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News from the Southwest Pacific Region

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

2015 Glacier Falls Summer Classic Protocol

2015 Glacier Falls Summer Classic 6.0 Events


SWP REGIONAL 2016 COMPETITION CALENDAR

Sep 1 - 4 Golden West Championships Ontario CA
Sep 9 - 11 OPEN  
Sep 15 - 17 Pasadena Open Pasadena CA
Sep 22 - 23 OPEN  
Sep 28 - Oct 2 2017 Southwest Pacific Scottsdale AZ
Oct 8 - 9 OPEN  
Oct 15 - 16 Southern California Interclub Series Final Paramount CA
Oct 22 - 23 OPEN  
Oct 30 53rd Annual Arrowhead Open Ontario CA
Sat, Nov 5 - 6 Autumn Antics Phoenix AZ
Nov 13 -14 OPEN  
Nov 16 - 20 2017 Pacific Coast Championships Salt Lake City UT

2017 Regional Figure Skating Championships

North Atlantic

Williamsville, New York

Sept. 28-Oct. 2, 2016

Eastern Great Lakes

Lansing, Michigan

Sept. 28-Oct. 2, 2016

Southwest Pacific

Scottsdale, Arizona

Sept. 28-Oct. 2, 2016

Central Pacific

Ogden, Utah

Oct. 5-9, 2016

South Atlantic

Ashburn, Virginia

Oct. 5-9, 2016

Southwestern

Plano, Texas

Oct. 5-9, 2016

New England

Burlington, Vermont

Oct. 19-23, 2016

Northwest Pacific

Wenatchee, Washington

Oct. 19-23, 2016

Upper Great Lakes

Rochester, Minnesota

Oct. 19-23, 2016

2017 Sectional Figure Skating Championships

Eastern

Indian Trail, North Carolina

Nov. 16-20, 2016

Midwestern

Colorado Springs, Colorado

Nov. 16-20, 2016

Pacific Coast

Salt Lake City

Nov. 16-20, 2016

2017 Adult Sectional Figure Skating Championships

Eastern

Wayne, New Jersey

March 10-12, 2017

Midwestern

Cincinnati, Ohio

TBD

Pacific Coast

Burbank, California

March 10-12, 2017

U.S. Adult Championships

Wake Forest, North Carolina

April 18-22, 2017


  In the News:

Gracie Brings Golden Glow to Westchester Skating Academy - Gracie Gold, the two-time U.S. champion, showed what a force she in the sport when she made a visit to the Westchester Skating Academy in Elmsford, New York last month (July).

2016 ISU Congress Highlights - The 2016 ISU congress took place in a Sheraton hotel a few miles from the historic Croatian city of Dubrovnik, with a beautiful view on the Mediterranean coast. It was one of the more important congresses of the ISU with many positive decisions towards greater openness and democracy, in the case of new office holders as well as new rules.

ISU Election Results for Figure Skating

President: Jan Dijkema (NED)

Vice-President for Figure Skating (second vice-president): Alexander Lakernik (RUS)

Council:

  • Junko Hiramatsu (JPN)
  • Benoit Lavoie (CAN)
  • Maria Lundmark (FIN)
  • Maria Teresa Samaranch (ESP)
  • Patricia St. Peter (USA)

Technical Committee Chairs:

Fabio Bianchetti (ITA) - Singles and Pairs

Halina Gordon-Poltorak (POL) - Ice Dance

Christopher Buchanan (GBR) - Synchronized Skating.

Dueling Manifestos Highlight ISU Election - On Friday (10 June 2016) the ISU will elect a new slate of office holders for two year terms to run through June 2018.  At the top of the ballot is the election of a new president to succeed the 22 year reign of the outgoing president Ottavio Cinquanta.

Interview with Christopher Buchanan - Christopher Buchanan, one of four candidates for the ISU presidency shares his vision with us for the future of the ISU.  Exclusive!

A Conversation with Didier Gailhaguet - Part 1 - During the World Championships in Boston we had the opportunity to speak at length with Didier Gailhaguet about his candidacy for the ISU presidency.    Exclusive!

A Conversation with Didier Gailhaguet - Part 2    Exclusive!

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News Nuggets

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Sep 23 - Patrick Chan will be working with a new coaching team this season. Marina Zoueva, Oleg Epstein and Johnny Johns will make up Chan’s coaching team. He will train in Canton, Michigan at the Arctic Edge Arena.

“I am excited to be working with Marina, Oleg and Johnny. They each bring so much to the table and have such a rich history of coaching world and Olympic competitors in all the disciplines. I am looking forward to the season ahead and my first event the Finlandia Trophy in just a couple weeks,” said Patrick Chan.

In August, Chan and his previous coach Kathy Johnson ended their skater-coach partnership after four years working together.

Chan’s first grand prix of the season will be Skate Canada International. The event takes place from October 27-30, 2016 in Mississauga at the Hershey Centre.

ISU congress agrees to eliminate anonymous judging.ISU congress agrees to eliminate anonymous judging.

Event NameEvent DateEvent Place

September Competitions

28 Aug - 3 Sep - International Adult Competition, Vancouver Canada

31 Aug - 3 Sep - ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating, Ostrava Czech Republic

8 - 11 Sep - ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating, Yokohama Japan

8 - 11 Sep - Lombardia Trophy, Bergamo Italy

12 - 18 Sep - 1st Mexican Open International Skating Competition, Merida Mexico

14 - 18 Sep - U.S International Figure Skating Classic, Salt Lake City United States

14 - 17 Sep - ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating, Saransk Russia

21 - 24 Sep - ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating, Ljubljana Slovenia

22 - 24 Sep - Nebelhorn Trophy, Oberstdorf Germany

28 Sep - 1 Oct - ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating, Tallinn Estonia

28 Sep - 1 Oct - Autumn Classic International, Montreal Canada

29 Sep - 1 Oct - 24th Ondrej Nepela Memorial, Bratislava Slovak Republic

Event NameEvent DateEvent Place

October Competitions

1 Oct - Japan Open, Saitama Japan

5 - 8 Oct - ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating, Dresden Germany

6 - 10 Oct - Finlandia Trophy, Espoo Finland

18 - 23 Oct - 5th Denkova-Staviski Cup, Sofia Bulgaria

19 - 23 Oct - Coupe de Nice, Nice France

19 - 23 Oct - Crystal Skate Of Romania, Miercurea Ciuc Romania

21 - 23 Oct - ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating 2016 - Progressive Skate America, Chicago United States

27 - 30 Oct - Golden Bear, Zagreb Croatia

28 - 30 Oct - Grand Prix of Figure Skating Skate Canada International 2016/2017, Mississauga Canada

Event NameEvent DateEvent Place

November Competitions

3 - 6 Nov - Tirnavia Edea Ice Cup, Trnava Slovak Republic

4 - 6 Nov - ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Rostelecom Cup 2016/2017, Moscow Russia

4 - 6 Nov - NRW Trophy Ice Dance, Dortmund Germany

9 - 13 Nov - Volvo Open Cup 31st and Youngsters, Riga Latvia

10 - 13 Nov - 19. Merano Cup, Merano Italy

11 - 13 Nov - ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Trophée de France 2016/2017, Paris France

14 - 18 Nov - ErzurumTrophy, Erzurum Turkey

16 - 20 Nov - Open D'Andorra, Canillo Andorra

17 - 20 Nov - Warsaw Cup, Warsaw Poland

18 - 20 Nov - ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Audi Cup of China 2016/2017, Beijing China

18 - 20 Nov - Minsk-Arena Ice Star, Minsk Belarus

18 - 19 Nov - Pavel Roman Memorial, Olomouc Czech Republic

20 - 27 Nov - Tallinn Trophy 2016, Tallinn Estonia

23 - 27 Nov - Skate Celje, Celje Slovenia

25 - 27 Nov - ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating NHK Trophy 2016/2017, Sapporo Japan

30 Nov - 4 Dec - NRW Trophy S&P, Dortmund Germany

Event NameEvent DateEvent Place

December Competitions

6 - 11 Dec - 10th Santa Claus Cup, Budapest Hungary

7 - 10 Dec - Golden Spin of Zagreb, Zagreb Croatia

8 - 11 Dec - ISU Junior & Senior Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final 2016/17 Final, Marseille France

16 - 18 Dec - 58th Grand Prix of Bratislava, Bratislava Slovak Republic

 
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