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Smooth’s Podium Picks – European Figure Skating Championship 2019

This year’s Euros take place in Minsk, Belarus. We could see a strong showing by Russia, but we could also see some interesting showings by France and Italy. Men (Full Entries) – Spain’s Javier Fernandez makes his final skate performance … Continue reading

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Smooth’s Podium Picks – US Figure Skating Championships 2019

This year’s Nationals has a dark cloud hanging over it with the sudden death of former pairs skater, John Coughlin. The former two-time US pairs champion committed suicide over the weekend. Coughlin was banned by US Figure Skating pending an … Continue reading

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Smooth’s Podium Picks – 2019 Canadian National Skating Championships

Canadian figure skating has been going through a transition of power thru its ranks. Gone are pairs medalists Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford. Patrick Chan won’t be going for another Canadian men’s title. World ladies champion Kaetlyn Osmond is sitting … Continue reading

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Smooth’s Podium Picks – ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final (Senior & Junior) 2018

The Grand Prix season ends this weekend with both the Junior and Senior Final taking place in Vancouver, site of the 2010 Winter Olympics. It will be an Olympic-style showing, as a number of former medal winners will be participating … Continue reading

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Smooth’s Podium Picks – Internationaux de France de Patinage 2018

The final week of Grand Prix qualifying ends with competition in French Alps city of Grenoble.  One of the more exciting contests will be in the ladies competition, where a skater came out of nowhere to defeat two former World … Continue reading

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Smooth’s Podium Picks – Rostelecom Cup 2018

Round four of the Senior Grand Prix series heads to Moscow and the possibility of two different sweeps of the podium for Russia. One category could be a definite, but the other is quite unsure. More skaters could qualify for … Continue reading

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Smooth’s Podium Picks – NHK Trophy 2018

The fourth leg of the Senior Grand Prix series heads to Hiroshima, Japan; where three more skaters could qualify for the Grand Prix Final next month. Men – (Full Lineup) The favorite this weekend is the hometown skater, Shoma Uno, … Continue reading

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