The Olympic season is the time when you want to show off your strengths and skate programs that suit your style. Of course, we all have different ideas of what that is but it’s always interest to fantasize about programs for a bunch of different competitors, which I’ll be doing today. Let me know if you agree with any of my picks!
26 Apr 2017 Leave a comment
in Just plain fun Tags: alex shibutani, anna capellini, dylan moscovitch, eric radford, evgenia medvedeva, hao zhang, lubov iliushechkina, luca lanotte, maia shibutani, meagan duhamel, misha ge, music, nathan chen, satoko miyahara, shoma uno, xiaoyu yu, yuzuru hanyu
27 Mar 2017 Leave a comment
in Competition predictions Tags: alex shibutani, aliona savchenko, anna capellini, anna pogorilaya, ashley wagner, bruno massot, carolina kostner, cong han, Dmitri Soloviev, dylan moscovitch, ekaterina bobrova, eric radford, evgenia medvedeva, evgenia tarasova, gabriella papadakis, gabrielle daleman, guillaume cizeron, hao zhang, helsinki, javier fernandez, katelyn osmond, lubov iliushechkina, luca lanotte, mai mihara, maia shibutani, maria sotskova, meagan duhamel, morgan cipres, nathan chen, patrick chan, scott moir, shoma uno, tessa virtue, vanessa james, vladimir morozov, wenjing sui, world championship figure skating, worlds 2017, xiaoyu yu, yuzuru hanyu
Yes, I know, it’s been a while. Hello, darling Readers! Apologies for not putting up predictions for Euros of 4CC but things are busy on my end since the year began. It will be unlikely that I will post comprehensive predictions for the World Team Trophy (my guess right now is Russia, Japan and Canada though that may change after Worlds) since I’ll be on vacation right before it starts but we’ll see. For now, let’s content ourselves with our predictions for this year’s (very important) World Championships, which will decide how many skaters each country gets to send to the Olympics.
25 Nov 2016 Leave a comment
in Competition predictions Tags: anna cappellini, cheng peng, eric radford, gabriella papadakis, guillaume cizeron, jason brown, lei wang, luca lanotte, meagan duhamel, mikhail kolyada, nathan chen, nhk trophy, satoko miyahara, scott moir, tessa virtue, xuehan wang, yang jin, yuzuru hanyu
The exhaustion is real, people. I have spent the entire day talking about how tired I am and I will do so again if I don’t keel over and sleep. Keeping it real simple like I did with TEB – names on the podium. I’ll hopefully have time to spell out my thoughts a bit more before the GPF. The roster here is fairly strong and hopefully that’ll make the predictions a little more straightforward. Though you never know. Ice is slippery, after all. Now, predictions!
28 Oct 2016 2 Comments
in Competition predictions Tags: alexander smirnov, anna capellini, brandon frazier, dylan moscovitch, elizaveta tuktamisheva, eric radford, evan bates, evgenia medvedeva, han yan, hao zhang, haven denney, katelyn osmond, liubov ilyushechkina, luca lanotte, madison chock, meagan duhamel, mirai nagasu, misha ge, patrick chan, rika hongo, scott moir, takahito mura, tessa virtue, xiaoyu yu, yuko kavaguti, yuzuru hanyu
I am so unbelievably excited for this weekend. I hesitated for the longest time to buy tickets but when I saw that Yuzuru and Tessa & Scott were on the roster, I was sold. Unlike Skate America last week, the roster here seems to be more focused on creating a pretty decent field with a seeded event. (Though right now, I’m good with the U.S. winning all the medals. Seriously, darling southern neighbours, you guys are already great. K? Hugs.) Now, onwards to predictions!
10 Feb 2016 Leave a comment
in Competition Tags: alex shibutani, alexander smirnov, andrew poje, anna cappellini, charlie bilodeau, cheng peng, Dmitri Soloviev, ekaterina bobrova, eric radford, evan bates, fedor klimov, figure skating, grand prix final, hao zhang, julianne seguin, kaitlyn weaver, ksenia stolbova, luca lanotte, madison chock, madison hubbell, maia shibutani, meagan duhamel, xiaoyu yu, yang jin, yuko kavaguti, zachary donohue
Alright! It’s time for part II of the Grand Prix Final debrief with the pairs and ice dance competition! I apologize for the lateness but better late than never? These posts remind me why I usually do a “State of the Union” post after the GPF but it seems this season, my tardiness has some benefits. I believe some of the results at Nationals may be a little more telling than what transpired at the GPF so… I will do a 4CC predictions post but all my thoughts on the outcomes of Euros and 4CC and some of the national competitions will be summed up in a State of the Union post.
As for Worlds… well, I have a bit of a surprise which I think I will reveal a little later in the season. But first, GPF debrief! Let’s go!
09 Nov 2015 1 Comment
in Competition Tags: alexander smirnov, anna cappellini, boyang jin, cong han, elena ilinykh, elena radionova, evan bates, javier fernandez, luca lanotte, madison chock, mao asada, rika hongo, ruslan zhiganshin, wenjing sui, xiaoyu yu, yang jin, yuko kavaguti, zijun li
Well… most of my predictions went out the window last weekend. But what can I say? Ice is slippery and besides, at least we got a lot of great skating from it! Here are some highlights and some random comments here and there on the Cup of China. Feel free to jump in and add your own thoughts in the comments! More
05 Nov 2015 1 Comment
in Competition predictions Tags: alexander smirnov, anna cappellini, anna pogorilaya, boyang jin, cong han, cup of china, dylan moscovitch, elena ilinykh, elena radionova, evan bates, han yan, javier fernandez, karen chen, lubov iliushechkina, luca lanotte, madison chock, mao asada, ruslan zhiganshin, sergei voronov, wenjing sui, xiaoyu yu, yang jin, yuko kavaguti
Wow! I had seriously forgotten how fast-paced the GP series is! With the time difference, I hope that this post makes it in time before the competition starts. Either way, this was written before the competition starts so onward we go with predictions! May they be just as good as they were last week. Though now I think I’ve jinxed myself. More