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Re: 2018 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships

Posted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:45 pm
by Elizabeth
Senior practices are being live streamed today followed by the Junior Ladies FS: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6cn1dt
  • Women (3 groups): 10:55 am-1:15 pm Eastern
  • Pairs (3 groups): 2:55-4:15 pm ET
  • Dance (2 groups): 4:35-5:55 pm ET
  • Men (3 groups): 6:35-8:55 pm ET
  • JR Women FS: 9:15-11:57 pm ET

Re: 2018 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships

Posted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 1:34 pm
by Elizabeth
An exciting up-and-coming novice pairs team: https://bevsmithwrites.wordpress.com/20 ... ice-pairs/

Re: 2018 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships

Posted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 1:49 pm
by Elizabeth

Re: 2018 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships

Posted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 2:11 pm
by Elizabeth
Article on the rest of the Novice & Junior events from yesterday: https://skatecanada.ca/2018/01/matte-an ... pionships/
The last event before senior competition begins, the Junior ladies FS, will happen tonight.

Re: 2018 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships

Posted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:55 pm
by kittykins
Elizabeth wrote:
Thu Jan 11, 2018 1:34 pm
An exciting up-and-coming novice pairs team: https://bevsmithwrites.wordpress.com/20 ... ice-pairs/
I was very impressed with them as well.

Re: 2018 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships

Posted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 6:10 pm
by Elizabeth
More breaking news....
Anyone watching the pairs practices will have noticed a music/program change for Duhamel & Radford. They have brought back "Hometown Glory" to replace "Muse" - this is the program they used at Worlds in Boston. Obviously they feel this will serve them better.

Re: 2018 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships

Posted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 6:34 pm
by Elizabeth
You might want to check out Bev Smith's blog entry about Gabrielle Daleman who seems to have trouble "catching a break"!
https://bevsmithwrites.wordpress.com/20 ... rength-is/

Re: 2018 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:49 am
by Elizabeth
Program changes - returning to familiar ones, taking on new ones mid season, etc. Read what the skaters have said: https://www.ifsmagazine.com/canadian-sk ... -programs/

Re: 2018 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:34 am
by Elizabeth
There is an update on the Skate Canada website about the live streaming for today and tomorrow (Vancouver times):

FRIDAY, JANUARY 12
9:40 - SENIOR WOMEN SHORT PROGRAM
12:26 - SENIOR SHORT DANCE (GROUP 1 ONLY)
15:00 - SENIOR PAIR SHORT PROGRAM
16:55 - SENIOR MEN SHORT PROGRAM (GROUPS 1 and 2 ONLY)

REMAINDER OF SHORT PROGRAMS TO BE BROADCAST ON TSN4 AND TSN5. PLEASE SEE BROADCAST SCHEDULE FOR BROADCAST TIMES.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 13
8:05 - SENIOR WOMEN FREE (GROUPS 1 and 2 ONLY)
10:10 - SENIOR FREE DANCE (GROUP 1 ONLY)
13:30 - SENIOR MEN FREE (GROUPS 1 and 2 ONLY)
15:40 - SENIOR PAIR FREE (GROUPS 1 ONLY)

REMAINDER OF FREE PROGRAMS TO BE BROADCAST ON TSN and CTV2. PLEASE SEE BROADCAST SCHEDULE FOR BROADCAST TIMES

Re: 2018 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships

Posted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:17 am
by fred
Bev Smith has a great article out this morning on "The Miracle of Elladj Balde"

https://bevsmithwrites.wordpress.com/au ... 2014sochi/

Re: 2018 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships

Posted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:48 am
by Elizabeth
fred wrote:
Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:17 am
Bev Smith has a great article out this morning on "The Miracle of Elladj Balde"

https://bevsmithwrites.wordpress.com/au ... 2014sochi/
It was indeed a very special moment to be part of. One of those times when you and the rest of the crowd members are "spun out of their seats" before the skater's final spin is even completed.

Overall, for those in attendance, yesterday was a good day in a cold arena with some ups and downs and a special moment or two.

Was anybody watching form home? Thoughts?

Re: 2018 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships

Posted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:10 am
by Judy
I'm watching from home. Had to pay for all those TSN sports channels to do so. Skate Canada obviously didn't negotiation a contract with CTV that actually required CTV1 to broadcast the skating.

Comments
Men
So happy for Balde. What a joy to watch, even on TV. Glad you were there to see him live Elizabeth. All fingers and toes crossed for a clean long. Loved Keegan too.

Women
Wow, Gabby! TSN Didn't show Tamara of course.

Pairs
Haven't seen D&R live yet this year, but there is definitely a softness to Meaghan this season I've not seen before. Is it noticeable live Elizabeth?
Oh, Luba......

Dance
Oh,Andrew.... Tracy Wilson repeatedly mentioned how much they have improved, unfortunately we didn't see that.
I'll be chastised, but I thought Scott spent too much time skating with the judges rather than Tessa.

Re: 2018 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships

Posted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:49 am
by fred
i just saw Elladj on You Tube and he was fantastic. This is what skating should be.

Re: 2018 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships

Posted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 1:20 pm
by kittykins
Elizabeth wrote:
Thu Jan 11, 2018 6:34 pm
You might want to check out Bev Smith's blog entry about Gabrielle Daleman who seems to have trouble "catching a break"!
https://bevsmithwrites.wordpress.com/20 ... rength-is/
Wow, that's awful! :o I was thinking yesterday that in many ways she reminds me of Elvis Stojko because of her mental toughness. Now I know why.

Re: 2018 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships

Posted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 4:10 pm
by Elizabeth
The Olympic figure skating team members were nominated today - the 3 medalists in ladies, pairs & ice dance plus the gold & silver medalists in men. See more in the Olympics thread.

Announcements of 4CC, Worlds Jr. Worlds - see separate thread.

Re: 2018 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships

Posted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:39 pm
by Elizabeth
What a week!

I hope everyone was able to watch at least some of the competition on the live stream and/or the TV broadcast.

Just back from the Gala - some special moments in it too - the top 5 in each discipline plus the Athlete Ambassador (Shae-Lynn) skated. I hope CTV/TSN shows it soon - I know Rod & Tracy were in the arena commentating so they should, it's just a matter of when and where.

Re: 2018 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships

Posted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:48 am
by Elizabeth
Bev Smith on Keegan Messing: https://bevsmithwrites.wordpress.com/20 ... peechless/

Summary of senior results from International Figure Skating magazine: https://www.ifsmagazine.com/2018-skatin ... s-crowned/

Re: 2018 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships

Posted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:20 pm
by Elizabeth
The latest on Canadians from PJ Kwong: http://www.cbc.ca/sports/olympics/figur ... -1.4487167

I had a chance to speak to PJ last evening at the hotel and again this morning at the airport. She is excited to have been engaged to provide announcing services at the upcoming Olympics, something she has done at numerous Olympics. I told her that I miss her commentary on Bravo for full events - she said she does too!

Re: 2018 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships

Posted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 2:51 pm
by Elizabeth
From TSN - just posted on Twitter:
Gala air times for next week Wednesday Jan. 24 - 7:30-9:30 on TSN4 and Friday Jan. 26 7:30-9:30 TSN3

Re: 2018 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships

Posted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:37 pm
by kittykins
Sorry to sound ignorant, but what is "Bravo"?

Re: 2018 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships

Posted: Sat Jan 20, 2018 7:54 am
by Elizabeth
kittykins wrote:
Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:37 pm
Sorry to sound ignorant, but what is "Bravo"?
Sorry, I mistyped - I was, of course, referring to BOLD. It was a specialty cable channel that was, for a time, part of the CBC network - they provided the full live ISU stream of their skating competitions for which PJ Kwong did commentary (in a Toronto studio) - it was on TV, and could be recorded. CBC sold the channel and I think it is now called "Cottage Life". As I recall, PJ's commentary was recorded by the ISU as an English sound track that could be provided to countries who wished to broadcast later with commentary in their own language but who didn't have experienced skating commentators.

Re: 2018 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships

Posted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:01 am
by Elizabeth
We all know how "analytical" Meagan Duhamel is - here is her blog entry about participating in her final Canadian championships: http://www.lutzofgreens.com/canadians-reflection/

Re: 2018 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships

Posted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 2:48 pm
by happyheini
"Analytical all right" - she is such an emotional person as well. This was my first look at her web-site and I am quite intrigued with some of her recipes. I am by no means a Vegan, rather an "I eat anything" kind of person but still. I wonder how she manages to maintain the website and do all the things she does outside of high level skating. Wishing her and Eric the best of luck for their last Olympics.