Halloween Fun!

12 Nov

SKATING magazine received several Halloween holiday submissions from our skating clubs, which we were unable to include in the November issue. We have packaged up those spooky, scary, fun and creative photos and captions on the skatingmagazineblog for your enjoyment.

The Dallas FSC’s Junior Board, led by president and Team USA member Ashley Shin, and vice president, Alessandra Vanigli, hosted the club’s annual Halloween party. Barbara Vanigli is the
Junior Board sponsor.

Dallas

Children at AZ ICE Gilbert in Gilbert, Arizona, participated in the first “Spooky Skate” learn-to-skate class on Oct. 30. The kids arrived at the rink all dressed up in costume and were able to trick or treat from locker room to locker room. They were also allowed to bring a friend for a free introductory skating lesson; everyone skated together to a spooky soundtrack of Halloween classics. “The kids had a ton of fun and we got new learn-to-skate registrations,” Mark Fitzgerald, the facility’s new skating director, said. “It was a win-win situation.” AZ Ice Gilbert will host a skatefest on Jan. 10.

Gilbert AZ

U.S. Figure Skating received some Halloween props at the Boston Common Frog Pond Pumpkin Festival on Oct. 19. Senior pairs skater Jimmy Morgan carved the association’s signature skate into the pumpkin. U.S. Figure Skating shared the spirit of the night with the Boston Celtics, Boston Bruins and the Massachusetts Horticulture Society, among others.

pumpkin photo

The open juvenile synchronized skating team from the New England Skating Club got into the Halloween spirit as 11 members dressed up as ice princesses. (l-r) Cinderella: Meredith Gendreau; Belle: Catherine Moran; Pocahontas: Lilly Cushman; Aurora: Rebekah Redwine; Snow White: Nadia Lawrence; Mulan: Emma Powers; Jasmine: Anna Epihimer; Rapunzel: Gabbi Zehme; Elsa: Maddie Gendreau; Anna: Samantha Magraw; and Ariel: Katharine Beal.

ice princesses

 

Free Video from 2014 Cup of China

8 Nov

Skating Fans! If you’re not a subscriber to icenetwork, but are curious what it is, check out these FREE video clips below from 2014 Cup of China!

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Saturday at Cup of China

7 Nov

The 2014  Cup of China has concluded with the Americans taking home two medals.

FULL RESULTS | RECAP

Ice dance:

2. Maia and Alex Shibutani (65.20+92.16=157.36)

Ladies short program

4. Polina Edmunds (50.32+110.95=161.27)
9. Christina Gao (47.15+77.89=125.04)
10. Ashley Cain (39.80+85.01=124.81)

Men’s short program:

3. Richard Dornbush (77.23+149.50=226.73)

Pairs:

7. Jessica Noelle Calalang and Zack Sidhu (54.66+93.15-147.81)

 

2014 Cup of China Television Broadcast  Schedule
(All times Eastern; subject to change; check local listings)

 

Broadcast Date Event Time (ET) Network
Friday, Nov. 7 Men’s and ladies short programs 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Universal Sports
Saturday, Nov. 8 Free dance and pairs free skate 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Universal Sports
Sunday, Nov. 9 Competition highlights 4-6 p.m. NBC
Encore presentation of NBC’s coverage 7:30-9:30 p.m. Universal Sports

 

2014 Cup of China icenetwork Broadcast Schedule

(All times Eastern; subject to change; check local listings)

Broadcast Date Event Time
Friday, Nov. 7 Short dance (LIVE) 3 a.m.
Ladies short (LIVE) 4:30 a.m.
Men’s short (LIVE) 6:30 a.m.
Pairs short (LIVE) 8:30 a.m.
Saturday, Nov. 8 Free dance (LIVE) 2 a.m.
Ladies free (LIVE) 3:35 a.m.
Men’s free (LIVE) 5:45 a.m.
Pairs free (LIVE) 8 a.m.

 

Friday at Cup of China

7 Nov

While you were sleeping, the first day of competition wrapped up at 2014 Cup of China.

Ladies short program

Full Results/Recap

7. Polina Edmunds, 50.32
8. Christina Gao, 47.15
11. Ashley Cain, 39.80

 

Men’s short program:

Full Results/Recap

4. Richard Dornbush, 77.23

 

Pairs:

Full Results/Recap

6. Jessica Noelle Calalang and Zack Sidhu, 54.66

 

Ice dance:

Full Results/Recap

1. Maia Shibutani and Alex Shibutani, 65.20

 

2014 Cup of China Television Broadcast  Schedule
(All times Eastern; subject to change; check local listings)

 

Broadcast Date Event Time (ET) Network
Friday, Nov. 7 Men’s and ladies short programs 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Universal Sports
Saturday, Nov. 8 Free dance and pairs free skate 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Universal Sports
Sunday, Nov. 9 Competition highlights 4-6 p.m. NBC
Encore presentation of NBC’s coverage 7:30-9:30 p.m. Universal Sports

 

2014 Cup of China icenetwork Broadcast Schedule

(All times Eastern; subject to change; check local listings)

Broadcast Date Event Time
Friday, Nov. 7 Short dance (LIVE) 3 a.m.
Ladies short (LIVE) 4:30 a.m.
Men’s short (LIVE) 6:30 a.m.
Pairs short (LIVE) 8:30 a.m.
Saturday, Nov. 8 Free dance (LIVE) 2 a.m.
Ladies free (LIVE) 3:35 a.m.
Men’s free (LIVE) 5:45 a.m.
Pairs free (LIVE) 8 a.m.

 

Grand Prix Series Heads to China

6 Nov

The ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Series continues this week with Cup of China, Nov. 7-Nov. 8, at Shanghai Oriental Sports Center in Shanghai.

NBC will air competition coverage from 4-6 p.m. (ET) Sunday, Nov. 9. In addition, Universal Sports will air additional coverage throughout the weekend.  Icenetwork subscribers will have access to live video of the competition, in addition to photos and recaps which are available to all users.

Tweet @USFigureSkating and use the hashtag #CupOfChina and #CoC14 to join in on the conversation on social media.

Team USA will be represented by eight athletes:

Ladies:

Ashley Cain
Polina Edmunds
Christina Gao

Men:

Richard Dornbush

Pairs:

Jessica Noelle Calalang and Zack Sidhu

Ice dance:

Maia Shibutani amd Alex Shibutani

 

Event schedule (all times ET) | LIVE RESULTS

Friday, Nov. 7

3:00-4:06 a.m.  Short dance
4:30-6:03 a.m.   Ladies short program
6:30-8:03 a.m.  Men’s short program
8:30-9:37 a.m.  Pairs short program

Saturday, Nov. 8

2:00-3:15 a.m.  Free dance
3:35-5:24 a.m.  Ladies free skate
5:45-7:40 a.m.  Men’s free skate
8:00-9:21 a.m.  Pairs free skate

 

2014 Cup of China Television Broadcast  Schedule
(All times Eastern; subject to change; check local listings)

 

Broadcast Date Event Time (ET) Network
Friday, Nov. 7 Men’s and ladies short programs 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Universal Sports
Saturday, Nov. 8 Free dance and pairs free skate 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Universal Sports
Sunday, Nov. 9 Competition highlights 4-6 p.m. NBC
Encore presentation of NBC’s coverage 7:30-9:30 p.m. Universal Sports

2014 Cup of China icenetwork Broadcast Schedule

(All times Eastern; subject to change; check local listings)

Broadcast Date Event Time
Friday, Nov. 7 Short dance (LIVE) 3 a.m.
Ladies short (LIVE) 4:30 a.m.
Men’s short (LIVE) 6:30 a.m.
Pairs short (LIVE) 8:30 a.m.
Saturday, Nov. 8 Free dance (LIVE) 2 a.m.
Ladies free (LIVE) 3:35 a.m.
Men’s free (LIVE) 5:45 a.m.
Pairs free (LIVE) 8 a.m.

 

U.S. Figure Skating Fantasy Football – Week 9 Recap

5 Nov

After the ninth week of the inaugural U.S. Figure Skating Fantasy Football League, Ashley Wagner remains alone atop the league standings as the only undefeated team with Chris Knierim close behind at 7-1-1. If the season were to end today, Max Aaron would square off with Ashley Wagner and Chris Knierim would face Ross Miner in the first round of the playoffs. Here’s what happened this week:

Snowplow Sam def Team Bradley (Ryan Bradley | @RyanSBradley), 107-81

Another strong performance from Ben Rothlisberger led Snowplow Sam’s team to its second victory of the season. Bradley, who benefited from a 21-point performance from Peyton Manning and a 15-point performance from Stephen Gostkowski, had three players score less than five points. Both teams are out of the playoff pictures, but could reenter the conversation with a short winning streak.

Team A-Wags (Ashley Wagner | @AshWagner2010) def. Team Thah ‘D’(Ricky Dornbush | @RichardDornbush), 96-70

Ashley Wagner’s squad continued her winning ways, beating Dornbush’s squad handedly. Strong performances from Andrew Luck, Arian Foster, Alfred Morris and Eric Decker helped counteract two zero-point showings. For the first time this year, the Seattle defense lived up to Dornbush’s high defensive draft pick, scoring 15 points. The loss is Dornbush’ second in a row in a very competitive West division.

Team Knierim (Chris Knierim | @ChrisKnierim) def Team Bates (Evan Bates | @Evan_Bates), 106-81

Chris Knierim started off his birthday week the right way…with a fantasy football win helping him keep pace with Ashley Wagner. Knierim, who was coming off a tie with Snowplow Sam’s squad, benefited from dominant performances from Ryan Tannehill and Antonio Brown. Bates’ team, had five double-digit performances but couldn’t overcome virtually no points from four spots in his lineup.

Miner Problem (Ross Miner | @rossminer) def. Team White (Charlie White | @CharlieaWhite), 116-85

Ross Miner’s team used three 25+ point performances to pick up his sixth win of the season to move into firm playoff position. The loss couldn’t have come at worse time for White, who was in desperate need of a win to reenter the playoff picture. And next week doesn’t get any easier for the Olympic champion as he’s set to face-off with the one-loss Chris Knierim.

Coach Coughlin (John Coughlin |@JohnCoughlinUSA) def. Team Aaron (Max Aaron | @MaxTAaron), 79-78

In the closest contest of the week, John Coughlin beat Max Aaron by just one point to get his second win of the year. Coughlin put his trust in his hometown (Kansas City) quarterback Alex Smith who led the way with 15 points. The matchup came down to Monday night’s game between Indianapolis and New York with Coach Coughlin hanging on after the Colts defense and Ahmad Bradshaw combined for nine points. Max Aaron needed just one more field goal from  Adam Vinatieri to get the win.

Saturday at Skate Canada

1 Nov

The free skates will conclude Skate Canada today, as the 2014 Grand Prix Series rolls on in Kelowna, British Columbia.

Team USA results after the short program/short dance:

Ladies:

Ashley Wagner, 2nd (63.86)
Courtney Hicks, 8th (56.36)

Ladies recap

Men:

Stephen Carriere, 4th (80.33)
Max Aaron, 5th (76.50)
Adam Rippon, 11th (62.83)

Men’s recap

Pairs:

Madeline Aaron and Max Settlage, 4th (57.20)

Pairs recap

Ice Dance:

Madison Hubbell and Zach Donohue, 3rd (59.29)
Alexandra Aldridge and Daniel Eaton, 5th (56.13)

Ice dance recap

Full Results

 

Saturday’s schedule (all times Eastern):

Men’s free skate – 2:03 p.m.

Adam Rippon – 2:10 p.m.
Max Aaron- 3:08 p.m.
Stephen Carriere – 3:16 p.m.

Pairs free skate – 4:25 p.m.

Madeline Aaron and Max Settlage – 5:13 p.m.

Free dance – 8:05 p.m.

Alexandra Aldridge and Daniel Eaton – 8:35 p.m.
Madison Hubbell and Zach Donohue – 8:57 p.m.

Ladies free skate – 10:00 p.m.

Courtney Hicks – 10:38 p.m.
Ashley Wagner – 11:33 p.m.

 

2014 SKATE CANADA INTERNATIONAL TELEVISION BROADCAST SCHEDULE*
(All times Eastern; subject to change; check local listings)

Broadcast Date Event Time (ET) Network
Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014 Pairs free skate 4:30-6 p.m. Universal Sports
Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014 Free dance 7:30-9:30 p.m. Universal Sports
Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014 Competition highlights 1-2:30 p.m. NBC

 

2014 SKATE CANADA INTERNATIONAL ICENETWORK BROADCAST SCHEDULE*
(All times Eastern; subject to change; check local listings)

Broadcast Date Event Time
Saturday, Nov. 1 Men’s free (LIVE) 1:55 p.m.
Pairs free (LIVE) 4:25 p.m.
Free dance (LIVE) 8:05 p.m.
Ladies free (LIVE) 10 p.m.

 

For complete coverage of the event, including competition recaps, backstage photos and more, visit icenetwork. Follow the conversation on social media by tagging @USFigureSkating and using the hash tag #SCI14.

 

Next up in the Grand Prix Series:

Cup of China: Nov. 7-9, ShanghaiRostelecom Cup: Nov. 14-16, Moscow
Trophee Bompard: Nov. 21-23, Bordeaux, France
NHK Trophy: Nov. 28-30, Osaka, Japan
ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final: Dec. 11-14, Barcelona, Spain

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