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Archive Monthly Archives: September 2016

Drama at Autumn Classic

MONTREAL Non-stop action at the Autumn Classic. The place was almost packed. A kindly crowd noisy and appreciative of what they see, no matter the country of birth. A night of short programs, to get the first taste. Yes, Yuzuru Hanyu was the star but Mirai Nagasu was the revelation. (Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, […]

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That's our Ellen

It feels like a seismic shift, the death of Ellen Burka on Sept. 12. Yes, she was 95 years old, so she left us eons of spirit, of blunt observations, of tough love, of excellence, of great parties. But it’s a wonder that Miss Ellen lived to 95, especially when she faced death in concentration […]

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Tepin: Queen of all she surveys

Hello boys and girls. I’ve had a lovely vacation over the summer, and now will return with a horse racing story to take the rust off my writing mind. Have no fear, there will soon by lots of figure skating stories to come. But for now, we’ll have a little fun with a female racehorse […]

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