Anne’s Take: 2022 Lake Placid Ice Dance Worldwide

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by Anne Calder | Photographs by Robin Ritoss & Jordan Cowan

Lake Placid or Bust! That was the purpose IDC made within the Spring of 2020 when skating occasions have been all being canceled. Sadly, the Lake Placid Ice Dance competitions additionally grew to become a casualty. In 2021, the Skating Membership of Boston hosted the LPIDI occasion. Lastly, amidst large development, the LPIDI and Championships have been held July 26-29, 2022 on the Olympic Middle and newly renovated 1980 and 1932 arenas. 

The Senior Rhythm Dance for the 2022-2023 season consists of: One Sample Dance Sort Step Sequence (PSt) (Fashion D), Choreographic Rhythm Sequence (ChRs), One Quick Carry, One Step Sequence and One Set of Sequential Twizzles. There isn’t a Sample Dance.

The Junior Rhythm Dance for the 2022-2023 season consists of two sections of Argentine tango skated in any order or one after the opposite or individually. It additionally consists of One Quick Carry, One Step Sequence and One Set of Sequential Twizzles.


The LPIDI Senior groups completed the Rhythm Dance within the following order: Katarina Wolfkostin & Jeffrey Chen (USA), Eva Pate & Logan Bye (USA), Lorraine McNamara & Anton Spiridonov (USA), Emily Bratti & Ian Somerville (USA), Haley Gross sales & Nikolas Wamsteeker (CAN), 

Lily Hensen & Nathan Lickers (CAN). Mariia Nosovitskaya & Michael Nosovitsky (ISR), Elysia-Marie Campbell & Liam Fawcett, Samantha Ritter & Daniel Brykalov (AZB) and Jenna Hertenstein & Damian Binkowski.

The Free Dance scores modified the ultimate placements and created a USA podium sweep.

McNamara & Spiridonov (USA) vaulted from third to first to win gold with their fascinating efficiency to 

“Rain, In Your Black Eyes” by Ezio Bosso. The ION primarily based group topped their current Dallas Traditional section rating by virtually 9 factors. The entire 181.93 assured them an early season second win.

Going into this season, we weren’t proud of final yr,” Spiridonov stated. “We determined to utterly shift gears and work twice as laborious and be artistic in our applications. The intent was to be first at Lake Placid, and that’s what we did. We had errors in each applications, and there are numerous issues we wish to enhance upon and repair.” 

Pate & Bye (USA) captured silver with a season debut to Riverdance choreographed by Pasquale Camerlengo. The appreciative viewers inspired the dancers by clapping alongside to the snappy Celtic music. The section earned 107.86 and a complete 179.46. 

“We’re very happy with our efficiency,” Pate stated. “So excited for the remainder of the season.” 

Wolfkostin & Chen (USA) slipped to fourth within the Free Dance, however held on for the bronze medal. The group earned 103.50 section factors for Gentle of Love” and Canine Days Are Over” by Florence + The Machine. The entire rating for the current transfers to MIDA (Michigan Ice Dance Academy) totaled 175.42. 

Bratti & Somerville (USA) danced to LaLa Land for 104.72 factors and a 3rd place Free Dance placement. Contemplating it was solely the third run-through of this system, the group was joyful about its potential. The MIDA primarily based group scored 173.35 whole and completed fourth.

We’re skating to the items we actually love – those you’ll be able to truly dance to totally,” Somerville stated.

“We expect it fits us very well. Charlie (White) thinks it’s the right music for us. It’s our type,” Bratti added.

Gross sales & Wamsteeker (CAN) earned 103.48 for his or her lyrical interpretation of Phantom of the Opera. The I.AM group who trains in London, Ontario Canada earned a complete 172.05 factors and positioned fifth in each the Rhythm and Free Dances.

(6) Nosovitskaya & Nosovitsky (ISR), (7) Hensen & Lickers (CAN), (8) Campbell & Fawcett (CAN), (9) Ritter & Brykalov (AZE) and (10) Hertenstein & Binkowski (POL)



The LPIDI Junior groups completed the Rhythm Dance within the following order: Helena Carhart & Volodymyr Horovyi (USA), Elizabeth Tkachenko & Alexei Kiliakov (ISR), Vanessa Pham & Jonathan Rogers (USA), Elliana Peal & Ethan Peal (USA), Kristina Bland & Matthew Sperry (USA), Madeline Freeman & Christian Bennett (USA), Harlow Stanley & Nikita Sosnenko (MEX) and Jillian Prever & Agahan Dortkol (TUR).

The Free Dance scores shuffled the ultimate placements, with lots of the groups receiving unfavourable GOEs for his or her twizzle errors. Israel earned the highest podium place.

Tkachenko & Kiliakov (ISR) skated to Run Boy Run” and Weapons for Rent” composed by Woodkid. The entire section scored 88.70, and totaled 149.21. The gold medalist practice at ION in Leesburg, Virginia. The group attended it’s first Junior World Championship in March 2022 representing Israel.

Pham & Rogers (USA) glided throughout the ice to the classical Scheherazade gathering 87.90 section factors for the Free Dance, The Houston-based group trains with Roman Zaretsky and can make its JGP debut August 24-27 in Courchevel, France. The group scored a complete 145.70 factors and earned the silver medal.

“We positively carried out greater than on the Dallas Traditional,” Rogers stated. “We made positive we centered on that.”

Helena Carhart & Volodymyr Horovyi (USA) practice in Estero, Florida with Marina Zueva and the Worldwide Skating Academy. The group dropped from first to fourth within the Free Dance, however their Rhythm Dance rating was sufficient to complete third and win the bronze medal. Their section scored 80.43 and totaled 141.83.

Elliana Peal & Ethan Peal (USA) have been third with their free dance to Halo, however missed the rostrum by barely over a degree after an unlucky error on the rotational carry. The section dance scored 84.85 and totaled 140.77. The Nashville group will make its JGP debut at Courchevel, France August 24-27.

(5): Bland & Sperry (USA), (6) Freeman & Bennett (USA), (7) Stanley & Sosnenko (MEX) and  (8) Prever & Dortkol (TUR).


Madison Hubbell & Adrian DiazMadison Hubbell & Adrian Diaz (pictured, proper), coaches on the I.AM London, Ontario Canada campus made their debut on the boards with groups from Azerbaijan, Canada and Italy. Hubbell is the 2022 Olympic ice dance bronze medalist with associate Zachary Donohue. Diaz and associate Olivia Good represented Spain on the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, China.They have been the SCI 2021 bronze medalists.

Congratulations to Coach Svetlana Kulikova who lately acquired her U.S. citizenship. 

Two Junior World Champions medaled in Lake Placid 2022 with totally different companions. Lorraine McNamara and present associate Anton Spiridonov gained the senior LPIDI gold medal. McNamara gained the 2016 World Junior title with Quinn Carpenter) 2016.  Vadym Kolesnik and present associate Emilea Zingas gained the Senior LPIDC gold medal. Kolesnik gained the 2020 World Junior title with Avonley Nguyen. 

Siblings Marian Carhart (Juvenile, 1st) and Helena Carhart (Junior LPIDI third) medaled on the occasion.     

Accomplice siblings embody: Mariia Nosovitskaya & Michael Nosovitsky (senior LPIDI) Elliana & Ethan Peal (junior LPIDI), Grace & Luke Fischer (intermediate), Sophia &  Nicholas Kartashov (juvenile), Natalie & Nathan Leitan (juvenile), Zoe & Jerry Stone (juvenile).


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