Category: fs

illyria-and-her-pet:

“It seems that you want me to comment on an unstable persons (sic) Facebook comment – I don’t really understand your question. … my suggestion is to call some of his other partners …”

Tara Modlin, Coughlin’s agent who called Bridget Namiotka “unstable,” said you should ask his other partners about their experiences with him, & had extra red hats for anyone who wanted to support him at Nationals, is also a coach at Ice House in NJ. https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/92e035_25825875d54d4860ab035aaf85ac25ef.pdf

As a coach, she is a member of USFSA and PSA. Imo she, Dalilah Sappenfield, Nina Edmunds, and other coaches should be investigated by Safesport for their actions towards Coughlin’s victims.

Tara Modlin also had a 9/11 charity and skating show, yet no money was given to 9/11 victims.

BTW Ice House in NJ is also where Tara’s husband, Craig Maurizi, is the skating director. Other coaches at Ice Works are … Nikolai Morozov and Andrew Lavrik.

Tara Modlin’s husband, Craig Maurizi, is a survivor who came forward about Richard Callaghan in 1999.

Bridget Namiotka is actually represented by the same attorney as Craig Maurizi. Their attorney is John Manly, who also represents many of Nassar’s survivors. Manly has also said that he represents two other women who say they were sexually abused by Coughlin when they were minors.

USFSA dismissed Craig’s sexual abuse claims about Callaghan back in 1999 because it wasn’t filed within the required 60 days of the alleged improper conduct. In January 2018, Craig filed a Safesport report about Callaghan and Callaghan was FINALLY given a provisional suspension in March 2018. Craig was also one of the athletes and survivors that spoke to Senate urging them to investigate USOC’s handling of sexual abuse allegations in April 2018. He also criticized Safe Sport after Coughlin’s death for the handling of both the Callaghan and Coughlin cases.

“Is SafeSport cleaning up the sport? I’d have to say my answer, generally speaking, is yes,” said Craig Maurizi, a longtime coach and the director of figure skating at the Ice House training center in Hackensack, N.J., said on Sunday. “I think the mechanism is making people think twice before they act.”

At the same time, Maurizi criticized SafeSport for the manner in which it was adjudicating a high-profile case involving him that has been going on for two decades.

Meanwhile, it is now nearly a year after Maurizi’s complaint was resubmitted, but the case has yet to be fully resolved.

“Are they dragging their feet?” Maurizi said of SafeSport. “Absolutely.”

Maurizi, whose wife, Tara Modlin, was Coughlin’s agent, also questioned whether due process was being fairly granted to all parties in cases investigated by SafeSport. “It’s such mixed emotions and mixed feelings, given the situation with my friend who felt he didn’t have due process and was not given an opportunity to voice his side,” Maurizi said of Coughlin.

The wildest thing to me is that Craig Maurizi, Bridget Namiotka, and two other Coughlin survivors have the same lawyer, John Manly… Yet Craig Maurizi and Tara Modlin basically support John Coughlin because he was their friend even though Craig Maurizi is a survivor of Richard Callaghan…

Back in 1999 when Craig first came forward about his allegations against Callaghan, he said a coach should never have any sexual relationship with their students no matter the age or gender. Yet he employs Morozov who has multiple high profile relationships with students…

Andrew Lavrik was also a coach at Ice House… He was arrested for having a sexual relationship with a 16 year old female student…

Tony Wheeler, who runs Skate Talk Online, also said on FSU that Tara Modlin and Craig Maurizi tried to contact Coughlin’s accusers right after his suicide…

I also took a look at Craig’s twitter and hmm. He has two retweets supporting Coughlin. But he also replied to Christine Brennan’s tweet criticizing USFSA’s statement for not mentioning Bridget criticizing USFSA for not mentioning him or the many victims of abuse that have come forward either…

“It seems that you want me to comment on an unstable persons (sic) Facebook comment – I don’t really understand your question. … my suggestion is to call some of his other partners …”

Tara Modlin, Coughlin’s agent who called Bridget Namiotka “unstable,” said you should ask his other partners about their experiences with him, & had extra red hats for anyone who wanted to support him at Nationals, is also a coach at Ice House in NJ. https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/92e035_25825875d54d4860ab035aaf85ac25ef.pdf

As a coach, she is a member of USFSA and PSA. Imo she, Dalilah Sappenfield, Nina Edmunds, and other coaches should be investigated by Safesport for their actions towards Coughlin’s victims.

Tara Modlin also had a 9/11 charity and skating show, yet no money was given to 9/11 victims.

BTW Ice House in NJ is also where Tara’s husband, Craig Maurizi, is the skating director. Other coaches at Ice Works are … Nikolai Morozov and Andrew Lavrik.

Tara Modlin’s husband, Craig Maurizi, is a survivor who came forward about Richard Callaghan in 1999.

Bridget Namiotka is actually represented by the same attorney as Craig Maurizi. Their attorney is John Manly, who also represents many of Nassar’s survivors. Manly has also said that he represents two other women who say they were sexually abused by Coughlin when they were minors.

USFSA dismissed Craig’s sexual abuse claims about Callaghan back in 1999 because it wasn’t filed within the required 60 days of the alleged improper conduct. In January 2018, Craig filed a Safesport report about Callaghan and Callaghan was FINALLY given a provisional suspension in March 2018. Craig was also one of the athletes and survivors that spoke to Senate urging them to investigate USOC’s handling of sexual abuse allegations in April 2018. He also criticized Safe Sport after Coughlin’s death for the handling of both the Callaghan and Coughlin cases.

“Is SafeSport cleaning up the sport? I’d have to say my answer, generally speaking, is yes,” said Craig Maurizi, a longtime coach and the director of figure skating at the Ice House training center in Hackensack, N.J., said on Sunday. “I think the mechanism is making people think twice before they act.”

At the same time, Maurizi criticized SafeSport for the manner in which it was adjudicating a high-profile case involving him that has been going on for two decades.

Meanwhile, it is now nearly a year after Maurizi’s complaint was resubmitted, but the case has yet to be fully resolved.

“Are they dragging their feet?” Maurizi said of SafeSport. “Absolutely.”

Maurizi, whose wife, Tara Modlin, was Coughlin’s agent, also questioned whether due process was being fairly granted to all parties in cases investigated by SafeSport. “It’s such mixed emotions and mixed feelings, given the situation with my friend who felt he didn’t have due process and was not given an opportunity to voice his side,” Maurizi said of Coughlin.

The wildest thing to me is that Craig Maurizi, Bridget Namiotka, and two other Coughlin survivors have the same lawyer, John Manly… Yet Craig Maurizi and Tara Modlin basically support John Coughlin because he was their friend even though Craig Maurizi is a survivor of Richard Callaghan…

Back in 1999 when Craig first came forward about his allegations against Callaghan, he said a coach should never have any sexual relationship with their students no matter the age or gender. Yet he employs Morozov who has multiple high profile relationships with students…

Andrew Lavrik was also a coach at Ice House… He was arrested for having a sexual relationship with a 16 year old female student…

Former figure skater says she was abused by partner who killed himself: undefined

I made a video of Yuzuru’s “Let’s Go Crazy” short program’s crazy jump transitions 😀

I have been asked about common errors in steps/turns before. This is a very common one foot turn section in ice dance: RFO-Rocker (RFO to RBO) CW/RBO to RBI Change of Edge CW/RBI-Counter (RBI to RFI) CCW/RFI-Bracket (RFI to RBO) CW/RBO to RBI Change of Edge CW/RBI-Double Twizzle CW

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There are 2 clear errors that would invalidate both the RBI-Counter (RBI to RFI) CCW & the RFI-Bracket (RFI to RBO) CW: 

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1) Charlie hops the RBI-Counter 

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2) Both Meryl & Charlie have very flat right forward inside edges (the exit of the RBI-Counter & the entry of the RFI-Bracket)

I’m highlighting those errors because I think they are pretty clear in any skating discipline. By ice dance standards there are also:

Meryl and Charlie right back outside edge exit of RFO-Rocker. This would be fine for singles or pairs, but this is ice dance so 🤮

Meryl and Charlie right back inside edge entry of RBI-Double. Both are flat, especially Meryl 🤮🤮🤮 I don’t think singles/pairs tech panels care much about the entry edge of twizzles though and just that doesn’t turn into checked three turn or pirouette, but this is ice dance so 🤮🤮🤮

Requirements for
Level 4 Step Sequence:

  • Complexity:
    Must include at least 11 difficult turns and steps. None of the
    types of turns and steps can be counted more than twice. 5 types of
    turns and steps must be executed in both directions.
  • Rotations in
    either direction (left and right) with full body rotation covering
    at least 1/3 of the pattern in total for each rotational direction
  • Use of body
    movements for at least 1/3 of the pattern
  • Two different
    combinations of 3 difficult turns on different feet executed with a
    clear rhythm within the sequence. Only the first combination
    attempted on each foot can be counted.

Mikhail Kolyada’s
“Nightingale Tango” Step Sequence:

  • 14 difficult
    steps/turns attempted. 12 difficult steps/turns when only 2 of each
    step/turn are counted. 6 types of steps and turns in both
    directions.
  • Rotations in
    either direction (left and right) with full body rotation covering
    at least 1/3 of the pattern in total for each rotational direction
  • Use of body
    movements for at least 1/3 of the pattern
  • Right foot
    cluster: RFI-Counter (RFI to RBI) CW/RBI-Rocker
    (RBI to RFI) CW/
    RFI-Bracket (RFI to RBO) CW
  • Left foot
    cluster: LBI-Rocker (LBI to LFI) CCW/LFI-Bracket
    (LFI to LBO) CCW/
    LBO-Counter (LBO to LFO)
    CCW/LFO-Choctaw (LFO to RBI) CW/RBI-Loop CW

Requirements for
Level 4 Step Sequence:

  • Must include
    at least 5 different types of turns and 3 different types of steps
    all executed at least once in both directions. None of the types of
    turns and steps can be counted more than twice. “Both directions”
    refers to rotational direction not only for turns, but also for
    steps, e.g. mohawks, choctaws, chassés, change of edge. Skating
    forward and skating backward is not a change of rotational
    direction.
  • Rotations in
    either direction (left and right) with full body rotation covering
    at least 1/3 of the pattern in total for each rotational direction
  • Use of upper
    body movements for at least 1/3 of the pattern
  • Two different
    combinations of 3 difficult turns (rockers, counters, brackets,
    twizzles, loops) executed with a clear rhythm within the sequence

Mao Asada’s
“Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2” Step Sequence:

  • 6 types of
    turns in both directions: Three Turn, Twizzle, Bracket, Loop,
    Counter, Rocker
  • 4 types of
    steps in both directions: Toe Steps, Chasse, Choctaw, Change of Edge
  • Rotations in
    either direction (left and right) with full body rotation covering
    at least 1/3 of the pattern in total for each rotational direction
  • Use of upper
    body movements for at least 1/3 of the pattern
  • Right foot
    cluster: RFO-Twizzle CW/RBI-Rocker
    (RBI to RFI) CW/
    RFI-Counter (RFI to RBI) CW
  • Left foot
    cluster: LBO to LBI Change of Edge CCW/LBI-Rocker
    (LBI to LFI) CCW/
    LFI-Bracket (LFI to LBO)
    CCW/
    LBO-Counter (LBO to LFO) CCW/LFO-Loop
    CCW

Extremely rare one foot step sequence from McNamara/Carpenter: LFI-Counter (LFI to LBI) CCW/LBI-Bracket (LBI to LFO) CW/LFO to LFI Change of Edge CW/LFI-Three Turn (LFI to LBO) CW/LBO-Rocker (LBO to LFO) CW/LFO-Three Turn (LFO to LBI) CCW/LBI-Double Twizzle CCW

Kaori Sakamoto’s LFO-Arabesque Spiral CCW/LFO to LFI Change of Edge CW/RFI-Three Turn (RFI to RBO) CCW/RBO-Three Turn (RBO to RFI) CCW/RFI-Three Turn (RFI to RBO) CCW/Triple Loop in her short program at the 2019 World Championships 

This is my first time trying to make a video breakdown of a program. Here is a breakdown I made of Kaori Sakamoto’s “From My First Moment” SP at 2019 Worlds! It is blocked in Japan by Fuji TV and Korea by SBS, so if it doesn’t work try the vimeo version: https://vimeo.com/334335172