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.

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