Tuesday, January 29, 2013

2013 U.S. National Championships: Ladies Review

Wow. This was definitely one of the most dramatic and controversial ladies championships we’ve seen in quite a while. I still don’t know how I feel about the outcome. This review isn’t going to follow my usual format mainly because I’m still really conflicted and don’t even know how to begin to sum this competition up. These judges took cheating, inflation and holding up to a completely different level this year...

The most blonde podium we've ever had!

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Naked Ice is on Twitter!!

Okay, I caved.

After firmly denying any interest whatsoever in Twitter, tweeting, re-tweeting and all that stuff, I've decided having a Twitter account for Naked Ice might not be too bad...hell, it might actually be fun! I have oodles of random figure skating thoughts all day long and due to time and the fact that I'm supposed to be working while at work, I'm not able to post them to my blog.  This is a way for me to do just that!  Plus with US nationals, Europeans, 4CC and worlds coming up, there is going to be a lot to cover and comment on so I think Twitter is a good idea. I don't know how many people actually read this blog but, judging by the stats, I get a decent number of hits despite having only 5 followers (the best 5 followers in the world!!).

Anyway, if you'd like to follow me on Twitter you can do so at @NakedIceBlog.  I plan on giving this newfangled Twitter whachamagig a test spin tonight for the US junior ladies FS. I'll cover the senior ladies SP tomorrow and the FS on Saturday, and of course, I'll post a full review here for the ladies' event next week.

Follow me!! Oh jeez, it's starting...

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Around the World in Skating: January 21, 2013

Just a quick update on what happened over the weekend...

Introducing Mr. & Mrs. Michelle Kwan!
All hail Mrs. Kween!

Our Kween is married!! 

Monday, January 21, 2013

2013 U.S. Nationals: Ladies Predictions

The last major national competition is right around the corner! I’m talking about the US nationals, taking place this week in Omaha, Nebraska. I’ve stayed away from making predictions about competitions this season (mainly because I sucked so badly at it last year) but I think I’m going channel my inner Miss Cleo and try for this one...

This ought to be pretty good...

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Top 5 Favorite: Yu-Na Kim Programs

In honor of Yu-Na doing her thang this weekend at Korean nationals, I decided to take a look back at some of her best programs and performances (in my opinion anyway) in hopes that she’s able to channel the greatness from these programs and apply them to her current ones!

5. Tango de Roxanne – Worlds 2007 

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

2013 National Championships Round-Up

Happy New Year everyone!  I thought it'd be a good idea to catch up with all of the national championships that have taken place over the last few weeks.  The second half of the season is about to start and it's shaping up to be exciting!

2013 Japanese National Championships

Mao Asada - 193.56 (1st)