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 Ice-dance.com 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...Read More
Author: Team IDC
Posted by Team IDC | Mar 25, 2018
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...Read More
Posted by Team IDC | Mar 24, 2018
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...Read More
Posted by Team IDC | Mar 23, 2018
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