Predictions: Cup of China 2019

I literally have 20 minutes before I need to head out. Names on page, let’s go.

Men

Gold: Keiji Tanaka
Silver: Matteo Rizzo
Bronze: Boyang Jin

Dark horse: Junhwa Cha

They are *really* trying to get Jin a medal here, aren’t they?

Ladies

Gold: Anna Shcherbakova
Silver: Elizaveta Tuktamysheva
Bronze: Young You

They are not going to mark Satoko Miyahara properly here. Or Marin Honda’s PCS for that matter.

Pairs

Gold: Wenjing Sui & Cong Han
Silver: Cheng Peng & Yang Jin
Bronze: Alisa Efimova & Alexander Korovin

Bronze was a wild guess.

Ice Dance

Gold: Victoria Sinitsina & Nikita Katsalapov
Silver: Madison Chock & Evan Bates
Bronze: Laurence Fournier Beaudry & Nikolaj Sorensen

Has a chance at bronze: Kaitlin Hawayek & Jean-Luc Baker

~The Rinkside Cafe

Predictions: Grand Prix of France 2019

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The exhaustion is real. I’ve been busy at work and my life after that and I’m running on fumes right now. Names on a page for predictions this week, go.

Men

Gold: Nathan Chen
Silver: Shoma Uno
Bronze: Kevin Aymoz

Ladies

Gold: Alena Kostornaia
Silver: Alina Zagitova
Bronze: Kaori Sakamoto

Could be a surprise contender: Mariah Bell

Pairs

Gold: Anastasia Mishina & Aleksandr Galliamov (toss-up for gold/silver)
Silver: Daria Pavliuchenko & Denis Khodykin
Bronze: Ashley Cain-Gribble & Timothy Leduc

Ice Dance

Gold: Gabriella Papadakis & Guillaume Cizeron
Silver: Madison Chock & Evan Bates
Bronze: Charlene Guignard & Marco Fabbri

Happy Halloween!

~The Rinkside Cafe

Predictions: Skate Canada International 2019

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Skate America totally snuck up on me last week and I wasn’t able to get any predictions up in time. I vowed I would do better this week for Skate Canada so here goes!
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Predictions: Worlds 2019

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It’s time for World Championships and also time for predictions! There’s no time to waste, let’s go!
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Predictions: Grand Prix Final 2018

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This is truly one of the strangest GPFs – there’s no Evgenia, Yuzu or Papadakis/Cizeron. All in all, it has been an interesting post-Olympic season. Hopefully all goes well to Evgenia, who’s trying to re-learn all that she’s ever known, Yuzu for a speedy recovery, and well, I think Papadakis/Cizeron need no encouragement or help considering their performance at the Internationaux de France was quite dominant (though the marks needed a little more growing room for the rest of the season). Either way, the predictions will be quite tough this time around since this GPF will help determine how the dust will settle over the course of this new Olympic cycle.

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Predictions: Internationaux de France 2018

Ok, my current internet configuration hates me (for some reason my portable wifi stick hates being in my AirBnB) and I’m currently on vacation, taking a break from work, life, and all the frills that go with it. Again, predictions this week will be names on a page so I can rest up before I head back home in a few days. I’m writing this on my tablet so formatting will be a bit weird. Autocorrect also has a tendency to change proper names a lot (I once got Joanne Rochester on my phone when attempting to type Joannie Rochette…) so fingers crossed this post actually gets published!

Men

Gold: Nathan Chen
Silver: Boyang Jin
Bronze: Alexander Samarin

Ladies

Gold: Rika Kihira
Silver: Evgenia Medvedeva
Bronze: Bradie Tennell

Pairs

Gold: Vanessa James & Morgan Cipres
Silver: Aleksandra Boikova & Dmitrii Kozlovskii
Bronze: Tae Ok Ryom & Ju Sik Kim

Ice Dance

Gold: Gabriella Papadakis & Guillaume Cizeron
Silver: Victoria Sinitsina & Nikita Katsalapov
Bronze: Piper Gilles & Paul Poirier

I wonder what Papadakis & Cizeron’s programs will be like this season… Can’t wait to find out!

~Rinkside Cafe

 

 

 

 

 

Predictions: NHK Trophy 2018

 

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Like last week, this week’s predictions will be names on a page. I feel like work, life and everything in between has dialed it up to 11 lately and I am in a serious need for a break. As a result, I have decided to extend my non-CoR coverage this year so I can properly get some rest during my trip next week.

Side-note: I loved Hiroshima when I last visited. It was a city with a lot of heart. I am so envious of the people who get to go to the competition live this year.

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