2014 ISU World Figure Skating Championships Free Dance Review

This image is from when I competed at the 2012 US Championships. Courtesy of Daphne Backman.

The Ice Dancing Free Dance at the 2014 ISU World Championships marks the end of the season and the best in the World! {If you missed my Short Dance Review, click the link to read all about it.}

In the Ice Dancing Free Dance, there are 8 required elements:

  • 3 Lifts
  • 2 Step Sequences
  • 1 Spin
  • 1 Twizzle Sequence
  • Choreographic Lift

Skaters will accumulate points based on two marks: Technical and Components. The technical mark is based on Levels {ranging 1-4}, and the Grade of Execution of each element {ranging -3 to +3}. The components are a compilation of the judges scores on Choreography, Skating Skills, Linking Footwork/Movement, Interpretation/Timing, and Performance.



1. Anna Capellini and Luca Lanotte

2. Kaitlyn Weaver and Andrew Poje

3. Nathalie Péchalat & Fabian Bourzat

4.  Elena Ilinykh and Nikita Katsalapov

I am so proud of Anna & Luca as well as Nathalie Péchalat & Fabian Bourzat, who train with the same coaches as I do 🙂 Congrats guys!

These are the overall results, which are quite exciting! In the Free Dance, Elena and Nikita, of Russia were 1st place, but overall, their uneasy performance in the Short Dance held them back too much to earn a medal at the World Championships. Congrats to all the skaters, it’s amazing to say I have the opportunity to train with some of the best in the World!

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