Today, Skate Canada confirmed that Vanessa James and Eric Radford have formed a new pairs team. They will be coached by Julie Marcotte and Ian Connolly in Montreal and hope to represent Canada at the 2022 Winter Olympics. Continue reading Vanessa James and Eric Radford form new Canadian pairs team
Although the World Championships were just three weeks ago, there are still some notable storylines to keep an eye on at World Team Trophy this week. First are the safety concerns of hosting the event as coronavirus cases in Osaka continue to rise, which we’ve already gone over, so for this final preview, let’s focus on the sporting elements of the weekend. Continue reading World Team Trophy 2021: Event Preview
Surprise! There’s still one more event left in the 2020/2021 season. World Team Trophy coming after the climax of the World Championships always catches skating fans off guard, but has done even more so this year when almost every other competition has been cancelled. So, what is this event, why is it happening, and how do its safely protocols measure up? Continue reading World Team Trophy 2021: What? Why?
In the final day of competition in Stockholm we finished up the men’s event, crowned some new dance champions, and saw some unexpected medal placements. There’s certainly still a lot to unpack from these World Championships, but let’s briefly go over what went down on Day 4. Continue reading 2021 World Championships: Day 4 Recap
Today the ice dance finally got underway and we crowned a new women’s champion. With half of the medals given out and half to go tomorrow, there’s plenty to unpack from Day 3 of action at the World Championships. Continue reading 2021 World Championships: Day 3 Recap
The second day of the World Championships saw the first medals given out in the pairs event and the beginning of the hyper-competitive men’s competition. Here’s a quick run-down of the ups, downs, and twists from day two in Stockholm. Continue reading 2021 World Championships: Day 2 Recap
The first day of the 2021 World Championships brought plenty of pleasant surprises, shocking slip-ups, and stories to look out for as the event unfolds. Here’s what went down in the women’s and the pairs short programs. Continue reading 2021 World Championships: Day 1 Recap
When the ISU put out an entire press release last month to announce the official song for Worlds 2021, I didn’t pay it much attention. I was more interested in hearing what they planned to do to make the competition safe and prevent athletes from contracting a potentially deadly disease, not hear some random pop song that they picked out for the event. But now I’ve listened to the song and seen the video and I kind of need to talk about it. Continue reading What is going on with the Worlds official song?
In an extremely questionable move from the International Skating Union, this week’s World Championships will still be used to decide Olympic qualifying spots for the 2022 Winter Games, despite the pandemic impacting athlete training and comfort travelling to the event. Ethical concerns aside for a moment, let’s take a look at how spots are awarded and how qualifications might shake out across the four disciplines. Continue reading 2021 Worlds: Olympic Spots on the Line
The decision to hold the World Figure Skating Championships this month as planned has raised more than a few eyebrows. What have skaters had to say about the announced health and safety measures, and can anyone really stand up to the ISU? Continue reading Skaters speak out about Worlds safety