Show Notes – May 15, 2024

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May 15, 2024

General Skating News 

  • Shoma Uno announced his retirement: Instagram/Press Conference/ article
  • U.S. Figure Skating announced the 2024-25 U.S. Qualifying Season and International Events Schedule.
  • Halifax, Nova Scotia to host 2024 Skate Canada International. 
  • Grenoble will host the 2024 Grand Prix and Junior Grand Prix Final
  • A new location is needed for the 2025 European Championships
  • The first Junior Grand Prix iin France has been moved to become the 7th & final event in Wuxi, China.
  • Eric Radford, who is the Athletes Commission member of the ISU Council, has temporarily stepped down as a Council member for the period during which the appeal against the ISU in which he is named as an appellant is pending at CAS.”

Retirements/End of Partnerships/New Partnerships

Other News

Safe Sport Topics & Online Resources for skaters, parents and the figure skating community:

  • Three-time Olympian Brendan Kerry of Australia has been sanctioned with permanent ineligibility (subject to appeal) by the U.S. Center for SafeSport for sexual misconduct involving a minor.
  • Gymnasts for Change (Canada) will now be known as Athletes Empowered, and is advocating against abuse in all sports, at all levels. 

Event Recap

free live streams by day (+ replays). Midori Ito won the Masters Elite Women III + IV Artistic Free Skating event, skating to “Aqua” by Ryuichi Sakamoto:

Recent Interviews:

Social Media Updates:

  • Madison Chock, Nathan Chen and Vincent Zhou, #TeamUSA 2022 Olympic Gold Medalists honored at #GoldGala by Kristi Yamaguchi, Apolo Anton Ohno, Chloe Kim, and Shibutanis.

Kristi’s photos:

Madi’s photos:

Shibutanis’ photos:

Upcoming Events

New at IDC: Morgan Matthew Pennington joined the team, solo dance interviews, photo shoots in LP, etc. 25 years!

New at FSO: Photos from Ice Theatre of NY, Interviews with Lukas Britschgi and Hilbelink sisters.