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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First Things First

By on Nov 6, 2017 in @SkatingPj, Olympics, Skating

The Grand Prix series is headed to Japan for the NHK Trophy, but not before an interesting week of figure skating culminating in Beijing at the Cup of China. First things first, Patrick Chan withdrew from NHK Trophy to concentrate on training for nationals. Although I am disappointed at not seeing Patrick skate in Japan, I fully support his choice to do as he sees...

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The Whole Story

By on Oct 30, 2017 in @SkatingPj, Olympics, Skating

As I mentioned, I was in Regina this past week covering the Skate Canada International. It was also a chance for me to visit my family in Regina. One funny thing before I continue with my skating stuff. Cousin Rhonda met me at the airport and after a quick hug, I introduced her to my friend Ted Flett who writes for Golden Skate. Unfortunately, Ted and I were in the...

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