FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE on May 25, 2015
Tim Wood 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 announces its second of 10 distinguished judges. Tim Wood, 1968 Olympic Silver Medalist, 2-time World Champion, and 5-time U.S. National Champion (Senior, Jr. & Novice) in Men’s Figure Skating accepted the invitation to judge the new World Figure Championship events that will decide the new World Figure Championship Titles.
Please enjoy Tim Wood's statement below.
World Figure Championship & Figure Festival
School figures are the foundation of ALL movement in figure skating including edges, spins, jumps, and choreography; they are the fundamental building block upon which all else is built.
The cataclysmic decision that occurred 25 years ago of removing figures from the National, World & Olympic Figure Skating Championships shattered the foundation of the sport.
The decision has had disastrous effects and unintended consequences upon US athletes (competing in Ladies' and Men's Championship disciplines), who are not only fraught with injury but as importantly, are not winning World and Olympic Championships.
It would be just as disastrous for music if the scales were eliminated or if dancers did not train their foundation with the barre in Ballet.
Through no fault of their own, twenty-five years represents three generations of skaters that have little or no understanding of the past knowledge base or mastery, either intellectually or physically.
I am extremely pleased to have been asked to participate as a judge and presenter in the hopes of passing on what I have learned over the past 60 years to the next generations.
I look forward to seeing you at the World Figure Championship & Figure Festival from August 25-29, 2015 in Lake Placid!
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.