Thursday, November 25, 2010
This and That
Mao Asada practices her long program at TEB. She did a program without jumps so she could keep us all on edge for fantasy skating.
Brian Joubert practicing.
The Canadians are a curious people. They like to confuse us all by coining their Elite Canada Selection Meet "Tour Selection." Unless touring the tundra sounds exciting for you, I feel a bit confused by this. I was ready to get going somewhere fun...maybe a nice holiday with Saadi in the Sahara? Sadly, no. Saadi's top pupil, is returning from injury and you know she is having springboards thrown at her until her elite body's back.
Kudos to Victoria for having such original floor music.
Kiri Baga withdrew from the Junior Grand Prix Final due to injury. She hopes to compete at Nationals.
Jeff Buttle has joined the Stars On Ice creative team. Now if only they'll have him join the American tour!
Belu has his girls upgrading their asses off to be competitive for 2011. They mission is to upgrade vault, beam and floor. Lord knows they have no business touching bars. Diana Chelaru is training a layout full-in, while Larissa Iordache is perfecting a Silivas and 3 1/2 twist.
Tara Lipinski is holding a Champs Skating Camp this June. Part of me really wants to go and talk about what to do when the media is saying you can't win Olympic Gold. Maybe we could also hear new reasons on why Tara turned professional and left Stars On Ice (except of course, the actual ones.) There is a tween part of me that actually wants to go. The camp is for all ages and abilities.