Mao Asada and Takahiko Kozuka training in Japan recently. Mao appears to really be focusing on her (f)lutz.
Yu-Na Kim announced All That Skate LA October 2-3. Michelle Kwan will also be appearing. Yu-Na was awarded $10,000 for being an honorary citizen and she promptly donated that money to UNICEF.
Ashley Wagner released two new vlogs this week and I must admit that they are a HUGE improvement. Ashley seems much more natural than she has in the past. The questions are quite good and she does discuss her recent training in the other vlog. Does anyone else adore Priscilla Hill? I have all sorts of desires to train with her, go antiquing with her, buy dogs and cats, go to artsy picnics in the park...
Jonathan Cassar wrote a diary for Ice Network about competing at Glacier Falls. He writes that he missed competing at Skate Detroit and Liberty...and boy were his spread eagles missed! In an upset, Kristiene Gong defeated Rachael Flatt by 4.6 points! Rachael narrowly won the short but Kristiene came back to win overall. Can we say: Point Frank? (How many is that now?) Flatt apparently doubled some jumps. I'd like to believe that God has spoken. SylviaUnseen has a few more details.
Chock and Zuerlein won the senior short dance in Lake Placid.
Johnny Weir told After Elton that he is going to put on an ice show this winter in New York City that will include "singers, strippers, porn stars, dancers and skaters." Should this be a Tara Modlin-produced event, it will be a hot mess that is not to be missed.
Gymnastike spoke with Wu Jiani about how the Caquatti are looking for Championships.
Both Hypolito siblings reportedly won the Brazilian National Championships. Some girls just won't go away!
Lisa Skinner, who was infamously berated by Peggy Liddick at the 2004 Olympic Games, spoke to IG about what Peggy has meant to the Australia Team. Lisa was a member of the team before and during Peggy's tenure as HBIC.