insp. by @eggplantgifs and feat. special guest appearance by Marie France Dubreuil and Patrice Lauzon
Lifts are essential elements in any Ice Dance program. They are used to enhance the character, music and choreography of the dance. They are graded on a level scale and awarded Grades of Execution (GOEs). Levels are awarded based on difficultly in the form of difficult positions, change of positions, entry and exit features, and number of rotations. Unlike pairs lifts, in Ice Dance the lifted partner cannot be supported over the head of the lifter so the lifts are identified by the position of the lifter and are split into two categories:
*A perfect element indicates one that received maximum GOEs. Other than the ones in the gifs, the elements that earned maximum GOEs at the World Championships are: > Javier Fernández: 3A, StSq (SP) > Jason Brown: CCoSp (SP) > Gabrielle Daleman: 3T+3T (SP) > Evgenia Medvedeva: StSq (FS) > Evgenia Tarasova / Vladimir Morozov: 3Tw4 (SP) > Sui Wenjing / Han Cong: 3FTh, 3ALi4 (FS) > Aliona Savchenko / Bruno Massot: 3Tw2, 5ALi4 (FS) > Gabriella Papadakis / Guillaume Cizeron: STw, CoSp4, RoLi4, ChLi1 (FD) > Tessa Virtue / Scott Moir: STw4, ChLi1 (FD)
note:these are only a list of a few of my favorite skates/skaters. there are SO MANY amazing skaters out there who i haven’t mentioned!! feel free to message me about anything: a skate, a skater, or skating recs!
top ten favorite skates in no particular order [skater | skate song | event]
“Virtue and Moir’s incredibly successful comeback is testament to how brilliant they are as skaters. For them to achieve what they have been achieving when the discipline is so competitive right now… Amazing. They are truly in a league of their own.”
This is my part video from a meeting with Tessa and Scott.
I want to thank them for taking the time to meet. And even when they first said that they do not have time, they could still go down and talk to us for 15 minutes.
About them I want to say that they are very beautiful, such as in all photos and videos. Tessa’s eyes are amazing. They are very nice, sincerely happy with gifts and thanked, ready to answer questions, give autographs and be photographed. It is unfortunate that we had so little time.
A nice moment, which I really liked. Tesse was presented with hand-made earrings with maple leaves. As soon as she got them and examined them, she immediately showed them to Scott.
P.S. I’m not very good with English, sorry for the translation through Google. And I am ready to answer any questions.