Author: Team IDC

Agafonova & Uçar: The Final Dance

by Anne Calder | Photos by Robin Ritoss & Melanie Heaney Alisa Agafonova & Alper Uçar have represented Turkey for eight years. They recently announced their competitive retirement. The team and reflect on their partnership, skating careers and how they put Turkey on the ice dance map. Beginnings Uçar was a singles skater in Ankara, Turkey for ten years before moving to Hungary in 2005 for better training conditions. In 2009, at the age of 24, he made a daring switch to ice dance and moved to the USA to partner with American, Jenette Maitz. Oleg Voiko and...

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2018 Worlds Recap: Papadakis & Cizeron continue to break records

by Daphne Backman & Anne Calder | Photos by Robin Ritoss SHORT DANCE France’s Gabriella Papadakis & Guillaume Cizeron set a new World record of 83.73 and took a solid lead after the short dance in an event that saw many teams set new personal bests and give their best performances of the season. All teams in the top five received level 4s on at least four of their elements. Skating to a Latin remix of Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You” and “Thinking Out Loud,” Papadakis & Cizeron were fast and commanding in their performance. They carry a 3.31-point...

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Results – 2018 World Championships

Milan, Italy March 19-25, 2018 Protocols OVERALL RESULT FPl. Name Nation Points SD FD 1 Gabriella PAPADAKIS / Guillaume CIZERON     FRA 207.20 1 1 2 Madison HUBBELL / Zachary DONOHUE     USA 196.64 2 2 3 Kaitlyn WEAVER / Andrew POJE     CAN 192.35 3 4 4 Anna CAPPELLINI / Luca LANOTTE     ITA 192.08 4 3 5 Madison CHOCK / Evan BATES     USA 187.28 5 5 6 Piper GILLES / Paul POIRIER     CAN 186.10 6 6 7 Alexandra STEPANOVA / Ivan BUKIN     RUS 184.01 7 7 8...

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