For ice dancers Kaitlyn Weaver and Andrew Poje, it’s not enough to be good, to zip around the ice executing difficult stuff, to continue on the long road they’ve created for a decade. They must push. They must be different from anyone else. They must be different from anything they’ve ever been. They must love […]
Pair and dance short, world figure skating championships 2015
So how did the winners win on the first day of the world figure skating championships? Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford seem almost inhumanly consistent (to the point that if they make a mistake at home during training, their clubmates say: “Ahhhhh, you are human!), but they are particularly explosive on the technical side. While […]
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 […]
Weaver and Poje: dressed to kill
http://www.skatecanada.ca/2014/11/kaitlyn-weaver-and-andrew-poje-are-stepping-out-this-year-dressed-to-kill/ This is a story I wrote for the Skate Canada website. Appeared today, just as they are getting ready to compete at NHK Trophy.