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Go Figure

A talented young teenage figure skater named Katelin Kingsford dreams of being a champion. During one of her competitions, she is discovered by a famous Russian skating coach, Natasha Goberman. However, Natasha coaches at an expensive boarding school and Katelin's parents cannot afford to send her there. To help Katelin with the expenses, Natasha convinces the girls hockey team coach to give the last hockey scholarship to Katelin so she can train at the boarding school. Katelin is overjoyed and excited to be taught by Natasha but quickly learns that juggling hockey practice, skate club practice, and her homework is much harder than she imagined. A student assistant coach for the hockey team named Spencer constantly ridicules her, and her fellow skaters in the figure skating club are just as rude. Katelin is also forced to hide all of her precious figure-skating-related belongings, as the hockey coach warns her that the girls on the hockey team despise "twirl girls". However, Katelin does find some consolation in her roommate, Hollywood Henderson, a fellow hockey player. She finds out that Katelin is a figure skater, but promises not to tell anyone.

Go Figure

Katelin faces several obstacles in her new life. Pamela, a figure skater jealous of Katelin's skill and Natasha's obvious liking towards her, locks her in the janitor's closet during a party and sets a trap for her to end up having a can of purple paint dumped on her. Due to this, Katelin loses a private training session with one of her idols, Kristi Yamaguchi, to Pamela, causing Natasha to feel great disappointment towards Katelin. Her teammates on the hockey team turn on her after their first game, when Katelin did not block for the team captain and caused her to be tackled by the opposing team. Katelin works hard to improve, but is overpowered and feels like quitting.

A great change occurs in Katelin. She pushes herself harder now to do her best in everything, including hockey. She is the first to arrive for practice and she improves greatly. Katelin spends a lot of time studying and her grades improve drastically. She spends hours practicing both hockey and figure skating alone. Spencer, who overheard a conversation between Natasha and the hockey coach, knows that Katelin is a figure skater and admires her even more for it due to her drastic improvement. In their first game of the season, Katelin's practice pays off when she helps her team win. With Katelin, the girls hockey team is suddenly on a winning streak. She starts to teach the hockey team about balancing with ballet, and uses her brother's ice hockey tactics to improve their team's performance, bringing the team to the finals for the first time in seven years.

Later on, when the coach announces the date of the finals, Katelin realizes that it is also the same day as the Senior Nationals, an event that scouts for potential Olympic figure skaters. She is extremely confused and has no idea what she should do. Spencer, Hollywood, and Natasha all push her to go to the Nationals, as Hollywood insists that Katelin won't be able to skate in the Olympics if she doesn't go to the competition. However, Katelin still feels conflicted, as she feels that she will be letting down her teammates on the hockey team. In the end, Katelin shows up at the hockey game, much to Spencer's disbelief. They lose the finals by one goal, but the team is far from disappointed, saying that they were happy to have made it into the finals and that they will have another chance next season.

Spencer gathers all of Katelin's figure skating equipment and takes her to the Senior Nationals, but her suitcase falls open in front of the hockey team before they can make it out and they see all of her stuffed animals and dresses. Katelin runs away in embarrassment. In the car, Spencer gives her the dress. "It's perfect," Katelin exclaims before kissing Spencer on the cheek. While getting ready, Katelin realizes that one of her skates is missing, and that it must have fallen out when she was running in a hurry. She tells Natasha that she will skate in her hockey skates instead, but that fails when she falls right in the beginning of her skating routine. However, the entire hockey team arrives with her missing skate. Natasha tries to get the judges to let her restart, but when they refuse, the hockey team starts a chant of "Let her skate!", which soon echoes throughout the entire stadium. The judges relent and allow Katelin another chance to perform. She does a wonderful job on her routine. The hockey team rushes forward at the end of her performance and hoists her onto her shoulders. Spencer gives her a large bouquet of flowers. The judges announce that Katelin has made it into the US Olympic team, and the movie ends with Katelin waving and smiling.

Parents need to know that Go Figure is a tween comedy-drama about a 14-year-old girl who dreams of becoming the best figure skater in the world. She starts off very self-centered and arrogant, putting skating and her personal success above everyone around her. But she gradually comes to understand the importance of family and friendship. Bullying is rife among the skaters and a strong onus is placed on looks and presentation. There is some stereotyping: The figure skating girls are presented as attractive and elegant, while the girls on the hockey team are large and inelegant with "unconditioned hair." The central character, Katelin Kingsford (Jordan Hinson), thinks she "needs a Russian" in order to get the best training, and her Russian coach -- who refers to her as "Sputnik," -- is a walking stereotype with a strong accent and a cold and strict demeanor. Katelin is bullied verbally on a number of occasions, has tricks played on her, and is pushed over during hockey games. The overall message is one of perseverance and understanding that life is richer with other people in it.

In GO FIGURE, 14-year-old figure skater Katelin Kingsford (Jordan Hinson) is invited to attend an elite school where she can learn from top Russian trainer Natasha Goberman (Cristine Rose). When her parents are unable to pay the high fees, Natasha makes a deal to get her a scholarship -- the only problem is, it means Katelin playing for the school's ice hockey team. Attempting to fit her figure skating training and school work in around her ice hockey duties, and struggling to fit in to the new environment, both on and off the ice, Katelin is on the verge of running back home and giving it all up. Just as she begins to make friends and settle in, she's thrown into a spin when the figure skating championships that will decide the Olympic team clash with the ice hockey finals. Will she follow her dream or honor her commitment to her new friends and teammates?

Very typical of a Disney TV movie, this one has a strong message but a fairly predictable plot. As her mother says, "You're going to learn there's much more to life than figure skating," and Katelin does. The acting in Go Figure is a little hit and miss and the script lacking much originality or nuance, but younger viewers will enjoy the energy and sparkle Hinson attempts to bring to the table. Reminiscent of a young Reese Witherspoon, she channels Legally Blonde vibes with her girly pink outfits, cute hairstyles, and sparkly makeup. Like Witherspoon's Elle Woods, she is a fish out of water, initially overlooked by both the coaches and the other players on the hockey team, but she gradually proves herself indispensable.

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Everywhere in this page that you see, you can display the same figure in a Dash application by passing it to the figure argument of the Graph component from the built-in dash_core_components package like this:

In memory of the skaters that lost their lives, US Figure Skating set up the Memorial Fund. The Memorial Fund has made it possible for many, many figure skaters to fulfill their ice skating dreams. "Can the end of one dream give rise to another?" is RISE's message.

How can you get started figure skating? If you have never skated before you should probably start with a public skate at a local rink. You may want to take some lessons and it is best to start with group lessons which are offered at every skating rink.

Mirai Nagasu the 2008 U.S. figure skating champion announced she will now train with Frank Carroll, coach of reigning men's world champion Evan Lysacek. Nagasu had worked with a team of coaches, with Charlene Wong having the main duties, since October 2006.

If you are just getting started with skating you will want to check out our introduction to figure skating pages. You will also need to know about figure skating training. Our figure skating skills section includes information on figure skating jumps, figure skating spins, spirals, and more.

Sometimes, people use a colloquial phrase of "it figures" or "go figure", which is kind of an acknowledgement of the correctness of a fact, or something like that. It's also sometimes abbreviated even further to just "Figures" or "Go fig", depending on the speaker.

EDIT: figure in these senses would be similar to calculate or come to a sensible conclusion.So it figures would suggest that a situation is reasonably expected.And go figure would suggest (rhetorically) that the audience should seek to find sense in the situation (and probably won't find it).

Go figure A Yinglish variation of the Yiddish Gey vays ("go know"). 1. A expression of surprise that something unexpected happened. [Example:] "Go figure the engine would explode!" 2. A confession of ignorance. [Example:] "Go figure he was a crook!" 3. How could I have anticipated something as crazy as that?! [Example:] "Go figure her brother was a prize-fighter!" 4. Could anyone in the world have been expected to make allowances for such an improbability?! [Example:] "Go figure the whole building would sink right into the bog!" 041b061a72


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