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World Figure Skating Championships in Nice, France

The countdown is on… three weeks till the World Figure Skating Championships in Nice, France. I’ll be at the final events for the mens, womens and pairs competitions and will report back. In the meantime, I’m going out on a limb and making predictions. Here goes! Dance: Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir. These two are [...]

Favourite Moments from Moscow

I’m eating my words from earlier in the season when a rough start at Skate Canada seemed to herald a lackluster 2010-2011 skating year. The standard of performance at last week’s World Figure Skating Championships in Moscow was elite. The number of clean programs and strong technical achievements made it a week to remember. Here [...]

And Now from Japan… Figure Skating Goes to the Dogs

Remember when Elvis Stojko stared in a television ad for McCains orange juice? It always seemed odd to me that he was hawking OJ. Besides, I’m quite sure it was all protein and legumes for Elvis. But, Elvis’ stint as the McCains man doesn’t compare with this strange ad from Japan. It features Mao Asada–a [...]

CBC Offers Great Pics from Tokyo

The CBC website has posted some great photos from Tokyo. I'm sure they'll be adding to the gallery all week. My favourites so far are Xue Shen and Hongbo Zhao in mid lift and Mao Asada practicing a Bielman spin, putting most yogis to shame.