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The Best Skate in LA this Weekend

This weekend, some of the best figure skaters of the last decade perform in “2010 All That Skate LA”, an exhibition performance featuring some of the world’s most popular skaters including Yu Na Kim, Michelle Kwan, Stephane Lambiel and Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir. I received a press release about this event that included some [...]

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 [...]

Why Don’t These Skaters Retire?

Why won't Michelle Kwan, Sasha Cohen and Emanuel Sandhu retire? Okay, I can see the temptation for Sandhu to hang on for the Olympics in his hometown, but the US ladies must know that their time has come and gone, especially after what happened in Turino. Sasha Cohen registered to compete in this year's US [...]

The Shape of Things to Come

It’s a mystery how the US produces such outstanding female figure skaters. Canadians in particular must wonder as it’s been more than a decade since we’ve seen remarkable female free skaters in Canada (sorry, Jennifer Robinson). While watching both the Canadian and US women compete this weekend I couldn’t help but wonder if the shape [...]