The 2022 Beijing Olympics are about to begin! In case you haven't been keeping up with what's going on in the world of women's figure skating, I've put together a quick who's who for the women's event. These are the women to watch over the next few weeks: Kamila Valieva, Alexandra Trusova, Anna Shcherbakova, Kaori Sakamoto, Loena Hendrickx, Alysa Liu, Young You, Wakaba Higuchi, Mariah Bell, Yelim Kim, Mana Kawabe and more!
Tuesday, February 1, 2022
Wednesday, January 26, 2022
We're down to the final big competition ahead of the 2022 Olympics kicking off next week. In an Olympic year Four Continents is a chance for Olympians to work out kinks ahead of the big event and a chance for those who didn't make the team to end their season on a high note. Check out my quick review featuring Mai Mihara, Haein Lee, Yelim Kim, Audrey Shin, Young You, Rino Matsuike, Yuhana Yokoi, Starr Andrews and Gabrielle Daleman.
Wednesday, January 19, 2022
The 2022 European Championships was one of the last major competitions we'll see ahead of the Olympics in Beijing. As usual, these championships are like a rematch of the Russian nationals, with the top three finishers (Kamila Valieva, Anna Shcherbakova and Alexandra Trusova) all battling for the gold medal. There were some surprises, however, from Belgium's Loena Hendrickx as well as stand out performances from Poland's Ekaterina Kurakova and Georgia's Anastasiia Gubanova. Check out my quick review of the women's event.
Friday, January 14, 2022
Wednesday, January 12, 2022
This past weekend the U.S. National Championships took place. The competition is always stressful but the pressure was on even more as this year it counted as the Olympic Trials for the selection of the 2022 Beijing Olympic Teams. With the additional hurtle of COVID to worry about, the competition quickly turned into a bit of a hot mess. Hot mess that it was, there were still some great moments as well as some rather controversial ones people will be talking about for weeks... In Part One of this recap I take a look at the women's event which featured Alysa Liu, Mariah Bell, Karen Chen and Amber Glenn as well as Isabeau Levito and Gracie Gold. Check back soon for Part Two which will cover the men, ice dance and pairs!
Thursday, January 6, 2022
The 2022 US National Championships are here! The senior women will compete in the short program later this evening. We'll see Alysa Liu, Mariah Bell, Karen Chen, Amber Glenn, Isabeau Levito, Lindsay Thorngren, Gracie Gold and more. Check out my quick preview of this event before the competition gets underway! Click the video below or check it out on my YouTube channel, Bare Ice.
Wednesday, January 5, 2022
Happy New Year! Over the holidays two of the biggest countries in figure skating held their nationals championships. With spots to the 2022 Beijing Olympics on the line, the pressure and stakes were higher than ever. I'm a little too late for a recap but decided to give my thoughts on the outcome of the events for the women's event anyway. I take a look at Kaori Sakamoto, Wakaba Higuchi, Mana Kawabe and Mai Mihara of Japan, and then give my thoughts on Kamila Valieva, Alexandra Trusova, Anna Shcherbakova, Adeliia Petrosian and Elizaveta Tuktamysheva of Russia. Check it out below or on my YouTube channel, Bare Ice.