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US Nationals Through a Fashionista’s Eyes

I often wonder what non-fans think when they happen upon a figure skating competition on TV. Are they amazed by the athletic feats? Do they marvel at pairs skaters’ willingness to be hurled into triple split twists? Do they appreciate artistic achievements? Over at Go Fug Yourself, Jessica reviews US Nationals with an entertaining costume [...]

What Not to Wear for Skaters

I thought the women were very well costumed at Canadians and US Nationals. Not so for the men. The women seem to have figured out that a costume is purely an add-on to their program, not the main event. I found the men’s costumes so distracting and over the top that they took away from [...]