The Highlights of 2010

2010 has been a great year for figure skating. The Vancouver Olympics were absolutely amazing and it’s sad that the year is about to end. Let’s hope that 2011 will be just as amazing. For now, let’s stroll through memory lane and think of a few good times in 2010.

(More under the cut since this is a bit of a long post…)

This was my highlight of 2010:

But so many other things happened in 2010…

In 2010, Marina Zoueva established her reign as the Queen of ice dance:

Yuna Kim further concretizes her hero and rock star status in South Korea:

Some skaters proved that they, like good wine, improved with age and could make an awesome comeback (on Chinese New Year and Valentines day too!):

Other legends made a valiant effort but failed to make their goal:

Others got buried by their skating federations but profited from their diva personalities:

Japan showed that it was a force to be reckoned with:

(Mao Asada demonstrated that she was better at triple axels than the men’s silver world medalist:)

While the Russians, oddly enough, proved to be one REALLY hot mess:

A few rising stars gave the world notice that they may rise to the top one day:

But there were a few brilliant skaters who faced bitter disappointments at the Olympics…

... or grave upsets:

Others faced tragedy beyond imagination:

While others shared a lot of love and happiness with others:

All in all, it was an exciting year in figure skating and all we can hope for are more exciting years to come! So to end, a taste of what will hopefully be the future:

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

~The Rinkside Cafe

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