Monthly Archives: November 2011

2011 Skate Canada and 2011 Cup of China

2011 Skate Canada

The Pairs

Duhamel & Radford remain headache-free. Sui & Han officially grow up. Takahashi & Tran get on our radar. Volosozhar & Trankov leave the crazy at home.

Ice Dancing

Cappellini & Lanotte – leggings, gloves, and pasta. Oh my! Weaver & Poje get a nod. Virtue & Moir are crisp and clean, just like ginger ale.

The Men

Patrick Chan has a nice departure but a shaky landing. Javier Fernández – hot looks, cold spins. Daisuke Takahashi could have done better. Adam Rippon goes retro. Ross Miner helps us count some sheep.

The Ladies

Mirai Nagasu forgets the spark plugs. Ashley Wagner, wake us up before you go-go. Akiko Suzuki puts some joy on the ice. Rachel Flatt joins the WITH Club. Elizaveta Tuktamysheva reminds Tara Lipinski of someone.

2011 Cup of China

Ice Dancing

Carron & Jones really leave an impression. Shibutani & Shibutani still creep us out, a little. Bobrova & Soloviev are a perfect example… of what we don’t want to see.

The Ladies

Mirai Nagasu still lets Frank choose her music.
Carolina Kostner gets three exclamation points! Adelina Sotnikova wears a dress that literally turns us away.

The Pairs

Evora & Ladwig keep up the level of excitement we’ve come to expect. Moore-Towers & Moscovitch inspire us… to rage. Zhang & Zhang make us do cartwheels. Kavaguti & Smirnov turn up the heat halfway.

The Men

Jeremy Abbott is back. Nobunari Oda skates a long, long time. Song Nan jumps a bit. Yuzuru Hanyu has two strikes, then gets a hit. Artur Gachinski only comes out at night.

2011 Skate America

This show marks a milestone for The Ice Queens – it’s the first time our audience is larger than the audience at the actual event! Thanks, everybody, for not going to Skate America and instead staying home to listen to us!

Plus, it’s the start of our 5th season. This episode will be a little tipsy from all the champagne. SO LET’S GET IT STARTED.

The Men

Kevin van der Perren almost shuts down our show. Takahiko Kozuka does the Yankee Candle melt down. The wonderful thing about Florent Amodio is he’s the only one. Richard Dornbush both roots AND toots. Michal Březina is an Eliot Mess.

Karel Fajfr

Every night is all right for fighting.

Ice Dancing

Meryl Davis & Charlie White flunk chemistry 101. Nathalie Péchalat & Fabian Bourzat put the Charmin in charming. Isabella Tobias & Deividas Stagniūnas put a quarter in the juke box.

The Pairs

Caydee Denney & John Coughlin switch their partners dosey doe. Tiffany Vise & Don Baldwin give us a scare. Mary Beth Marley & Rockne Brubaker go all Mission:Impossible and self-destruct. Zhang Dan & Zhang Hao just can’t retire. Kirsten Moore-Towers & Dylan Moscovitch can’t let Henry V be. Vera Bazarova / Yuri Larionov spend 4 and a half minutes together. Aliona Savchenko & Robin Szolkowy, sadly, can’t be beat.

The Ladies

Caroline Zhang grows up and breaks some hearts. Joelle Forte has her quarter-century debut. Viktoria Helgesson snags Sweden’s first podium. Haruka Imai picks nice music. Halloween comes early for Valentina Marchei. Carolina Kostner might – WHAT? – take it all this season. Elene Gedevanishvili spits fire. Ksenia Makarova scares us. And Alissa Czisny hangs in there.