KAILANI CRAINE 2016 WEBSITE

Australian National Figure Skating Champion

"Welcome to my 2016 Website. I just arrived back from the ISU World Figure Skating Championships in Boston, USA and training hard on new programs for the upcoming season at the Toyota Center in Los Angeles, USA. Its going to be another exciting season, bring it on"

About Kailani Craine

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"I started skating when I was 8 years old at the Hunter Ice Skating Stadium in Newcastle NSW, Australia and since then, I have literally not stopped"

I was very competitive from my first competion which was held at my local rink at the Hunter Ice Skating Stadium. After a few competitions at home, I began to travel a little further abroad to Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne to compete. But never in my wildest dreams could I imagine that I would travel to compete and train across Europe, Asia and the USA.

I live in Newcastle, NSW Australia (2 hours north of Sydney) and train 6 days a week at the Hunter Ice Skating Stadium. I proudly represent the Hunter Ice Skating Club. I try to get over to my "home away from home" at the Toyota Center in El Segundo, California USA for around 4 to 8 weeks each year. I am truly grateful to be part of the fantastic skating community in Australia and now around the world.

Figure skating is an amazing and exciting sport. It's traditional yet cutting edge and always evolving, it's extremely technical, highly creative, at times can be completely brutal, but it can also create some of the most awe-inspiring sporting moments. I simply love being on the ice in front of a massive crowd, the bigger the better. You don't always have to be in first place to steal the show. I love performing and I love being a figure skater!

Kailani Craine

  • Skating Information

    Training: Hunter Ice Skating Stadium (Aus), Toyota Center (USA)
    Head Coaches: Tiffany Chin (USA), Kylie Fennell (Aus), Galina Pachin (Aus)
    Choreographer: Alex Chang (USA)
    Dress Maker: Bronwen Bassi (Aus)
    Short Program: TBA
    Long Program: TBA

  • Personal Information

    Born: 13th August 1998 (age 17) Newcastle, NSW Australia
    Lives: Newcastle, NSW Australia (2hours from Sydney)
    Height: 1.60 m (5 ft 3 in)
    School: St Francis Xavier High School Hamilton, NSW Australia
    Loves: The Beach, shopping, travelling and reading books
    Best Food: In'n'Out Burger and Ruby Tuesdays
    Must Watch: Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, all of them!

Photo Gallery

Photos are from the 2016 Four Continents Championships in Taipei, Taiwan. I flew directly from Los Angeles, USA to Taoyuan Airport, Taiwan and stayed at the Sunworld Dynasty Hotel (across from the Taipei Arena). The crowds were fantastic throughout the entire competition and I was on top of the world when I received a personal best for my free skate. I spent the next two days sight seeing with my mum and dad and cruising around in a pink Lamborghini with Jonathan Yang, he was the best host ever! I went to the 101 Tower, a Lantern Festival at the Taipei Flora Expo Park, the Lung-Shan Temple, the Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival and alot of amazing restaurants. I am definitely going back!

Check out the video of my trip

Photos are from the 2015 Four Continents Championships in Seoul, South Korea. It was an 8 hour flight from Sydney, Australia to Incheon, South Korea, which is a pretty quick flight considering most competitions are held in Europe and North America. It was snowing when we arrived so that is always pretty exciting to see for an Aussie girl that lives by the beach. All the skaters stayed at the MVL Kintex in Goyang City (30 minutes north of Seoul) which was very nice. The competition was held at the Mokdong Stadium in Seoul which seats 7,000 people and when it came to competition time, the stadium was packed! I absolutely loved South Korea and can't wait to go back.

Watch this space as I will be adding more competition photos...

Latest Competitions

ISU World Figure Skating Championships
February 2016

27th place at the 2016 ISU World Figure Skating Championships in Boston, USA. Official ISU Page.

ISU Four Continents Championships
February 2016

13th place at the 2016 ISU Four Continents Championships in Taipei, Taiwan. Official ISU Page.

ISU Mentor Nestlé Nesquik Torun Cup
January 2016

5th place at the 2016 ISU Mentor Nestlé Nesquik Torun Cup in Torun, Poland. Official ISU Page.

Australian National Championships
December 2015

1st place at the 2015 Australian National Championships (Junior and Senior) in Sydney, Australia. Official ISA Page.

National and International Results

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Australian National Titles

2009 Australian Primary Champion - Sydney
2010 Australian Novice Champion - Melbourne
2012 Australian Junior Champion - Brisbane
2013 Australian Junior Champion - Melbourne
2014 Australian Junior Champion - Brisbane
2014 Australian Senior Champion - Brisbane
2015 Australian Junior Champion - Sydney
2015 Australian Senior Champion - Sydney

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International ISU Medals

2012 Skate Down Under Australia - 1st
2013 Lombardia Trophy Italy - 2nd
2014 Lombardia Trophy Italy - 1st
2015 Mentor Nestle Torun Cup Poland - 2nd

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International ISU Competitions

2012 Skate Down Under Australia - 1st
2013 Cup of Nice France - 23rd
2013 Ice Challenge Austria - 17th
2013 Lombardia Trophy Italy - 2nd
2013 Junior Grand Prix Slovakia - 21st
2014 Junior Grand Prix Estonia - 21st
2014 Lombardia Trophy Italy - 1st
2014 Junior World Championships Bulgaria - 35th
2015 Mentor Nestle Torun Cup Poland - 2nd
2015 Four Continents Championships Korea - 12th
2015 Junior World Championships Estonia - 12th
2015 Junior Grand Prix USA - 12th
2015 Nebelhorn Trophy Germany - 8th
2015 Junior Grand Prix Spain - 8th
2015 Ice Challenge Austria - 7th
2016 Mentor Nestle Torun Cup Poland - 5th
2016 Four Continents Championships Taiwan - 13th
2016 World Championships USA - 27th

Video Gallery

Watch this space as I will be adding more competition videos...

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Latest News

World Figure Skating Championships
February 2016

Honored and excited to be selected to compete at the 2016 ISU World Figure Skating Championships in Boston, USA from March 28th until April 3rd.

Meeting at Anastasia Beverly Hills
January 2016

Humbled to meet Anastasia at Anastasia Beverly Hills. You can You can purchase Anastasia Beverly Hills products in Australia from Sephora.

Blademaster Skate Sharpening Machine
January 2016

Thank you Blademaster. Nothing better then being able to sharpen my own blades with my new SPB750 skate sharpening machine. 7/16ths is the cut of choice.

Junior Grand Prix and holiday in Spain
October 2015

8th place at the 2015 ISU Junior Grand Prix in Logrono, Spain. Check out the video of my trip in Spain including Madrid, Logrono, Barcelona and Valencia.

Nebelhorn Trophy, Exhibition and Photo Shoot
September 2015

8th place at the 2015 ISU Nebelhorn Trophy. I also had the privilege to skate at the exhibition and then had an absolute blast doing a photo shoot for Edea Figure Skates.

Photo Shoot with Tay Bassi Photography
August 2015

Photo Shoot with Tay Bassi Photography in Sydney, Australia. Taygan will have you covered with everything from makeup, props, locations, photography and editing.

Part of the Edea Team

I am so proud to be a part of the Edea team! Thank you so much Edea for my new custom made Edea Piano skate boots. You can check out all the amazing features on the Edea Website. The Edea Piano skate boots will be available soon, start pre-ordering now!

Hunter Ice Skating Bus

Very excited to be pictured on the side of the Hunter Ice Skating Stadium's Bus! Actually, there are a few different HISS bus's that cover the Newcastle and Lake Macquarie region. I got to see this bus in the middle of the Newcastle CBD. My friends love it when they get picked up on one!