Monthly Archives: February 2016

Four Continents 2016: Pairs Review

The pairs event at Four Continents felt a bit depleted this year. Only 2 Chinese pairs competed, and Canadian #2 team Seguin/Bilodeau withdrew due to injury and were replaced by Grenier/Deschamps. Then Duhamel/Radford had to withdraw when Meagan came down … Continue reading

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Europeans 2016: Pairs Review

Despite the withdrawal of Kavaguti/Smirnov and Stolbova/Klimov, Europeans was still one of the most exciting and well-skated pairs events of the season so far. The competition featured reigning Olympic gold medalists Volosozhar/Trankov in their first major ISU championship since Sochi, … Continue reading

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U.S. Nationals 2016: Pairs Review

Recently, former U.S. pairs champion Kristi Yamaguchi called U.S. Nationals “the most terrifying event of the year” as a skater. Because U.S. Nationals is, in a way, a referendum/final judgment on an entire year—both for individual skaters and their disciplines. … Continue reading

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