What a fantastic interview, Claire! Thank you so much.
What a beautiful tribute to Denis. Thank you!!!
really good Claire. You have a great talent
You summarized the many reasons why I'm still so torn by his loss.
I can totally relate, @aftershocks. I was also at Skate America in 2015. While I didn't get to actually speak to Denis, I was fortunate enough to see him skate his free program, and I have a few blurry photos saved on my phone. Last week I was looking at them and just started crying. At the time, I thought they were just really bad pictures but now they feel so precious.That's such a lovely memory and photo of Denis from 2015 Skate America. Because he's no longer with us, it's almost too hard looking at that photo and the kindness shining in Denis' face. You must cherish that moment.
I LOVE! Thank you Claire!I went down to Cranberry Open yesterday to see Deanna Stellato-Dudek/Nate Bartholomay debut their new short program. It's a tango to "La Cumparsita." Here's my notes from the event, with a video of Deanna/Nate's program: https://adivinesport.com/2018/08/11/cranberry-open-2018-notes/.
Thanks Claire for another wonderful review. I really enjoyed the fan cams!
Have you heard anything about Erika Smith/AJ Reiss? After a strong start the last 2 years have been very disheartening. I know they changed coaches and am hoping for a better season for them.
This is great! What a touching tribute to Ludmila, and thanks for the updates on the current skaters. Claire Cloutier for President of the ISU!Here is my article about last weekend's Evening with Champions show, written for Figure Skaters Online:
Includes some updates on Kayne/O'Shea, Angela Wang, Vincent Zhou, and Marissa Castelli.