event: skate america

Streaming Service Provides Viewing Guidelines for 2016-17

Ahead of Skate America, the first event on the 2016 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating series, skating-focused livestreaming service IceLand has issued a set of recommended system settings to ensure a positive experience for users. They are as follows:

DEVICE: Desktop computer or Game Boy Color

IF USING WINDOWS: OS Windows 98, 2000, or XP

IF USING MAC: OS 8.5, 9, 10.2 or 10.6

BROWSER: Retawq, IceDragon, or Internet Explorer

MEDIA PLAYER: Adobe Flash Player 9

OTHER GENERAL SETTINGS:

Font Size: 7px or smaller

Anti-Virus Software: OFF

Screen Resolution: 800 x 600

Volume: 22%

Maximum Number of Tabs Open: 0.5 (minimize window when watching stream)

ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS:

*Shut off all cellular devices within a 47.267-foot radius of viewing device

*Turn viewing device three full counter-clockwise rotations before turning on power

It is cautioned that viewers who fail to follow all recommendations may experience slower streaming time, periodic browser crashes, or the risk of a demonic vortex emerging 28 minutes into the ladies’ short program. Users may contact the website with any complaints or requests for exorcism.

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Shoma getting his “lesson” at senior world.

Skate America 2015: Shoma’s music was on, but another skater (looks like Konstantin Menshov?) happened to be in his jumping route for 3 times. Shoma finally showed some frustration on his face. In an interview, he said that Higuchi sensei comforted him by telling him that it happens often and he would eventually get used it. He said what happened during his OP had stirred up his fighting spirit and enabled him to perform well at his LP. (video)

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I MEAN JUST LOOK AT THIS FUCKING ADORABLE CINNAMON ROLL AHHHH!

I seriously cannot get over his Russian splits.

Johny and Tara’s 15-16 commentary

Russian and America:

MMMHMMM SLAY PUMPKIN SPICE HOTTIE FIERCE. GOLD MEDAL PERFORMANCE THE BEST EVER. SLAY GURL FIERCE SASSY. TARA WAS ONCE A 14 YEAR OLD GIRL AND THESE GIRLS ALSO HAVE BEEN FOURTEEN LETS TALK ABOUT IT. THEY ARE ALL GOING TO WIN THE GOLD MEDAL AT THE SAME TIME. THEY’RE JUST GETTING USED TO THE ICE THIS SEASON.  PUMPKIN SPICE. SHOPPING. FASHION. TWERK. GURL. 


Japan: 

I swear to god, you’ve been on the senior circuit for a YEAR and I’m not in tears by your second jump? why isn’t your leg position perfect on everything? Get out of fucking my SIGHT.