Yoga Meets Figure Skating: Yoga provides healing and refuge for figure skaters both current and past
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by Team IDC
1w ago
by Morgan Matthews Pennington Figure skating is a sport that requires mastery of both mind and body. Similarly, yoga is a practice aimed at harmonizing the mind and body. A once esoteric practice, yoga has gained popularity among athletes across many sports, including figure skating, as a way to improve mental focus, ease performance anxiety, improve flexibility, and both heal and prevent injury. However, yoga is rarely recommended by coaches as part of a figure skater’s training regimen. Nevertheless, many figure skaters have stumbled upon yoga at low moments in their careers and found a pra ..read more
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New Team Series: Amy Cui & Jonathan Rogers
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by Team IDC
1w ago
Welcome to IDC’s New Team Series! For this series, we interview athletes who will enter the upcoming 2024-25 season in a new partnership, or debuted last season. In our first interview, we check in with Amy Cui (18) & Jonathan Rogers (21) who represent the United States.   Tell us about your skating journeys, including any early special memories. Amy Cui (AC):: I started my skating journey as a single skater and transitioned to ice dance last season. The most special part of my ice skating journey has definitely been sharing it with my younger sister, Ela. We have grown up toget ..read more
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2024 2nd Paradise Classic
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by Team IDC
1w ago
Estero, Florida June 6-9 2024 Protocols Solo Dance Results   Senior Rhythm Dance         Place Start Name Score 1 3 Layla Karnes, National Ice Skating Association of UK Ltd Liam Carr, Panthers FSC 53.90 2 1 Lucy Hancock, Hungarian National Skating Federation Ilias Fourati, Hungarian National Skating Federation 53.52 3 2 Zoe Larson, Ukranian Figure Skating Federation Andrii Kapran, Florida Everblades FSC 53.28 Free Dance Place Start Name Score 1 1 Zoe Larson, Ukranian Figure Skating Federation Andrii Kapran, Florida Everblades FSC 83.85   ..read more
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One of a Kind: Costume designers help ice dancers express their individuality through custom-made creations
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by Team IDC
2w ago
by Morgan Matthews-Pennington Costume designers give ice dancers the opportunity to express themselves through the designs that they wear on the ice. Whether one prefers a dazzling display of crystals or understated elegance, costume designers help ice dancers make their costume dreams come true. Yet these hard working and talented individuals that add the finishing touch of glamour to an ice dance performance are rarely spotlighted in print. Most of them aren’t famous fashion designers. They are often mothers, figure skating fans, and silent creatives driven by their love of ice dance and co ..read more
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Arizona skaters learn from a champion
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by Team IDC
3w ago
by Anne Calder Lucas Appel is the 2023 (gold) and 2024 (silver) Solo Dance U.S. National Champion. He attends Florida Gulf University as a full-time student majoring in psychology and in October 2023 was hired as a private coach at the Hertz Arena in Estero, Florida where he trains with Marina Zueva and the International Skating Academy. Appel recently shared his expertise with skaters in Chandler, Arizona at a four-day program that included private dance lessons and group exercises for solo and synchro skaters. Naomi Lang Strong, Chandler Ice Den Director of Solo Dance, organized the event ..read more
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Solo Q&A: James Koszuta
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by Team IDC
3w ago
On-ice Photo by Melanie Heaney In this Solo Q&A, learn more about James Koszuta, a former Team USA ice dancer and 2023 European Championships competitor for Norway. He recently finished fourth at the 2024 Washington Picken International, the first international solo dance event held in the U.S.  Tell us about how your skating journey began. What drew you to the ice? Do you have any special memories? I started out playing hockey around the age of 5. My mom saw the figure skaters on the ice before my practices and had me sign up for lessons to make me a better skater for hockey. After ..read more
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Ice Theatre of New York Gala
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2024 Stars On Ice – Toronto
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2024 Stars On Ice – St. Catharines
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2024 The Greatest 80s Show
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