Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Countdown to US Figure Skating Championships: 10 Days!

Isabella Cannuscio & Ian Lorello (University of Delaware FSC)

  • 2009 Junior Grand Prix Final 6th
  • 2010 National Junior Pewter Medalists

This team has a nice look on the ice and they will be a team to watch in the upcoming seasons. They have two really nice programs this year, a short dance to Billy Joel's Piano Man and a free dance to West Side Story. I can tell they are still working to master all of their elements and improve on their technical levels but they made a wonderful showing on the senior Grand Prix circuit this season and also showed improvement from their performances in China to their programs in France. West Side Story is so overused in ice dance, but I really like their choreography and it plays on the dynamics and intricacies of the music. They also bring a nice youthful quality to the performance and really commit to their characters of Tony and Maria. I look forward to seeing even more improvement on these programs at Nationals and I think they will make a strong showing and land in the second flight of teams just below the podium finishers. Their goals this season were to get an international assignment and to finish in the top 5 at Nationals. Well they competed in two Grand Prix events so they can check off number one and if they keep improving, they very well may be able to check off their second goal as well.

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