World Figure Skating Championships in Olympic Year

The World Figure Skating Championships in an Olympic Year have a different feel from the other three years of the Olympic quadrennial. Many at the top retire after that four year ultimate goal is realized. But the season is not over until after the World Championships. One can argue the… Continue reading

Biggest Skating Story NOT the Judging

Yay! For the first time in a long time, perhaps ever some might argue, the judging seemed fair. Or at least as fair as anything that is judged subjectively can be. No first over the finish line victors in figure skating. That said however, it really feels like that ‘new’… Continue reading

Putin and Stojko React

I wasn’t going to wade into the Olympic figure skating judging thing again today, but certain comments just kept coming back to me. Two very different sources, but both sharing similar sentiments, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and Canadian skater Elvis Stojko have each had things to say about the… Continue reading

Lysacek Gold, Plushenko Silver

Up until now I have stayed away from the subject of the 2010 Winter Olympics. Up until now that is. I just couldn’t pass up the opportunity to share my delight following last night’s Men’s figure skating competition, both skating and judging. While no system can be perfect, the ‘new’… Continue reading