Category Archives: Figure Skating

Asian Open Figure Skating Trophy 2016 – My new programs debut

Short Program – “Skyliner” choreographed by David Wilson

Free Skate – “August’s Rhapsody” choreographed by Pasquale Camerlengo

Artistry Asian Stars On Ice 2016 – 安麗雅芝亞洲冰上盛典

And….that’s a wrap! Artistry Asia Stars On Ice 2016 was AMAZING! Thank you to everyone who played a part in organizing the event, to all the people who took the time to come watch, to all the skaters for a memorable time, and especially to kana Muramoto and Chris Reed for the lovely choreography! I’m so glad I got the chance to participate and hopefully I’ll be coming back next year! THANK YOU!!!

Reflection: The 2015-2016 Season

Well, it’s been a long year.

It’s been a long, exciting, amazing, wonderful year, and it wouldn’t have happened without all of the people that I am now lucky enough to have support me. First and foremost, HUGE thanks are in order to the Chinese Taipei Skating Union for welcoming me with open arms and doing their utmost best to accommodate my every worry and need. I know I’m not an easy person to get along with, but these people are so kind and supportive, and go above and beyond the norm to do their best for me. I couldn’t ask for a better skating federation!

Of course, a massive shout out to every single one of my fans, all across the globe and especially in Taipei! To be able to represent Taiwan in international, worldwide competitions is dream come true, and it’s truly an honor to know that I have such incredible supporters cheering me on. Without you guys, and without the Chinese Taipei Skating Union, I wouldn’t have had the chance to compete at my first Four Continents, my first Junior Worlds, and my first World Championships! Even though my performances were far from perfect, there were lots of good things about them too, and I really am looking forward to the new season.

This entire year has been indescribable – from my first senior B international to my first Junior Grand Prix, my first ISU championship event to my very first international medal – and it’s been so much fun. I’ve been to so many different places and learned so much, and I’m sure that I have even more that I can learn and experience in the future. So THANKS SO MUCH to all of you, for always supporting me! I’m so incredibly lucky to have found my place at last. It’s honestly one of the best choices I’ve ever made. And it drives me to always, always, always keep going!

2016 World Championships @ Boston – My Personal Best Short Program

2016世錦賽 – 感謝, 感謝, 再感謝!

對於能夠參加這次2016 ISU 的世界錦標賽 (World Championship) 和之前的世界青年錦標賽 (Junior World) / 四大洲錦標賽 (Four Continents),我由衷的感謝滑冰協會王理事長及吳秘書長給我寶貴的機會能代表 Chinese Taipei Skating Union 參加,並不斷地給我支持與鼓勵。同時在這次比賽期間,我非常感謝波士頓華僑文教服務中心郭大文主任 (Dr. Edward Kuo),波士頓台北經濟文化辦事處教育組黃薳玉組長 (Cynthia W.Y. Huang- Director of Education Division, TECOB),陳文昌 (Mr. Chen – Deputy Director),Dr. Shih H. Wang,Ms. Chiali Hwang,世界日報及所有僑界長官蒞臨現場替我加油鼓勵。我也非常感謝匈牙利代表處副組長 (Deputy Director) Ms. Myra Lu 於世界青年錦標賽時蒞臨現場替我加油鼓勵。最後我要感謝所有台灣朋友及所有愛護我的冰友們之支持。感謝,感謝,再感謝!

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Lin finds new inspirations

from BOSTON Herald, Kat Hasenauer Cornetta – Friday, April 01, 2016

Amy Lin tried to treat yesterday as just another day in the life of a 16-year-old Californian.

It was anything but.

Skating at the midway point of the ladies short program, Lin, representing Chinese Taipei, shocked many with a clean performance that at the time vaulted her into first place over skaters with much more experience and name recognition.

It was just another step in a career reinvention, though it sounds strange to be talking in such terms for a very young skater.

“(This season) I’m not exactly trying to become a new me, but just trying to become the person I’ve always known I can be,” said the high school junior from Riverside, Calif., who finished 14th yesterday.

Just last year, Lin was a junior level skater representing the United States, but she was struggling. At the 2015 National Championships in Greensboro, N.C., she faltered and finished fifth.

“Coming after the Nationals in Greensboro, that was quite a disappointment for me, especially that long program with the two falls,” said Lin. “I guess I was looking for a new start.”

So she explored not just changing her skating technique, but changing the country she represented. The daughter of parents from Taiwan, it was not that someone recommended that she think about representing the country.

“I always considered myself Taiwanese, even though I live in America,” said Lin. “One of my coaches suggested last year, ‘Maybe you could consider switching to Taipei.’ ”

Lin welcomed the suggestion, and Chinese Taipei’s skating federation welcomed her with open arms. Inspired by the change, she won their national championships and was assigned to international competitions for the first time in her career.

The opportunities against the world’s elite inspired her. She finished eighth last fall in her first international event, following that with seventh and third place finishes. She competed in two major events in the weeks immediately before Worlds: the Four Continents, where she finished 15th, and the World Juniors, where she finished 14th.

She arrived back from World Juniors with a week to spare before arriving in Boston for Worlds, but the new Lin didn’t let it become an obstacle.

Taking the Garden ice to skate her short program to the music from the movie “Slumdog Millionaire,” Lin landed a triple toe loop-triple toe loop and a triple Lutz on her way to a career-best score of 57.50. She didn’t just land jumps that had alluded her in her past, she lit up the ice with a performance quality beyond that of several more experienced competitors.

Lin kept saying her great skate was just like any other day, but her coach knew better.

“It’s one thing to do it in practice all the time, and then to come out in front of all these people and still have that kind of performance,” said coach Tammy Gambill.

Deep down, Lin knew that too.

“I don’t have any words,” said a smiling Lin. “Well, I do have words, but I can’t say them in a family-friendly setting, so I’m not going to say them.

“But I am just so happy right now.”

A Message to My Fans – 2016 Four Continents Figure Skating Championships – Taipei, Taiwan

給所有支持我的滑冰粉絲們:

謝謝大家上週來台北小巨蛋看我滑冰,並提供您們的支持! 我覺得非常的榮耀有這麼多愛護我的粉絲,我也特別要向那些扔給我毛絨玩具和鮮花的朋友表達感謝。我愛你們! 我感覺非常的高興和驕傲能夠有機會代表台灣參加滑冰比賽。 我希望大家繼續支持我和我未來的滑冰生涯,一路前進奧運!

謝謝大家!
林仁語(Amy Lin)

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My first ISU Championship event was truly an amazing experience! But what made it truly special was that I could compete in my home country and in front of all my people and loving fans! This post is dedicated to you guys! I made sure to bring all my stuffed animals back so I could keep them as a reminder of your enthusiasm and support. Thank you so much!

P.S. Keep checking my blog for my videos from Taipei! Coming very soon….

 

My First International Senior B Event!

2015 U.S. International Figure Skating Classic – Salt Lake City Ladies Short Program AMY LIN TPE

My JGP Debut in Colorado Springs!

2015 ISU Jr. Grand Prix- Colorado Springs Ladies Free Skate Amy LIN TPE

A NEW CHAPTER

The past two or three months have been a hectic time! Choices have been offered, discussions have taken place, big decisions have been made, and paths have been followed. Ladies and gentlemen, I take great pleasure in formally announcing that (as of July 1st) I now officially represent the Chinese Taipei Figure Skating Union, otherwise generally known as the island of Taiwan.  My Chinese name is 林仁語.

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I did not take this decision lightly – indeed, quite the opposite. I have thoroughly enjoyed my years competing in the US’s delightful environment, and I am very lucky to have been one of the chosen members of USA’s international team, competing at the Challenge Cup 2014 in The Hague, Netherlands. My Team USA jacket is both memento and memory for me, and I will cherish it always. I am deeply and humbly thankful for the USFSA’s efforts in supporting me for the past ten years; they have shaped me as a skater and as a person in ways too numerous to count, and they will always have a place in my heart. I wish each and every one of them – and all the skaters they support – the best of luck in their future endeavors.

As I move forward into this new chapter of my life, I am eager for the new opportunities that representing Chinese Taipei will bring. Taiwan has always held a special place in my heart – both my parents were born and grew up there, and many of my family members live there. I believe that this decision acts in the best interests of me, my support group, and my dreams, and I’m grateful to the Chinese Taipei FSU for accepting me and look forward to a long, successful partnership with them. It’s an honor and a privilege. So full speed ahead!

My first competition representing Taiwan will be the Chinese Taipei Figure Skating Championships, held in Taipei, Taiwan, on August 1st-2nd. Afterwards, I am competing at the Asian Open Figure Skating Trophy 2015 (August 5th-8th), in Bangkok, Thailand. After that…well, we’ll see!

Thank you SO much for all the support you guys have shown me! I hope that you’ll continue to travel along with me as I follow the path to my dreams!