Now What?

By on Jan 22, 2018 in @SkatingPj, Olympics, Skating

Now what? All week long I have been thinking of the skaters I watched last weekend in Vancouver, at the Canadian Tire National Figure Skating Championships. Regardless of their success or failure, a door has opened (or closed) and it’s time to figure out what comes next. Making decisions and changes isn’t always easy. I am lucky in that once I arrive at a decision,...

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I’m with the Band

By on Dec 25, 2017 in @SkatingPj, Olympics, Skating

What you see depends on where you’re looking! For my skating friends around the world who celebrate today’s holiday, Merry Christmas! Regardless of your holiday tradition, it seems like this time of year is ripe for spending time with friends and family and I hope you enjoy every minute! I have made a new e-friend and it’s a skating friend (the best kind!). Frazer...

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Bright-eyed and Bushy-tailed

By on Dec 4, 2017 in @SkatingPj, Olympics, Skating

It is very early on Sunday morning, and I am sitting in the breakfast area in the lobby of a hotel while two girlfriends are asleep in the room. It has been a marathon weekend of holiday shopping! Marathon. Hmmm. Interesting word. Marathon is the word I would use to describe the life of an elite figure skater. The six-event Grand Prix series followed by this week’s...

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Ice is slippery after all!

By on Nov 27, 2017 in @SkatingPj, Olympics, Skating

I can’t quite get over my reaction to Adam Rippon’s obvious pain in his shoulder as he landed awkwardly on his opening quad Lutz jump. Two skaters before, Daniel Samohin fell awkwardly on a jump and dislocated his shoulder and consequently had to withdraw from the men’s event at Skate America in Lake Placid. My sources reported that Daniel’s shoulder was pushed back...

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Over the Moon

By on Nov 13, 2017 in @SkatingPj, Olympics, Skating

“I see London, I see France —-” Ok, even I can’t believe I started this week’s blog with that, just because the skaters are headed there to compete! We are coming up to Week 5 of the Grand Prix Series and I want to talk a little bit about what’s been happening so far. For instance, I am over the moon for Chinese pair team and current World champions Wenjing...

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