Friday, October 25, 2013

Skate Canada Short Dance

Group 1
Paul/Islam, CAN: 26.17 TES+ 27.57 PCS = 53.74
  • Nice arm positions and ease in their twizzles with good unison but I would like to see them a bit closer together
  • Great speed and flow through the non touching step sequence with good unison and extension through their free legs
  • They have great flow and speed in the Finnstep but you can see that they're concentrating and have lost the performance a bit here; a bit bouncy toward the end section
  • Nice split rotational lift with her jumping up into the entry
  • Very solid program from them and it suits their style very well
Guignard/Fabbri, ITA: 25.92 TES+ 28.11 PCS -2.00 = 52.03 and into 2nd place
  • I'm not sure I'm getting the Cabaret music with the roaring 20s themed program
  • Very far apart on the twizzles but decent unison
  • They have a lot of speed but not a lot of edge work 
  • Some of the steps in the Finnstep seem more labored and the arm changes are a lot less secure; not a lot of use of the free arm and really on top of their edges in a lot of places
  • If they were going to go with a Fosse program I'd love to see them in a more true to theme costume
  • Really neat lift with her doing a half twist flip but the changes of position were messy and she could stretch through her legs more and get better lines
  • Very bobbly on the non touching step sequence and they seem to get closer and closer throughout
Stepanova/Bukin, RUS: 27.66 TES+ 27.97 PCS = 55.63 and into 1st place
  • Her costume is very simple but I really like it and it stands out from the pack--solid blue color with cut out sides and rhinestones along the edges of the cutout
  • Starting with their Finnstep, they seem to not be very secure in all the holds and at one point he holds her wrists instead of her hands; on top of their edges but good stretch through their free legs
  • Great timing on their twizzles with the music and nice unison with each other
  • Great changes of edges and one foot sequences in their non touching step sequence with lots of arms and great matching leg lines
  • Cartwheel around to a spread eagle lift with her in a haircutter position
  • Decent program for them in their debut 
Hubbell/Donohue, USA: 32.50 TES+ 29.42 PCS -1.00 = 60.92 and into 1st place
  • Lots of speed going into their Finnstep and a great ease in their upper bodies and heads showing they are comfortable in their holds
  • A little bit of ice spray on some of the edge changes in the Finnstep but overall it looked pretty good on the edges
  • Nice twizzles but she seemed a hair faster than him on the 2nd set
  • Flip up and toss into a catch position
  • Lots of speed and flow in the non touching; deep edges and very good knees from him but she seems a bit stiff in places and had a very minor bobble or two
  • He takes a fall getting into the ending pose, he got caught on her blade coming out of a lift--not on an element so it won't cost them anything but the 1 point deduction
  • Overall it seemed like a bit more work than it did last week but some elements did look better as well

Group 2
Riazanova/Tkachenko, RUS: 31.17 TES+ 29.62 PCS -1.00 = 59.79 and into 2nd place
  • Great back edge entry to their twizzles but I'd like to see them skate them a bit closer together
  • Nice flow and changes of edge in their non touching step sequence with great feel for the music and a nice twisted turn done at center ice
  • Great flow through the Finnstep with clean edge changes and nice changes of hold and very well timed with the music
  • Toss up to a rotational lift but a sloppy ending
  • Overall I liked how this program was put together but there were a few sloppy music cuts at the end which distracted from the ending of the program
Zhiganshina/Gazsi, GER: 26.58 TES+ 29.33 PCS = 55.91 and into 3rd place
  • Twizzles were a little bobbly and he seemed off balance at the end; they were also very far apart and had to change to a wider camera angle
  • Really off in their unison on the non touching step sequence and every arm and leg seems to be off
  • I'd like to see her get the free leg out more in some of these turns; they seem very hesitant in the Finnstep but it's timed very well with their music; she also has some hunched over positions in some of the steps and could have better posture throughout the sequence
  • Haircutter rotational lift
Weaver/Poje, CAN: 35.91 TES+ 34.44 PCS = 70.35 and into 1st place
  • I love their tap steps timed with the tap in the music
  • Good distance between them on the twizzles and very well timed
  • Nice use of their free legs and arms in the opening section of the Finnstep; a few ice sprays so they could clean up the edge changes a bit more
  • Nice distance between them and good unison during the non touching step sequence with good quick changes of edge and direction at the end
  • Really nice lift with her swinging around his body several times in different directions
Virtue/Moir, CAN:  35.34 TES+ 37.81 PCS = 73.15 and into 1st place
  • Great choreography in their non touching step sequence starting with them criss crossing and looking at each other; slight loss of unison on the last attitude turn at the end
  • Great ease in their Finnstep and nice speed and flow across the ice; both do a great job of extending through their free legs; I don't feel this goes as well with their music as some of the other programs we've seen but it's executed very well
  • Very close together on the twizzles but they lose unison a few times and they seem a little bit sloppy for them
  • Great lift with several twists and flips and interesting positions
Pl.  NameNationTSS
1Tessa VIRTUE / Scott MOIRCAN73.1535.3437.819.339.469.429.509.540.00#8
2Kaitlyn WEAVER / Andrew POJECAN70.3535.9134.448.548.508.588.678.710.00#7
3Madison HUBBELL / Zachary DONOHUEUSA60.9232.5029.427.297.177.337.427.501.00#4
4Ekaterina RIAZANOVA / Ilia TKACHENKORUS59.7931.1729.627.507.217.467.467.381.00#5
5Nelli ZHIGANSHINA / Alexander GAZSIGER55.9126.5829.337.297.137.427.427.380.00#6
6Alexandra STEPANOVA / Ivan BUKINRUS55.6327.6627.977.176.967.006.886.960.00#3
7Alexandra PAUL / Mitchell ISLAMCAN53.7426.1727.576.926.757.006.966.830.00#1
8Charlene GUIGNARD / Marco FABBRIITA52.0325.9228.116.966.887.177.176.962.00#2

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