FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE on May 20, 2015
Janet Lynn is judging the World Figure Championship!
August 28 - 29, 2015
1932 Olympic Arena
Lake Placid, New York, USA
With great excitement, the 2015 World Figure Championship announces its first of 10 distinguished judges. Janet Lynn, 5-time U.S. National Champion, 1972 Olympic Bronze Medalist, and 2-time World Medalist is the first to accept the invitation to judge at the inaugural World Figure Championship Ladies' and Men's Figure events that will decide the new World Figure Championship Titles.
Please enjoy Janet Lynn's statement below.
World Figure Championship & Figure Festival
“Watching figure skating used to relax me. Now it makes me stressed. The beauty is missing. I don’t know why. I no longer watch.”*
My skating is often cited as one catalyst that began the slow demise of school figures.
Then, why will I enthusiastically join and judge an inaugural school figure festival and championship, August 2015?
My free-skating as sport would never have achieved the realm of art without school figures.
School figures are the intellect and soul of figure skating.
School figures help protect and prepare the body for impact.
School figures are a brilliantly designed developmental system specific to all figure skating.
School figures teach the language of the sport and art.
School figures teach refined, controlled, flowing edges and turns, the essence of beautiful figure skating.
School figures were unwisely removed from the sport and art of figure skating. Today, the language and essence of refined beautiful figure skating are rapidly vanishing.
The World Figure Championship and Figure Festival will restore highest value to the language, essence and beauty of figure skating. All levels and ages of skaters, coaches, and judges are welcome in Lake Placid. Please bring your joyful interest in beautiful skating, and your skates! Hope to see you there!
Hold onto your seat, the World Figure Championship Organizational Team (WFCOT) will be announcing the rest of the World Class Judging panelists in the next weeks. WFCOT is assembling the most enthusiastic experts for this inaugural event. So, competitors dust off those skates and inspire upcoming skaters while training for this new World Figure Championship.
The 2015 World Figure Championship & Figure Festival Organizational Team (WFCOT) can be reached at the offices of Peak Edge Performance, Inc. (PEP). PEP is a skating, event and entertainment company with expertise in all three ice sports (Figure, Speed & Hockey Skating). For more information, contact (WFCOT) at firstname.lastname@example.org - 518.523.8706
Note: "This is a newly created event. The procedure by which the individual events are structured and the judging criteria will not be found in the 2014 ISI Handbook. Specific Figure patterns and turn definitions can be referenced, starting on page 70." The World Figure Championship Organizational Team (WFCOT) of Peak Edge Performance, Inc. (member of ISI) will automatically enroll all judges, skaters and coaches as professional members of ISI, so all can participate in this exciting event!
The World Figure Championship & Figure Festival is sanctioned/endorsed through Ice Skating Institute (ISI) Endorsement #3-2552-2015.