It’s the Lunar New Year and I don’t think it’s the time to dwell on the negatives even though there were huge negatives in this competition. In any case, here are a few highlights and we’ll think about the good things.
Mao Asada’s I’ve Got Rhythm
I’m so excited to see her triple axel back! She also did a triple-triple in the long program which was surprising. Mao is getting ready to face her biggest rival at Worlds.
Tessa Virtue & Scott Moir – The Waltz Goes On
I feel like I’m watching a fairy tale unfold here.
Kanako Murakami, Tango
I’m happy to see Kanako’s improved a ton. I hope she keeps this up.
I saw glimpses of Yuna and Mao at their peak in her in this performance. I hope that puberty sits well with her because this girl has a lot of potential.
Despite the mistakes, this guy’s jumps are HUGE. I hope he improves fast. China may have a fleet of single skaters. I can smell the future nationalism already.
What were your favourite bits of the Four Continents competition?
Also, HAPPY YEAR OF THE SNAKE!
~The Rinkside Cafe