This week: A GOAT prevails, three 3As, and ITL meets someone special.
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Korean Ice Dancer Yura Min has formed a new partnership with 2014 Four Continents Bronze medallist Daniel Eaton. We wish the new team all the best for the upcoming season! (source)
Tomoe Kawabata (JPN) and Rion Sumiyoshi (JPN) have been assigned to JGP Ljubljana Cup (source)
There have been many updates to the entries on the 2018-19 Grand Prix.
Ice Dancers Robynne Tweedale/Joseph Buckland (GBR) have been assigned to Skate America.
Sofia Samadurova (RUS), and Ice Dance team Annabelle Morozov/Andrei Bagin (RUS) have been assigned to Rostelecom Cup.
Kevin Aymoz (FRA), Lea Serne (FRA), and Ice Dance team Adelina Galayieva/Louis Thauron (FRA) have been assigned to Internationaux de France.
Pairs team Lola Esbert/Andrei Novoselov (FRA) have withdrawn from Internationaux de France.
Autumn Classic International (20-22 September)
Ladies - 1st: Bradie Tennell (USA), 2nd: Evgenia Medvedeva (RUS), 3rd: Maé-Bérénice Méité (FRA)
Pairs - 1st: Vanessa James/Morgan Cipres (FRA), 2nd: Kirsten Moore-Towers/Michael Marinaro (CAN), 3rd: Haven Denney/Brendon Frazier (USA)
Ice Dance - 1st: Kaitlyn Weaver/Andrew Poje (CAN), 2nd: Olivia Smart/Adrian Diaz (ESP), 3rd: Carolane Soucisse/Shane Firus (CAN)
Men - 1st: Yuzuru Hanyu (JPN), 2nd: Jun Hwan Cha (KOR), 3rd: Roman Sadovsky (CAN)
Ondrej Nepela Trophy (September 20-22)
Ladies - 1st: Rika Kihira (JPN), 2nd: Elizabet Tursynbaeva (KAZ), 3rd: Stanislava Konstantinova (RUS)
Rika Kihira successfully landed a 3A+3T combination in her free program, making her the first senior lady ever to do so.
Pairs - 1st: Ashley Cain/Timothy LeDuc (USA), 2nd: Deanna Stellato/Nathan Bartholomay (USA), 3rd: Lina Khudriavtseva/Ilia Spiridonov (RUS)
Ice Dance - 1st: Victoria Sinitsina/Nikita Katsalapov (RUS), 2nd: Lorraine McNamara/Quinn Carpenter (USA), 3rd: Betina Popova/Sergey Mozgov (RUS)
Men - 1st: Mikhail Kolyada (RUS), 2nd: Sergei Voronov (RUS), 3rd: Keiji Tanaka (JPN)
Many members of the ITL team were present at ACI this weekend, and they had a lot of fun camping out early in the morning for good seats. They were very lucky to meet JGP and ACI commentator, and part-time camera operator, Ted Barton!
Shae-Lynn Bourne was interviewed by PJ Kwong about choreographing Yuzuru Hanyu’s new free program “Origin.”
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