News Archive Jan to June 2016
Aussie Skaters Overseas
Broadmoor Open in Colorado Springs, USA ~ June 27th
Australian Novice Ladies Champion Holly Harris fought back from a disappointing 10th place in the Junior Ladies Short Program to deliver a spectacular Free Program and finish in 4th place overall at the Broadmoor Open in Colorado Springs, USA on the weekend.
The USFS event, which draws competitors from across USA and international competitors acts as a benchmark for US skaters who are vying for entries into the ISU Junior Grand Prix.
Following a flawless five-minute warm up, Holly skated first in the Short Program but it was not the performance she was looking for with misses on the opening triple salchow and falling off the take-off edge on the triple loop.
“There was a lengthy delay before calling her name. Her focus shifted to what was happening on the judges’ panel rather than on what she had to do, but she learned a valuable lesson,” said coach Christy Krall.
Selected for Skate America, October 2016
Great news for Australian Men's Champion Brendan Kerry on July 1st, after he was selected to compete in Skate America ~ the first of the six ISU Grand Prix series.
There is potential for Brendan to receive second assignment as the series gets going. Let's keep our fingers crossed for him.
Brendan, an OWIA athlete, trains in Los Angeles with Tammy Gambill. His choreographer is Canadian, Mark Pillay.
Further details about Skate America can be found on the event page:
ISU Communication 2017
Decisions of the ISU Council
The ISU Council met on June 5, 11 & 12, 2016 in Dubrovnik, Croatia.
These are among the decisions taken by the Council during the meeting.
2016 Winter Youth Olympic Games
Congratulations to the following athletes who have been nominated to the Long List of Athletes for nomination to the 2016 Youth Olympic Games:
Emma Carr, Yancey Chan, Amelia Jackson, Darian Kaptich, James Min, Amelia Sadler, James Thompson, Giuseppe Triulcio, Charlton Doherty & Jessica Palfreyman, Matilda Friend & William Badaoui
ISA and High Performance are proud of the high standard and number of Australian skaters who are eligible for nomination this year.
Brendan Kerry performed brilliantly to take 17th place in the SP, pulling out a terrific triple axel and flying sit spin! Congratulations Brendan!
Kailani Craine presented beautifully with a great double axel and fabulous spins.
She performed with great attack and expression in her short program, finishing 27th in the SP.
HOLLY HARRIS @ 25th TRIGLAV TROPHY 2016
23 - 27 March 2016 Jesenice, Slovenia
Holly took the podium in 2nd place out of field of 19 skaters, earning a total 105.73 points.
She opened her Free Skate with a fabulous 3S+2T combination and proceeded to earn level 3 spins and steps, wrapped neatly around two lovely 2A jumps.
Well done Holly!
AMELIA JACKSON @ WORLD DEVELOPMENT TROPHY 2016
11 - 17 Apr 2016 Gdansk, Poland
Amelia placed 3rd from a field of 17 skaters, earning a total 105.69 points in the Junior Ladies division.
Enjoy her Short Program full of fabulous steps and spins.
ISU World Junior Championships
Matilda Friend and William Badaoui presented their Short Dance and James Min skated well in his Short Program at WJC2016!
March 14-20, 2016 Debrecen, Hungary
Mentor Nestlé Nesquik Torun Cup 2016
11 - 17 Apr 2016 Gdansk, Poland
A large Australian contingent travelled to Poland for this large international event held at TorTor Ice Arena in early January.
Australia was represented by skaters from Basic Novice to Senior in Singles, Pairs and Ice Dance. Our skaters represented us well, with the following notable results:
Lucette Horsfield Weaver ~ 14/24 in Advanced Novice Ladies
Charlton Doherty ~ 6/12 in Junior Men
Kailani Craine ~ 5/19 in Senior Ladies
Brooklee Han ~ 8/19 in Senior Ladies
@ FOUR CONTINENTS 2016
Brooklee placed 17th in the Senior Ladies division.
Enjoy her Short Program beautifully skated to
Dans la Maison (soundtrack) by Philippe Rombi!
@ 2016 World Junior Championships
Gloriously expressed Short Program skated with pure joy to Pure Imagination by Newley & Bricusse!
ANDREW DODDS @ Four Continents 2016
Andrew presented his Short Program to the emotional words of Empty Chairs at Empty Tables by Alain Boubil and Claude-Michel Schoenberg, from Le Miserables.
Great expression and fabulous spins!