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    ISU has cancelled 2021 Europeans, ISU Grand Prix Final, World Junior Synchro; Stockholm Worlds still on for now

    Imagine if that made Trixi Schuba the only skater able to qualify!
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    U.S. Ladies [#29]: Skating with Adjusted Vision

    Other than the prestige of showcasing national talent, is holding US Nationals actually relevant any more? Perhaps there needs to be an event created specifically for world team selection instead.
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    Idea to hold a “North American Challenge” in mid-Feb 2021?

    Such a good idea. I've always thought that Four Continents covered too big an area for skaters to attend. It really should be two or three separate competitions. If it did happen, here's hoping the skaters are able to contain themselves a little better than the tennis players currently in...
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    Love, Balls and Courting: Tennis V

    I don't understand why this international event was allowed to run in the first place. Victorians have sacrificed so much to eliminate the *****. Apparently, the State Government and Tennis Australia feared that if another city outside Australia offered to host, that they would try to take...
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    U.S. Ladies [#29]: Skating with Adjusted Vision

    If it's any consolation, one day in the space of 24 hours I was called Sir, Buddy, Captain, Master, Mister, Sister, and Bitch. All accurate. I thought this cartoon might be a fun distraction for you.
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    U.S. Ladies [#29]: Skating with Adjusted Vision

    I've sometimes wonder when countries like Russia, Japan, South Korea and the USA have such depth of talent, how many skaters that weren't selected to compete at the World Championships, may have missed out on a top ten placing, or even a world medal.
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    U.S. Ladies [#29]: Skating with Adjusted Vision

    Is it too late to offer my hand in marriage so that Amber can skate for New Zealand?
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    U.S. Ladies [#29]: Skating with Adjusted Vision

    Just as I suspected. Karen is a beautiful skater, but I just can't see the combination of her and Tennell getting three spots back for Team USA. I am so sorry for Amber because she really showed her true potential this week. Not choosing her for Sweden details that the National Championships...
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    U.S. Ladies [#29]: Skating with Adjusted Vision

    Scanning quickly through everyone's posts so far, I'm kind of hoping there isn't a World Championships this year. I just sense that the USFSA will chack Amber out of a berth with their BOW bs. Glenn brought it. Bell and Chen less so. If a skater is prepared and skates well now, that should...
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    "Katarina Witt - Weltstar aus der DDR" (World Star from the GDR) documentary film

    For me, the most recent equivalent of Witt would be Canada's Kaetlyn Osmond. I remember watching Kaetlyn run through her free skate in the practice rink on a late night session at the 2014 World Championships in Saitama. No audience. No other athletes on the ice. Osmond absolutely sold her...
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    Canadian Nationals 2021 Cancelled

    Being in total isolation is impossible at any event. In Australia, a driver shuttling international flight crew contracted the ***** and helped start a new wave (yet to be controlled) in Sydney. Meanwhile, cricket players from overseas were complaining that they had to stay in hotel lockdown...
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    Canadian Nationals 2021 Cancelled

    Given that the illness takes several days to recognise symptoms, I hope the US Nationals don't spawn any new cases from holding the event.
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    Joanne Conway update article

    Leistner's skating was so awful and campy, but kind of fabulous at the same time.
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    Canadian Nationals 2021 Cancelled

    Such a shame. The Canadian Championships are always such fun to watch. I'm glad to see, however, the athletes' and their support crews' health being put first.
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