US Nationals Jan. 18-27, 2019 - returning to Detroit (25 years later)

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US Nationals Jan. 18-27, 2019 - returning to Detroit (25 years later)

Post by Elizabeth » Fri Jan 04, 2019 3:43 pm

What does everyone remember about the 1994 US Nationals in Detroit? Is it that the pros were returning to amateur competition? Most likely it is "the whack", especially after the reminder from the movie "I, Tonya". This month the US Nationals return to Detroit.

This story provides memories of some of those who were there: https://olympics.nbcsports.com/2019/01/ ... aAfpN7rOMg
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Post by happyheini » Sat Jan 05, 2019 1:57 pm

Oh yes, the memories! Life goes on and off we go into the National Championships and later the Worlds. Bring it on - hopefully only great performances.

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Post by kittykins » Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:54 pm

Elizabeth wrote:
Fri Jan 04, 2019 3:43 pm
What does everyone remember about the 1994 US Nationals in Detroit? Is it that the pros were returning to amateur competition? Most likely it is "the whack", especially after the reminder from the movie "I, Tonya". This month the US Nationals return to Detroit.

This story provides memories of some of those who were there: https://olympics.nbcsports.com/2019/01/ ... aAfpN7rOMg
That was certainly an awful moment. I'll never forget it (shudders). Hopefully this Detroit championship goes a lot better! Hopefully I can see some of it as well as Canadians.

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Post by Elizabeth » Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:11 am

The website for the 2019 US Figure Skating Championships: http://2019uschampionships.com/

The full schedule: http://2019uschampionships.com/schedule/

Limited TV coverage via NBC will be available in Canada:
  • Friday, Jan. 25 - Ladies Free Skate - 8 - 11 p.m. - NBC (Live)
  • Saturday, Jan. 26 - Pairs Free Skate & Men's Short Program - 1:30 - 4:30 p.m. - NBC (Live)
  • Sunday, Jan. 27 - Men's Free Skate - 3:30 - 6 p.m. - NBC (Live)
  • Saturday, Feb. 16 - Skating Spectacular (Gala) - 2:30 - 4 p.m. - NBC
Gracie Gold has announced that she will not participate in the 2019 nationals, choosing to work on her preparation for the 2019/20 season and beyond.

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Post by Elizabeth » Tue Jan 22, 2019 12:55 pm

The fan zone link has live results, some live stream (non-senior), etc.
https://usfigureskatingfanzone.com/spor ... ntral.aspx

The entries/start orders/results for all disciplines: https://www.usfigureskating.org/leaderb ... /index.asp

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Post by Elizabeth » Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:48 am

And now the US championships is experiencing winter weather issues, especially for those trying to get there for the senior events.

The Detroit Metro Airport closed at 8 p.m. last evening and is now hoped to reopen at 10 a.m. - snow, freezing rain and ice caused icy runway conditions that they could not keep ahead of.

The senior competition begins tomorrow.

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Post by Elizabeth » Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:50 am

In the championship (senior) ladies short program last evening Alysa Liu, age 13, successfully landed a lovely triple axle and sits in second place.
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The full story from Phil Hersh: https://olympics.nbcsports.com/2019/01/ ... pionships/

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Post by Elizabeth » Fri Jan 25, 2019 8:22 pm

The wrap-up on today's rhythm dance from the Bridgestone Ice Desk: https://youtu.be/XqBt6QwD6CI

The protocols: https://t.co/LTZtAwY33i?amp=1

NBC is showing some of the ladies free skate on TV this evening - at the moment they are doing a bit of a "rehash" of the top short programs while the early warmup group is skating their free skates.

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Post by kittykins » Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:52 pm

I'm enjoying the coverage on NBC. I've been busy and not feeling too well lately so I totally forgot about it. I had fortunately set a reminder and so it came on automatically for me. Remember when we had to get up walk across the room and change the channel using the dial, and then we probably had to hit the side of the set to fix the picture tube? lol.

:lol: Now this is funny!
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Post by Elizabeth » Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:40 pm

Posted on Twitter by Kristi Yamaguchi:
No wall for US Figure Skating...we have a whole new immigrant group of skaters at US Champs!
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Post by Elizabeth » Sat Jan 26, 2019 9:29 am

History was made at US Nationals last evening: https://olympics.nbcsports.com/2019/01/ ... pionships/

Team selections for Worlds & 4CC - Ladies: https://t.co/xa6mnvBjHn

P.S. None of those named in the TV listing competed either :lol:

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Post by kittykins » Sat Jan 26, 2019 5:58 pm

Wow, so the mistake was across different platforms. Funny. I just got a real shock as Kaetlyn's name popped out at me! :lol:

I enjoyed the coverage this afternoon. These nationals have been quite emotional this year...good grief. I guess they always are, but it seems there's more heartbreak this year at both Nationals in North America.

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Post by Elizabeth » Sat Jan 26, 2019 6:01 pm

kittykins wrote:
Sat Jan 26, 2019 5:58 pm
Wow, so the mistake was across different platforms. Funny. I just got a real shock as Kaetlyn's name popped out at me! :lol:
The mistake obviously originated with NBC and all the platforms just picked it up :D

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Post by Elizabeth » Sat Jan 26, 2019 6:03 pm

It's unfortunate that NBC is, as usual, ignoring the ice dance on the main network. Especially so since the top 3 teams all train in Canada!!

I'm grateful, however, that they are showing some highlights from Europeans tomorrow before they show the end of their US nationals coverage.

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Post by Elizabeth » Sun Jan 27, 2019 1:38 pm

The men's free skate event will be the last of the competition - happening this afternoon. The live results link: https://www.usfigureskating.org/leaderb ... EG040.html

The US entries for 4 Continents, Worlds and Junior Worlds in pairs and ice dance: https://t.co/bPLqp2jxZJ

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Post by Elizabeth » Sun Jan 27, 2019 5:50 pm

"Team Gadbois" owned the podium in the ice dance event :)
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Post by Elizabeth » Sun Jan 27, 2019 10:08 pm

Announcement of men going to ISU championship events: https://t.co/0mXcwlgoNj

An article about the winner in the men's event, along with a video of his skate: https://olympics.nbcsports.com/2019/01/ ... -champion/

A link to an article about Jason Brown's "costume drama": https://olympics.nbcsports.com/2019/01/ ... l-odyssey/

There are lots of stories from the US Nationals on the NBC site: https://olympics.nbcsports.com/tag/figure-skating/

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Post by happyheini » Mon Jan 28, 2019 4:01 pm

Looks like Jason is the oldest of the bunch. But he seems to coming along better than ever.

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Post by Elizabeth » Tue Jan 29, 2019 9:06 am

History was made in several ways at the US Nationals. One was the performances and victory of the youngest ladies senior champion, at age 13 Alysa Liu landed 3 triple axles - one in her SP and two in her FS.

Another one was in the ice dance event where the first openly gay couple, Karina Manta & Joseph Johnson, competed. Here is their innovative free dance which was choreographed by Christopher Dean: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2hs_EP_ts-Y

Manta & Johnson finished 6th in the free dance and 7th overall but were asked to perform their free dance again in the gala.

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