ISU 2019/20 Four Continents Championship - 4-9 Feb. 2020 - Seoul, KOR

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ISU 2019/20 Four Continents Championship - 4-9 Feb. 2020 - Seoul, KOR

Post by Elizabeth » Mon Sep 02, 2019 8:22 pm

Everything you wanted to know about this ISU championship event is in the official announcement: https://www.isu.org/docman-documents-li ... ement/file

The preliminary schedule (all times local to Seoul):

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Re: ISU 2019/20 Four Continents Championship - 4-9 Feb. 2020 - Seoul, KOR

Post by Elizabeth » Mon Jan 06, 2020 12:12 pm

Although he was named to the 4CC team for Japan, Shoma Uno has declined the assignment in favour of preparing for the World Championships in his new training environment in Switzerland. His 4CC spot has been given to Kazuki Tomono.

The Japanese Federation has officially confirmed that Shoma's coach is now Stephane Lambiel.

https://www.olympicchannel.com/en/stori ... 27505111=1

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Post by Elizabeth » Wed Jan 22, 2020 9:06 am

The official entries and substitutes/alternates are listed by discipline here: http://www.isuresults.com/events/fsevent03111955.htm
The USA entries will be added after their national championships are completed this week.

The detailed practice and competition schedule: http://www.isuresults.com/schedules/FC2 ... hedule.pdf

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Post by Judy » Wed Jan 22, 2020 11:36 am

Thanks Elizabeth.

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Post by Judy » Wed Jan 22, 2020 11:39 am

Oops. My thanks was meant for your comments about Canadians Elizabeth, but thanks for 4C info too!

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Post by Elizabeth » Wed Jan 22, 2020 11:45 am

Judy wrote:
Wed Jan 22, 2020 11:39 am
Oops. My thanks was meant for your comments about Canadians Elizabeth, but thanks for 4C info too!
You're welcome (for both) :D

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Post by Elizabeth » Mon Jan 27, 2020 10:12 am

The official entries & alternates for the event before the US Nationals: http://www.isuresults.com/events/fsevent03111955.htm

USA Assignments announced after US nationals (alternates were also named):

Ladies:
Karen Chen
Amber Glenn
Bradie Tennell

Men:
Jason Brown
Tomoki Hiwatashi
Camden Pulkinen

Pairs:
Calalang/Johnson
Kayne/O’Shea
Scimeca Knierim/Knierim

Ice Dance:
Chock/Bates
Hawayek/Baker
Hubbell/Donohue

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Post by Elizabeth » Wed Jan 29, 2020 11:03 am

The entries, by discipline, have now been updated with the USA entries: http://www.isuresults.com/events/fsevent03111955.htm

I sincerely hope that the ISU, the organizers, and the national federations have given thought to appropriate precautions in light of the spread of the "novel coronavirus" - there should be concern for the health of the skaters, coaches, judges, volunteers, etc. I believe there were some reported cases in South Korea already.

With the expanding travel bans, will most of the Chinese competitors (i.e. those who train in China) even be able to travel to Seoul?

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Post by kittykins » Thu Jan 30, 2020 10:06 am

Very good points Elizabeth. That's kind of scary to think of!
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Post by Elizabeth » Fri Jan 31, 2020 10:26 am

Latest Schedule information in Seoul (local) time which is 14 hours ahead of EST

Thursday February 6
11:00-13:27 Rhythm Dance
14:15-16:07 Pairs Short
18:40-21:55 Ladies Short

Friday February 7
13:30-16:17 Free Dance
18:05-21:55 Men's Short

Saturday February 8
13:00-16:50 Ladies Free Skate
18:15-20:27 Pairs Free

Sunday February 9
11:30-15:25 Men's Free Skate
17:30-20:00 Gala

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Although the events are not yet showing up, I believe that this will be viewable either as a live stream or archived event on the ISU YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/SkatingISU

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Post by Elizabeth » Mon Feb 03, 2020 11:14 am

Skate Canada article on the team heading to Seoul: https://skatecanada.ca/2020/02/eighteen ... pionships/

USFS article on the teams going to 4CCs and Bavarian Open: https://usfigureskatingfanzone.com/news ... esday.aspx

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Post by Elizabeth » Mon Feb 03, 2020 11:21 pm

Article on Yuzuru's plans and why he has changed programs with quotes from coach Ghislain Briand: https://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20 ... sp/014000c

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Post by Elizabeth » Tue Feb 04, 2020 8:04 am

The Schedule/Entries/Results link: http://www.isuresults.com/results/season1920/fc2020/

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Post by fred » Tue Feb 04, 2020 8:21 pm

The skaters should be healthy enough to get through a bout of Corona Virus. It has only a 2.1 % mortality rate and those are usually people with weak immune systems, like children and the elderly. I think the main problem with that is if they carry the bug back here to Canada when they return home.

The real threat might be the one that follows it in China. The Bird flu virus has a 60% mortality rate, although no human cases have been reported as yet. All the birds in the effected area in China have been killed and disposed of.

Skaters and most skating fans know that this is not a time for laying blame on other races. We are too much of an international community for that. China is treating this very aggressively, which I think is exactly what they should be doing. There is no such thing as saving too many lives, or ending the viral outbreak too quickly.

As Always, my prayers go out to those involved in the mess. I hope everyone on the Board is warm and safe at this time of year, and enjoying the skating. I've started following the Toronto Raptors again. They are doing very well lately. It's a totally different sport and I don't understand all the rules, but I do like watching these guys perform. They are so good at what they do.

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Post by Elizabeth » Wed Feb 05, 2020 9:16 am

Elizabeth wrote:
Tue Feb 04, 2020 8:04 am
The Schedule/Entries/Results link: http://www.isuresults.com/results/season1920/fc2020/
The start orders for the first three events have now been posted. Competition begins with the rhythm dance this evening - 9 p.m. EST.

Links for the live streams & start orders for those first three events:
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Links for all of the other parts of the event can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/user/SkatingISU

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Post by Elizabeth » Wed Feb 05, 2020 12:08 pm

PJ Kwong's CBC Sports preview article & predictions: https://www.cbc.ca/sports/olympics/wint ... -1.5449922

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Post by Elizabeth » Wed Feb 05, 2020 12:18 pm

With respect to health concerns, IFS Magazine has posted this on Twitter:
The organizers of #4ContsFigure in South Korea are doing a great job of screening everyone - athletes, coaches, media and fans - before they enter the arena. Everyone has to fill out a questionnaire and have their temperature taken before entering the building.
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Post by Elizabeth » Wed Feb 05, 2020 1:40 pm

Zoey accompanied her parents to Seoul. She even attended the draw ceremony. Will she appear in the Kiss 'n Cry there too?

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Post by kittykins » Wed Feb 05, 2020 5:47 pm

Zoey is a cute and alert baby.
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Post by Elizabeth » Thu Feb 06, 2020 12:02 am

There has been a withdrawal in the pairs event. This is the revised start order:
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Post by Elizabeth » Thu Feb 06, 2020 9:05 am

On the live stream of the rhythm dance last night there was no commentary. On the stream for the pairs, we had periodic commentary (same man as for the Europeans) but, at least for the first part of it, if he wasn't speaking we heard nothing. It was a bit frustrating to see pairs skating and not to hear what they were skating to :roll: A new interpretation of "sounds of silence"????

Fortunately, they realized that there was an issue and left his microphone open through the rest of the event. I actually could have done without his commentary which is not very "educated" but better that than no sound at all!!

The ladies SP is now done and the first day of competition is "history".
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Post by happyheini » Thu Feb 06, 2020 12:42 pm

Interesting results so far...

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Post by Elizabeth » Fri Feb 07, 2020 12:24 am

Coach Carol Lane has revealed a change from "butterscotch to merlot.....another colour, another mood" for Piper and Paul's Both Sides Now free dance.

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Anyone watching the live stream/videos may have commented on the echo-y sound. Piper says that they hear their music twice and it's "very, very strange"!! Coach Carol says: "Sounds twice as nice........not!"
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Post by Elizabeth » Fri Feb 07, 2020 12:36 am

Delayed time information from an apologetic Danielle Earl
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Post by Elizabeth » Fri Feb 07, 2020 9:27 am

And Yuzuru Hanyu helped clear up the Poohs so Jason Brown, a training mate, could skate next
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