Recaps

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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Recap: 2019 Junior Grand Prix Lake Placid

Recap: 2019 Junior Grand Prix Lake Placid

by Anne Calder | Photo by Daphne Backman RHYTHM DANCE (RD) The 14 ice dance teams performed Broadway and movie musicals, to one or more of the following rhythms: Quickstep, Blues, March, Foxtrot, Swing, Charleston, Waltz. The Tea-Time Foxtrot Pattern Dance Element...

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Recap: 2019 World Championships Free Dance

Recap: 2019 World Championships Free Dance

by Anne Calder | Photo by Robin Ritoss There was a slight shift in the overnight standings. The top two after the rhythm dance, Gabriella Papadakis & Guillaume Cizeron and Victoria Sinitsina & Nikita Katsalapov, kept their spots. Americans Madison Hubbell and...

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Recap: 2019 World Championships Rhythm Dance

Recap: 2019 World Championships Rhythm Dance

by Anne Calder | Photo by Robin Ritoss The 2019 World Figure Skating Championships were held from March 14-24 in Saitama, Japan. Twenty-seven teams from 20 ISU countries competed in the Rhythm Dance. (RD) European teams won the top three spots. The last time a North...

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Recap: 2019 World Junior Championships

Recap: 2019 World Junior Championships

by Anne Calder | Photo by Robin Ritoss The World Junior Championships, held in Zagreb, Croatia March 4-10, were won by Canada’s Marjorie Lajoie & Zachary Lagha. It was Canada’s second ice dance World Junior Championship victory in the event’s 44 year history....

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Recap: 2019 Four Continents Free Dance

Recap: 2019 Four Continents Free Dance

by Anne Calder | Photo by Melanie Heaney The podium included: Madison Chock & Evan Bates (gold), Kaitlyn Weaver & Andrew Poje (silver), and Piper Gilles & Paul Poirier (bronze). The free dance event was held Sunday afternoon on February 10. Earlier, the...

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Recap: 2019 Four Continents Rhythm Dance

Recap: 2019 Four Continents Rhythm Dance

by Anne Calder | Photo by Melanie Heaney The USA last hosted the Four Continents in 2012. The event was held in Colorado Springs and the ice dance podium included: Tessa Virtue & Scott Moir of Canada (gold),  Meryl Davis & Charlie White of the United States...

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Recap: 2019 European Championships

Recap: 2019 European Championships

by Anne Calder | Photo by Julia Komarova Minsk, Belarus hosted the 2019 European Championships January 21-27. Twenty-five couples representing 16 countries competed in the rhythm dance. The top 20 qualified for the free dance. The podium included: (gold) Gabriiella...

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Recap: 2019 U.S. Nationals – Senior Dance

Recap: 2019 U.S. Nationals – Senior Dance

by Anne Calder | Photo by Daphne Backman The 2019 ice dancers skated to a packed and enthusiastic audience both nights in Detroit. Many came to cheer on local favorites, but left discovering new talent to support. The award ceremony was a trip down memory lane. Past...

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Recap: 2019 U.S. Nationals – Junior Dance

Recap: 2019 U.S. Nationals – Junior Dance

by Anne Calder | Photo by Daphne Backman The 2019 Junior Ice Dance podium: Caroline Green & Gordon Green (gold), Avonley Nguyen & Vadym Kolesnik (silver), Eliana Gropman & Ian Somerville (bronze) and Oona Brown & Gage Brown (pewter). Rhythm Dance The...

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Recap: 2018 Grand Prix Final

Recap: 2018 Grand Prix Final

by Anne Calder | Photo by Robin Ritoss The 2018 Grand Prix Final (GPF) was held in Vancouver, BC Canada from December 6-9. Six couples representing Italy (1), Russia (3), and the USA (2) competed for medals and prize money. Five teams made their GPF debut – one...

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Recap: 2018 Junior Grand Prix Final

Recap: 2018 Junior Grand Prix Final

by Anne Calder The Junior Grand Prix Final was held in conjunction with the senior event in Vancouver, Canada from December 6-9. Three teams represented Russia plus one each from Canada, Georgia and the USA. Russian couples claimed the top three spots in both the...

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Recap: 2018 Internationaux de France

Recap: 2018 Internationaux de France

by Anne Calder | Photo by Robin Ritoss The last of the six Grand Prix competitions was held in Grenoble, France from November 23-25. Ten teams representing six countries competed for prize money and points toward qualifying for the Grand Prix Final. The final podium...

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Recap: Rostelecom Cup

Recap: Rostelecom Cup

by Anne Calder | Photo by Julia Komarova The fifth Grand Prix series event was hosted by Moscow, Russia from November 16-18. Nine couples from seven countries competed for prize money and points toward the Grand Prix Final which will take place in Vancouver from...

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Recap: 2018 NHK Trophy

Recap: 2018 NHK Trophy

by Anne Calder | Photo by Robin Ritoss Hiroshima, Japan first hosted NHK Trophy in 1991. The ice dance podium included Russian gold and silver medalists Maya Usova & Alexander Zhulin and Oksana Grishuk & Evgeny Platov. Italy's Stefania Calegri & Pasquale...

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