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…

For Edwards and Pang, Experience is the Teacher

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by Jacquelyn Thayer Entry to the senior ranks proved a trial by fire for Canadian ice dancers and 2014 World Junior bronze medalists Madeline Edwards and ZhaoKai Pang. While still competing as juniors internationally, their 2013 national title meant a…

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,…