ISU Challenger Series 2018/19 - Event #5 - Autumn Classic, Oakville, ON - 20-22 Sept.

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ISU Challenger Series 2018/19 - Event #5 - Autumn Classic, Oakville, ON - 20-22 Sept.

Post by Elizabeth » Fri Aug 31, 2018 11:17 am

Expect a full house at this event! The entries: http://www.isuresults.com/events/fsevent03111605.htm

Among the entries are Evgenia Medvedeva and Yuzuru Hanyu who, of course, train at the Cricket Club. It will also mark the return to competition of Weaver & Poje.

Medvedeva's programs for this year were revealed about a month ago:
SP: Orange Colored Sky, by Natalie Cole
LP: Yo Yo Ma 'Mumuki', Libertango

Weaver & Poje's programs (as revealed at this week's Skate Canada High Performance Camp):
RD: Libertango
FD: “SOS D’Un Terrien,” as a tribute to Denis Ten

Yuzu has now revealed his program music for this year: SP: “Otonal” (previously skated to by one of his idols, Johnny Weir); FP: “Origin” (an arrangement of the “Tribute to Ninjinsky” program by another of his idols, Evgeni Plushenko).

More on his FP from: https://english.kyodonews.net/news/2018 ... ctice.html
Yuzuru Hanyu said Thursday he wants to return to his figure skating roots as the two-time Olympic champion previewed "Origin," his free program for the upcoming season.

"The beginning of my skating life, the origin -- I want to skate while feeling like I did when I first began," Hanyu said in a practice at his training base in Toronto.

Hanyu showed off three types of quadruple jumps for the media -- a toe loop, a Salchow and a loop -- as the 23-year-old ramps up his efforts to become the first figure skater to successfully land a quadruple axel in competition.

Although he hasn't landed the 4-1/2 turn jump yet, the Japanese star appeared fully recovered from the right ankle injury he suffered in training last November.

"I'm skating now while thinking about how to strengthen my skating and get better," Hanyu said.

"Origin" features songs used in routines by Russian legend Evgeni Plushenko and American Johnny Weir, skaters Hanyu admires. He said he chose the music in order to "get back to enjoying skating, to slide while feeling like I'm doing it for myself."

Hanyu won his second consecutive gold medal at the Pyeongchang Olympics in South Korea earlier this year after becoming the first Japanese male skater to win gold at the 2014 Sochi Games in Russia.

In July, he became the first figure skater and youngest individual recipient of the People's Honor Award in Japan.
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Re: Autumn Classic in Oakville

Post by Elizabeth » Sat Sep 15, 2018 11:55 pm

As noted in the Challenger Series thread, Skate Canada will be providing a free live stream of this event. It will be available world-wide. Since the event takes place during a week off in the JPG series, Ted Barton will be available to provide the commentary on the live stream.

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Post by Elizabeth » Mon Sep 17, 2018 1:12 pm

I believe that this will be the link for the live stream: https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6tp6g5

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Post by Elizabeth » Mon Sep 17, 2018 5:24 pm

Skate Canada's press release about the competition, featuring information about the CDN participants: https://skatecanada.ca/2018/09/elite-sk ... rnational/

The article includes the link to their Dailymotion video site for the live stream: https://www.dailymotion.com/skatecanada


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Re: ISU Challenger Series 2018/19 - Autumn Classic, Oakville, ON - 20-22 Sept.

Post by Elizabeth » Tue Sep 18, 2018 6:06 pm

Since the event is in the EDT zone, Danielle Earl didn't need to provide the time differences for us :)

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There is another Challenger Series event taking place this weekend - see the other thread.

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Post by Elizabeth » Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:12 pm

Ted Barton, the man behind the microphone, getting ready for another busy weekend of commentating: Image

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Post by Elizabeth » Thu Sep 20, 2018 4:12 pm

The link for the English live stream with commentary by Debbi Wilkes & Ted Barton: https://t.co/WTyBJ2NO9B

They are currently "testing the system" during the men's practice - unfortunately, they are only using one fixed camera up in a corner of the stands which limits the detail one can see.

A video from Yuzuru Hanyu's FS practice: https://t.co/NHsF4qFxFR

Up first, the pairs short program: https://lamp.skatecanada.ca/results/2018ACI/SEG005.HTM
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Post by Elizabeth » Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:04 pm

The results after the Pairs SP:

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Now the Ladies Short Program - the start order:https://lamp.skatecanada.ca/results/2018ACI/SEG003.HTM

And the top 5 after the Ladies SP: Image

The Dailymotion videos are being archived here: https://www.dailymotion.com/playlist/x6143x

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Post by Elizabeth » Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:00 am

Friday's schedule: *Skate Order for the Men's SP provided by Hanyu Fans (in case you get a blank page at the link above on the official site):

Group 1:
1. Kevin AYMOZ FRA
2. Adonis Wai Chung WONG HKG
3. Andrew DODDS AUS
4. Mark GORODNITSKY ISR
5. Jordan DODDS AUS
6. Kevin REYNOLDS CAN

Group 2:
7. Jason BROWN USA
8. Roman SADOVSKY CAN
9. Julian Zhi Jie YEE MAS
10. Bennet TOMAN CAN
11. Diego SALDANA MEX
12. Yamato ROWE PHI

Group 3:
13. Junhwan CHA KOR
14. Harry MATTICK GBR
15. Yuzuru HANYU JPN
16. Chadwick WANG SGP
17. Samuel MCALLISTER IRL
18. Conor STAKELUM IRL

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Re: ISU Challenger Series 2018/19 - Autumn Classic, Oakville, ON - 20-22 Sept.

Post by Elizabeth » Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:30 am

The men's SP practice is underway this morning - in skate order as posted above.

It is being live streamed (without commentary) on the competition "channel": https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6tp6g5

And it was Ted Barton "manning" the camera for that live stream of the practice - the man does it all!!
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Post by Elizabeth » Fri Sep 21, 2018 4:58 pm

Results after the rhythm dance: Image

The protocols: https://lamp.skatecanada.ca/results/201 ... Scores.pdf


By the way, Weaver & Poje intend to use the Thank You Canada Tour to continue to work on their rhythm dance we saw today in preparation for Canadians in January and beyond. Here's a video in case you missed it: https://youtu.be/soRyLw_MhjM

The much anticipated men's SP is now over. The top 5: Image


The protocols: https://lamp.skatecanada.ca/results/201 ... Scores.pdf

Up next was the pairs FS (with Dylan Moscovitch joining Ted for the commentary on the first of the two groups):
Image

The protocols: https://lamp.skatecanada.ca/results/201 ... Scores.pdf

Finally for today, the ladies FS - the start order: https://lamp.skatecanada.ca/results/2018ACI/SEG004.HTM

The somewhat surprising results: Image

The protocols: https://lamp.skatecanada.ca/results/201 ... Scores.pdf


A long day at the rink/in front of the computer :)

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Re: ISU Challenger Series 2018/19 - Autumn Classic, Oakville, ON - 20-22 Sept.

Post by Elizabeth » Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:20 pm

The first medals were awarded in an off-ice ceremony
Pairs:
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Ladies:
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Post by Elizabeth » Fri Sep 21, 2018 11:33 pm

There will be a live stream for the men's practice beginning at 8:15 EDT Saturday morning. The order will be based on the FS start order: https://lamp.skatecanada.ca/results/2018ACI/SEG002.HTM

The start order for Saturday's first event, the free dance: https://lamp.skatecanada.ca/results/2018ACI/SEG008.HTM

I had heard that, due to "popular demand", arrangements were being made to award the men's medals on the ice tomorrow, rather than off-ice as had been planned for all disciplines. The schedule has now been changed to reflect this.

In the meantime, I'm happy that the tornado/tornadoes in the Ottawa-Gatineau area didn't get near my house and I'm not one of the 147,000 or more without power.

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Post by kittykins » Sat Sep 22, 2018 11:30 am

Whoops, missed this! I'm glad all is well. I'm afraid I've been a bit disorganized with watching this weekend. My painting contract is now done but my head has been spinning.

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Re: ISU Challenger Series 2018/19 - Autumn Classic, Oakville, ON - 20-22 Sept.

Post by Elizabeth » Sat Sep 22, 2018 1:33 pm

The free dance is over and here are the results: Image

Weaver & Poje's free dance tribute to Denis Ten was very moving: https://youtu.be/3cBo_jjqxfc

The podium:
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Now we're moving on to the men's free skate - start order: https://lamp.skatecanada.ca/results/2018ACI/SEG002.HTM
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Post by Elizabeth » Sat Sep 22, 2018 3:31 pm

Well - this event is now completed for another year. The men's podium photo - it wasthe only ceremony to take place on the ice (to accommodate the hundreds of Hanyu fans):
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Here are the protocols from the men's free skate - certainly some surprises: https://lamp.skatecanada.ca/results/201 ... Scores.pdf

One young man who was "hyped" by Ted Barton before the FS was Kevin Aymoz FRA - Ted was right and I'm really looking forward to seeing him live at Skate Canada International!!

Here's his free skate from Autumn Classic:
https://youtu.be/2QHSWMholqA

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Skate Canada's article: https://skatecanada.ca/2018/09/weaver-a ... rnational/

A reminder that the Skate Canada archives the videos of the live stream on their DailyMotion site.

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Re: ISU Challenger Series 2018/19 - Autumn Classic, Oakville, ON - 20-22 Sept.

Post by kittykins » Mon Sep 24, 2018 11:16 am

I'm glad Roman did so well. I didn't see the SP and so saw Jason Brown's haircut for the first time. It looks good and will certainly help him not to be recognized in public. I was never a fan of the ponytail, but I guess a lot of his fans really liked it.

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