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2021 Worlds: Olympic Spots on the Line

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.

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Mixing it Up: 2021 Russian Cup Final Recap

The 2021 Russian Cup Final was officially the culmination of the Russian Cup series which began in September, but in reality, became a final face-off between two or three skaters fighting for one of the last tickets to the World championships next month. So, how did it go and who will be representing the Russian team that can't actually be called Russia?

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US Nationals preview – Women

The discipline with the greatest chance of a shake-up, there is no clear favorite for the women’s gold and podium positions very up for grabs. Bell or Tennell The most likely contenders for the gold medal are Mariah Bell and Bradie Tennell. Tennell is the 2018 national champion and has the better international record, but… Continue reading US Nationals preview – Women

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US Nationals preview – Background

An event that usually kicks off the back half of the skating season with a bang, it now seems very possible that the US National Championships could be the final major event of the 2020-2021 season. If you’re new to skating, new to US Nationals, or just want to remember what this event is all… Continue reading US Nationals preview – Background