Recaps

2016 Trophee de France Recap

by Anne Calder | Photo by Robin Ritoss The 2016 Grand Prix moved 1550 miles (2494 kilometers) southwest from Moscow to Paris for the fourth event November 11-13. Ten teams from eight countries competed for prize money and qualifying points toward the GP Final in...

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2016 Rostelecom Cup Recap

by Anne Calder | Photo by Julia Komarova Moscow, Russia hosted the third event in the Grand Prix Series from November 4-6. Ten teams representing seven countries competed for prize money and points for the ISU GP Final (GPF) in Marseilles, France from December 8-11....

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2016 Skate Canada Recap

by Anne Calder | Photo by Robin Ritoss The second Grand Prix event, Skate Canada, has held in Mississauga, Ontario, from October 27-30.Ten teams who represented seven countries competed for prize money and qualifying points toward the Final in Marseilles, France...

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2016 Skate America Recap

by Anne Calder | Photo by Robin Ritoss Skate America, the first 2016 Grand Prix event, was held in Chicago, IL from October 21-23. Ten dance teams representing seven countries competed for prize money and qualifying points for the Final in Marseilles, France from...

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2016 Finlandia Trophy Recap

by Anne Calder | Photo by Irina Tsimfer Finlandia Trophy was the last Challenger Series warm-up event before the ISU Grand Prix kicks off with Skate America on October 21. It was held last week in Espoo, Finland. Ten teams from eight countries competed. Two teams...

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2016 Junior Grand Prix Pokal der Blauen Schwerter Recap

by Anne Calder  The 47th Pokal der Blauen Schwerter - last of the 2016 JGP events - was hosted by Dresden, Germany, from October 5-8. Fourteen ice dance teams from 11 countries competed. Two qualified for the Final in Marseilles, France. Short Dance The USA, Russia,...

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2016 Ondrej Nepela Memorial Recap

by Anne Calder Two Challenger Series events were held September 28-October 1. While some skaters were competing in Bratislava, Slovakia in Europe others were asleep in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Personal best scores were recorded at both sites. Thirteen dancers...

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2016 Autumn Classic International Recap

by Anne Calder | Photo by Daphne Backman The Challenger Series had two competitions September 28-October 1. One was in Europe and the other in North America. The Sportplexe Pierrefonds in Montreal, Quebec, Canada hosted the Autumn Classic International. Six of the...

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2016 Junior Grand Prix Tallinn Cup Recap

by Anne Calder | Photo by Julia Komarova Estonia hosted the sixth ISU Junior Grand Prix event September 28-October 1. Sixteen teams representing thirteen countries participated. Short Dance In the Short Dance, Russia, France, USA, and Canada held the top six...

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2016 Nebelhorn Trophy Recap

by Anne Calder Nebelhorn Trophy, the third ISU Challenger Series event, was held in Oberstdorf, Germany September 22-24. 10 teams from eight countries competed. The event counted for the required Minimum Total Element Score to be eligible for participation in ISU...

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2016 Junior Grand Prix Ljubljana Cup Recap

by Anne Calder | Photo by Barry Gropman (from JGP St. Gervais) The fifth JGP competition was held in Ljubljana, Slovenia September 21-25. 13 ice dance teams representing 11 countries participated. SWING DOMINATES IN SLOVENIA The top five short dance performances were...

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2016 U.S. International Classic Free Dance Recap

by Anne Calder | Photo by Robin Ritoss Madison Hubbell & Zachary Donohue (USA) expressed the story of love with every movement in their free dance. It opened with “I Want to Dance with Somebody” sung by Bootstraps. The singer immediately set the mood for a romantic...

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2016 U.S. International Classic Short Dance Recap

by Anne Calder | Photo by Robin Ritoss The US International Figure Skating Classic is one of the ten USU Challenger Series events. Two competitions are in North America and the remaining eight in Europe. The 2016 Classic was held September 15-18 in Salt Lake City,...

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2016 Junior Grand Prix Cup of Mordovia Recap

by Anne Calder | Photo by Julia Komarova The Junior Grand Prix moved from Yokohama, Japan to Saransk, Russia for its fourth event September 14-17. Sixteen ice dance teams from 13 countries competed. Short Dance The Russians dominated the short dance claiming three of...

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2016 Junior Grand Prix Yokohama Recap

by Anne Calder | Photo by Daphne Backman (from 2016 LPIDI) The 2016 JGP Series held its third event September 8-11 in Yokohama, Japan – the only Asian and non-European city on the circuit. Eleven ice dance teams representing six countries competed. The Short Dance has...

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