Thursday, September 29, 2011

Flashback: Trophee Eric Bompard Through the Years

It's time for another blast from the past!  Now we'll look back at some of the wonderful performances from Trophee Eric Bompard...

2010 Trophee Bompard winners...aren't they a pretty podium?

Monday, September 26, 2011

2011 JGP Brasov: Ladies Review & JGP Standings

Another week, another event.  The fourth stop on the JGP brought a few surprises...but not too many.  Also, I'll take a look at the standings thus far in the series and make my predictions for who we'll see in the final later this year...

Friday, September 23, 2011

2011 Nebelhorn Trophy: Ladies Review

Just a quick post here.  If I find some videos I'll make sure to post them, but as of right now the ladies have skated their SPs and, YAY!, my girl is on top!  Mirai Nagasu easily won the segment with a score of 58.38, nearly 8 points higher than Elene Gedevanishvilli who is in 2nd place with 50.56.  Sarah Hecken is in 3rd with 49.07.  It appears as though Ksenia Makarova had some trouble; she's in 6th place with 45.95.

Unless Mirai has an implosion of epic proportions, she should easily win this competition tomorrow...

As expected, Mirai Nagasu won Nebelhorn Trophy...

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Flashback: NHK Trophy Through the Years

Continuing with my trip down memory lane, here are some memorable performances from NHK Trophy...

2010 NHK Trophy winners...looks just like Skate America...

Monday, September 19, 2011

2011 JGP Baltic Cup: Ladies Review

I've been super busy this weekend BUT I didn't want to let the week pass without saying something about the ladies at the JGP Baltic Cup...

Friday, September 16, 2011

Flashback: Cup of China Through the Years

Continuing with my flashbacks of the Grand Prix events, now we'll take a look at Cup of China...

Cup of China 2010 winners...2011 will be good!

Friday, September 9, 2011

2011 JGP Brisbane: Ladies Review

Okay, well...I've had time to watch the videos of the top ladies and, dear readers, you're about to be treated to the first Naked Ice rant of the 2011-2012 season...

Dear John Nicks...WTF?

Thursday, September 8, 2011

2011 JGP Brisbane: Ladies SP

JGP Brisbane has brought a few surprises!  I haven't had time to watch everything yet, so I'll comment on the performances later.  For now, here are the standings and videos of the top 4 ladies:

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Flashback: Skate Canada Through the Years

Continuing with the Grand Prix series flashbacks, now we'll take a look at some memorable Skate Canada performances.

2010 Skate Canada winners and their budget-cut glass medals!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

2011 JGP Volvo Cup and Other News

A quick look at the JGP Volvo Cup ladies' free skate and winners, plus a little Caroline Zhang news (No, she's not retiring).  I didn't have enough time to watch all of the free skates from the JGP Volvo Cup this weekend, what with Labor Day and my attempts at having a life and I'll just give you the top finishers.

2011 JGP Volvo Cup

Friday, September 2, 2011

2011 JGP Volvo Cup: Ladies SP

I don't have time, nor do I care to do a full review of the scary skating that was the ladies SP.  I went through the pain of watching all of the ladies so I could post the few videos that are worth watching...

Before I post the videos, let me say how thrilled I am that the ISU finally has a YouTube channel!  There has never been full coverage of the JGP; Ice Network airs the JGPF but that's it.  Last season, the ladies' JGP events were better and more exciting than the senior level GPs.  Hopefully, the ISU will continue to post all of the junior competitions so we won't be reduced to digging for low quality bad angled fan cam versions.

Anyhoo, on to the junior ladies worth mentioning:

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Flashback: Skate America Through the Years

2010 Skate America podium...who will win it this year?

Gah!  I'm getting really aggravated waiting for October to roll around so the season can finally begin.  So to pass the time and maintain my sanity, I've decided to look back at some memorable performances from the various Grand Prix events.  I'll start off with with Skate America, seeing as it's the first event we'll be treated to when the season finally starts.