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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.