ITL Weekly Figure Skating News Roundup (22-28 October 2018)

  Vanessa James and Morgan Cipres celebrate in the Kiss & Cry after their record-breaking free program (   Photo credit: ISU   )

Vanessa James and Morgan Cipres celebrate in the Kiss & Cry after their record-breaking free program (Photo credit: ISU)

This week: New world records, some Skate Canada surprises and JUNLIEEEEEETTTTTT!!!

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  Skate Canada Men’s Champion Shoma Uno bows at the Victory Ceremony (   Photo credit: Gabb   )

Skate Canada Men’s Champion Shoma Uno bows at the Victory Ceremony (Photo credit: Gabb)

Announcements

  • There have been further updates to the assignments of the Grand Prix.

    • Hanul Kim (KOR) has been assigned to GP Helsinki (source).

    • Alexia Paganini (SUI) has been assigned to Internationaux de France (source).

    • Elena Radionova (RUS) has withdrawn from the NHK Trophy (source).

  • Prospera Place in Kewlona, British Columbia will be the host of Skate Canada 2019 (source).


  Ladies Victory Ceremony at Skate 2018 (   Photo credit: Gabb   )

Ladies Victory Ceremony at Skate 2018 (Photo credit: Gabb)

Competitions

GP Skate Canada (26-28 October)

The second stop in the 2018-19 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating was in Montreal, Canada. To see the standings of the Grand Prix Series, please visit the ISU’s website.

  • Ladies - 1st: Elizaveta Tuktamysheva (RUS), 2nd: Mako Yamashita (JPN), 3rd: Evgenia Medvedeva (RUS)

  • Pairs - 1st: Vanessa James/Morgan Cipres (RUS), 2nd: Cheng Peng/Yang Jin (CHN), 3rd: Kirsten Moore-Towers/Michael Marinaro (CAN)

    Vanessa James and Morgan Cipres set three new World Records at this event for the Pairs Short, Free, and Combined Total.

  • Ice Dance - 1st: Madison Hubbell/Zachary Donohue (USA), 2nd: Victoria Sinitsina/Nikita Katsalapov (RUS), 3rd: Piper Gilles/Paul Poirier (CAN)

    Madison Hubbell and Zachary Donohue set a new World Record for the Rhythm Dance with a score of 80.49.

  • Men - 1st: Shoma Uno (JPN), 2nd: Keegan Messing (CAN), 3rd: Junhwan Cha (KOR)

  Ladies silver medallist Mako Yamashita smiles during practice (   Tweet it here   )

Ladies silver medallist Mako Yamashita smiles during practice (Tweet it here)


Skaters

  Some of the ITL team and JUNLIEEEEETTTT (   Photo credit: Figure Skaters Online   )

Some of the ITL team and JUNLIEEEEETTTT (Photo credit: Figure Skaters Online)

  • Yuzuru Hanyu (JPN) and Ekaterina Kurakova (POL) took a cute boomerang together at Toronto Cricket Club (source).

  • Olympic bronze medallists Alex and Maia Shibutani (USA) hosted the US Olympic and Paralympic Awards show in their latest vlog (source).

  • Many members of the In The Loop team attended Skate Canada this weekend and thoroughly enjoyed their time - our lovely graphics designer Gabb was behind the iconic JUNLIEEEEETTT cheer banner, the ITL team and friends made flower crowns and even donated the Korean flag to Junhwan for the Men’s Victory Ceremony. Watch out for our European contingent at GP Finland next week!

  In The Loop team with Japanese ice dancers #TeamKoKo (   Tim Koleto   /   Misato Komatsubara   ) (   Photo credit: kattwts   )

In The Loop team with Japanese ice dancers #TeamKoKo (Tim Koleto/Misato Komatsubara) (Photo credit: kattwts)


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