Go Figure Skating

@DianneN (77983)
United States
March 23, 2018 11:54am CST
Our little Ice Princess is wearing her new boots, new blades, and new costume in this photo taken in Lake Placid, New York, during the start of this year's competition. She placed very well at second place. However, one of her coaches checked her new boots during practice and noticed they broke down. Apparently, they weren't made for multiple jumps. Technically, she is an excellent skater. After her skate in her old boots, her group of five coaches moved her from Pre-Preliminary to Preliminary. With her new boots, they moved her into Pre-Juvenile and are considering placing her in Juvenile. The next steps will be Intermediate, Novice, Junior, and Senior levels. She has covered a lot of ground, I mean ice, but has more to go. I'm still trying to figure it all out, but she's actually doing it. You should see that little girl fly over the ice!
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@amadeo (65694)
• United States
23 Mar
Oh my she is growing up to be a beautiful girl and skater.I love the form there.Very nice. Too bad that you can get a video of this.I would love to see this. Boots need to be change?
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@DianneN (77983)
• United States
23 Mar
Thanks so much. If you PM me your email, I can send you her performance. She outgrew her old skate and recently bought high quality professional boots. Apparently they weren't stiff enough to handle all the jumps. What a waste of money!!!
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@Kandae11 (36900)
23 Mar
Just one place from the top - she will get there. Love the new costume.
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@DianneN (77983)
• United States
23 Mar
She needed to be in the top four at that event. She was extremely pleased doing so well against the older girls (at the same skill level) even in her broken down old new boots. Thank you!
@1hopefulman (28383)
• Canada
23 Mar
She looks in top form!
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@DianneN (77983)
• United States
23 Mar
We don't know how she pulled it off in those rotten boots!
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@1hopefulman (28383)
• Canada
23 Mar
@DianneN Skates to a skater are very important as anything wrong with the skates can be a disaster. Obviously, she was able to compensate. A true professional!
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@DianneN (77983)
• United States
23 Mar
@1hopefulman Her parents bought her the skates Gracie Gold wears. The really good skaters wear very stiff boots. Now she won't have to struggle as much to land on the correct side of the blade. Thanks, she did compensate, but it wasn't fair to her. I'm just thankful she didn't hurt herself. You are so kind. Thanks again, Felix!!!
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@MarymargII (9737)
• Toronto, Ontario
24 Mar
this is such a great talent- I hope she goes far and by the looks of it- she will!
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@DianneN (77983)
• United States
24 Mar
Technically, she is fabulous, but she definitely needs to work on her artistry. Thank goodness she isn't judged on that, yet!
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• Toronto, Ontario
26 Mar
@DianneN Well that should come as she relaxes and gets her creativity into it. I hope! ha!
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@DianneN (77983)
• United States
26 Mar
@MarymargII I hope, too! Either you have it or you don't.
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@toniganzon (49903)
• Philippines
24 Mar
I wanted to be a figure skater but didn't have such opportunity when I was young. It was only a few years ago that we joined the Winter Olympics but only for figure skiing and that kid was trained in another country and not here.
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@DianneN (77983)
• United States
24 Mar
The USA gets lots of kids from other countries to train here. Actually, the venue where my little granddaughter trains sent 10 people, several from foreign countries, to the Olympics as ice dancers. I see so many ice rinks here in Florida now.
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@toniganzon (49903)
• Philippines
24 Mar
@DianneN There are only I think one or two ice rinks in the country here and id doubt if they're ideal for the training coz it gets too crowded with people who just want to be there for fun. I know they would sometimes offer summer classes for young kids.
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@DianneN (77983)
• United States
24 Mar
@toniganzon Even here, Toni, there are times for the public to use the rinks, time for ice practice, ice skating lessons, and times for competitions. The competition rink is only allowed for competitions. Each venue has its own policy. I'm too afraid to get on skates anymore. I know I'd break something instantly!
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@Tampa_girl7 (25678)
• United States
24 Mar
Her new outfit is almost as gorgeous as her
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@DianneN (77983)
• United States
24 Mar
Aww, thanks so much!
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@Tampa_girl7 (25678)
• United States
24 Mar
@DianneN I'm am looking forward to watching her in The Olympics one day.
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@DianneN (77983)
• United States
24 Mar
@Tampa_girl7 Let's just hope she makes Nationals first. Ha ha! Thank you.
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@rebelann (41192)
• El Paso, Texas
23 Mar
Beautiful costume, red becomes her. And congratulations to her and of course you and her parents. I haven't a clue about all the placements you mentioned but it's impressive none the less.
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@DianneN (77983)
• United States
23 Mar
Thanks and I'm pretty clueless myself.
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@rebelann (41192)
• El Paso, Texas
23 Mar
Just think @DianneN by the time she's in High School you'll be a pro
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@DianneN (77983)
• United States
23 Mar
@rebelann Lol! I'm still trying to learn how to judge each level.
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@AKRao24 (17990)
• India
23 Mar
Wow...hearty congratulations to you and to your lovely angel...she is really a great performer on the surface of Ice! I wish her all the best and hope she will reach the top with the time! God bless her dear @DianneN!
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@DianneN (77983)
• United States
23 Mar
Thank you! She loves being on the ice, silly girl. Lol!
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@AKRao24 (17990)
• India
23 Mar
@DianneN , I think she is born for that! God bless! Thanks!
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@DianneN (77983)
• United States
23 Mar
@AKRao24 We shall see. She needs to work on her artistry, too.
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@just4him (116788)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
24 Mar
Her lines are beautiful. I'm glad she's got new boots so she could move up. She's on her way. I saw her fly on the ice in your video on FB. She's awesome and getting better with every skate.
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@DianneN (77983)
• United States
25 Mar
Thank you! We had no idea her boots were that awful, but she compensated on her jumps in that event. That poor little girl.
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@just4him (116788)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
25 Mar
@DianneN Imagine if her boots were in good shape. She might have gotten first place. She'll get there. I have no doubt about that.
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@DianneN (77983)
• United States
25 Mar
@just4him I would hope so, but all she needed to do was make the top four. She's done that every year in Lake Placid.
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@shaggin (36845)
• United States
24 Mar
Wow that must be an awfully expensive sport since the skates can only be worn for one jump. I remember as well the cost of these custom made outfits. It's so nice for her to have something she excellent at!
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@DianneN (77983)
• United States
24 Mar
Lol! The boots weren't for one jump only, but for jumps in daily practices and competitions. Those darn skate boots shouldn't have been sold to her. Who knew? At least she has good, stiff boots now. The boots cost more than the costume and the blades are a whole other issue. I'm not even including the cost of five coaches, ice time, hotel and transportation for them and a coach, lessons, or warm up clothes. My son is ripping his hair out. Forget about my grandson's ice hockey. I'm glad my kids took up normal sports.
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@shaggin (36845)
• United States
24 Mar
@DianneN ohh I was quite confused how it could only be used for one jump I thought it might be a term for one competition or something. I wish my kids did have an interest in a sport but after hearing all that cost I'm glad my kids are klutzy like their mom
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@DianneN (77983)
• United States
24 Mar
@shaggin No problem! I was lucky that my boys did normal inexpensive sports like swimming, baseball, football, and wrestling. We got away easy. I'm a klutz, too!
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@Corbin5 (106130)
• United States
23 Mar
She really is dedicated to skating. She looks beautiful in red!!
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@DianneN (77983)
• United States
23 Mar
She loves skating and competing. Not so for her Grammy! Lol! Thank you. I was happy to see a costume not in pink or purple.
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@Corbin5 (106130)
• United States
23 Mar
@DianneN Red is her color! Gorgeous.
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@DianneN (77983)
• United States
23 Mar
@Corbin5 Thank you! Red looks great on brunettes.
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@GardenGerty (99193)
• United States
24 Mar
She is gorgeous and I am sure she makes you proud. It is a shame that those new boots were not made to keep up with her.
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@DianneN (77983)
• United States
24 Mar
Thank you. It was absurd that the person who sold the boots didn't ask for what purpose they were to be used. It was a huge waste of money, but now she's good to go. Live and learn.
@ridingbet (52704)
• Philippines
24 Mar
she is a beautiful swan. pretty like her grandma.
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@DianneN (77983)
• United States
28 Mar
Oh, thank you! She is much prettier than both grandmas combined.
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@UncleJoe (9937)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
24 Mar
I would absolutely LOVE to see that little cutie perform. Even in a still shot she appears so graceful.
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@DianneN (77983)
• United States
24 Mar
She is a sight to behold. Just send me your email address.
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@jstory07 (66986)
• Roseburg, Oregon
24 Mar
She is so beautiful and it is great that she love skating. I hope she goes all the way to the top.
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@DianneN (77983)
• United States
24 Mar
Thank you. I just hope her new boots last a long time. LOL!
@BelleStarr (38213)
• United States
24 Mar
Congratulations proud grandma she is moving along at great speed.
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@DianneN (77983)
• United States
24 Mar
Only in her new boots can she do that easily. Thanks!
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@allknowing (65047)
• India
23 Mar
Several 'gradings' there I see. Each time she gets promoted she must be aiming for the next one which for you and me may seem easy. But only she knows how to get there Good Luck with her efforts. .
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@DianneN (77983)
• United States
24 Mar
She works very, very hard and practices every day with a coach. Right now, her determination and her new, sturdy boots are helping her. Thanks, Grace!
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@JudyEv (123170)
• Bunbury, Australia
23 Mar
The new costume looks worth every penny. She looks gorgeous and very confident.
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@DianneN (77983)
• United States
24 Mar
Thanks. I was mainly concerned about her boot problem, but that's settled and she's doing very well.
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@TRBRocks420 (77404)
• Banks, Oregon
23 Mar
Awesome news I'm sure we will be seeing her skate on TV someday.
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@DianneN (77983)
• United States
23 Mar
Who knows? Let's make it past age 13 and discovering boys, then talk. lol
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@andriaperry (50635)
• United States
23 Mar
I love to watch ice skaters, especially the girls dressed nice.
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@DianneN (77983)
• United States
23 Mar
Some costumes are beautiful, but some are over the top. I love elegance.