Monthly Archives: October 2013

2013 Skate America

Liz and Jason Brown

Liz and Jason Brown

Welcome back, figure skating fans! We kick off our 7th royal season with the 2013 Skate America Grand Prix competition. Actually, it’s the 2013 Hilton HHonors Skate America, just in time for Hhalloween, so hhave yourself some Hhennessy and enjoy our show, in which…

Liz and Tori change their names. Johnny Weir joins Matt Lauer’s family. Evgeni Plushenko attains Small Wonder status. Evan Lysacek sits this one out. Gracie Gold heads west. Carolina Kostner sticks around. Valentina Marchei skates on Kostner’s heels.

Volosozhar & Trankov get their 15 seconds. Denney & Coughlin do not.

Davis & White are dancin’ to the oldies. Shibutani & Shibutani barely shake off Hubbell & Donohue.

Max Aaron wears gloves. Adam Rippon lacks spark. Tatsuki Machida makes us miss Dick. Jason Brown, SPM. Daisuke Takahashi gets Belbined. Artur Gachinski skates like he skates.

Mao Asada goes 6 for 6. Ashley Wagner dresses well. Elena Radionova keeps Russian traditions alive. Caroline Zhang does not do well. Samantha Cesario remains a mystery.

And our Skate Canada preview: Jeremy Abbott, Virtue & Moir, Patrick Chan, Ross Miner, Joshua Farris, Michal Brezina, Gracie Gold, Akiko Suzuki, Duhamel & Radford, Denney & Frazier, Hubbell & Donohue and Weaver & Poje.

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