Friday, 4 March 2011

Program of the Day

Today's Program of the Day comes courtesy of Caydee Denney and Jeremy Barrett, who announced the end of their partnership last week. Jeremy appears to be retiring and plans to skate in shows and coach, whilst Caydee is looking for a new partner. They were a very consistant couple, who had make leaps and bounds in terms of progress in the last two seasons, and so will be missed. The Program of the Day is their short program to Stravinsky's "The Firebird" from US Nationals 2010, where they took the gold medal.

Thursday, 3 March 2011

Program of the Day

Today's POTD needs no introduction - sit back and enjoy the most iconic skating performance ever.

Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Program of the Day

Because I think it's a good thing to take a couple of minutes out of your busy day to just relax and watch some high-quality skating!

Today's program comes courtesy of the Europeans, which I'll be looking back on between now and the start of Worlds later this month.

The Europeans were in Bern, Switzerland, and the home-nation hopeful was Sarah Meier. Despite two consecutive silver medals in this event in 2007 and 2008, Meier has struggled with both inconsistancy and injury and was by no means favourite to take the gold at this event. Her gorgeous free skate, land subsequent home win, was Meier's last ever competition. She called it "the perfect ending", and after watching it you'll have to agree. Her reaction at the end of the program and in the Kiss and Cry is unbelievably emotional and moving, and one of the best moments of a European championships that was somewhat lackluster in other areas. Enjoy!