Recaps

Recap: 2020 World Junior Championships

Recap: 2020 World Junior Championships

by Anne Calder | Photo by Robin Ritoss Tallinn, Estonia hosted its second World Junior Championships March 2-8. Twenty-nine ice dance couples representing 22 ISU nations competed; 20 couples from 13 of those countries qualified for the free dance. The Tea-Time Foxtrot...

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A look back at Bavarian Open & Egna Dance Trophy

A look back at Bavarian Open & Egna Dance Trophy

by Anne Calder The Bavarian Open (Oberstdorf, GER) and Egna Dance Trophy (Egna/Neumarkt, ITA) were competed the first week of February approximately 400 miles apart in Western Europe. THE BAVARIAN OPEN The Bavarian Open celebrated its 10th year of competition in 2020....

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Recap: 2020 Four Continents Championships

Recap: 2020 Four Continents Championships

by Anne Calder | Photo by Robin Ritoss In 1999 the ISU established the Four Continents Championships(4CC) to allow figure skaters from Africa, the Americas, Asia, and Oceana to compete in an international event similar to Europeans. In 2020, 16 ice dance couples...

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Recap: 2020 U.S. Nationals Senior Dance

Recap: 2020 U.S. Nationals Senior Dance

by Anne Calder Senior ice dancers took center stage for the Rhythm Dance at the 2020 U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Greensboro, NC. Nine teams executed the five required elements including the designated Finnstep pattern. The music was from Broadway and/or...

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Recap: 2020 U.S. Nationals Junior Dance

Recap: 2020 U.S. Nationals Junior Dance

by Anne Calder | Photo by Daphne Backman The 2020 US National Figure Skating Championships are being competed this week in Greensboro, NC. The city previously hosted the event in 2011 and 2015. Rhythm Dance Tuesday evening, fourteen junior teams performed their rhythm...

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Recap: 2019 Grand Prix Final

Recap: 2019 Grand Prix Final

by Francesca  Torino, Italy is famous among skating fans for being the set of the original dance Olympic event. The 2019-2020 GPF was far from dramatic but nonetheless saw some iconic performances. JUNIOR It was a tight race to the top in Torino, where the team of...

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A look back at the first U.S. Dance Final

A look back at the first U.S. Dance Final

by Anne Calder  “In the summer of 2017, [USFSA] President Sam Auxier established a Competitions Task Force with the goal of addressing a number of issues facing the current qualifying pipeline for singles, pairs and ice dance athletes.” (from the U.S. Figure Skating...

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Recap: 2019 NHK Trophy

Recap: 2019 NHK Trophy

by Anne Calder | Photo by Robin Ritoss The sixth 2019 Grand Prix Series event, the NHK Trophy, was held in Sapporo, Japan November 22-24. Nine ice dance teams from seven countries competed for prize money and the remaining slots for the Grand Prix Final in Torino,...

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Recap: 2019 Rostelecom Cup

Recap: 2019 Rostelecom Cup

by Anne Calder | Photo by Julia Komarova The fifth event in the Grand Prix Series was held in Moscow, Russia from November 15-17, at the Megasport Sport Palace. Ten teams from seven countries competed for prize money and qualification for the Grand Prix Final in...

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Recap: 2019 Cup of China

Recap: 2019 Cup of China

by Anne Calder | Photo by Robin Ritoss Cup of China was held November 8-10 in Chongqing - a Yangtze River port city in southwest China. Ten couples representing five countries competed to qualify for the Grand Prix Final. The podium order was Russia, United States of...

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Recap: 2019 Internationaux de France

Recap: 2019 Internationaux de France

by Anne Calder | Photo by Robin Ritoss The third Grand Prix Series event was held in Grenoble, France, from November 1-3. Eight countries were represented. Advertised as the “Capital of the Alps” due to its size and proximity to the mountains, Grenoble hosted the...

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Recap: 2019 Skate Canada

Recap: 2019 Skate Canada

by Anne Calder | Photo by Robin Ritoss The 2019 Skate Canada International was held in Kelowna, British Columbia October 25-27. The city also hosted the event in 2014. Ten teams from five ISU countries competed for points toward qualification for the Grand Prix Final...

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Recap: 2019 Skate America

Recap: 2019 Skate America

by Anne Calder | Photos by Daphne Backman Skate America - the first of six 2019 Grand Prix Series events - was held in Las Vegas, Nevada, October 18-20. The competitors were seeded and invited based on the results of the 2019 World Figure Skating Championships. Ten...

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Recap: 2019 U.S. International Classic

Recap: 2019 U.S. International Classic

by Anne Calder The third event in the ISU Challenger Series was held in Salt Lake City, UT USA. Nine teams from seven countries competed in the ice dance discipline. Several athletes had some altitude difficulties due to the elevation being higher than their training...

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