This week: New world records, some Skate Canada surprises and JUNLIEEEEEETTTTTT!!!
Red: We don’t like to think about “Candyman.”
Sam: Yeah, no, we definitely don’t,
Yogeeta: Yeah let’s never watch that ever again.
Red: Let’s move on from “Candyman.”
Sam: Yeah, thankfully they have.
This week: The Grand Prix makes its first stop, assignment shakeups, a queen returns, and much more.
This week: The Junior Grand Prix comes to a close, withdrawals, coaching changes, and some tasty instant noodles.
The Junior Grand Prix made its final stop in Yerevan, Armenia this past weekend where 21 men, 27 ladies, and 15 Ice Dance teams fought it out for those last few available spots for the Junior Grand Prix Final in December. The ISU livestreamed the entirety of the competition and uploaded select skaters’ videos to YouTube; additionally, the ITL YouTube channel now features playlists of the medalists’ and special shoutouts’ performances, which can be found here.
Tilda: The spin! The spin where he did the [YMCA] movements? Pure genius.
Evie: That’s the only valid choreographic sequence from now on, if you’re doing the YMCA arms. Only valid one, I’m sorry.
This week: Junior Grand Prix takes one more step towards the finish line, senior challengers get well underway, a final farewell, thank you, and an official return.
The JGP made its sixth stop in Ljubljana, Slovenia this past weekend where 24 men, 36 ladies, and 15 ice dance teams looked to capture a spot in the JGP Final in December. The ISU livestreamed the entirety of the competition and uploaded select skaters’ videos to YouTube; additionally, the ITL YouTube channel now features playlists of the medalists’ and special shoutouts’ performances, which can be found here.
Lae: It's also the “Toy Story” song which seems oddly fitting for Keegan for some reason.
Gina: I would maybe like it more if he was dressed as a cowboy.
Lae: That's true. Keegan, you dropped the ball completely.
Gina: You’ve got that cowboy hat. (Lae: Oh my god, he does!)
Iman: Imagine he came up with actual cowboy boots as his skates. That would be fantastic.
Gina: That would be so cute.
Lae: If you're going to go for disco Romeo and Juliet, you might as well like go the entire way, like come on.
Another highly anticipated Challenger Series event, Nebelhorn Trophy took place this weekend in Oberstdorf, Germany. It is the sixth Challenger event in the series so far, and the competition celebrated its 50th anniversary this year. Many fan favourites had their first international assignment of the season at this event, and took the competition as a chance to test out their new programs for the season ahead. The event was live-streamed on Dailymotion, however it is no longer available. We have compiled a YouTube playlist of select available performances. Protocols and score breakdowns can be found here.