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Smooth’s Podium Picks 2022 – Skate Canada International

The Grand Prix Series moves north of the border to Mississauga, Ontario; just west of Toronto.  This will be the 5th Skate Canada International competition, with the last event taking place in 2016.  That year, Patrick Chan won his 6th … Continue reading

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Smooth’s Podium Picks – 2022 Winter Olympics (Pairs Competition)

With the dust settled on the disastrous Women’s skate, the final competition of the 2022 Winter Olympics takes place.  Chinese and Russian teams face to face with a fight for the top spot. Sui Wenjing and Han Cong have dominated … Continue reading

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Smooth’s Podium Picks – 2022 Winter Olympics (Women’s Competition)

Will there be a Russian sweep of the Olympic women’s podium? For all intents and purposes, a sweep will be tainted. Continue reading

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Smooth’s Podium Picks – Winter Olympics 2022 (Ice Dance Competition)

23 teams will participate in the Figure Skating Rhythm Dance session this Saturday. Four of the top teams will vie for the top spot. At the top of the list are Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Ciceron of France. In 2018, … Continue reading

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Smooth’s Podium Picks – 2022 Winter Olympics (Men’s Competition)

Japan’s Yuzuru Hanyu is chasing history in Beijing. No men’s figure skater has ever won three straight gold medals. A win would put him with the great Sonja Henie, who equaled the feat in 1928, 1932 and 1936. But Hanyu … Continue reading

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Smooth’s Podium Picks – 2022 Winter Olympics (Team Event)

The world converges on Beijing, China for the XXIV Olympic Winter Games. In the age of the pandemic (in the country where the virus originated), the possibility of COVID making a return poses a real challenge for the organizers and … Continue reading

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Smooth’s Podium Picks – Four Continents Championships 2022

Tallinn, Estonia is once again the setting for this weekend’s figure skating competition.  This season, the Four Continents Championship has turned into a consolation for some skaters who came up short in their quest for national championships and a spot … Continue reading

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Smooth’s Podium Picks – 2022 US Figure Skating Championships

The US Championships return to Nashville for the first time since 1997. That year, a 15 year old named Tara Lipinski became the youngest women’s champion in history, upsetting heavily favored Michelle Kwan. Some great names won gold that year … Continue reading

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Smooth’s Podium Picks – 2020 Rostelecom Cup

The Grand Prix circuit returns with regional competition from Moscow. Skaters who have their home skating base in Russia will compete this weekend. Despite the Coronavirus pandemic, there are 60 skaters scheduled to compete. Men – Defending European Champion Dmitri … Continue reading

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Smooth’s Podium Picks – Skate America 2020

After so many months off the ice, will some skaters falter? ” Continue reading

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