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Why Do Sports Reporters Dislike Figure Skating?

I know, I know, there are lots of reasons to be down on figure skating. There's all that dodgy scoring, diva personalities and crazy costumes. Plus, it's hard to learn how to identify all those jumps. But, the coverage in the Vancouver Sun this weekend has been a real downer. For starters, they they printed [...]

Dube and Davison Get a Gift

Salt Lake City gave us the new scoring system–of which I fully¬† approve–but, there’s still plenty of politics in figure skating. In the women’s short, Cynthia Phaneuf put down a lovely but imperfect program, downgrading her triple flip to a single. She still found herself sitting in fourth place at the end of the event, [...]

Dube and Davidson Off to a Good Start at Skate America

A drawback to living in Malta with no TV for the next couple of months is that I’m relegated to watching skating on YouTube–and it’s not pretty. In fact, it’s so desperate that I haven’t seen Jessica Dube and Bryce Davidson’s Skate America free program yet. Someone post it please! I’m guessing that the long [...]

Welcome Back News Round-up

Welcome back! It's been a restful summer break from the skating world, but it's time to lace up the boots for another season. Just in case you missed some of the news from summer, here's a quick roundup: * Yaguden says he wants to return to the competitive ranks* World Ice Dancing champion faces charges [...]

Top 3 Reasons Not to Let Your Daughters be Pairs Skaters

These videos are not for the faint of heart, even for an ex-pairs skater like myself:

Dube and Davidson Delight

It was great to see Dube and Davidson put down two solid programs in the pairs competition at Canadians and get rewarded for it with the gold medal. Despite a tough field, the young team's solid technical work and artistry won over the faster, wilder, less consistent Marcoux and Buntin.  These are the attributes I [...]