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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Skating Surprises!

By on Dec 18, 2017 in @SkatingPj, Skating

This has been another one of those surprise-filled weeks. First of all, a friend (ok it was Paul) pointed me to a series on YouTube about a Japanese skater named Yuri. Paul’s friend is not a skating person but has become a fan of the sport because of this show. The first episode is called “Yuri!!! on ICE Ep. 1 | Easy as Pirozhki!! The Grand Prix Final of...

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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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