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Archive Monthly Archives: September 2017

Kaetlyn Osmond and the dark side of a swan.

No, Kaetlyn Osmond does not have an evil twin. But she can pretend. And when she does, as she does in her free program to the movie “Black Swan,” this season, she is convincing and powerful, a potent force on the ice. It does no good to watch her do this routine on Youtube. (But […]

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Muse 2.0 gets a bumpy debut

MONTREAL It’s a shocking ride to go from a beautiful high to a stumbly low. Two-time world pair champions Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford are trying to figure it out, how and why they fell to a troubled third place in the free skate at Autumn Classic on a blistering hot Saturday in a cold […]

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Javi Fernandez: the charming world champion

MONTREAL Even while his world is changing all around him, swallowing him, passing him by perhaps, Javier Fernandez is stepping out this year with an I-am-who-I-am elegance. And it’s refreshing. He’s not the same skater he was when he showed up on Brian Orser’s doorstep six years ago as a laid-back Spaniard with loads of […]

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Duhamel and Radford finding their feet

MONTREAL It was a moment. Perhaps the moment of the night. Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford had just finished their short program at Autumn Classic. They sat on the ice, facing each other, triumphant, just looking in each others eyes, seemingly speechless. “Thank you,” they said to each other. In the kiss and cry that […]

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Yuzuru Hanyu, the maestro

MONTREAL At Autumn Classic International on Friday, Japanese star Yuzuru Hanyu took a step beyond – in his first appearance of the Olympic season no less. Returning to an old Chopin routine he had done during the 2015-2016 season, Hanyu, still only 22, so young and so old at the same time, became a maestro. […]

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