Sunday, October 26, 2014

2014 Skate America: Ladies Review

Skate America is the opening event for the Grand Prix series and is always a great one. This one was touted as "Gracie Gold versus the Russians" by most of the US media and in the end, that was more or less (mostly less) of what ended up happening...

The Russian Reign has begun

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Top Ladies 2014-2015 Season Preview

It's almost time!  It has been a long summer full of speculation, rumors and rehashing (as it always is) but the light at the end of the tunnel is rapidly approaching: the 2014-2015 season is upon us!  The top names of the last era are gone and as much as I'll miss them, I am super excited to see what this new crop of post-Sochi ladies can do.  Here's my speculation-filled preview of what the top ladies have in store for us this season.

Julia Lipnitskaya (RUS)
Can she win it all this year?

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

2014 JGP Croatia Cup: Ladies Review & JGP Final Standings + Finlandia Trophy

Just like that, we're at the end of the Junior Grand Prix season! At this last event spots to the Final were on the line and it all came down to who could deliver.  I'll take a look back at the event as well as who has earned a trip to the Final.  Lastly I'll do a quick review of the ladies at this year's Finlandia Trophy

2014 JGP Croatia Cup

The final results

Saturday, October 4, 2014

2014 Japan Open & JGP Pokal: Ladies Reviews

The season is gearing up!  Two more events to talk about this week. We saw the penultimate JGP event, JGP Pokal, as well as one of my favorite pre-season events, Japan Open.  I'll start with the ladies of Japan Open and then take a look at JGP Pokal.

2014 Japan Open

The overall final team result:

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

2014 Nebelhorn Trophy, JGP Tallinn Cup & Lombardia Trophy: Ladies Reviews

Lots of skating last week plus I'm behind from the week before, so there's a lot to catch up on.  I'll start with Nebelhorn Trophy before taking a look at JGP Tallinn Cup and wrapping up with a quick review of Lombardia Trophy.

2014 Nebelhorn Trophy

The final results:

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

2014 JGP Nagoya TV Cup & JGPF Standings + 2014 US International Skating Classic: Ladies Review

Two events this week: the fourth event in the JGP series, JGP Nagoya TV Cup, and the 2014 US International Skating Classic.  I'll take a look at the JGP event first (as well as the standings so far) and then give my thoughts on the ladies from the Classic.

2014 JGP Nagoya TV Cup 

Final results:

Monday, September 8, 2014

2014 JGP Czech Skate + 2014 Russian Test Skates (Finally!)

Just that fast, we're nearing the halfway point of the JGP season.  Pretty soon it will be time for the senior ladies to make their debut on the Grand Prix.  I'll take a look at the junior ladies from JGP Czech Skate and give my thoughts on the long awaited test skate videos from the top women in Russia.

Here are the final results: