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ISU World Championships - Milan, Italy - March 19-25, 2018

Posted: Wed Feb 28, 2018 7:52 am
by Elizabeth
The official website for the event: http://www.milano2018.com/en/

The official entries (and substitutes) by discipline are now available here: http://www.isuresults.com/events/fsevent03111509.htm The streaming and TV schedules for CBC can be found here: http://www.cbc.ca/sports/olympics/winte ... /broadcast

STREAMING (all times EST):
  • Wed Mar 21 - 5:45 AM - World Figure Skating Championships: Ladies Short Program
  • Wed Mar 21 - 1:45 PM - World Figure Skating Championships: Pairs Short Program
  • Wed Mar 21 - 6:00 PM - Road to the Olympic Games | World Figure Skating Championships: Ladies and Pairs Short Program (also on TV)
  • Thu Mar 22 - 5:00 AM - World Figure Skating Championships: Men Short Program
  • Thu Mar 22 - 1:45 PM - World Figure Skating Championships: Pairs Free Program
  • Thu Mar 22 - 6:00 PM - Road to the Olympic Games | World Figure Skating Championships: Men Short and Pairs Free Programs. (also on TV)
  • Fri Mar 23 - 6:00 AM - World Figure Skating Championships: Ice Dance Short Dance
  • Fri Mar 23 - 1:30 PM - World Figure Skating Championships: Ladies Free Program
  • Fri Mar 23 - 6:00 PM - Road to the Olympic Games: World Figure Skating Championships: Ice Dance Short and Ladies Free Programs (also on TV)
  • Sat Mar 24 - 5:00 AM - World Figure Skating Championships: Men Free Program
  • Sat Mar 24 - 10:15 AM - World Figure Skating Championships: Ice Dance Free Program
  • Sat Mar 24 - 3:00 PM - Road to the Olympic Games | World Figure Skating Championships: Men and Ice Dance Free Programs (also on TV)
  • Sun Mar 25 - 8:30 AM - World Figure Skating Championships: Gala
  • Sun Apr 1 - 7:00 PM - Road to the Olympic Games | World Figure Skating Championships: Gala (also on TV)
TV (most times LOCAL):
  • Wed Mar 21 - 7:00 PM - Road to the Olympic Games | World Figure Skating Championships: Ladies and Pairs Short Program - Local Time
  • Thu Mar 22 - 7:00 PM - Road to the Olympic Games | World Figure Skating Championships: Men Short and Pairs Free Programs. - Local Time
  • Fri Mar 23 - 7:00 PM - Road to the Olympic Games: World Figure Skating Championships: Ice Dance Short and Ladies Free Programs - Local Time
  • Sat Mar 24 - 3:00 PM - Road to the Olympic Games | World Figure Skating Championships: Men and Ice Dance Free Programs - EST
  • Sun Apr 1 - 8:00 PM - Road to the Olympic Games | World Figure Skating Championships: Gala - Local Time

Re: ISU World Championships - Milan, Italy - March 19-25, 2018

Posted: Wed Feb 28, 2018 5:13 pm
by kittykins
Thanks. It's interesting that Elladj Baldé is listed as an alternate even though he announced his retirement. I guess he hasn't done anything to lose his eligibility at this point.

Re: ISU World Championships - Milan, Italy - March 19-25, 2018

Posted: Wed Feb 28, 2018 7:04 pm
by Elizabeth
kittykins wrote:
Wed Feb 28, 2018 5:13 pm
Thanks. It's interesting that Elladj Baldé is listed as an alternate even though he announced his retirement. I guess he hasn't done anything to lose his eligibility at this point.
He was listed as an official alternate at the end of Canadians and apparently Skate Canada submitted his name to the ISU, presumably with his consent. Elladj is actually skating in the "Art on Ice" show in Switzerland at the moment so he wouldn't have far to go if he got called in, in an emergency.

Re: ISU World Championships - Milan, Italy - March 19-25, 2018

Posted: Wed Feb 28, 2018 11:09 pm
by Kevin
And Stolbova/Klimov listed as second alternate?? Isn't she in a cast somewhere??

Re: ISU World Championships - Milan, Italy - March 19-25, 2018

Posted: Wed Feb 28, 2018 11:44 pm
by Elizabeth
Kevin wrote:
Wed Feb 28, 2018 11:09 pm
And Stolbova/Klimov listed as second alternate?? Isn't she in a cast somewhere??
Yes, but I gather that was quite recent, perhaps just before the deadline for submissions. The whole Russian team, especially in pairs and dance is in a bit of disarray, I think. They are just trying to "cover their bases", I believe.

Re: ISU World Championships - Milan, Italy - March 19-25, 2018

Posted: Fri Mar 02, 2018 12:52 pm
by Elizabeth
Update from USFS regarding their Worlds team: http://www.usfigureskating.org/story?id ... type=media
Aaron, Hawayek/Baker Added to 2018 World Team

U.S. Figure Skating announced today roster changes for the upcoming 2018 ISU World Figure Skating Championships, set to be held in Milan from March 19-25, 2018.

Olympic Team Event bronze medalist Adam Rippon and two-time Olympic bronze medalists Maia and Alex Shibutani have withdrawn from the event.

Third alternate Max Aaron will replace Rippon in the men’s event. Both Jason Brown and Ross Miner, the first and second alternates, respectively, declined invitations to the event. Aaron won the bronze medal at Cup of China in the fall, and recently placed fifth at the Four Continents Championships. This will mark Aaron’s fourth appearance at the World Championships.

First alternates Kaitlin Hawayek and Jean-Luc Baker will replace the Shibutanis in the ice dance event. The duo won the Four Continents Championships in February and placed fourth at the 2018 Prudential U.S. Figure Skating Championships.

In total, sixteen athletes will represent the United States in Milan later this month.

Re: ISU World Championships - Milan, Italy - March 19-25, 2018

Posted: Fri Mar 02, 2018 3:19 pm
by happyheini
Oh, I was hoping to see Jason Brown again, he is one of my favourite skaters. Is he planning to retire?

Re: ISU World Championships - Milan, Italy - March 19-25, 2018

Posted: Fri Mar 02, 2018 3:47 pm
by Elizabeth
happyheini wrote:
Fri Mar 02, 2018 3:19 pm
Oh, I was hoping to see Jason Brown again, he is one of my favourite skaters. Is he planning to retire?
There are rumours of a coaching change for Jason but nothing has been confirmed/announced at this point.

Re: ISU World Championships - Milan, Italy - March 19-25, 2018

Posted: Fri Mar 02, 2018 8:32 pm
by Elizabeth
Here is the time and practice schedule for Worlds (in local time): http://www.isuresults.com/events/WC2018 ... hedule.pdf

Re: ISU World Championships - Milan, Italy - March 19-25, 2018

Posted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 8:54 am
by Elizabeth
As anticipated, it has been announced that Yuzuru Hanyu has withdrawn from this month’s Worlds in Milan due to injury. He will be replaced by Kazuki Tomono. Yuzuru will be continuing to rest & rehabilitate his ankle.

Re: ISU World Championships - Milan, Italy - March 19-25, 2018

Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 11:10 am
by Kevin
I cannot understand why Ross Miner or Jason would not accept the invitation to Worlds, or why the Shibs would withdraw. With so many no longer participating, this could be a real opportunity to boost a world ranking, and/or help guarantee more spots for future worlds. I'm disappointed. Well.....not disappointed not to have to sit through another Shib's routine, to be honest :P I'm hoping that Soucis/Firus arrive and shake things up a LOT!

Re: ISU World Championships - Milan, Italy - March 19-25, 2018

Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 1:11 pm
by Elizabeth
Kevin wrote:
Thu Mar 08, 2018 11:10 am
I cannot understand why Ross Miner or Jason would not accept the invitation to Worlds, or why the Shibs would withdraw. With so many no longer participating, this could be a real opportunity to boost a world ranking, and/or help guarantee more spots for future worlds. I'm disappointed. Well.....not disappointed not to have to sit through another Shib's routine, to be honest :P I'm hoping that Soucis/Firus arrive and shake things up a LOT!
With respect to Ross Miner, I believe he has essentially retired from competition after an outstanding skate at US Nationals. I understand that Jason Brown may be in the process of a coaching change and has not been training. If he plans to continue competing, this is indeed a lost opportunity :(

The Shibutanis have been very busy with many non-skating activities since their return to the USA, as has Adam Rippon.

I'm looking forward to some interesting competition with the beginning of the ascent of some future stars :)

Re: ISU World Championships - Milan, Italy - March 19-25, 2018

Posted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 8:51 am
by Elizabeth
News from China:
Sui and Han have withdrawn from the Worlds due to stress fracture on her 2nd metatarsal bone of right foot. She was already injured at the Olympics but didn't know it was fracture. She will need to rest for at least 6 to 8 weeks according to doctor's advice.

Re: ISU World Championships - Milan, Italy - March 19-25, 2018

Posted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 9:47 am
by Kevin
Elizabeth wrote:
Sat Mar 10, 2018 8:51 am
News from China:
Sui and Han have withdrawn from the Worlds due to stress fracture on her 2nd metatarsal bone of right foot. She was already injured at the Olympics but didn't know it was fracture. She will need to rest for at least 6 to 8 weeks according to doctor's advice.
Oh no!!!! Will these two ever be able to cut a break? I hope she can heal. With all the surgeries to her feet, this is certainly not good news.

Re: ISU World Championships - Milan, Italy - March 19-25, 2018

Posted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 10:05 am
by Elizabeth
The World Championships will make the 12th competition this season for Matteo Rizzo ITA who just won a bronze medal at Junior Worlds!
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His 2017-18 season:
- Lombardia Trophy
- Nebelhorn Trophy
- JGP Poland
- JGP Italy
- Warsaw Cup
- Cup of Tyrol
- Italian nationals
- Europeans
- Olympic team event
- Olympic men's event
- Junior worlds
- Worlds

I think he has to be the hardest working skater out there this year!!

Re: ISU World Championships - Milan, Italy - March 19-25, 2018

Posted: Sun Mar 11, 2018 8:42 am
by Elizabeth
Hope Matteo enjoys the short break while the rest of us adjust to this morning's time change.

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In case you are wondering who the tiger is, that is the current Olympic ladies champion as she appeared in the Exhibition Gala in PyeongChang.

Re: ISU World Championships - Milan, Italy - March 19-25, 2018

Posted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 7:26 am
by fred
I still haven't reset my clocks. I saw the time change and then forget about it. It's caused no problems because I spent all day yesterday not looking at the clocks, so it made no difference.
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I suppose I'll have to do that sometime soon. :)

Re: ISU World Championships - Milan, Italy - March 19-25, 2018

Posted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 10:11 am
by Elizabeth
fred wrote:
Mon Mar 12, 2018 7:26 am
I still haven't reset my clocks. I saw the time change and then forget about it. It's caused no problems because I spent all day yesterday not looking at the clocks, so it made no difference.
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I suppose I'll have to do that sometime soon. :)
Keeping this on the topic of the World Championships, be sure to check the CBC website and your local listings regarding times for Worlds. I understand that DST only comes into effect in Italy during the championships!

Re: ISU World Championships - Milan, Italy - March 19-25, 2018

Posted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:52 am
by Elizabeth
Another high-level withdrawal from Worlds according to: http://www.espn.com/olympics/figureskat ... ing-worlds
MOSCOW -- Olympic figure skating silver medalist Evgenia Medvedeva has withdrawn from the world championships later this month, ending the prospect of another showdown for gold with her friend and rival Alina Zagitova.

The Russian Figure Skating Federation says Medvedeva has a recurrence of the foot injury which kept her out of the Grand Prix Finals last December.

During the Olympics, Medvedeva said the injury didn't bother her as she lost to Zagitova by 1.31 points for the gold medal.

However, the Russian federation now says Medvedeva "had to fight painful sensations while skating at the Olympics" and doctors have ordered her to strictly limit any jumps from her injured foot for at least four weeks "in order to avoid possible surgical intervention."

That makes Zagitova the clear favorite for gold at the March 21-25 championships in Milan.

Re: ISU World Championships - Milan, Italy - March 19-25, 2018

Posted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 1:23 pm
by happyheini
The Worlds may turn out as exciting as the Olympics even without the retiring "stars". And I'll be home to watch it all :D

Re: ISU World Championships - Milan, Italy - March 19-25, 2018

Posted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 4:01 pm
by Elizabeth
happyheini wrote:
Tue Mar 13, 2018 1:23 pm
The Worlds may turn out as exciting as the Olympics even without the retiring "stars". And I'll be home to watch it all :D
I'm looking forward to it - it will a chance for "redemption" for some; an opportunity to rise to the top (or at least the podium) for others; and the first view in the new quadrennial we might have of some "up and comers".

Re: ISU World Championships - Milan, Italy - March 19-25, 2018

Posted: Thu Mar 15, 2018 8:05 pm
by kittykins
happyheini wrote:
Tue Mar 13, 2018 1:23 pm
The Worlds may turn out as exciting as the Olympics even without the retiring "stars". And I'll be home to watch it all :D
Great! Are you meaning you are recently retired?

Re: ISU World Championships - Milan, Italy - March 19-25, 2018

Posted: Fri Mar 16, 2018 11:00 am
by happyheini
No, Kitty, I have been retired for over 20 years, :D but I was in Mexico during the Olympics and they didn't stream or video anything across the border.

Re: ISU World Championships - Milan, Italy - March 19-25, 2018

Posted: Fri Mar 16, 2018 11:07 am
by Elizabeth
Jackie Wong reports that Denis Ten is out of Worlds and Abzal Rakimgaliev is in for KAZ.

Jackie also tweeted:
Daniel Samohin just posted on Instagram that he dislocated his shoulder again (currently still listed on the ISU entries list)

Re: ISU World Championships - Milan, Italy - March 19-25, 2018

Posted: Fri Mar 16, 2018 5:08 pm
by Elizabeth
The Canadian team of 11 entries is en route to Milan according to this Skate Canada press release:
https://skatecanada.ca/2018/03/canadian ... pionships/