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2017 Golden Moments

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The Big Picture

29 Jan 201


News from the Southwest Pacific Region

Clubs of the SWP region are invited to send us news items for inclusion here.


SWP REGIONAL 2017/18 COMPETITION CALENDAR

2018 Regional Figure Skating Championships

North Atlantic

Hackensack, New Jersey

Oct. 4 -82017

Upper Great Lakes

Blaine, Minnesota

Oct. 4 -82017

Northwest Pacific

Eugene, Oregon

Oct. 4 -82017

South Atlantic

Aston, Pennsylvania

Oct. 11-15, 2017

Southwestern

Fort Collins, Colorado

Oct. 11-15, 2017

Southwest Pacific

Ontario, California

Oct. 11-15, 2017

New England

Westborough, Massachusetts

Oct. 18-22, 2017

Eastern Great Lakes

Antioch, Tennessee

Oct. 18-22, 2017

Central Pacific

Salt Lake City, Utah

Oct. 18-22, 2017

2018 Sectional Figure Skating Championships

Eastern

Boxborough, Massachusetts

Nov. 15-19, 2017

Midwestern

Bloomington, Minnesota

Nov. 15-19, 2017

Pacific Coast

Spokane, Washington

Nov. 15-19, 2017

2018 Eastern Sectional Championships
2018 Midwestern Sectional Championships
2018 Pacific Coast Sectional Championships

2018 Adult Sectional Figure Skating Championships

Eastern

Ardmore, PA

March 9-11, 2018

Midwestern

Rochester, MI

March 9-11, 2018

Pacific Coast

Pasadena, CA

March 9-11, 2018

U.S. Adult Championships

Marlborough, MA

April 10-14, 2018


2018 U.S. Adult Championships
2018 Eastern Adult Sectional Championships
2018 Midwestern Adult Sectional Championships
2018 Pacific Coast Adult Sectional Championships



  In the News:

 

(26 Sep 2017)  Vincent Zhou at 2017 USOC Media Summit in Park City, UT holding a torch for the 2018 Olympic Torch Relay.

 

(26 Sep 2017)  Sample gold medal for 2018 Olympic Winter Games shown at 2017 USOC Media Summit in Park City, UT.

This is the reverse of the medal.  The front has a similarly textured surface, a raised design at the lower left with the name of the games, and the name of the event at the upper right.

The medals looked to be about 10 cm in diameter and 1 cm thick.  They are made of solid silver, plated in gold, antique silver and a antique bronze finish.

Photographs of the front design were not allowed, as the fronts of the samples either have an error on them, or are otherwise subject to change.

 

(25 Sep 2017)  Mirai Nagasu demonstrates her Short Program at 2017 USOC Media Summit in Park City, UT.  After a long day of press conferences and interviews Nagasu did not hold back and attempted the Triple Axel.  Tonight it was short half a rotation and two footed.

 

(25 Sep 2017)  Jason Brown demonstrates "Hamilton" Short Program at 2017 USOC Media Summit in Park City, UT.

(26 Sep 2017)  Maia and Alex Shibutani, Athlete Advisory Commission members for LA2028 Organizing Committee, with Janet Evans, Vice Chair and Director of Athlete Relations at 2017 USOC Media Summit in Park City UT.

(25 Sep 2017)  Madison Chock and Evan Bates demonstrate their Short Dance at 2017 USOC Media Summit in Park City UT.

Nagasu Weaponizes Triple Axel, Becomes Third U.S. Lady to Land One in Competition


Mirai Nagasu joined the elite club of women skaters who have landed a triple Axel in competition, when she landed a triple Axel in both the short program and long program at the 2017 U.S. International Figure Skating Classic in Salt Lake City in September.  At the competition, Nagasu opened both the short and long programs with a solo triple Axel, both of which were called fully rotated.  She placed third in the short and second in the long for a second place finish, one place ahead of 2017 U.S. Ladies Champion Karen Chen and three places ahead of Mariah Bell.

Nagasu joins Americans Tonya Harding and Kimmie Meissner who landed triple Axels in competition during their careers.  Triple Axles have also been landed in competition by Midori Ito (the first one to do it), Yukari Nakano, Ludmila Nelidina, Mao Asada (who has landed three in a single competition), Elizaveta Tuktamysheva, and Rika Kihira.

Kori Ade, Jason Brown and Raj Masir of Jackson Ultima

Nashville PSA Conference Delivers the Goods - In May, Nashville, the American country music capital, was the main place to be for many in the sport of figure skating, as more than 450 coaches from all over the U.S., Canada and other countries gathered at this beautiful and fast-growing urban area to attend the 2017 Professional Skaters Association Conference and Trade Show.

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News Nuggets

Past News Nuggets are in the Archive

October Competitions

Sep 27 - Sep 30, 2017, ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating, Zagreb CRO

Sep 27 - Sep 30, 2017, Nebelhorn Trophy 2017, Oberstdorf GER

Oct 04 - Oct 07, 2017, ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating, Gdansk POL

Oct 06 - Oct 08, 2017, Finlandia Trophy, Espoo FIN

Oct 07 - Oct 07, 2017, Japan Open 2017, Saitama JPN

Oct 11 - Oct 15, 2017, International Cup of Nice, Nice FRA

Oct 11 - Oct 14, 2017, ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating, Egna, Bolzano ITA

Oct 19 - Oct 22, 2017, Kaunas Ice Autumn Cup 2017, Kaunas LTU

Oct 20 - Oct 22, 2017, ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Rostelecom Cup, Moscow RUS

Oct 21 - Oct 23, 2017, International Halloween Cup 2017, Budapest HUN

Oct 24 - Oct 28, 2017, Crystal Skate, Bucharest,  Otopeni ROU

Oct 25 - Oct 29, 2017, Golden Bear,  Zagreb CRO

Oct 26 - Oct 29, 2017, Minsk-Arena Ice Star, Minsk BLR

Oct 27 - Oct 29, 2017, ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Skate Canada International, Regina CAN

November Competitions

Oct 31 - Nov 04, 2017, Denkova-Staviski Cup, Sofia BUL

Nov 02 - Nov 05, 2017, Tirnavia Riedell Ice Cup, Trnava SVK

Nov 03 - Nov 05, 2017, ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Cup of China, Beijing CHN

Nov 08 - Nov 12, 2017, Leo Scheu Memorial, Graz AUT

Nov 08 - Nov 12, 2017, Volvo Open Cup, Riga LAT

Nov 09 - Nov 12, 2017, Ice Challenge, Graz AUT

Nov 10 - Nov 12, 2017, 1st Prague Riedell Ice Cup, PragueCZE

Nov 10 - Nov 12, 2017, ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating NHK Trophy, Osaka JPN

Nov 16 - Nov 19, 2017, Warsaw Cup, Warsaw POL

Nov 16 - Nov 19, 2017, Merano Cup, Merano ITA

Nov 17 - Nov 19, 2017, ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Internationaux de France, Grenoble FRA

Nov 20 - Nov 25, 2017, Cup of Tyrol, Innsbruck AUT

Nov 21 - Nov 26, 2017, Tallinn Trophy 2017, Tallinn EST

Nov 22 - Nov 26, 2017, Open d’Andorra 2017, Canillo AND

Nov 22 - Nov 26, 2017, Skate Celje, Celje SLO

Nov 24 - Nov 26, 2017, 2017 Shanghai Trophy, Shanghai CHN

Nov 24 - Nov 26, 2017, ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Skate America, Lake Placid USA

December Competitions

Dec 04 - Dec 10, 2017, Santa Claus Cup, Budapest HUN

Dec 06 - Dec 09, 2017, Golden Spin of Zagreb, Zagreb CRO

Dec 07 - Dec 10, 2017, ISU Junior & Senior Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final, Nagoya JPN

Dec 12 - Dec 16, 2017, Istanbul Bosphorous Cup, Istanbul TUR

Dec 15 - Dec 17, 2017, Grand Prix of Bratislava, Bratislava SVK

 
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