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14 February 2012

The Four Continents Figure Skating Championships


On Sunday night I took my mom to the Four Continents Figure Skating Championships "Skating Spectacular", which happens after the actual 4-day competition has ended. All the athletes put on a show for us. It's great to see literally the best figure skaters in the world out there just having a great time, without the pressure of competition. It was so much fun. My mom and I had a blast, and as an admitted skating nerd I was thrilled to see some amazing athletes, such as two-time world champion Mao Asada, newly minted US national champion Ashley Wagner, and ice dancers Meryl Davis and Charlie White, who were breathtaking. Adam Rippon was exhilarating to watch, as was Patrick Chan. I just had my little pocket camera with me, and I was kicking myself for not bringing a real rig because we had rinkside seats, literally at eye level with the skaters and in the first row (the last time Colorado Springs hosted Four Continents, in 2007, cameras were forbidden, so I didn't think I'd have a chance of getting in with a "real" camera this time either). The photo above is Kanako Murakami. Below, a brief clip of Amanda Evora and Mark Ladwig, who were amazing together. If you'd like to see the final results of the competition, click HERE.

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1 comment:

Dan McClintock said...

It was fantastic to have such talented skaters in our city. Great pic and video! Thanks for posting!