So, I was supposed to post my 2012-2013 Season Review but I’m thinking I’ll hang on to that for now and post it before the new season begins. Things will be quiet around here for the next few months. I’ll start updating again once the JGP starts. I definitely want to revisit my Off Season Fun posts from last summer. I had a lot of fun doing my 2012-2013 fashion review and my list of favorite programs, so you can expect to see some of that again. If something important/interesting happens I’ll post an Around the World in Skating entry, plus I’ll be updating my Twitter account every now and then (@NakedIceBlog) so make sure to follow me!
Thanks to everyone who checked in here throughout the season to read my ramblings or leave a comment, and thanks to those who followed me on Twitter too. It feels good to know I’m not just talking to myself. I can’t wait until next season!
Ta for now!
Thursday, April 11, 2013
I’ve been pretty busy but I wanted to finish what I started here. Actually, the scores have been done for a while but it takes a minute to write out my explanations. Anyhoo, here are the FS scores and final standings for my mock scoring for the 2013 World Championships.
|Does there need to be some shuffling of the podium?|
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
As with every competition, there’s going to be some controversy after the scores come up. True, the bigger controversy in this year’s world championships was the outcome of the men’s event…but, loving the ladies as I do, I decided to focus my efforts on what I know best. I felt some skaters were held up, others were held down, and some got what they deserved.
|Is this the correct order of the podium?|
Sunday, March 17, 2013
So, um, this didn’t turn out to be the knock-down drag-out fight I thought it was going to be. In the end, only two people brought their "A" game for both segments of the competition.
|The Queen reigns supreme once again...|
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
It’s finally here! The main event…the big showdown: the 2013 World Championships. Next to Olympic gold, there is no higher honor in figure skating than a world title. I have to say this is the first time in a long time that I’ve been excited for the ladies competition at worlds.
Monday, March 4, 2013
I can’t say it’s a surprise but I’m still a little shocked that my prediction (had I made one officially) ended up being correct. There was a Russian sweep of the podium at junior worlds in the ladies event. We saw some great skating, some bad skating and some questionable results but hey, this is figure skating after all…
|Perfect end to a nearly perfect season!|
Thursday, February 28, 2013
The ladies SP at junior worlds gets underway today in Milan, Italy. I have sworn off of making predictions for competitions this year (because I suck at it) but I think a preview is a safe way to make some “predictions” without really making them. Let’s take a look on a team by team basis…
Elena Radionova, Julia Lipnitskaya, Anna Pogorilaya
|L to R: Lipnitskaya, Radionova, Pogorilaya|