Katia Gordeeva and Valeri Bure on Battle of the Blades.
A week in practice:
Jamie Sale and Theo:
Shae-Lynn Bourne and Partner:
While Worlds is over, gymnastics season is not. November will be loaded with competitions. There will be several international events, including multiple Grand Prixs and the Asian Games. We can only wonder if He Kexin will manage to stop crying long enough to restore her honor on the Uneven Bars.
Ottavio told Phil Hersh that he is 99 percent confident that the IOC will add a figure skating team event to the 2014 Olympics. While the IOC is always trying to cut down on the number of participants in some events, it will likely add the team event in order to exploit every opportunity for additional advertising revenue.
In another shocking move, the 2013 Four Continents Championships were awarded to Osaka, Japan.
Nick Verreos reviewed the NHK fashion choices for Universal Sports.
Dube and Davison are out of Skate Canada, but that doesn't mean the excitement is gone. The men's event features a particularly strong field. While the ladies field does not have the star power of the NHK field, we may actually see stronger performances. Universal Sports is already asking whether Agnes Zawadzki can capture gold in her Grand Prix debut.
Maxim Staviski analyzed the strengths and weaknesses of Ilinykh and Katsalapov. He left out their dependency on crossovers.
Michal Brezina had surgery to remove a varicose vein from his abdomen. He says he will try to be ready for his second Grand Prix event, but will definitely be back for Nationals. Evan Bates is already doing rehab and may be back on the ice just three months after his surgery. Tommy Steenberg had to withdraw from regionals due to mono. It effectively ended his season, but he hopes to continue choreographing for other skaters. Austin Wagner is not competing and Amanda Dobbs is currently partnerless and focusing on singles until another partner comes along.
Universal Sports and Ice Network will both be airing Skate Canada.
|UniversalSports.com and IceNetwork.com||Time (ET)||Segment|
|Friday Oct. 29||11:30am||Ladies Short Program|
|1:45pm||Pairs Short Program|
|6:15pm||Men's Short Program|
|8:10pm||Dance Short Dance|
|Saturday Oct. 30||2:00pm||Pairs Free Skate|
|3:55pm||Men's Free Skate|
|7:00pm||Ladies Free Skate|
|Sunday Oct. 31||12:15pm||Dance Free Dance|
|UniSports TV||LIVE ON TV (ET)||Segment|
|Friday Oct. 29||11:30 am - 1 pm||Ladies' Short Program|
|6-9:30 pm||Men's Short Program, Dance Short Dance|
|Saturday Oct. 30||2:30-3:30pm||Pairs Free Skate|
|4:30-6 pm||Men's Free Skate|
|Sunday Oct. 31||1-2pm||Dance Free Dance|