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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 [...]

Elegance Reigned at Canadian Championships

This year’s Canadian Figure Skating Championships featured a return to classical music, elegance and traditional skating elements. As a spectator, it was a pleasure to see some classic elements done so well. We enjoyed incredible spiral positions, exquisite spins and well practiced, detailed arm and head movements. The days of just skating around and jumping [...]

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 [...]

Canadian Ice Dancers Make Olympic History

I feel so lucky! I was one of 11,000 skating fans at the Pacific Coliseum in Vancouver to witness Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir dance their way to Olympic gold. It was an evening of perfection led by the Canadian duo whose complex, powerful and emotionally profound free dance left the audience in an awestruck, [...]

Canadian Team Primed for 2010

Apologies for the very late posting on my thoughts on Worlds! For what it’s worth, here’s my two cents: What We’ve Got Here is a Failure to Communicate The pairs event was a tough way to start the competition for the Canadian team. But, I think Dube and Davison’s mediocre showing was a much-needed reality [...]

Pretty Good Predictions, If I Do Say So Myself

I hope Canadian skating fans enjoyed nationals as much as I did! I was a bit hesitant to write predictions, but I did quite well if I do say so myself. Patrick Chan was indeed up for the task and, as Kurt Browning remarked, “attacked” both programs confidently. This is a great showing for a [...]

It’s That Time of Year Again… Predictions for Nationals

The Canadian Figure Skating Championships are on this week in Saskatoon and I’m going out on a limb and making some predictions. 1. Patrick Chan will have a very different Canadians this year. Defending a title comes with a lot of pressure. I’m confident that he’s up for the task, but he will have to [...]

For Those Who’ve Lost Faith in Ice Dance

There aren’t too many things I get choked-up about, especially on YouTube. But, here I am sitting at my computer all teary-eyed  watching Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir win Skate Canada with an enchanting free program. Choreographed to Umbrellas of Cherbourg, this free dance combines the best of classic ice dance steps with an emotional, [...]