Figure Skating Articles for Friday, July 28, 2017

Figure Skating Articles for Friday, July 28, 2017

Olympian Gracie Gold opens up about body standards, pressure in figure skating – by Rheana Murray, Today.com

Olympic champion Kristi Yamaguchi speaks on greatness of Hanyu, Mao, Takahashi – by Jack Gallagher, The Japan Times

A Wonder From Winnipeg: The Rupert Whitehead Story – by Ryan Stevens, Skate Guard

Avoid the heat, stay active at these Vacaville locations – by Mack Drake, The Reporter

Jamie Whiteman: Warnings not acted on before ice skater abused girls – by Vicky Johnson, BBC.com

Spain’s Hurtado and Khaliavin regroup for 2017-18 – by Tatjana Flade, Golden Skate News

Thursday (July 27) Morning FS Practice Runthroughs from Korean Olympic Qualifying Competition. Links to individual programs on Golden Skate Forum

Teen figure star to add quad jump before Winter Olympics – Source, YonHap News

Teen figure skaters put growing pains behind – Source, YonHap News

Figure skaters trying to overcome adversity before Olympic qualification – Source, YonHap News

Rika Kihira bringing 3Axel-3Toe and 4Salchow to Junior Grand Prix this season. Watch on Twitter

#Unearthed: Skate Sailing Down The Skatchawattomie – by Ryan Stevens, Skate Guard

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Figure Skating Articles for Thursday, July 27, 2017

Figure Skating Articles for Thursday, July 27, 2017

U.S. Champions Haven Denney and Brandon Frazier: “We want to show everyone that we still have a lot to give” – by Claire Cloutier, FigureSkatersOnline.com

Sackville, N.B. couple takes their learn-to-skate harness to market – by Shelley Steeves, Global News

Filipina skaters eye podium finish at Asian Skating tourney – by Brian Yalung, Manila Bulletin

Dime Wants You to Rediscover the Magic of Skating With Its Upcoming Summer Release: “Skating is my escape from reality” – by Nicolaus Li, Hypebeast.com

20 Questions with Canadian figure skating champion Patrick Chan: On cars, hockey and his four-seam fastball – by Sean Fitz-Gerald, TheAthletic.com

Meet Polina Edmunds – Source, The Extravagant

When you are addicted to drawing and figure skating – by Michelle Martinez, Google.com

2017 Philadelphia Summer International Competition Official Announcement – Source, ISU.org

Welcome to the Philadelphia Summer International Competition Official Website – Source, IceWorkssc.org

2017 Philadelphia Summer International Competition (Aug. 3-6): Sr./Jr. Ladies & Men entries – Source, Unseen Skaters Online

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Figure Skating Articles for Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Figure Skating Articles for Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Takahito Mura: “Yuzu and Shoma’s Existence Drives Me” – His reason for continuing to compete, and his thoughts about Pyeongchang – Source, Tadakixd.tumblr.com

Golden Skate Interview with Coach Tom Zakrajsek – by Ted Flett, Golden Skate on Youtube

The U.S. Figure Skating Rulebook, the official publication for all the association’s rules and bylaws has been updated for the 2017-2018 skating season and is available online – Source, USFigureSkating.org

‘Tonya Harding Biopics’ is one of the leading films at the Toronto Film Festival along with ‘Wonder Woman’ – by John Blistein, RollingStone.com

The 1982 Skate Canada International Competition – by Ryan Stevens, Skate Guard

Ice Dance Handbooks for Ice Dance Referees and Judges and Additional Questions & Answers #3 – Source, ISU.org

ISU Judging System Handbook for Ice Dance Technical Panels – Source, ISU.org

ISU Judging System Handbook for Ice Dance Officials regarding Pattern Dances – Source, ISU.org

ISU Judging System Handbook 2017-18 for Technical Panel, Referees and Judges: Additional Q&As #3 – Source, ISU.org

Eun-Soo Kim, Kim Ye-lim, Yoo-young, New programs to be exhibited at the KB Financial Skating Korea Challenge starting on July 28th” – Source, Yonhap Sports

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Figure Skating Articles for Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Figure Skating Articles for Tuesday, July 25, 2017

10 Things All Figure Skaters Are Tired Of Hearing: Avoid these comments next time you talk to a figure skater – by Allie Harris, The Odyssey Online

Ice dancers hone craft in Canton – by Tim Smith, Hometown Life

Slovak dancers in the Olympic season with great news – Source, Kraso.sk

2017 Lake Placid Ice Dance Championships get underway Wednesday. Check out the official Event Groups lineups – Source, LakePlacidSkating.com

The Ice 2017 official website – Source, FS=TheIce.com

2017 Skate Detroit Results are now available for viewing – Source, Detroit Skating Club website

‘Friendly rivalry’ has pushed two ice dance teams into skating’s senior circuit – by Samantha Pell, The Washington Post

Dumaine, Conkling to perform in Michigan – Source, Brattleboro Reformer

Ice queens’ bitter feud: Nancy Kerrigan, 47, says she’ll never forgive rival Tonya Harding for kneecapping her at the 1994 Olympics – by Fiona Conner, Daily Mail Australia

Peoria City Council to review ice skating – by Steve Tarter, Journal Star

Free ice skating competition to be held at PCC July 28-29 – by Briana Harris, Shelby County Reporter

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Figure Skating Articles for Monday, July 24, 2017

Figure Skating Articles for Monday, July 24, 2017

Iceterview with Illumination & Illuminettes of the Netherlands 2016-17 – Source, JuraSynchro on Youtube

Off Season Fun 2016-2017: Fashion Review – Short Program – Source, Naked Ice blog

All 48 2017 Skate Detroit Short Program and Free Skate Videos are uploaded and available for viewing @ u818’s Youtube Channel – Source, Youtube.com

Figure skater Cha Jun-hwan returns for 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics – Source, The Dong-A Ilbo

The List of Program Music Sneak Peeks continues to grow. Check out the latest Selections at Rocker Skating – by Jackie Wong, Rocker Skating

Dancing on ice: Weehawken High’s figure-skater trains her eye on becoming a coach – Source, Hudson Reporter

A New Novel from a former Synchro Skater, Tillie Waldon, is a Graphic Memoir in Words and Pictures about Growing up as a figure skater. Entitled Spinning, it won’t hit book stores until September but is available for pre-order online. – Source, IceNetwork News

Figure Skater Johnny Weir To Attend Crunchyroll Expo to Talk About Yuri!!! on Ice – Source, Anime News Network

(Former Figure Skater Dawn Gibson joins Sooke News Mirror – Source, BCLocalNews.com

A Theater Group in Poland produced a full-scale original YOI musical! – Source, Youtube.com

Come to Competition with me featuring Eye Katie – Source, Youtube.com

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Figure Skating Articles for Sunday, July 23, 2017

Figure Skating Articles for Sunday, July 23, 2017 

The Power of Love: Skating Community Comes Together to Help Barrett Family – by Kama K. Stigall, USFigureSkatingFanZone.com

The Smaller Toller: The Dennis Coi Story – by Ryan Stevens, Skate Guard

Takahito Mura new SP is “Too Close” performed by Alex Clare: More on the Massimo Scali choreographed number in this Japanese video report – Source, Mobile.twitter.com

A Japanese TV report on Marin Honda’s Short Program for the 2017-18 season – Source, Dailymotion.com

The 2017-18 Ice Dance Calling Clarifications for Novice and Below has been posted – Source, ISU Communication No. 2086 @ USFigureSkating.org

All 2017 Skate Detroit Recorded Short and Free Skate Performances thru Saturday are available for viewing at ‘u818’ account playlist @ Youtube.com

Kingsmead figure skater qualifies for national grand final – Source, NorthwichGuardian.co.uk

Dancing on ice: Weehawken High’s figure-skater trains her eye on becoming a coach – Source, Hudson Reporter

Teen on Hong Kong figure skating team, UCLA-bound – Source, East Bay Times

A David Wilson post of a short clip of Xiangning’s new LP. It looks to have a lot of potential. Check it out – Source, Instagram

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Figure Skating Articles for Saturday, July 22, 2017

Figure Skating Articles for Saturday, July 22, 2017

Blue Flames, new Olympic season and new location for the preparation of Anna Cappellini and Luca Lanotte – Source, poliziapenitenziaria.it

Creating the program: Zhou sets ambitious goal: Skater, coaches aim for new free skate to include record-tying six quads – by Sarah S. Brannen, IceNetwork News

Creating the program: Zhou makes music selection – U.S. silver medalist chooses ‘Romeo + Juliet’ as vehicle for free skate – by Sarah S. Brannen, IceNetwork News

2016-17 Membership Total Third-Highest in U.S. Figure Skating History – Source, USFigureSkating.org

Meryl Davis Opens Up About The Proposal, Her Custom-Made Engagement Ring And Sharing Her Personal Life With The World – by Branndon Penny, TeamUSA.org

2017 Skate Detroit play-by-play/results – by Jackie Wong, Rocker Skating

Troy Skating Club glides through 65th year: ‘We cultivate friendships and team spirit’ – by Nancy Bowman, My Dayton Daily News

Local ice skating rink helping people beat the heat – Source, WRIC.com

125 years old today… happy birthday to (ISU) – Source, ISU.org

Summer Updates! Shoma, Jason, Starr, Kaori, and More – by Sarah Rasher, The Finer Sports

Predators fan Hamilton inspires novice skaters: Olympic champion, cancer survivor teaches finer points on ice at adult prospect camp – by Robby Stanley, NHL.com

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