Saturday, January 22, 2011
This and That
Cynthia Phaneuf is leading after the short program at Canadian Nationals.
Jessica Dube is currently in fifth.
Nam Nguyen earned his adoption papers by winning the Junior Canadian Nationals. If only we could adopt Nam Nguyen and Nathan Chan, send them to Frank Carroll, and have them motivate one another in training to compete for their parents' affection.
Absolute Skating interviewed John Kerr.
Liz Green has a fracture in her back and will miss a few meets.
The Crimson Tide won last night, but the team has yet to find its stride. They are improving slowly and steadily, but the major boost in their team score came from Geralen Stack-Eaton's return to the lineup on three events. Aside from Diandra's vault, the freshmen remain consistency stuck in the 9.7-9.8 range and risk being replaced when everyone is up to speed.
Skate Canada won $9.25 million in federal funding. They will received $1.85 million a year for the next five years, which will certainly help influence them to keep champion skaters around and aid in the funding of up-and-comers. Patrick Chan's PCS may even reach unknown heights.
Paul Wylie: From skater to coach.
A feature on Stephanie McAllister.
Kiri Baga withdrew from US Nationals due to an ankle injury.