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Archive for January, 2006

What Not to Wear for Skaters

I thought the women were very well costumed at Canadians and US Nationals. Not so for the men. The women seem to have figured out that a costume is purely an add-on to their program, not the main event. I found the men’s costumes so distracting and over the top that they took away from [...]

Help, Canada Needs a Spin Doctor

Will someone please get our Senior women a spin doctor!  With the exception of Joannie Rochette’s solid spins, the spinning in last weekend’s Nationals was appalling. In an effort to pick-up more points in the new scoring system skaters are inserting more positions into their spins. It sounds like a good idea, but their basic [...]