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    Recommendations for masks while skating?

    I've been wearing KF94 disposable masks made in Korea, which I bought on ebay in bulk for less than a dollar each. They fit well & puff out away from your mouth so there's more room for air circulation.
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    Kana Muramoto/Daisuke Takahashi Cheer Thread

    Has anyone posted this already? This is their performance from a smaller competition, the Labor Day Invitational, with an interview in Japanese: https://youtu.be/5vr7Ly-5XbE
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    U.S. Men 2021-22 season news & updates

    Here's Ilia Malinin's FS from Cup of Austria. Pretty impressive! https://youtu.be/qG3GmJLNcdk
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    2022 Nationals in Nashville

    The Residence Inn has good reviews and was one of the hotels listed on the nationals website, so I'm going to stay there. If you go through the link from the nationals website, you can get the discounted rate of about $199/night. Then they add on the extra taxes and fees, but it's still cheaper...
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    Skate recommendations

    Thanks for the info about Skater's Paradise. When I lived in Northern Virginia, I would go there for sharpenings & also bought my Jackson heat moldable skates there ages ago. Why did you quit skating? I hope you didn't get injured. Getting the new tongues was about $200, maybe 2 years ago. It...
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    Skate recommendations

    One reason my Klingbeils have lasted so long (besides the fact that I took chunks of time off from skating) is because Will from Avanta put in new tongues. I think he was the one who got in the conflict with Karen, but I found him very nice & easy to work with. It is sad to hear of skating...
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    U.S. Men 2021-22 season news & updates

    I don't think Jason is a shoo-in for the Olympics. Maxim Naumov looks like another top contender. Although he had 2 falls here, his jumps get great height, he can land a quad sal, and everything else looks pretty impressive! https://youtu.be/f35Dw6xhzq0
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    Skate recommendations

    My coach loved her new Edeas although she said it took a little time to get used to the higher heel. I'm still wearing my ancient custom Klingbeils (they went out of business). Isn't Riedell still in business? It seems like everyone has their own favorite brand. Hope you can find the right one...
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    2021/2022 Canadian Men: News and Updates

    I'm also surprised he's only 23 because he seems to have been competing as a senior forever. He's very tall as a skater so that's a lot of stress on his body, & he doesn't seem to be getting better. I vaguely recall that he has to work at the rink to pay for skating, so the financial issues are...
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    U.S. Men 2021-22 season news & updates

    Thanks for the info!
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    U.S. Men 2021-22 season news & updates

    What's going on with Andrew Torgashev? Is he still competing? I always liked his skating, & as far as I recall, he had a quad toe.
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    Skate America 2021 Returns to Las Vegas

    How frustrating! I've been pretty cautious & am debating whether it's worth it to buy 1-2 seats next to mine just to have more distance between me & the next spectator. Probably not going to make a difference. I'll wear a KN95 or KF94 at all times. When I went to nationals in Greensboro, in the...
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    2022 Nationals in Nashville

    Skate America got me excited so now I'm considering going to nationals, driving there for the last few days of the competition. I got my booster shot too. The individual ticket prices are very reasonable & there are plenty of great seats available. I guess Tennessee isn't a hotbed of skating...
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    Skate America 2021 Returns to Las Vegas

    Thanks for all the reports from Vegas! Hope you all get home safely. How was the mask situation in the arena? Was everyone wearing masks?
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    U.S. Men 2021-22 season news & updates

    What an amazing men's event at Skate America! A huge standing ovation to Vincent on finally winning over Nathan. Although didn't he win at nationals over him many years ago-- novice maybe? It's funny that Jimmy Ma used to tower over them when they were kids. This is going to be an exciting road...
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