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Ludington & Moxley rebuilding UD ice dance programLudington & Moxley coached Cannuscio & McManus to fifth place finish at 2015 U.S. Nationals. Read More +
Event Coverage - 2015 World ChampionshipsZhiganshina & Gazsi | Photo by Robin Ritoss Read More +
Thomas & Eaton forge a new path, together
Junior Worlds in Tallinn!Moscheni & Lukacs (HUN) | Photo by Robin Ritoss Read More +
Photos from Moscow Junior ChampionshipsDaria Drozd & Bogdan Borovlev | Photo by Julia Komarova Read More +
Four Continents in Seoul!Maia & Alex Shibutani | Photo by Robin Ritoss Read More +
2015 European ChampionshipsAllison Reed & Vasili Rogov | Photo by Robin Ritoss Read More +
Siblings in Skating #6: Rachel & Michael ParsonsPhoto by Barry Gropman Read More +
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Other Technical Updates
Volunteer to Help Team IDC in Lake Placid
- Created on Friday, 22 May 2015 17:25
Want to help out the IDC staff at the Lake Placid Ice Dancing Championships? Volunteers are a big reason why IDC's coverage has been so successful for the past 12 years. In order to be able to produce our standard quality and quantity of coverage, we rely on the tireless efforts of those who volunteer to work with us.
This year, we are looking for photographer assistants to assist us with coverage for the 2015 event. As and assistant, you will learn about our photography process by sitting with us during an event and downloading photos from memory cards and sorting them into folders. You will learn how we select the photos that are displayed on ice-dance.com as well as how we make adjustments to camera settings to get better photos. If you have some free time during the event and would like to volunteer, please fill out our volunteer form.
Lake Placid to host Ice Dance International during LPIDC
- Created on Thursday, 07 May 2015 21:56
For over 80 years, competitors from the United States and beyond have traveled to Lake Placid, New York, for the annual Ice Dance Championships. The summer event includes competitions for all levels from pre-juvenile to senior for teams as well as solo dancers. For the past 12 years, Team IDC has been in attendance.
Earlier this week, the organizers of the Lake Placid Ice Dance Championships announced that in addition to offering the standard events, U.S. Figure Skating has given Lake Placid the opportunity to host an international event that offers junior and senior teams another opportunity to earn an ISU minimum score. Entries for this event will be competing in the first Lake Placid Ice Dance International (LPIDI).
The Lake Placid Ice Dance International will be held during the Lake Placid Ice Dance Championships and in addition to the standard competitions. The junior and senior dance events will be separated into groups (i.e. Group A, B, etc.) with the international event as an additional, separate group.
2015 IDC Photo Sessions in Lake Placid
- Created on Sunday, 03 May 2015 01:00
IDC is once again offering its off-ice photography service for teams who are interested in having pictures taken for use in sectional or national programs, etc. This service is offered for a small fee to help defray our expenses associated with covering LPIDC.
Download our brochure. If you have any questions regarding this photography service, please contact us.
To reserve a session, please fill out our reservation form. You will receive confirmation from IDC Staff after your order has been received. Available spots will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Ludington & Moxley rebuilding UD ice dance program
- Created on Wednesday, 08 April 2015 19:39
by Daphne Backman
When the final group of five teams took the ice at the 2015 U.S. National Championships, coaches Karen Ludington and Christie Moxley-Hutson looked on as their team, Anastasia Cannuscio & Colin McManus, warmed up as part of that flight.
“It was pretty surreal, but it was exactly where we had envisioned ourselves being,” Cannuscio said. “For years, we always sat back and watched that final group go out, so it was such a rush to finally be a part of it.”
“Being among the top five dance teams in the U.S. is remarkable, and we could not imagine a better group of people to share that experience with,” McManus added.
Of the teams in the final group, Cannuscio & McManus were the only team whose training base is not in Michigan. Cannuscio & McManus have trained at the University of Delaware in Newark, Del., under coaches Ludington and Moxley-Hutson since their partnership began eight years ago. Despite the national trend to relocate to the Detroit area, they have remained in Newark, pursuing a unique look.
Showdown in Shanghai
- Created on Tuesday, 24 March 2015 11:07
by Katie Tetzloff | Photo by Robin Ritoss
For the first time ever, China will host the ISU Figure Skating World Championships. The event will be held in Shanghai, China’s most populous city, which also hosted Cup of China this season. In this year’s ice dance competition, 31 teams representing 23 countries will compete. All teams had to achieve minimum Technical Element Scores of 29 and 39 in the short and free dances, respectively, at an ISU event within the past two seasons to qualify. As the competition has been close this year in past events, many of these teams will need to skate their best for a chance at a spot in the top five or on the podium.
The favorites for gold are Canada’s Kaitlyn Weaver & Andrew Poje. They are the current World silver medalists, and this has been a breakout season for them. They have won every event they have entered, including Nebelhorn Trophy, Skate Canada International, NHK Trophy, the Grand Prix Final, the Canadian National Championships, and the Four Continents Championships. Weaver & Poje have earned the current highest ISU season’s score of 181.14. Last year, when they won the silver medal, they were only .02 away from the title. A gold medal at the 2015 World Championships, which would be their first, would really top off the perfect season for this experienced team.
Team USA ready to take on World's best
- Created on Sunday, 22 March 2015 15:47
by Gina Capellazzi | Photo by Daphne Backman
Last week, U.S. world team members participated in teleconferences with the media in anticipation of this week’s 2015 World Championships. The event will take place from March 23-29 in Shanghai, China.
2015 U.S. Champions Madison Chock & Evan Bates are coming into the World Championships, looking for their first World Championship medal. The two, who just won silver at the Four Continents Championships in Seoul, South Korea last month, are considered one of the favorites for the gold medal.
After Nationals, Chock & Bates changed half of their circular footwork. Since returning home from Seoul, they have worked on the execution of that footwork and are hoping to receive a level 4 for it.
Thomas & Eaton forge a new path, together
- Created on Friday, 20 March 2015 16:42
After the conclusion of the 2015 U.S. National Championships, both Danielle Thomas and Daniel Eaton found themselves in similar situations. Eaton and partner Alexandra Aldridge called an end to their five-year partnership shortly after their sixth-place finish in Greensboro.
“Alex Aldridge and I had a great five years together,” Eaton said. “The opportunities that we were given will always be remembered and [are] special to me. Alex and I slowly began to grow apart as partners, which caused us to come to a mutual decision to end our partnership.”
Thomas, who had recently completed her second season with Alexander Martin, was also partnerless after the two decided they were on different paths with regard to achieving their goals.
“Alex Martin and I decided to end our partnership shortly after Nationals,” Thomas said. “We had a nice experience together through novice and junior, and I am thankful for our partnership over the years. We ended our partnership on a good note.”
Both Thomas and Eaton trained at the Detroit Skating Club [DSC] while with their previous partners, and although Eaton moved to the Artic Edge Ice Arena in Canton, Mich., last year, he & Thomas credit their experiences at the DSC with preparing them for their new partnership together.
2015 Edward G Picken Pro-Am04 Jun 2015 All Day
June 5-6, 2015
Skatequest Reston Ice Rink
2015 Chesapeake Open23 Jun 2015 All Day
June 24-27, 2015
The Gardens Ice House
2015 Lake Placid Ice Dance Championships29 Jul 2015 04:00 AM to 01:00 PM
July 29 - August 1, 2015
Lake Placid, NY
2015 Minto Summer Skate29 Jul 2015 All Day
July 30 - August 2, 2015
The Minto Skating Center
2015 Lake Placid Ice Dance International30 Jul 2015 04:00 AM to 01:00 PM
July 30-31, 2015
Lake Placid, NY Website