Ross Miner | Golden Skate

Ross Miner

Mrs. P

Uno, Dos, twizzle!
Joined
Dec 27, 2009
U.S. figure skater Ross Miner was born January 24, 1991, in Williston, Vermont, USA.


How Ross Miner pronounces his name:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJjcQC5yIks

USFSA Get to Know Ross Miner
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJjcQC5yIks



November 2012 Original Post by Mrs. P
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ETA-I copied this to Fan Fests, because it's clear Ross "Boss" Miner has a lot of fans at GS!


As I (and many others) pointed out on the NHK Men's FS thread, Ross is a very underrated skater. But now he has the highest overall SB score out of the U.S. men. And that 4S was beautiful in the FS (though he missed it in the SP). I think he needs more work on making it consistent. But given his past work with his 3A -- I do think this is possible.

Does anyone think he can rise up the ranks and perhaps even win? Let's discuss.

Update November 2015




Biographical Info

ISU Bio
http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs00011185.htm

Icenetwork Bio
http://web.icenetwork.com/skaters/profile/ross_miner

Tracings.net entry
http://www.tracings.net/mine-ross.html

Wikipedia entry
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ross_Miner


Social Media


Ross'Twitter:
http://twitter.com/rossminer


Ross' Instagram
http://instagram.com/rossminer


Ross' Official website
http://www.rossminer.net/



Programs

2015-16

SP "New York State of Mind" by Billy Joel
FS "Who Wants to Live Forever" and "Too Much Love Will Kill You" by Queen

2015 Rostelecom Cup SP
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPvfhdzaVEw
2015 Rostelecom Cup FS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qigKrhQHbKQ
Victory Ceremony
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9KgLchImcg

2015 Skate America SP
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DEfuOnjwcsk
2015 Skate America FS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Th3uvLhb3Fc

2015 US International Classic SP video by sabinfire
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QeeWzFB7h-Q
Kiss and Cry
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Obwx39vuFM
2015 US International Classic FS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xF8IXVkzEgE
Victory Ceremony
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yjS8lJNxrbs

2014-15
SP "The Way We Were" by Marvin Hammlisch
FS "Romanza" by Andrea Bocelli

2015 US Nationals SP
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iu4r7WSuH_g
2015 US Nationals FS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bd868FObOuQ

2014 NHK SP
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UgHQH2fxdpY
2014 NHK FS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UHnVR_P970Uz

2014 Skate Canada Autumn Classic SP
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQ4XbVrMH7Q
2014 Skate Canada Autumn Classic FS
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x283boi_ross-miner-usa_sport

2014 US International Classic SP
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMX-jQBLK8o
Kiss and Cry
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1xCYtcrkQ5s
2014 US International Classic FS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q649lierLrI
Kiss and Cry
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V4hbd9ILFWU

2013-14
SP "The Way We Were" by Barbra Streisand
FS Boston Strong - Music from the album Glory by Michael W. Smith

2014 US Nationals SP
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPMo7r7NYSQ

2013 Skate Canada SP
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwVz2vvzwXs
2013 Skate Canada FS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sN69yCredtc

2013 Nepela Trophy SP
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sAZNp1csLVI
2013 Nepela Trophy FS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q0PmLk8vGDU

2013 US Figure Skating Classic SP
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9WsyPVEZcDQ
2013 US Figure Skating Classic FS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mfP7ZN6ZYN4

2012-13
SP "Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini" by Sergei Rachmaninoff
FS Captain Blood by Erich Korngold

2013 Worlds SP
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lAAnVdsNNl4
2013 Worlds FS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wunIPmRjmk8

2013 4CCs SP
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MqiwA120iwM
2013 4CCs FS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IEW9AOkK4Xs

2013 US Nationals SP
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m9QstkYdwQw
2013 US Nationals FS
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xx2w08_2013-ross-miner-fs_sport

2012 NHK SP
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1s2TVUtAYnA
2012 NHK FS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6m6ViXupBUc

2012 Skate Canada FS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jh7qMV2QQpY

2011-12
SP "Para Ti" by Jorge Sanchez
FS The Untouchables soundtrack by Enrique Morricone

2012 Four Continents SP
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HgTs67tyYmk
2012 Four Continents FS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tVIkiSh5zM

2012 US Nationals FS
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xo60u1_2012-u-s-national-ross-miner-fs_sport
2012 US Nationals Competitor highlights by USFSA
https://www.youtube.com/user/USFSVideo
Medal ceremony
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t26E5tRP2-w

2011 NHK SP
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pSrrA80K_Pg
2011 NHK FS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dT4MKG5NzPo

2011 Skate Canada FS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q72fdPVi4pI

2011 Mid Atlantics SP
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FgKY_tyfMIU


2010-11

SP Salsa medley
FS Casablanca

2011 Worlds SP
https://www.youtube.com/user/RiservaISUMosca2011
Interview After SP
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFX2vm4buHI
2011 Worlds FS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lhyG_6_LCws

2011 US Nationals SP
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JFyUwQu9CBA,
2011 US Nationals FS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2hOgpzmj4Lc
Medal ceremony
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MRBeEIN7hrI

2010 NHK FS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4kh5R2w0i4


2010 Cup of China SP
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HksNjlzj7fk
2010 Cup of China FS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fC_qfzyd99Y


2009-10
SP "Carmen Fantasy for Trumpet and Orchestra" by Bizet performed by Erich Kunzel and the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
FS "Adios Noninos" and "Libertango" by Astor Piazzolla performed by the London Philharmonic Orchestra

2009 JGP Croatia FS
https://www.youtube.com/user/monkeyskating05

2009 JGPF SP
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m-syuLkhwBwAQ


2008-09

SP Medley of "Bonanza" by David Rose and "Cotton-Eyed Joe" by Rednex
FS Medley of "I've Got Rhythm," "Someone To Watch Over Me" and "Nice Work If You Can Get It" by George Gershwin

2008 Cranberry Open Junior SP
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FZLrXh8VY0U
2008 Cranberry Open Junior FS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oDL8orq02J0

2007-08
SP "Hawaii 5-0" by The Ventures and "Wipeout" by the Surfaris
FS George Gershwin medley


COMPETITIVE HISTORY



  • 2015 - Rostelecom Cup - 3rd
  • 2015 - Skate America - 7th
  • 2015 - U.S. International Classic - 3rd
  • 2015 - U.S. Championships - 6th
  • 2014 - NHK Trophy - 7th
  • 2014 - Autumn Classic International - 1st
  • 2014 - U.S. International Classic - 2nd




EXHIBITIONS

2015 Rostelecom Cup Gala
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bi7mY6uIg_Y

2015 Ice Chips
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j3wApKswThQ

2013 Bay State Games Show
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_mzJw3GHAbM

2013 Evening With Champions - Luck be a Lady
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QIhj_5m9sjk

2012 NHK Trophy
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8PK6m7-vt7Q

2012 Evenings With Champions
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYRlk0XirDA

2012 US Nationals Gala
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4mcpNPIJ_58

2011 Ice Chips - Your Song
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZWzBHOkWEWQ

2011 Nationals EX
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1g4wtMGI3k

2009 Frogpond Opening Show
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvG5gfL3ZDw


Golden Skate Articles​





Articles and Other Media​







Sep. 2015 - TSL Talks to Ross at Skate America
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zcE4Zc1pKnk

2014 Boston Globe Interview
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O7DwFOQhnjY

2013 Ross teaching kid to. do a pair lift
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dhbvDWxWKYw

2013 Skates to Plates with Brian Boitano by the Shibsibs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sk1rCG1mJOQ

Jun 2012 - Hole in the Wall Gang Benefit interview
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o1HxluIJVbg

Sep. 2012- Ross in the tweet seat
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qb56rclzS0
 
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sky_fly20

Match Penalty
Joined
Nov 20, 2011
Technically ? Yes but Miner lacks something that makes him anonymous and boring
Its Abbott and Dornbush to lose !
 

Mrs. P

Uno, Dos, twizzle!
Joined
Dec 27, 2009
Technically ? Yes but Miner lacks something that makes him anonymous and boring
Its Abbott and Dornbush to lose !

As I said, I feel that people perceive him as boring because his skating is not in your face. He does not do high-dramatics, so therefore he gets stuck with the boring label. But if you look at his packaging as a whole, he has very lovely skating and nice choreography.

He has already beaten Abbott and Dornbush on the PB list, and he has been more consistent relative to the other U.S. men in placement. He also has placed well despite being in very deep fields. So no, I don't think it's Dornbush's championship to lose and if Abbott didn't have such strong components, I wouldn't think it was his to lose either.

Jeremy: 5th at SA (against a weaker field) and 2nd at TEB (again a weak field)
Ross: 5th at SC (against Chan, Fernandez + Oda) and 3rd at NHK (against Hanyu, Takahashi and Fernandez)
Richard: 6th at TEB and 5th at NHK.
Adam: 4th at COC and 8th at NHK
 

wallylutz

Medalist
Joined
Mar 23, 2010
As I (and many others) pointed out on the NHK Men's FS thread, Ross is a very underrated skater. But now he has the highest overall SB score out of the U.S. men. And that 4S was beautiful in the FS (though he missed it in the SP). I think he needs more work on making it consistent. But given his past work with his 3A -- I do think this is possible.

Does anyone think he can rise up the ranks and perhaps even win? Let's discuss.

Yes, I definitely think he can win the U.S. Nationals, not that he necessarily will. To be honest, both him and Richard Dornbush are very close when it comes to their potential. The difference is Ross has been able to deliver it whereas Richard has yet to do so this season. Both Abbott and Rippon are getting a little tired with their lack of results internationally. I think the U.S. Nationals would be wide open. But if I have put my money on someone, I think it will be either Dornbush or Miner.
 

pangtongfan

Match Penalty
Joined
Jun 16, 2010
Technically ? Yes but Miner lacks something that makes him anonymous and boring
Its Abbott and Dornbush to lose !

Miner had much higher PCS than Dornbush even though both skated well in their LPs. Miner is technically stronger and will win if both skate well right now.

I say yes he can. Only Abbott having his usual strong Nationals will prevent him at this point.

I do think Miner, Abbott, and Dornbush are the main contenders for Nationals at this point. Dont see Rippon as any factor, nor Weir (dont see Evan showing up but if he does obviously you cant count him out in the U.S at this point, even if you can on the World stage).

If I had to predict it would be Abbott peaking at Nationals again and winning, and Miner 2nd, and that being the World team.
 

sky_fly20

Match Penalty
Joined
Nov 20, 2011
Miner had much higher PCS than Dornbush even though both skated well in their LPs. Miner is technically stronger and will win if both skate well right now.

I say yes he can. Only Abbott having his usual strong Nationals will prevent him at this point.

I do think Miner, Abbott, and Dornbush are the main contenders for Nationals at this point. Dont see Rippon as any factor, nor Weir (dont see Evan showing up but if he does obviously you cant count him out in the U.S at this point, even if you can on the World stage).

If I had to predict it would be Abbott peaking at Nationals again and winning, and Miner 2nd, and that being the World team.

Miner skated almost lights out while Ricky had a couple of mistakes , had he went clean his PCS woul be ahead of Miner
Evan is unlikely to come back and Rippon is still a failure with his 3A's
 

Mrs. P

Uno, Dos, twizzle!
Joined
Dec 27, 2009
Miner skated almost lights out while Ricky had a couple of mistakes , had he went clean his PCS woul be ahead of Miner
Evan is unlikely to come back and Rippon is still a failure with his 3A's

But that's the thing -- Richard has to skate clean. He has yet to do so this season.

I do like Richard's choreography a lot, perhaps even better than Miner's but his mistakes do interrupt the program quite a bit.
 

pangtongfan

Match Penalty
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Jun 16, 2010
Miner skated almost lights out while Ricky had a couple of mistakes , had he went clean his PCS woul be ahead of Miner
Evan is unlikely to come back and Rippon is still a failure with his 3A's

Please mistakes dont affect PCS that much. We see that with Chan time and time again. Dornbush was well behind Miner in PCS even considering his mistakes. My point is I dont see a big difference in PCS between them at this point, and Miner is technically stronger right now.
 

sky_fly20

Match Penalty
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Nov 20, 2011
Please mistakes dont affect PCS that much. We see that with Chan time and time again. Dornbush was well behind Miner in PCS even considering his mistakes. My point is I dont see a big difference in PCS between them at this point, and Miner is technically stronger right now.

it does for most except for the selected few and I don't think Miner is Not part of that Group yet
Chanflation is of course an exception
 

Mrs. P

Uno, Dos, twizzle!
Joined
Dec 27, 2009
Yes, I definitely think he can win the U.S. Nationals, not that he necessarily will. To be honest, both him and Richard Dornbush are very close when it comes to their potential. The difference is Ross has been able to deliver it whereas Richard has yet to do so this season. Both Abbott and Rippon are getting a little tired with their lack of results internationally. I think the U.S. Nationals would be wide open. But if I have put my money on someone, I think it will be either Dornbush or Miner.

Well that's why I used can not will! :laugh:

I think the key thing for Ross will be the SP. He has always been weaker in the SP. He has the No. 6 score in the FS but only the No. 20 score in the SP and is behind Jeremy Abbott and Josh Farris among the U.S. Men.
 

wallylutz

Medalist
Joined
Mar 23, 2010
it does for most except for the selected few and I don't think Miner is Not part of that Group yet
Chanflation is of course an exception

Sounds like your little prince whom you thought has become a king is still a good 14 points behind in the PCS vs. Patrick Chan who skated in front of an unsupportive crowd in Russia despite Hanyu getting a massive hometown bonus for a skate with two falls. One can only imagine when the location advantage is reversed with the Worlds in London, your little prince would be lucky not to turn into a toad by those pesky judges. :laugh:
 

merrywidow

Record Breaker
Joined
Jan 20, 2004
I think Miner may well be our 2013 National Champion. I certainly hope he makes the World team. He is such a solid & smooth skater, no depending on flailing arms. Love his deep edges & he is seemingly strong minded. I believe in Dornbush too & Max Aaron . These 3 are our (USA's) future IMO. Dornbush scored a 239 at Finlandia & Aaron had a 231 at SLC, granted they were B comps but they were judged by international judges.
 

sky_fly20

Match Penalty
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Sounds like your little prince whom you thought has become a king is still a good 14 points behind in the PCS vs. Patrick Chan who skated in front of an unsupportive crowd in Russia despite Hanyu getting a massive hometown bonus for a skate with two falls. One can only imagine when the location advantage is reversed with the Worlds in London, your little prince would be lucky not to turn into a toad by those pesky judges. :laugh:

:confused: Hanyu has improved a lot and he is rewarded very nicele\y, he has got consistent scored by judges at SA and NHK
plus his scores that he didn't have an epic meltdown at NHK FS, 2 jumping pass and a botched spin
 

Mrs. P

Uno, Dos, twizzle!
Joined
Dec 27, 2009
I think Miner may well be our 2013 National Champion. I certainly hope he makes the World team. He is such a solid & smooth skater, no depending on flailing arms. Love his deep edges & he is seemingly strong minded. I believe in Dornbush too & Max Aaron . These 3 are our (USA's) future IMO. Dornbush scored a 239 at Finlandia & Aaron had a 231 at SLC, granted they were B comps but they were judged by international judges.

Yes! Max Aaron is definitely a dark horse given that he has the 4T and the 4S in his arsenal. He has some work to do on the PCS side, but he definitely handing in some graet skates this season!
 

centerpt1

On the Ice
Joined
Nov 27, 2008
Miner has been on the Nationals podium for the last two years. He's solid and very likely to win. Abbott is injured (and his technical has suffered)-so who knows?
 

emma

Record Breaker
Joined
Oct 28, 2004
I can't forget Armin too, I really enjoy his skating a lot. I do so wish Abbot could skate lights out at nationals and worlds (haven't seen that latter yet, but I still long for it); but I also wish to see Miner, Dornbush, and Armin M make the world team.....so, no matter how the cookie crumbles, I'll be missing at least two guys (oh....and yeah, I happen to really like Rippon too and I'm not even letting myself consider Weir or Evan).

But to stay on topic, I do think that Miner might be under-appreciated, but in part I think that he has been somewhat under-exposed; his first medal at senior nationals with Ricky was the first time a lot of people really saw him, and I think he got a little lost in the crowd after that. Although if I remember correctly he did medal last year too, he didn't go to worlds (right?)...so some of the momentum of being the next 'thing to watch' gets lost when you don't get to go to the next big comp. But...do I think he can medal at nationals again: yes; is he a contender for silver or gold - I think he is in that mix, so much will depend, i think, on the physical and mental status of Abbot for the top.
 

samson

Medalist
Joined
Aug 10, 2012
while we know season to season, event to event is different, Miner currently has the highest scoring international freeskate of any US man likely to compete. He's got a solid 2.5 points on Jeremy and what's more Abbott's personal best was back in the '08 Grand Prix Final. Nationals could be very interesting.
 

ImaginaryPogue

Record Breaker
Joined
Jun 3, 2009
it does for most except for the selected few and I don't think Miner is Not part of that Group yet
Chanflation is of course an exception

Okay, I know this isn't about Miner, but how I loathe this argument. Denis freakin' Ten got higher PCS for a long program with five falls than a program with three falls. Fact. I've just demonstrated it. I can demonstrate it with Murakami. And Abbott. Kostner. And any number of skaters because that is the system.

Miner will win Nationals. Abbott will peak at Worlds and wins bronze. American gets three spots in men.
 
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My prediction: If Abbott goes for a quad, Miner will win.

If Abbott does not go for a quad, Abbott will win, Miner second.
 

emma

Record Breaker
Joined
Oct 28, 2004
Okay, I know this isn't about Miner, but how I loathe this argument. Denis freakin' Ten got higher PCS for a long program with five falls than a program with three falls. Fact. I've just demonstrated it. I can demonstrate it with Murakami. And Abbott. Kostner. And any number of skaters because that is the system.

Miner will win Nationals. Abbott will peak at Worlds and wins bronze. American gets three spots in men.

I hate that (the first paragraph). I would be happy with the second paragraph!

And I did my quote thingy wrong - but as to MM and his prediction - I can see it; still would be happy with either outcome but most especially if it included Abbot getting a medal at worlds (for a well delivered program that is).
 
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