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Archive for December, 2006

Gary Beacom Needs a Wikipedia Entry

Gary Beacom is a true independent in figure skating. He adopted a signature style of skating that adheres to scientific principles (he's got a degree in Physics) and focuses on edges considerably more than jumps. Skate Canada (then the Canadian Figure Skating Association) certainly didn't 'get' him and considered him a rebel. Despite choosing to [...]

Gordeeva and Grinkov Still Win for Most Amazing Skating Moment, Ever

I’ve been a skating fan for a long time… 27 years. And I’ve watched hours and hours of skating competitions. There have been many incredible moments in the sport’s history, but my favourite is still Gordeeva and Grinkov’s long program from the Calgary Olympics in 1988. Just in case there are any new skating fans [...]

Only Canadian Dance and Pairs in Grand Prix Final

After such a good start to the Grand Prix series, Joannie Rochette will have to settle with being first alternate for the Grand Prix final. It's a disappointing end to the series for both Rochette and Sandhu, who couldn't hold it together in their respective events.  Still, Joannie Rochette continues to be a favourite, especially [...]