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Ice Dancing (Holiday Special 2016) - Foreword: The Break

Tis’ the season to be jolly! As promised, today marks the first post for our annual holiday story! I’ve mentioned in the the photo teaser that it’s going to be a bit different than the one’s from the years before. The reason? It’ll be a bit longer (haha no surprise there) and more in-depth. 

I hope you all enjoy this first look (Was supposed to post it with the first chapter but I figured a prologue would be nice. ;) Enjoy and happy holidays!

Foreword: The Break

(March 27, 2014)

Saitama Super Arena [Saitama, Japan]

“Good evening ladies and gentleman! And welcome to the annual ISU World Figure Skating Championships!”

Skaters glided through the rink dressed in their costumes, their blades sharpened and grazing flawlessly against the smooth ice. Competitive figure skating has always been one of the highlights of the year in the sports field and tonight was the night to crown the best among the best.

“This is Sandy Jones,”

“And this is Robert Goudge,” the commentators introduced themselves earning cheers from the crowd.  "And we’ll be guiding you through tonight’s segments as each of these talented young skaters go head to head to get the gold in the Junior-Senior division!“

“You’re right, Robert. I mean, just looking at all of these skaters right now as they warm up is exhilarating!”

“Are you looking forward to someone in particular, Sandy?” Robert asked.

“Well it is the Junior-Senior division’s competition, so we can already tell that the show is going to be pretty spectacular!”

“I agree and,” Robert raised his left arm then swept his hand from left or right. “And look at the crowd tonight!”

Cheers and yells resounded through the arena as several banners were raised, each stating the names of the skaters they’re in support for.

“Yeah the fans are definitely excited!” Sandy chuckled. “I see a lot of banners here tonight… oh hold on— I see one banner up here with a face.”

Sandy’s lips turned up slightly at the corner upon recognizing the skater on the banner. “Ah… of course! Tonight, a fan favorite is competing.”

“Fan favorite?” Robert asked while smiling; voice lilt with teasing. “Who could that be?”

“Well it’s no other than two-time world champion—the ‘hottest’, as termed by many, single skater in the males division…” Skating enthusiasts in the arena cheered at Sandy’s words and when she finally dropped his name, the crowd went wild. 

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Figure Skate EU Champ - Men Preview
  • Javier Fernandez

In the Men’s event reigning European Champion Javier Fernandez (ESP) 25, is in the hunt for a fifth consecutive title, but he has to watch out for strong competitors from Russia, Israel and the Czech Republic. Fernandez, who won two Grand Prix events and placed fourth in the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final earlier this season, travels with a season best of 292.98 points to Ostrava. 

  • Mikhail Kolyada

The challenge should come from new Russian Champion Mikhail Kolyada (RUS/seasons best 245.30 points),  In January 2016, Kolyada (generation 1995) placed 9th in the short program, third in the free skate, and fifth overall at the European Championships in Bratislava, Slovakia, now he want to take the medal.

  • Maxim Kovtun

an other 95 guy, two-time European medalist Maxim Kovtun (RUS/seasons best 230.75 points), taking the bronze medal at the 2016 CS Finlandia Trophy, Kovtun finished 7th at both of his Grand Prix assignments, the 2016 Skate America and 2016 Cup of China.

  • Alexei Bychenko

2016 European silver medalist Alexei Bychenko (ISR/seasons best 255.52 points), finished 3rd in rostelecom Cup this year

  • Michal Brezina

2013 European bronze medalist Michal Brezina (CZE/seasons best 227.42 points), counts on the home advantage to return on to the podium. 

Other contenders include 2016 World Junior Champion Daniel Samohin (ISR), Jorik Hendrickx (BEL), 2016 ISU Junior Grand Prix Final silver medalist Alexander Samarin (RUS) and Alexander Majorov (SWE).


countdown to sochi:

김연아 /kim yeo-na/ noun. (2/?)

1. a south korean figure skater

2. olympic champion (2010), two-time world champion (2009, 2013), four continents champion (2009), three-time grand prix final champion (2006-2007, 2007-2008, 2009-2010)

3. first south Korean figure skater to win a medal at an isu junior or senior grand prix event, isu championship, and the olympic games

4. first female skater to win the olympic games, the world championships, the four continents championships and the grand prix final

5. current record holder for ladies in the short program, the free skating, and the combined total under the cop (has broken world record scores eleven times - eight of which she set herself.)

6.  has never finished off the podium in her entire career

7. possessor of the best faces, on and off ice - people only wish they could be as flawfree as she is

anonymous asked:

Hi sorry if you've answered this before but how do countries qualify for team events? Like how do they decide which countries participate & do they need to have skaters who qualified to the olys in all 4 disciplines?

The “official” team events in figure skating are World Team Trophy and the Olympic Team Event. The process for qualification is slightly different for these two competitions, but both depend on skaters’ World Standing points.

Olympic Team Event:

This Goldenskate thread has Google docs keeping track of the points each country has towards qualification, and is a very good resource. This ISU document explains the qualification process. We will try to summarize it here.

10 countries in total can compete. To be eligible for the Olympic Team Event, a country must have qualified skaters in at least 3 disciplines of the individual events following 2017 Worlds and 2017 Nebelhorn Trophy. If a country only qualified skaters in 3 individual events, but has enough World Standing points (see below) to participate in the Team Event, they are allowed to bring in one “extra” skater/team to fill the discipline that they’re missing. This “extra” skater can only compete in the Team Event. Up to 10 “extra” skaters can be brought in, with preference given to countries that are ranked higher.

Countries earn points for qualification based on the World Standing points (chart can be seen in Annex A of the ISU doc linked above) earned by their top skater in each discipline at the following competitions:

1) 2017 World Figure Skating Championships. If a country did not earn any WS points in a discipline at Worlds, the highest WS points they earned from Euros/4CC or Junior Worlds are counted instead. For example, Japan earned 1200 points from Yuzuru Hanyu’s 1st-place finish at 2017 Worlds, 787 points from Mai Mihara’s 5th-place finish at Worlds, 325 points from Suto/Boudreau-Audet’s 10th-place finish at 2017 4CC, and 362 points from Muramoto/Reed’s 9th-place finish at 4CC, for a total of 2674 points.

2) 2017 Grand Prix Series, including the Final. If no WS points are earned by a country on the Grand Prix, points from the Junior Grand Prix (but not the JGPF) are counted instead. The 2017 Grand Prix hasn’t happened yet, but at the conclusion of all its events, the highest WS points earned by each country in each discipline are added to the WS points from Worlds, and the top 10 countries qualify for the Olympic Team Event.

In case of a tie in points, the first tiebreaker is the country that earned more points from Worlds.

World Team Trophy:

The 2017 World Team Trophy announcement and qualification table explain the qualification process, summarized here.

6 countries in total can compete, with Japan automatically qualifying because they are the host country and paying all the bills. Countries earn points for qualification based on the World Standing points earned by their 2 different top men, 2 different top ladies, 1 top dance team, and 1 top pairs team at 2017 Worlds and the 2016 Grand Prix Series + Final. If a country didn’t earn any points from Worlds, points from Euros/4CC or Junior Worlds are counted instead. If a country didn’t earn any points from the senior Grand Prix, points from the Junior Grand Prix are counted instead.

The qualification table linked above shows where each country’s points came from. In case of a tie in points, the first tiebreaker is the country that earned more points from Worlds.

There are also differences in the formats of the two competitions, but that’s getting a bit off topic. We answered a previous ask about it here, in case anyone was curious.

anonymous asked:

do you know of a handy ref for the time frame of all the ice skating competitions? gpf, four nations, worlds, etc~

unfortunately there is no reference that would include the time frames; i can, however, direct you to ISU’s event calendar! this one here is for single/pair skating & ice dance.

as for the time frames, i took the time to look through most of them and managed to make a small list! i’ll be listing them in order of the months in which they usually take place! ^ ^ for the competitions with an * by them check the notes at the bottom

  • European Figure Skating Championship*: January
  • Four Continents Figure Skating: beginning / mid-February
  • World Junior Figure Skating Championship*: early March 
  • World Figure Skating Championship: late March / March - April
  • World Team Trophy in Figure Skating: April
  • International Coup of Ice: October / November
  • Grand Prix of Figure Skating: October - December
  • Russian Junior Figure Skating Championship: December & January / December & February 

Grand Prix of Figure Skating*, or shortly GPF, includes a series of senior level competitions; they are 6 competitions in number + the final. the competitions are as following: Skate America, Skate Canada International, Cup of China, Trophée de France, Rostelecom Cup (or Cup of Russia) & NHK Trophy.

  • Skate America: October
  • Skate Canada International: late October / early November
  • Cup of China & co.: November
  • GPF Skating Final: December 


○ European Figure Skating Champions will sometimes take place in February (see 2015′s championship
○ World Junior Figure Skating Championship used to be held during the last days of February to the first days of March 
○ ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating is held concurrently with the GPF
○ most National Championships take place in December! here’s the full list