Category Archives: Skating

Smooth’s Podium Picks – World Figure Skating Championships 2019

The final competition of the season takes place in Japan, where over 160 skaters will compete. Competition starts on Wednesday with the pairs and ladies short program. Mens’s short begins on Thursday, while ice dancers will start their competition on … Continue reading

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Smooth’s Podium Picks – World Junior Championships 2019

This year’s World Junior Figure Skating Championships will be held separately from Senior competition in Croatia.  Over 70 skaters among the junior ranks will compete for titles in men’s, ladies, pairs and ice dance.   This year’s event was highly anticipated … Continue reading

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Smooth’s Podium Picks – Four Continents Championship 2019

This is the final International competition before Worlds in March. The event returns to the United States for the first time since 2012, when it was held in Colorado Springs. It was also held in the US in 2006 and … Continue reading

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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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