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This is the most difficult post to write. Life out in the real world, it seems, has gotten in the way of being able to follow and write about figure skating news and competitions as well as I would like. So, I have made the difficult decision to discontinue Required Elements. I have had an amazing time and I've learned so much through sharing figure skating news and analysis with you over the past four-and-a-half years since starting this blog.
Some of the memorable things that have happened during that time:
-Quads were gone and then they came back, and Brandon Mroz got credit for landing a quadruple lutz in competition
-A North American team won ice dancing gold at the Olympics
-Meryl Davis and Charlie White became the first American world ice dancing champions