Skate Fan

Comments and news links for fans of Canadian Figure Skating and Ice Dancing.

Monday, November 29, 2004

Grand Prix and more

Monday, November 22, 2004

somebody pinch me

This season just keeps getting better and better:
Richmond Hill's Emanuel Sandhu wins bronze medal at Trophee ...
Except for our pairs teams who haven't seemed to be able to jump on the medals bandwagon.

Monday, November 15, 2004

Cup of China results news

Thursday, November 11, 2004

Cup of China

This should be an interesting competition for Canadian fans. Our top ice dance team Marie-France Dubreuil and Patrice Lauzon are currently in second behind Tanith Belbin and Benjamin Agosto. As well, pairs team Valerie Marcoux and Craig Buntin are in third place after the short program.
Cup of China - Thursday
Irina Slutskaya is making her comeback with a first place finish in the short, while Joannie Rochette and Mira Leung are in 5th and 9th respectively.
Slutskaya set for comeback in Beijing
Start Order/Results

Tuesday, November 09, 2004

NHK Trophy

Thursday, November 04, 2004

Thursday Thoughts - The Effect of the New Judging

I read a blog which argued that the new judging system was going to kill the quad. That it was too risky and the skaters would go for points that they knew they could get. I disagree. I think Emanuel Sandhu's amazing comeback from 7th place to 1st at Skate Canada this year shows that a quad combo still packs a punch. What do you think? I have also read claims about the new system pushing skaters too hard and causing injuries. Others rave that it is making programs more interesting and allowing more movement in the results. What have you noticed so far this year?

NHK Trophy has started

The NHK trophy has gotten underway with the pair's short program.
Russian pair leads at NHK Trophy

Wednesday, November 03, 2004

No comeback for Shae-Lynne Bourne

Shae-Lynne Bourne and Peter Tchernyshev are no longer skating together and Shae-Lynne's return to competitive competition has been axed.
Bourne to focus on singles