Skate America is in the bag...And while I cannot comment on all the competition (not all of it has aired, I don't want to be the spoiler), we can certainly comment on the ladies free skate which aired today.
First off, I was pleasantly surprised and delighted to see the American ladies do fairly well. We took 2nd, 4th, and 5th in a field of 10...not to shabby. Certainly impressed with Alissa Czisny's effort, what a talent!
Secondly...Kudos to Elena Sokolova. I think that is the best condition I have ever seen her in for the beginning of a season. She has a lot of work to do, but I think this will be a good season for her. A Grand Prix win is certainly going to be a boost of confidence for her.
Question. Can't Josee Chouinard do something for Yoshie Onda's horrific choreography. I think Katarina Witt nailed it on the head when she said, "I think Yoshie needs to pick a piece of music that fits her style."
Speaking of Katarina Witt...last week I was so excited to see Kurt Browning on staff for commentary...This time we got Katarina Witt. Are we going to get a different pro commentator each week? If so, I predict Todd Eldredge for Skate Canada.
p.s. If I have to watch another Ore-Ida commercial...