A Guide to the Off-Season: New Beginnings

Marissa Castelli and Mervin Tran (USA) Paired: Announced June 2014 Training Base: CPA St. Leonard, Montreal, QC, and Skating Club of Boston, Boston, MA So Far: Debuted at Quebec Summer Championships, August 9; 48.12 (SP only) Assignments: Ineligible to compete…

PCS: Connecting the Dots #2. Showing Range

Range among PCS categories — and among marks assigned by individual judges within a category — may be the nitpickiest of topics to assess. Certainly numbers here are minuscule, with variations typically hovering around the 1-point range for both dance…

A Guide to the Off-Season: The Rules

In our second guide for the perplexed this off-season, a review of the major rule changes and revisions impacting your favorite sport and ours. 1. New Junior Age Limits Revoked A measure passed at the 2012 ISU Congress called for…

Previewing the 2014 Grand Prix Draft

With assignments for the 2014-15 Grand Prix series to be determined today and Friday, where can the top teams from Canada and the U.S. expect to book a trip? As a summary review, each host nation — the U.S., Canada,…

Lifted by Success, Paul and Islam Hold to Foundations

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by Jacquelyn Thayer After dreaming of the Olympic Opening Ceremony as newly-minted members of Team Canada, the real thing proved no disappointment for ice dancers Alexandra Paul and Mitch Islam. “It was the most unbelievable feeling, walking into that stadium,…