To nick pick, I thought they were a tiny bit late for the music at the end, compared to practice footage. And did the slow motion show Gabi with a small stumble during her twizzle within the pattern?
So thinking about it, one solution would be that the boots with the blades are placed in a sealed container which only the air crew have a key to.
When you fly with small planes that have limited hand luggage space, they ask you to drop off it off right outside the plane, stow it inside the plane's belly and return it to you when you leave. Same when you take a stroller on any plane. I'm sure they could make similar arrangements for skaters if someone put their mind to it. But skating is probably not popular enough for anyone to bother.
Yes, you could see at the end what it took out of her.Loved Gabi's emotional commitment and her upper body expression throughout, which speaks abandon, vulnerability, but also strength and expansiveness.
The key one will be to see how much S/K will get on their first GP. They are the one to watch closely in terms of how close they can get to P/C. I'd expect their RD to do quite well. Their FD however looks underwhelming but maybe the judges will feel differently.
This is my favourite P/C FD since To Build a Home. I don't really know why, because on its own, I think the spoken word piece is pretentious as hell, but they manage to elevate it somehow. I also think the all-black costuming works perfectly with the program and the music.