FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE on June 4, 2015
Donald Jackson is judging the inaugural World Figure Championship!
August 28 - 29, 2015
1932 Olympic Arena
Lake Placid, New York, USA
With great excitement, the 2015 World Figure Championship continues to announce its panel of 10 distinguished judges. Donald Jackson, 1962 World Champion, 1960 Olympic Bronze Medalist, and the first skater to successfully land the Triple Lutz in World Competition, will be judging the World Figure Championship Ladies' and Men's Figure events that will decide the new World Figure Championship Titles.
World Figure Championship & Figure Festival
Skaters of today have taken the sport to a much higher technical level with more difficult spins, footwork and more jump rotations. Many of these new skills are taught and learned through trial and error with sometimes costly consequences and long learning periods. These skills could be accomplished more easily and efficiently with the knowledge of the basics learned in understanding the compulsory figures.
Figures teach balance and control of the body while on an edge with muscles relaxed and ready to be used for a jump or footwork done with speed and flow. Muscles are not fighting muscles just to execute the manoeuvre, with ease along the line of least resistance. A skater in a lesson, knowledgeable in figures, can be taken back to the those fundamentals by the coach to develop a skill and correct it in a sound manner. Figures teach relaxed glide, control, freedom of movement, good posture and line. Understanding the basics provides the whys and hows to improve. I am looking forward to passing on my knowledge and learning myself from the other distinguished coaches at the World Figure Championship & Figure Festival in Lake Placid. I am also looking forward to the fun and festivities!
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
The World Figure Championship & Figure Festival is sanctioned/endorsed through Ice Skating Institute (ISI) Endorsement #3-2552-2015.