I know I keep posting things, but I can't seem to help myself.
This has to be the sweetest thing ever (Alexandra posted the same photo)...
Congrats to them!! hope they have a fantastic time in Sochi.
BARK LESS. WAG MORE.
Not sure how many of you can see this, but it's an interview with P/I from yesterday from a local TV station in Ontario (where they're from). I saw it on TV yesterday. Enjoy!
Just saw Euro dance marks. C/L won with 102.23 forFD. 171 overall. Gives whole new perspective for P/I's chances if they skate as well as they did at Nats.
Congrats to Paul and Islam for making it to Sochi. Their dancing is very elegant.
Prosperity makes friends, adversity tries them. – Publilius Syrus
Thank you for posting those, geoskate I've been looking for them on YT without success. The lines and unison are to die for.
I love the group of P&I, W&P, and H&D at DSC. Three very talented teams who can push each other and learn from each other. I am so excited to see them all develop in the next few years (fingers crossed that they all stay in)
I am so thrilled and pleased that Alex and Mitch are our 3rd couple going. Guess the "No Matter What" held them in good stead this season -- especially when they needed to be solid and qualify for Sochi.
I too am looking forward to seeing how W/P and P/I push each other over the next few years -- at least I am hoping that W/P stick around for a few years.
Crazy about sports!
I'm so happy that P/I finally could show all their talent in a competition. I think, if they develop the way they did in the last two years, they could be contenders for the OGM in 2018. My guess is, that the Olympic title in Pyeongchang will be between them and Ilinykh/Katsalapov. Right now,I don't see an US team that could be a contender for the OGM in 2018.
BKF, always such a pleasure to read your astute, knowledgeable posts. Thanks so much
Love this team, especially how they have such great basic skating skills. Deep, smooth edges, speed, ice coverage, control in the lifts, elegance. I also have to say that I saw clips of them in K&C and holy moly does Angelika Krylova ever age? She looks so beautiful still.
I don't know if you have already read them, but here are two articles about Alexandra and Mitch:
girlscouse62, you are very kind. I really enjoy reading your posts, too (and your thread titles!)
and thank you for the articles, Marta24, and the links, skatingfan04 and geoskate.
aka_gerbil posted videos of the medal ceremony in the V&M thread:
I would like to upload my pics for you but I have no idea how to put pictures or videos on the internet. I have seen some people using flickr--is that easy to use (for someone so tech-unsavvy as me, who can barely figure out email)?
Funny...Mitch being into hockey. I expect him and Andrew and Scott will be attending a game if they get the chance. Nice to see them getting some mentoring from Tessa and Scott.
Addicted to FSU
Paul & Islam have a great shot at the 2018 Olympic Gold. I wonder what will be their first year to win the Canadian title. I would guess 2017. I see Weaver & Poje being allowed a 2 year run at #1 before being overtaken by P&I in the pre Olympic season.
Thanks Bournekraatzfan for the link to the medal ceremony! It was just delightful. So nice to see all three teams being genuinely happy for one another. Canada sure is sending an excellent set of ice dancers to Sochi!!
On a completely random note, does anyone know if the ISU has stated which compulsory dance rhythm will be used for the SD next season? I'm just curious!
Last edited by skatingfan04; 01-24-2014 at 04:56 AM.