Or Dylan Moscovitch, who found himself pushing 30 and suddenly without a world-calibre partner, after Kirsten Moore-Towers decided to leave the duo for a two-quadrennial future? I’m happy that they understood my situation and let me go.” With Maisuradze, she had won the 2009 world junior championships, the 2011 World Universiade, and the 2010 Skate Canada International in Kingston, Ont., their first Grand Prix title.
Together Iliushechkina and Moscovitch are finding second chances, against all odds. Her visit to Kingston was an important turning point in her life. And there, fittingly enough, she will compete with Moscovitch at the Canadian skating championships in January.
A blog dedicated to the beautiful partnership of ice dancers Tessa Virtue & Scott Moir because, without them, ice dance would not be the sport that it is today.
With their unparalleled artistry, exquisite body lines, incredible expression, fierce athleticism, and seemingly effortless grace, Tessa and Scott have revolutionized the sport of ice dance over the eighteen years that they have been skating together.
Is Skate Canada trying to discourage gay men from entering figure skating? And what are the effeminate men in skating supposed to think of this new campaign that is clearly aimed at distancing the sport from them? Will showing guys tossing women into the air and catching them while skating backward transform how teenagers view a gay sport?
Canadian ice dancers Kaitlyn Weaver and Andrew Poje skated an impressive short program on Friday afternoon at the Canadian figure skating championships, but Weaver was almost in tears afterward.
And after what they went through four years ago, qualifying for the Sochi Olympics would taste incredibly good.
It’s impossible to say who is reaching out a helping hand most to the other: Lubov Iliushechkina, the 23-year-old Russian who hasn’t competed for two years?Not because of anything that happened during their 42nd Street-inspired short, which earned them second-place marks of 72.68 points at the Canadian Tire Centre, 3.48 behind long-time rivals Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir.It’s just that an Olympic berth is so close now (the top three ice dance teams qualify for Sochi), they can taste it.), who told the CBC that gay rumors have "always been something I've been teased about." You don't know how hard it is physically.If I can compare what a long program feels like, it's like running a 1500 meter hurdle with a smile on your face. Having run 300-meter hurdles in high school and done some limited skating, I see the comparison, but I somehow doubt that figure skating is as hard as running a mile of hurdles (an event that doesn't exist). Regardless, a bunch of questions arise from the campaign.