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Posts tagged Evan Lysacek

Lori Nichol, Choreography Queen

Choreography is the new quad. Patrick Chan and Joannie Rochette’s routines are evidence of just how critical good choreography is in making a skater competitive on the world stage. In Chan’s case, his intricate, dramatic footwork sequences and artistic embellishments almost make up for a shaky triple axel and no quad. It’s choreography, I believe, [...]

Should Music Be ‘Retired’?

Call me old fashioned, nostalgic or a fuddy-duddy, but I think pieces of music associated with historic and extraordinary skating performances should be ‘retired’, just as a jersey is retired in hockey clubs. This weekend’s competition brings two examples to mind–Evan Lysacek’s short program skated to Ravel’s Bolero and Dube and Davison’s long program set [...]

Skate Canada Men’s Long — Live

I’m live blogging the Men’s long program from Skate Canada this afternoon, just for fun. I’m offering up some technical assessment along with some general thoughts on the programs. Brandon Morz, USA First attempt at the quad in competition, very close. That costume is ridiculous. Plenty of touching down on his jumps. Only 17 and [...]