Author: Team IDC

Q & A with Poland’s Kaliszek & Spodyriev

Next week, Poland’s Natalia Kaliszek & Maksym Spodyriev will close out their third season as a team at the 2017 World Championships in Helsinki, Finland. At the World Championships, they will not only aim to qualify for the free dance for the second consecutive season, but also to earn Poland a berth at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games, which will be held in Pyeongchang, South Korea, less than one year from now. In advance of this important competition, Kaliszek & Spodyriev took some time to answer some questions from Team IDC. What drew each of you to ice dance?...

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2017 World Junior Championships Recap

by Anne Calder | Photo by Robin Ritoss The World Junior Championships were held in Taipei City, Chinese Taipei March 15-19. 31 ice dance teams from 24 ISU nations competed in the short dance with twenty qualifying for the free dance. SHORT DANCE After the short dance, Alla Loboda & Pavel Drozd (67.59) of Russia led USA’s Rachel Parsons & Michael Parsons (67.29) by a slim .30 points. In third and fourth place were Russian teammates Anastasia Skoptcova & Kirill Aleshin (63.38) and Anastasia Shpilevaya & Grigory Smirnov (63.26). The four top teams all earned Level 4 for their blues patterns,...

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Results – 2017 World Junior Championships

Taipei City, Chinese Taipei March 13-19, 2017 Protocols   OVERALL FPl. Name Nation Points SD FD 1 Rachel PARSONS / Michael PARSONS   USA 164.83 2 1 2 Alla LOBODA / Pavel DROZD   RUS 164.37 1 2 3 Christina CARREIRA / Anthony PONOMARENKO   USA 154.68 6 3 4 Anastasia SHPILEVAYA / Grigory SMIRNOV   RUS 152.66 4 4 5 Anastasia SKOPTCOVA / Kirill ALESHIN   RUS 152.53 3 5 6 Marjorie LAJOIE / Zachary LAGHA   CAN 148.26 5 7 7 Lorraine MCNAMARA / Quinn CARPENTER   USA 148.11 7 6 8 Angelique ABACHKINA / Louis THAURON...

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2017 World Junior Championships Preview

by Laura Flagg | Photo by Daphne Backman The biggest junior competition of the season takes place this week in Taipei City, Chinese Taipei. The field boasts 31 ice dance teams from 25 countries. The three teams who medaled at the Junior Grand Prix Final (JGP Final), Rachel Parsons & Michael Parsons, Alla Loboda & Pavel Drozd, and Lorraine McNamara & Quinn Carpenter, are the favorites to medal here. These three teams were also the medalists at both the JGP Final and the World Junior Championships last season. All three teams are in their final junior competition, as they...

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