ISU 2019-20 GP - Event #2 - Skate Canada International - Kelowna, BC - Oct 25-27

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ISU 2019-20 GP - Event #2 - Skate Canada International - Kelowna, BC - Oct 25-27

Post by Elizabeth » Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:20 pm

The event will take place in Kelowna, British Columbia, from October 25-27, 2019, at Prospera Place. It is the 2nd of the GP series.

From: https://skatecanada.ca/2019/06/canadian ... n-kelowna/

Men
Brendan Kerry (AUS)
Nicolas Nadeau (CAN)
Nam Nguyen (CAN)
Roman Sadovsky (CAN)
Paul Fentz (GER)
Matteo Rizzo (ITA)
Yuzuru Hanyu (JPN)
Keiji Tanaka (JPN)
Deniss Vasiljevs (LAT)
Mikhail Kolyada (RUS)
Andrei Lazukin (RUS)
Camden Pulkinen (USA)

Women
Aurora Cotop (CAN)
Gabrielle Daleman (CAN)
TBD (CAN)
Rika Kihira (JPN)
Mai Mihara (JPN)
Yelim Kim (KOR)
Young You (KOR)
Evgenia Medvedeva (RUS)
Serafima Sakhanovich (RUS)
Alexandra Trusova (RUS)
Alexia Paganini (SUI)
Bradie Tennell (USA)

Pairs
Lubov Ilyushechkina / Charlie Bilodeau (CAN)
Kirsten Moore-Towers / Michael Marinaro (CAN)
TBD(CAN)
Feiyao Tang / Yongchao Yang (CHN)
Aleksandra Boikova / Dmitrii Kozlovskii (RUS)
Evgenia Tarasova / Vladimir Morozov (RUS)
Jessica Calalang / Brian Johnson (USA)
Alexa Scimeca Knierim / Chris Knierim (USA)

Ice Dance
Piper Gilles / Paul Poirier (CAN)
Marjorie Lajoie / Zachary Lagha (CAN)
Haley Sales / Nikolas Wamsteeker (CAN)
Lilah Fear / Lewis Gibson (GBR)
Sofia Evdokimova / Egor Bazin (RUS)
Betina Popova / Sergey Mozgov (RUS)
Sara Hurtado / Kirill Khaliavin (ESP)
Caroline Green / Michael Parsons (USA)
Kaitlin Hawayek / Jean-Luc Baker (USA)
Madison Hubbell / Zachary Donohue (USA)
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Re: Skate Canada International 2019 - competitors announced

Post by happyheini » Thu Jun 20, 2019 4:00 pm

Looks like an very high calibre line-up. I am so looking forward to Lubov and Charlie's debut.

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Re: Skate Canada International 2019 - competitors announced

Post by Kevin » Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:04 am

happyheini wrote:
Thu Jun 20, 2019 4:00 pm
Looks like an very high calibre line-up. I am so looking forward to Lubov and Charlie's debut.
I am really looking forward to that as well. I'm super curious how they will look together, and how their skills will combine (and if Lubov will finally jump.....)

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Re: Skate Canada International 2019 - competitors announced

Post by fred » Wed Jun 26, 2019 10:13 pm

I'm going to be really pulling for Lubov & Charlie to skate their best. They should be coming together in their programs very well now.
Not to say that I hope Kristen & Michael will do badly, no, no. However, I just love it when people from different nations come together to create beauty & power & elegance. It almost brings tears to my eyes.

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Re: Skate Canada International 2019 - competitors announced

Post by kittykins » Fri Jul 05, 2019 12:17 pm

Great! Nice location as well!

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Re: ISU 2019-20 GP - Event #2 - Skate Canada International - Kelowna BC - Oct 25-27

Post by Elizabeth » Mon Sep 30, 2019 2:13 pm

This is now less than a month away - some of the competitors as originally announced have changed.

Check the updated lists, by discipline here: http://www.isuresults.com/events/fsevent03111922.htm

Detailed time and practice schedule: http://www.isuresults.com/schedules/gpc ... hedule.pdf

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Re: ISU 2019-20 GP - Event #2 - Skate Canada International - Kelowna BC - Oct 25-27

Post by Elizabeth » Tue Oct 01, 2019 7:49 pm

Skate Canada has announced that Kevin Reynolds will be the "athlete ambassador" for this event: https://skatecanada.ca/2019/10/kevin-re ... rnational/

The article includes information about what Kevin is doing now.

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Re: ISU 2019-20 GP - Event #2 - Skate Canada International - Kelowna BC - Oct 25-27

Post by Elizabeth » Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:22 am

Updated men's entries:

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Re: ISU 2019-20 GP - Event #2 - Skate Canada International - Kelowna BC - Oct 25-27

Post by Elizabeth » Fri Oct 18, 2019 1:21 pm

The very latest lists of entries, by discipline: http://www.isuresults.com/events/fsevent03111922.htm

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Re: ISU 2019-20 GP - Event #2 - Skate Canada International - Kelowna BC - Oct 25-27

Post by Elizabeth » Fri Oct 18, 2019 7:38 pm

The TV schedule as Tweeted out today - note the times to the left in each pair should refer to ET not PT.

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Re: ISU 2019-20 GP - Event #2 - Skate Canada International - Kelowna BC - Oct 25-27

Post by Elizabeth » Mon Oct 21, 2019 4:10 pm

There will be live streaming of practices which will only be available to those of us in Canada - the information below is from the live streaming tab on the event page: https://skatecanada.ca/2019-skate-canada-international/

The music rotation and skaters from the sessions on Thursday: http://www.isuresults.com/schedules/gpc ... tation.pdf

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24
8:00 ICE DANCE PRACTICE
9:25 MEN’S PRACTICE
10:50 PAIRS PRACTICE
12:15 LADIES PRACTICE
13:40 ICE DANCE PRACTICE
15:05 MEN’S PRACTICE
16:30 PAIRS PRACTICE
17:55 LADIES PRACTICE

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25
6:00 ICE DANCE PRACTICE
7:10 LADIES PRACTICE
8:20 PAIRS PRACTICE
9:30 MEN’S PRACTICE

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26
6:00 ICE DANCE PRACTICE
7:10 LADIES PRACTICE
8:20 PAIRS PRACTICE
9:30 MEN’S PRACTICE
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Re: ISU 2019-20 GP - Event #2 - Skate Canada International - Kelowna BC - Oct 25-27

Post by Elizabeth » Mon Oct 21, 2019 4:16 pm

Broadcast information from the event page: https://skatecanada.ca/2019-skate-canada-international/

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25
TIME (EDT) - EVENT - NETWORK
14:00 - Ice Dance Rhythm Dance & Ladies Short Program - TSN
19:00 - Pairs & Mens Short Programs - TSN

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26
14:00 - Ice Dance Free Skate - TSN & CTV
16:00 - Ladies Free Program - TSN, CTV, CTV2 Atlantic
20:00 - Pairs Free Program - TSN, CTV, CTV2 Alberta & Vancouver
21:30 - Mens Free Program - TSN
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Re: ISU 2019-20 GP - Event #2 - Skate Canada International - Kelowna BC - Oct 25-27

Post by Elizabeth » Tue Oct 22, 2019 11:37 am

The Skate Canada press release on the CDN team headed to Kelowna: https://skatecanada.ca/2019/10/eighteen ... rnational/

There has been an update to the CDN ladies since this was released:
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Post by Elizabeth » Tue Oct 22, 2019 2:20 pm

Danielle Earl's time conversion for those of us in the East

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Re: ISU 2019-20 GP - Event #2 - Skate Canada International - Kelowna BC - Oct 25-27

Post by Elizabeth » Wed Oct 23, 2019 10:43 am

This should be the link for the schedule/entries/start orders/results: http://www.isuresults.com/results/season1920/gpcan2019/

I have a multi-day volunteer commitment from Thursday afternoon through Saturday afternoon so may be watching some of the competition "after the fact". Not great timing for me but it is an annual church-related commitment.

I hope you'll find all the links you'll need in the posts above.
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Re: ISU 2019-20 GP - Event #2 - Skate Canada International - Kelowna, BC - Oct 25-27

Post by Elizabeth » Wed Oct 23, 2019 5:14 pm

A reminder about the streaming of the practices beginning tomorrow - available only in Canada and times shown are in PT

The channel: https://www.dailymotion.com/skatecanada

And the times:

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Re: ISU 2019-20 GP - Event #2 - Skate Canada International - Kelowna, BC - Oct 25-27

Post by Elizabeth » Thu Oct 24, 2019 8:28 pm

Start orders for the rhythm dance & short programs tomorrow:

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Start orders/results link: http://www.isuresults.com/results/season1920/gpcan2019/

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Re: ISU 2019-20 GP - Event #2 - Skate Canada International - Kelowna, BC - Oct 25-27

Post by kittykins » Fri Oct 25, 2019 6:27 pm

Thanks. I see there are lots of repeats of this afternoon's and later coverage, so check your local listings if you missed it. Nice to see such great coverage.

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Re: ISU 2019-20 GP - Event #2 - Skate Canada International - Kelowna, BC - Oct 25-27

Post by Elizabeth » Fri Oct 25, 2019 11:10 pm

I see that the ISU geoblocked us from this event - I hope that it's a "one off" due to the TSN/CTV live coverage.

I would actually prefer the no commentary live stream to some of Rod Black's inane comments!

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Re: ISU 2019-20 GP - Event #2 - Skate Canada International - Kelowna, BC - Oct 25-27

Post by Elizabeth » Sat Oct 26, 2019 9:51 pm

Elizabeth wrote:
Fri Oct 25, 2019 11:10 pm
I would actually prefer the no commentary live stream to some of Rod Black's inane comments!
I wish Rod would just stop talking!!! All his ifs, maybes, etc. about the possibilities of placements, scores, etc. make it sound like he's trying to up the level of excitement. Mostly he's dreaming in technicolour!!

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Re: ISU 2019-20 GP - Event #2 - Skate Canada International - Kelowna, BC - Oct 25-27

Post by kittykins » Sun Oct 27, 2019 2:10 am

Rod really drives me crazy as well. I usually say more than once - you don’t have to state the obvious Rod!! Wow what a turn of events the men’s program turned out to be. Good for Nam!!!! :mrgreen:

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Re: ISU 2019-20 GP - Event #2 - Skate Canada International - Kelowna, BC - Oct 25-27

Post by Elizabeth » Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:17 am

I'm not sure we'll be able to see the Gala anywhere (If CTV/TSN is not showing it, will be ISU feed be blocked?) but here is what is planned:

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Re: ISU 2019-20 GP - Event #2 - Skate Canada International - Kelowna, BC - Oct 25-27

Post by Elizabeth » Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:21 am

A post FS interview of Yuzu & Nam by Elladj Balde: https://youtu.be/ZqVWn396lsc?list=PLxqr ... qKw6iqQjZ9

There is other content with Elladj available - he was the "digital reporter".

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Re: ISU 2019-20 GP - Event #2 - Skate Canada International - Kelowna, BC - Oct 25-27

Post by Elizabeth » Sun Oct 27, 2019 7:35 pm

TSN has just told me (via Twitter) that the Skate Canada International 2019 Gala is currently scheduled to air at 8 p.m. ET on Sunday, November 3rd on TSN2. That's the evening I'll be seeing the Rock the Rink tour in Kingston with my "honourary family" so the PVR is already set.

They also said that if it changes they will update.

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Re: ISU 2019-20 GP - Event #2 - Skate Canada International - Kelowna, BC - Oct 25-27

Post by Elizabeth » Mon Oct 28, 2019 9:53 am

Some highlights from Skate Canada Interational as selected by Europe on Ice: https://europeonice.com/2019/10/28/skat ... m-kelowna/

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