals FS
https://youtu.be/Kowo4Gry4Wc

2014 NHK SP
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RjarMsJEWpg
2014 NHK FS
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AmTnJhbbnzU

2014 Cup of China SP
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_h7g-2djrro
2014 Cup of China FS
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jzv8GSKqtH4

2014 International Classic. SP Her season's best SP 63.27
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vff6sOu0eaE
2014 International Classic FS
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vt8Xh9MmS6k
Her reaction to the FS scores
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=13IaKySMC8c

2013-14
SP Pink Cherries Cha-Cha-Cha, Besame Mucho, and Another Cha-Cha by Ballroom Orchestra
FS Solveig's Song and Morning from Peer Gynt by Edvard Grieg

2014 Worlds SP
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TOwPJfnPZPc
2014 World FS. Her personal best FS and total score
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5OWODMzKITc

2014 Olympics SP (rotated) Season's best score 61.04
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=21uLvNaQ3W4
2014 Olympics FS (rotated)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=phfMMlkzB4g

2014 US Nationals SP
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cEF-70Bd4Ow
2014 US Nationals FS
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KVyJnNcaxcw

2013 JGPF SP
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_Qh3dzTGi0
2013 JGPF FS
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZAOa6-TMTcw

2013 JGP Cup of Mexico SP
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QsfP2Tb6PzA
2013 JGP Cup of Mexico FS
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8H4FxtwVzo

2013 JGP Minsk SP
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=67PYfFUAVXg
2013 JGP Minsk FS
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6PzAhGwBBz8

2013 Glacier Falls SP
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sr-Jix1Dg0s
2013 Glacier Falls FS
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQtJu38VstI


2012-13
SP Two Guitars (Russian gypsy folk)
FS Romeo and Juliet by Nino Rota

2012 Glacier Falls. SP
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9I8-rmSAHMQ
2012 Glacier Falls FS
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9Q1MBtHJyY

2013 US Nationals SP
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zpF6p7p1idY
2013 US Nationals FS
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0k-6-qSo8k

2013 Val Gardena Spring Trophy FS
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HqJKpEQwWOs

2011-12
SP Shenandoah and Turkey in the Straw (American folk songs)
FS Merry Widow by Franz Lehar and Circus Princess by Emmerich Kalman

2012 US Nationals SP
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=irJqt-Y0IfA
2012 US Nationals FS
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=irJqt-Y0IfA

Baby Pictures

2010 Broadmoor Open SP
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B5TMpeUYyos


Competitive History


CompetitionSPLPFinal
Season 2015-2016​
2016 U.S. Championships
1 22 (207.51)
ISU GP Rostelecom Cup 2015 Moscow5 44 (183.20)
ISU GP Skate Canada International 2015 Lethbridge, AB5 56 (168.69)
Season 2014-2015​
2015 World Championships7 78 (177.83 )
2015 Four Continents Championships41 1 (184.02)
2015 U.S. Championships3 44 (192.62)
2014 NHK Trophy11 58 (161.79)
2014 Cup of China7 24 (161.27)
2014 U.S. International Classic1 21 (176.35)
Season 2013-2014​
2014 World Championships125 8 ( 187.50)
2014 Olympic Winter Games799 (183.25)
2014 U.S. National Championships222 (193.63)
2014 Junior Grand Prix Final524 (161.71)
2013 JGP Minsk211 (165.77)
2013 JGP Mexico Cup111 (171.21)
Season 2012-2013​
2013 Junior Gardena Spring Trophy111 (158.45)
2013 U.S. Junior National Championships111 (159.87)
2013 U.S. Pacific Coast Junior Sectionals111 (166.62)
2013 U.S. Central Pacific Junior Regionals111 (158.18)
Season 2011-2012​
2012 U.S. Junior National Championships466 (134.06)
2012 U.S. Pacific Coast Junior Sectionals513 (123.55)
2012 U.S. Central Pacific Junior Regionals312 (120.17)
Season 2010-2011​
2011 U.S. Junior National Championships687 (132.91)
2011 U.S. Pacific Coast Junior Sectionals333 (125.89)
2011 U.S. Central Pacific Junior Regionals212 (121.59)
Season 2009-2010​
2010 U.S. Novice National Championships466 (117.97)
2010 U.S. Pacific Coast Novice Sectionals444 (105.42)
2010 U.S. Central Pacific Novice Regionals121 (103.73)
Season 2008-2009​
2009 U.S. Junior Championships, Intermediate11 (QR)
2009 Central Pacific Regional, Intermediate29.3353.96 3 (83.29)
Season 2009-2008​
2008 Central Pacific Regional, Juvenile11

Exhibitions

2016 Tribute to Rio (Rise)
https://youtu.be/B5-8SXEEY3A

2016 US Nationals EX
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lWE7uuz1vtU

2016 Rostelecom Cup EX
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y_O7d_R1yyo

2013 JGP Minsk Gala
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VxrzIOliH2I

2013 Ice Dreams Opening
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=unKf5NYhFXA

2013 Ice Dreams
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YRrBODnYr1I

2014 Golden Moment Act I
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GstcnmQM9Tk
2014 Stars on Ice - Uptown Girl
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_K5hrrriNM

2014 Cup of China Gala- Charlie Chaplin medley
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fluQ_Wvwhac

2015 4CCs Gala
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJBN3AZnKsU

Golden Skate articles and threads

May 2016 thread "Edmunds Makes Choice on College"
http://www.goldenskate.com/forum/showthread.php?59461-Edmunds-makes-choice-on-college

Jan. 2016 Gold Captures Second US Title
http://www.goldenskate.com/2016/01/gracie-gold-2/

Jan. 2016 Edmunds Leads Ladies at 2016 US Nationals
http://www.goldenskate.com/2016/01/polina-edmunds-2/

July 2015 Edmunds to debut 2015-16 season in Anaheim
http://www.goldenskate.com/2015/07/polina-edmunds/

Feb 2015 Polina Edmunds World Championship prospects post 4CC
http://www.goldenskate.com/forum/sh...Edmunds-World-Championship-prospects-post-4CC

Jan 2015 thread "Polina Edmunds 2015 National Champion - Will She Do It?
http://www.goldenskate.com/forum/sh...nds-2015-USA-National-Champion-Will-She-Do-it

Sep 2014 thread "Polina Edmunds Shows Promise"
http://www.goldenskate.com/forum/showthread.php?51506-Polina-Edmunds-shows-promise

Mar 2014 thread "How does Polina Edmunds stack up against Russian teens?"
http://www.goldenskate.com/forum/sh...Polina-Edmunds-stack-up-against-Russian-teens

Sep 2013 thread "Polina Edmunds = better than Gracie? And best USA lady by far??"
http://www.goldenskate.com/forum/sh...s-better-than-Gracie-And-best-USA-lady-by-far

Sep 2013 thread "Any more information of Polina Edmunds?"
http://www.goldenskate.com/forum/showthread.php?41448-Any-more-information-of-Polina-Edmunds

July 2013 thread: "Polina Edmunds: Can she compete at Seniors next season?"
http://www.goldenskate.com/forum/sh...dmunds-Can-she-compete-at-Seniors-next-season

GS reports on Polina's win at 2013 US Nationals in Juniors
http://www.goldenskate.com/2013/01/edmunds-wins-junior-ladies-title-at-2013-us-nationals/
http://www.goldenskate.com/2013/01/edmunds-leads-junior-ladies-at-2013-us-nationals/

Jan 2013 thread Polina Edmunds has ambitious SP
http://www.goldenskate.com/forum/showthread.php?39817-Polina-Edmunds-has-ambitious-SP

July 2011. "2011 Skate Liberty" includes an interview with Polina
http://www.goldenskate.com/2011/07/skate-liberty-2011/

Articles and other media

[h=2]Recent Icenetwork Articles[/h]


May 2016 - Ice Skating Star Polina Edmunds Makes Her College Choice
http://www.mercurynews.com/sports/ci_29822162/ice-skating-star-polina-edmunds-makes-her-college

2015 World team google chat
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fHRxQ7gBrmk

Polina gives advice to aspiring skaters
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6h6WnUmMSE

Reports on Polina's Win at 4CCs 2015
http://web.icenetwork.com/news/2015/02/24/110238472/four-continents-triumph-boosts-edmunds-stock
http://web.icenetwork.com/news/2015/02/15/109346330/edmunds-rallies-during-free-to-take-ladies-crown

Interview with Polina prior to US Nationals 2015
http://web.icenetwork.com/news/2015/01/13/106296148/edmunds-plans-to-stand-her-ground-in-greensboro

Polina blogs from 2014 Cup ofChina
http://web.icenetwork.com/news/2014/11/04/100494286/shanghai-ice-edmunds-reports-from-cup-of-china

Preview interview before 2014 Cup of China
http://web.icenetwork.com/news/2014/09/14/94714064/pinches-of-salt-russians-dont-scare-edmunds

Reports on Polina's win at 2014 US International Classic
http://web.icenetwork.com/news/2014/09/13/94596820/edmunds-makes-triumphant-return-to-salt-lake-city
http://web.icenetwork.com/news/2014/09/12/94450514/brilliant-short-sees-edmunds-in-midseason-form

Sep 2014 "Back to the basics: Edmunds enjoying teenage life" by Nick McCarvel
http://web.icenetwork.com/news/2014/08/15/89738848/back-to-the-basics-edmunds-enjoying-teenage-life

"Polina Edmunds Goes for Gold, Good Grades in Sochi" By Lisa Fernandez
http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/loca...-Gold-and-As-in-Sochi-Olympics-242446401.html

2014 Interview
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AkJGCxocw2U

2014 San Jose High School.Athlete of the year
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-NRT1LKD9W0

Jan. 2014 "Meet Polina Edmunds, breakthrough Olympic figure skater" by Nick Zaccardi Jan 12, 2014, 2:28 PM EDT
http://olympictalk.nbcsports.com/20...olympic-team-us-figure-skating-championships/
 
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sky_fly20

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Congrats on making it to the Olympics
from Jr. National Champion to an Olympian in just a year
beating veterans like Mirai and Wagner

what is the future for this talented Russian-American girl
 
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ingofan1

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Feb 16, 2011
Not so fast there is a question according to Usfsa if her Jr. scores can used to qualify Olympics
 

luckykid

On the Ice
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Feb 21, 2009
What's Polina's background? Why was she not sent to participate in senior GP for 2013-2014 season, like the Russian girls? Is this not a common practice by USFS or did Polina suddenly emerged out of nowhere this season?
 

Jammers

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Joined
Nov 4, 2010
What's Polina's background? Why was she not sent to participate in senior GP for 2013-2014 season, like the Russian girls? Is this not a common practice by USFS or did Polina suddenly emerged out of nowhere this season?

Polina even though she won Junior Nationals last year hadn't even been on the JGP yet so she needed the experience plus she wasn't going to get many assignments as a Senior. She should have gone to Junior Worlds though last year instead of someone like Yasmin Siraj.
 

MK's Winter

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Feb 9, 2009
Polina even though she won Junior Nationals last year hadn't even been on the JGP yet so she needed the experience plus she wasn't going to get many assignments as a Senior. She should have gone to Junior Worlds though last year instead of someone like Yasmin Siraj.

Polina has. She won her 2 events and finished 4th in the JGF.
 
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I still can't believe that USFS didn't select her for the JGP last season, which she clearly deserved based on her summer competition performances. She went on to comfortably win Junior Nationals.

Congrats USFS for slowing down the development of your most promising young skater. Who knows, had she done the JGP series last season, she might have had high enough a total score to qualify for GP this season.
 

hanca

Record Breaker
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Sep 23, 2008
I can't believe that last season, even after wining the junior nationals, they didn't send her to junior worlds. If she is now sent to the Olympics, it may be quite a shock for her, because the amount of people in the audience at JGP events are incomparable to such a huge event as Olympics. So that may affect her performance.
 

Frenchie

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My head is starting to hurt from having to check out all these different new threads that pretty much all talk about the same subject... :bang:

I saw a post in another of sky_fly's new threads that Polina Edmunds won the US JNC last year and wasn't sent to JWC.
After loads of research, :confused: I deemed this thread to be the best suited to post this question:

Why wasn't she? Was there a statement from the USFSA to explain that decision? Anyone?
 

sky_fly20

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article about Polina's silver medal http://www.mercurynews.com/sports/ci_24894424/san-jose-teen-polina-edmunds-wow-skating-world

I didn't know Frank Caroll is also one of Polina's coaches :confused:

Competing in Sochi would be a special moment for the Edmunds. Polina's mother and coach, Nina Edmunds, grew up in Russia. She taught skating there for six years before meeting American tourist John Edmunds and moving to the Bay Area.

"It's always been my dream to go to the Olympics in 2014 because my mom's family lives in Russia," Polina Edmunds said.

She reminded reporters Saturday night that Tara Lipinski also was 15 when she outperformed Kwan to win the gold medal at the 1998 Nagano Games. That's Edmunds' pitch to become the first Bay Area singles competitor to qualify for the Winter Olympics since Kristi Yamaguchi in 1992.

Polina deserves a place in the Team for Sochi ;)
 
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I don't know what her past history is, but if this week is anything to judge by, she's where she needs to be right now. I know she still looks a bit juniorish, but she also clearly has uncommon musicality, and she's able to keep up with the technical demands of a senior program. Her use of her arms, and her ability to execute the little extra steps and grace notes that Klimova put into her program, show that she can become a truly complete skater. I don't know whether she'll get a place on this year's Olympic team, because things are agonizingly confusing thanks to Ashley's fourth-place finish, but one way or another she deserves a place on the world stage. I know that people have been getting excited about Julia Lipnitskaya this year, and I enjoyed her Schindler's List program a great deal, but even she didn't touch me the way Edmunds did with that Grieg long program yesterday evening. There's something amazing there, and I hope she continues to grow and improve.
 

Icey

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Nov 28, 2012
Not so fast there is a question according to Usfsa if her Jr. scores can used to qualify Olympics


Seems like a simple phone call will take care of that, BUT why in the h**L didn't they check that before they put her on the team?
 

CanadianSkaterGuy

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Jan 25, 2013
She stands little chance of medaling, but this experience can prove invaluable to her in the next quadrennial.

You wonder if the judges will give her junior-level PCS scores and senior PCS scores within the same season?
 

luckyguy

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My head is starting to hurt from having to check out all these different new threads that pretty much all talk about the same subject... :bang:

I saw a post in another of sky_fly's new threads that Polina Edmunds won the US JNC last year and wasn't sent to JWC.
After loads of research, :confused: I deemed this thread to be the best suited to post this question:

Why wasn't she? Was there a statement from the USFSA to explain that decision? Anyone?
I think the answer is simple. They thought Hicks, Siraj and Cesario are more promising.
 

Frenchie

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I think the answer is simple. They thought Hicks, Siraj and Cesario are more promising.

So they had 3 spots and they didn't even give one of them to the actual winner?
Wow. I guess I'm just "joining the ranks" of all those who were shocked by this, but if anyone has any more insight on what went on, I'd like to know.
Because this sounds really extremely weird to me... I mean, it's not like they only had 1 spot... Or even 2...
 

Jammers

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Nov 4, 2010
I think the answer is simple. They thought Hicks, Siraj and Cesario are more promising.

Cesario i could understand since she never had a lot of chances with injuries but Siraj hasn't done anything in the last 3 years. Polina, Hannah Miller or Angela Wang were more deserving too.
 
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Jan 22, 2004
I think the answer is simple. They thought Hicks, Siraj and Cesario are more promising.

And we all know how that turned out. :p

In USFS' defense all three of those skaters scored higher than Edmunds' result. But then Edmunds had one less element in the FS and was restricted on the choice of elements in the SP. And senior marks were inflated, relative to the junior marks.

Why are Junior Nationals held at the same time as Senior Nationals? It's just ridiculous. If you want to compete at Junior Worlds, you should prove you are able to skate two Junior programmes to a high standard. What is even the point of having Junior Nationals when you'll just pick the highest placed age eligible skaters from the Senior ones? And it's not fair to Junior skaters who don't 'benefit' from the crazy 'inflation.'
 

JJS5056

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Jan 24, 2004
I don't see the need to separate junior and senior Nationals for the sake of making Jr World selection easier. 9-10 times, the choices are the correct ones.

The Jr. USA champion is almost always guaranteed a spot at Jr Worlds- the only other exception in recent times being Alexe Gilles; they're passed over only when the talent pool is exceptionally large. The best junior-eligle skaters are already competing against each other in their respective divisions at Nationals.

Edmunds was only passed over because she hadn't been sent to the JGP and was thus missing a minimum score. JGP selection is something much more worthy of discussing and overhauling given that incident and of course the case of Gold missing initial selection and ending up with only 1 event 2 years ago.
 
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Edmunds was only passed over because she hadn't been sent to the JGP and was thus missing a minimum score.

2013 US Championships were held January 20-27.

2013 World Junior Championships were held February 25-March 3.

There were four international junior competitions in between those two dates (Skate Helena, Bavarian Open, Dragon Trophy, Helmut Seibt Memorial).
 
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