Archive | U.S. Figure Skating Fantasy Challenge RSS feed for this section

U.S. Figure Skating Fantasy Challenge – Week Four

14 Nov

Week four of the U.S. Figure Skating Fantasy Challenge has been completed. Here are the top five finishers for the NHK Trophy:

1 the KWEEN 2104
2 T team gb 2096
2 T Sparkling Skaters 2096
2 T BrianJoubertLover 2096
5 jk4gold!! 2092

Congratulations to the KWEEN for having the highest score for the NHK Trophy! We will be contacting you this week with the email address you provided with a $25 gift card to the U.S. Figure Skating online store!

The ‘Dream Team for the NHK Trophy was:

Ladies

A: Akiko Suzuki; B: Alena Leonova; C: Elene Gedevanishvili

Men

A: Daisuke Takahashi; B: Samuel Contesti; C: Ross Miner

Pairs

A: Yuko Kavaguti and Alexander Smirnov; B: Stefania Berton and Ondrej Hotarek; C: Marissa Castelli and Simon Shnapir

Ice Dancing

A: Maia Shibutani and Alex Shibutani; B: Nelli Zhiganshina and Alexander Gazsi; C: Lorenza Alessandrini and Simone Vaturi

The highest possible score was 2,121, and was not achieved by any team.

Here is the top five overall standing:

1 Eketnon 8300
2 team gb 8293
3 Grigsby the Young Bear-Faced Skating Fox Dog 8291
4 Icecats 8281
5 FromTheBoards 8274

The picks for the 2011 Trophée Eric Bompard will open tomorrow and close shortly before the event begins on Friday.

Click here to sign up your team if you haven’t already!

U.S. Figure Skating Fantasy Challenge – Week Three

7 Nov

Week three of the U.S. Figure Skating Fantasy Challenge has been completed. Here are the top five finishers for the Cup of China:

1 Team Mao 2053
2 CastleFan 2047
3 tenley’s crew 2046
4 T Bailey’s Dream Team 2039
4 T **The Cutting Edges** 2039

Congratulations to Team Mao for having the highest score for the Cup of China! We will be contacting you this week with the email address you provided with a $25 gift card to the U.S. Figure Skating online store!

*Note: With the late withdrawal of Jinlin Guan, and because there were only two men’s C skaters, both were awarded the same amount of points.

The ‘Dream Team for the Cup of China was:

Ladies

A: Carolina Kostner; B: Mirai Nagasu; C: Kexin Zhang

Men

A: Jeremy Abbott; B: Yuzuru Hanyu; C: Jialiang Wu

Pairs

A: Don Zhang and Hao Zhang; B: Yuko Kavaguti and Alexander Smirnov; C: Taylor Steele and Robert Schultz

Ice Dancing

A: Ekaterina Bobrova and Dmitri Soloviev; B: Pernelle Carron and Lloyd Jones; C: Huang Xintong and Zheng Xun

The highest possible score was 2,067, and was not achieved by any team.

Here is the top five overall standing:

1 Grigsby the Young Bear-Faced Skating Fox Dog 6239
2 Eketnon 6227
3 TonyWheeler 6215
4 T Lin 6214
4 T I-Sk8 NYC 6214

The picks for the NHK Trophy will open tomorrow and close shortly before the event begins on Friday.

Click here to sign up your team if you haven’t already!

U.S. Figure Skating Fantasy Challenge – Week Two

31 Oct

Week two of the U.S. Figure Skating Fantasy Challenge has been completed. Here are the top five finishers for Skate Canada:

1 T Ice Cats 2214
1 T Zack and Jeremy’s DE Skating Team 2214
1 T Mixed Bag #14 2214
1 T Team Mystic 2214
5 Cranstonettes 2205

Since there was a four-way tie for first, we will award the $25 gift certificate to the team with the highest overall score that has not won a weekly award yet. That team is the Ice Cats. We will be contacting you this week with the email address you provided with a $25 gift card to the U.S. Figure Skating online store!

The ‘Dream Team’ for Skate Canada would have been:

Ladies

A: Akiko Suzuki; B: Elizaveta Tuktamysheva; C: Amélie Lacoste

Men

A: Patrick Chan; B: Javier Fernandez; C: Ross Miner

Pairs

A: Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov; B: Narumi Takahashi and Mervin Tran; C: Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford

Ice Dancing

A: Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir; B: Anna Cappellini and Luca Lanotte; C: Madison Chock and Evan Bates

The highest possible score was 2,214, achieved by four teams.

Here is the top five overall standing:

1 Eketnon 4214
2 T Grigsby the Young Bear-Faced Skating Fox Dog 4213
2 T Ice Cats 4213
4 Appleton Inspiration 4209
5 T Zack and Jeremy’s DE Skating Team 4208
5 T Team Mystic 4208

The picks for the Cup of China will open tomorrow and close shortly before the event begins on Friday.

Click here to sign up your team if you haven’t already!

U.S. Figure Skating Fantasy Challenge

25 Oct

Week one of the U.S. Figure Skating Fantasy Challenge has been completed. Here is how the top ten looks after Skate America:

1 Grigsby the Young Bear-Faced Skating Fox Dog 2036
2 Poggi 2034
3 team ice 2029
4 Team Victoria 2028
5 Die on the Ice 2023
6 T Ray’s Kids 2021
6 T Skates of Old 2021
8 T Skating Tigers 2020
8 T Golden Blades 2020
10 T Spirit of the Olympics 2019
10 T Tauro 2019
10 T Mama Syd’s Babies 2019

Congratulations to our winner, we will be contacting you this week with the email address you provided with a $25 gift card to the U.S. Figure Skating online store!

The ‘Dream Team’ for Skate America would have been:

Ladies A: Alissa Czisny or Carolina Kostner; B: Viktoria Helgesson; C: Haruka Imai

Men A: Michal Brezina; B: Kevin Van Der Perren; C: Denis Ten

Pairs A: Aliona Savchenko & Robin Szolkow; B: Kirsten Moore-Towers & Dylan Moscovitch; C: Tiffany Vise & Don Baldwin

Ice Dancing A: Meryl Davis & Charlie White; B: Nelli Zhigansina & Alexander Gazsi; C: Isabella Tobias & Deividas Stagniunas

The highest possible score was 2051.

The picks are open for Skate Canada and will close shortly before the event begins on Friday.

Click here to make your picks for Skate Canada or sign up your team if you haven’t already!

How-To Guide To Fantasy Skating

18 Oct

With Skate America beginning on Friday night, the free U.S. Figure Skating Fantasy Challenge is open for business. Here is a guide on how to get started and pick your team so that you can play along.

What is the U.S. Figure Skating Fantasy Challenge?

Entering its 16th edition, the U.S. Figure Skating Fantasy Challenge is a fun and free way for fans to follow their favorite skaters, or find some new favorite skaters, as they compete in each Grand Prix Series event, the Grand Prix Final, U.S. Championships, European Championships, Four Continent Championships and the World Championships. Each week, points will be awarded to the skaters based on the amount of points that skater scores in the competition. The team with the highest combined score for the week receives a $25 credit (including shipping) toward selected merchandise in the U.S. Figure Skating Online Store. The overall winner for the entire season will receive $100 to the online store, the second-place finisher $75 and third place $50. If teams are tied, a random drawing will be held to determine the winner(s).

How do I sign up?

Signing up for the U.S. Figure Skating Fantasy Challenge is easy, simply visit http://www.usfsa.org/fantasyskating.asp and click “Register Now”.

After clicking “Register Now” you will be prompted to fill in information including your name, address and team name. When all the information is completed, click “Create New Team.”

Picking Your Team

Once you have created your new team you will be able to pick your team for the upcoming event. Your screen will look like this:

For each event, you select three competitors in each of the four disciplines – men’s, ladies, pairs and dance – one each from pools A, B and C, giving you a total of 12 skaters/teams. Your team will be different for each competition, as the field of skaters at each event is different. There are no other limitations on the makeup of your team.

NOTE: Please check both http://www.icenetwork.com and http://www.isu.org for an updated list of skaters before sending in your entry. You will be able to select a new skater should one of your team members withdraw from the series or an event for any reason, but it must be done before the beginning of the competition. All rosters will be locked once the competition begins.

Once you have a selection  for each category, you will then click “Submit Picks” and your team for that week will be saved. You should also receive a confirmation email with your picks for the week.

Helpful Information

While picking your team, you may want to do your own research or consult the Fantasy Preview (Preview for Skate America) posted on icenetwork.com. A link to the story is provided on the Fantasy Challenge main page.

Each week you can follow how your skaters are doing on icenetwork.com with their live streaming of events and you may check the leaderboard after each event to see how your team compares to the other teams in the system. Remember that after the event occurs you will need to pick new skaters for the next event. An announcement will be made on the front page of the fantasy website when picks are open.

Good luck to everyone participating this year in the U.S. Figure Skating Fantasy Challenge. Remember, with prizes to weekly winners, it’s never too late to sign up!

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 321 other followers