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Archive Monthly Archives: February 2015

Lend a helping hand to an icon: Karen Magnussen

One must never forget the sight of Karen Magnussen, dressed in snow white, flying aloft into a split jump that hovered in the air, then another in the opposite direction, free, dynamic, fierce. The Vancouver skater had to fight for everything she won: five Canadian titles, an Olympic silver medal in 1972, a world title […]

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Day Three, Four Continents, men's final

Denis Ten knew he wasn’t in his best condition when he contested the Four Continents championship in Seoul on Valentine’s Day, exactly one year after his Sochi Olympic medal-winning effort. What’s he going to do when he is in top shape? The 21-year-old from Kazakhstan gave a drubbing to all competitors when he won the […]

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Day Three, Four Continents, pairs final

It wasn’t easy for Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford, even though they won the Four Continents championship title by 18 points. The week seemed long. By the time they finished the free skate, they felt quite tired. Perhaps that’s why they missed that triple Lutz, with Duhamel stumbling and Radford hopping, something they rarely do […]

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Day Two, Four Continents

The come-from-behind victory of Kaitlyn Weaver and Andrew Poje at the Four Continents championship on Friday (the 13th, no less) sets up an interesting confrontation between them and the new surprising European champions Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron at the world championships in Shanghai next month. In my mind, the race for gold is between […]

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Day One, Four Continents

In faraway Seoul, where the Mokdong Arena lies bereft of spectators a great deal of the time, the Four Continents Championships are offering up lots of unexpected dramas. On Day One, forgiveness wasn’t the name of the game, clearly. Grand Prix Final champs Kaitlyn Weaver and Andrew Poje lost a couple of levels in their […]

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