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Second place at the 2014 Midwestern Sectional Championships — East Lansing, Michigan. See details scoring.
"Congrats to @icegirlash! She will compete for the second time as a senior lady at the U.S. Championships in Boston. #Boston2014"—U.S. Figure Skating
I've been working hard getting ready for Sectionals in East Lansing, MI! Bags are packed and I am ready to go! Flight departs 2pm today. I'm geared up and will be cutting up the ice in the senior ladies event Friday and Saturday. From here, top athletes will go on to compete at the U.S. Nationals – 2014 Prudential U.S. Figure Skating Championships – from Jan. 5 to 12, 2014 in Boston. The 2014 U.S. Championships will serve as the final qualifying event prior to the selection of the U.S. Olympic Figure Skating Team that will represent Team USA Feb. 7-23, 2014, in Sochi, Russia, at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games.
Sectionals Competition Event Times
Icenetwork will provide live coverage of the U.S. sectional championships, but unfortunately only to Season Pass subscribers.
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2nd place in ladies free skating at Nebelhorn Trophy 2013 and 3rd place overall. Thanks for your support! See results of free skating.
My senior international debut in Oberstdorf begins today after having competed on the JGP circuit for the last two seasons.
The Nebelhorn Trophy 2013 is more than a ISU World Ranking competition this year. After the World Championships in March in Canada, skaters in the world in Oberstdorf are fighting for the second and last time for places at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.
Eurosport is broadcasting the Nebelhorn Trophy
Current TV schedule for Nebelhorn - British Eurosport posted 24-hour time GMT (Greenwich Mean Time- London time) on Eurosport (ESP) and Eurosport 2 (ESP2).
A top hook in the 18-year-old Texan's right boot popped out during her short Friday, contributing to a fall on a triple Lutz. She stopped her music and then restarted to finish the program and place sixth.
The free was a different story. With tape wound tightly around the boot, Cain hit a triple flip-triple toe in the six-minute warm-up, and then landed a solid triple Lutz-double toe to open her "Ave Maria" program.
She followed with a triple flip-double toe, triple loop and triple flip, and then fell on another triple loop before landing a triple Salchow and double Axel. Her 102.78 points put her far ahead of the field in Aston, Pa.
"The triple flip-triple toe is going to be an element in both of my short and long at every competition," said Cain, who landed the combination at Broadmoor Open. "My landing on the flip was a little off today, so I didn't go for the [triple] toe.
"So far, I've gotten really good feedback, mostly that I look more confident. I think doing the more difficult jumps gives me more confidence."
Cain, who placed 12th at the 2013 U.S. Figure Skating Championships, is still Junior Grand Prix eligible.
"I'm hoping for any kind of international assignment," she said, and then added, "I'm getting new boots next week. That was always part of the plan."
Source: Lynn Rutherford, icenetwork.com
Article by Lois Elfman in the Official Publication of U.S. Figure Skating, April 2013, Page 8 and 9 – Where Are They Now. Click Here.
"When senior lady Ashley Cain competes at the U.S. Championships, she may be alone on the ice, but she's surrounded by a loving family that not only appreciates her passion for skating but understands it from personal experience.
Ashley is the daughter of Darlene Cain, a nationally ranked ice dancer from Canada, and Peter Cain, who with sister Elizabeth represented Australia at four World Championships and the 1980 Olympic Winter Games.
Peter, 54, said he and Elizabeth, 50, got involved with skating because their parents were skaters. Their late father even met their mother at a skating rink in Sydney when he was on leave during World War II. Their mother's parents also skated.
It started as a social thing for us and kept on," Peter said. "I didn't think I would be a skater. I was into all sorts of other sports as a young kid."
Eventually, he found his interest in skating growing and he and Liz began skating pairs. When they were about 14 and 10, they went to Great Britain and won the junior British Championships. Peter laughs at the thought that the coach who put them on the ice was the legendary Gladys Hogg, but they didn't really know who she was.
In the mid-1970s, an Australian judge asked coach John Nicks to work with the pair in the United States...
Source: U.S. Figure Skating
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