For a moment, just before Keegan Messing was about to begin his “November Rain” long program at Skate America on Saturday, he thought about others. “This is for you guys in Canada, to everybody who has to stay at home,” thought the Canadian skater, the only competitor from the land of the maple leaf to […]
Skate America Happens!
Keegan Messing turned his back to the camera and pointed with both hands to the CANADA emblazoned across the back of his team jacket: the only Canadian figure skater to compete at any of the Grand Prix events this season. He has become the beacon of the Canadian side, through unfortunate circumstance as the […]
Vincent Zhou: Tough Summer, Bright Future
In the spring, after sessions with a new choreographer – Lori Nichol – a light flickered inside Vincent Zhou. The incredible young quadmeister, who attempted a total of seven quads at last year’s U.S. championships, finally had an epiphany about music and movement and rhythm and the imagery possible in skating. “Working with Lori really […]
Vincent Zhou and his steep learning curve
Oh lordie, Vincent Zhou. What you have had to face. What you are about to face. It would be different if this was just any year. But it’s Olympic year. And you are still only 17. And competing internationally as a senior for the first time. It didn’t seem all that long ago that you […]