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The Essential Yuzuru Hanyu: A Playlist

1.   FS Hope and Legacy || World Championships 2017
2.   SP Let’s Go Crazy || Grand Prix Final 2016
3.   EX Notte Stellata (The Swan) || NHK Trophy 2016
4.   EX Requiem of Heaven and Earth || World Championships 2016
5.   SP Ballade No.1 in G Minor || Grand Prix Final 2015
6.   FS Seimei || NHK Trophy 2015
7.   FS Phantom of the Opera || World Team Trophy 2015
8.   SP Parisienne Walkways || Olympic Winter Games 2014
9.   FS Romeo + Juliet || World Championships 2012
10. SP Étude in D-sharp Minor || Cup of China 2011

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A compilation of all the skater cameos in Yuri!!! on Ice:

These little shoutouts to the real figure skating world amused me greatly while watching the anime, so I’ve decided to mash them all into one post:

Yuzuru Hanyu - Sochi 2014 Olympic Gold Medalist, 2014 World Champion, four time Grand Prix Final Champion (2013-16), two-time Four Continents silver medalist (2011, 2013), four time Japanese National Champion (2013-2016), current world record holder for highest short program, free skate, and combined score. 

Stephane Lambiel - two-time World Champion (2005–2006), the 2006 Olympic Silver Medalist, a two-time Grand Prix Champion (2005, 2007), and a nine-time Swiss national champion (2001–08, 2010).

Nobunari Oda -  2006 Four Continents Champion, a four-time Grand Prix Final medalist (silver in 2009 and 2010; bronze in 2006 and 2013), 2008 Japanese National Champion. Now works as a professional skater and TV commentator, and also specifically requested to appear on Yuri!!! on Ice (I’m still laughing, what a dork) 

Evgeni Plushenko - four-time Olympic Medalist (2006 gold, 2014 team gold, 2002 & 2010 silver), three time World Champion (2001, 2003, 2004), a seven-time European Champion (2000, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2010, 2012), a four-time Grand Prix Final Champion (1999–2000, 2000–01, 2002–03, 2004–05), and a ten-time Russian National Champion (1999–2002, 2004–2006, 2010, 2012–2013)

Florent Amodio - 2011 European Champion, a four-time French National champion (2010, 2013-2015), and the 2008 Junior Grand Prix Final champion

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Timelessly Beautiful Pictures of Jonathan Toews

Sometimes, pictures of Jonathan Toews are so beautiful, they’re timeless.  Here are some examples of that.

Jonathan Toews, University of Chicago senior, takes the L to campus. Late September, 1985.  

Shutterstock photo #502421467.  Tagged: indoor sunglasses, formal wear, handsome man.  Photo uploaded May, 2007.    

19 year old Canadian Hockey prodigy Jonathan Toews watches figure skating at the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville, France.  

Actor Jonathan Toews in a promotional still for his long running WB show Port Washington.  The intended series antagonist, Jonathan played a former high school quarterback who quickly became a fan favorite.  October, 1998.  

Ferrari Formula 1 driver Jonathan Toews, after a press conference, May 2011.  Toews narrowly avoided a major crash at the Spanish Grand Prix.  

Celebrity Chef Jonathan Toews in a People Magazine Sexiest Man Alive spread, November 2005.  Toews is the executive chef at three Chicago eateries.   

 Folk Musician Jonathan Toews and his dog, Kiddo, June 1979 for Rolling Stone magazine.  

Satyr Jonathan Toews answers invasive questions about what it’s like, being the first half-man/half-goat to play in the NHL.  October, 1993.  Toews goes on to win 3 cups and a Conn Smythe, and he keeps his beard year round.  

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羽生結弦 Yuzuru Hanyu 2014 worlds ex
An extremely moving and powerful performance (with a little bit of a long explanation by me below!)

The Significance of Yuzuru Hanyu’s 2014 Worlds Exhibition

During the 2013-14 season, Yuzuru won the triple crown of GPF, Olympics, and World Championships- a pretty big deal.  For his exhibition skate at Worlds 2014, he performed Romeo and Juliet, his free skate from the 2011-2012 season.  He could have chosen any exhibition at all or even had a new one choreographed, but he chose this one.  Here’s what I make of this decision of his…

Case 1: The 2011 Japan Earthquake

As we all know, this program, Romeo and Juliet (ver. 1) was created in the time span shortly after the 2011 Japan Earthquake, a disaster which greatly impacted Yuzuru.  The 16-year-old Yuzuru was training when the earthquake hit Sendai, and had to run out of the rink with his skating boots still on, damaging them in the process.  Afterwards, he and his family stayed in an evacuation centre in a local school for some days.  Their home, along with many others’, had been completely destroyed.  The Sendai ice rink was damaged and closed down.  Many people lost their lives. Yuzuru was extremely conflicted during this time, as he felt that he couldn’t and shouldn’t continue to skate when the other people of Japan were suffering so greatly.  He wished to help in some way that felt more substantial than figure skating, which he thought to be rather selfish.  However, he was able to get back on his feet, and spent the summer following the earthquake skating in ice shows, as these ice shows were the best way for him to get practice time without a rink at home to train in.  Many of the proceeds for the ice shows went to earthquake relief, and Yuzuru’s (and other Japanese skaters’) amazing performances were events of hope and light in a dark time.  Romeo and Juliet (ver. 1) was the very program that he skated during this time.

Case 2: 2012 World Championships

Romeo and Juliet also holds heavy significance in that it was the free skate that earned Yuzuru a bronze medal at the 2012 World Championships.  This was his first ever Worlds title.  It was performance that moved the audience (and himself, and his coach at that time, Nanami Abe) to tears.  Just 17 years old at the time, he proved himself to be a captivating performer who gave the performance his all, and a brilliant jumper on top of that.  Bronze at 2012 Worlds was the title that earned him more fans, recognition, and prestige than ever before.  

The bronze medal came little over a year after the earthquake, so the disaster was prevalent in Yuzuru’s mind when he won it.  By not giving up on his skating and on his dreams, he was able to achieve great results.  He earned this rank through working hard and overcoming complicated and painful emotions he had about the earthquake, proving his mental, physical, and emotional strength to be of unimaginable calibre.  Of course, the scars that the earthquake left would never completely disappear, but Yuzuru had started to learn to overcome his fears, doubts, and pain.

Two Years Later… GPF, Olympic, and Worlds Champion

Now, flash forward two years from Worlds 2012 and that bronze medal, and Yuzuru Hanyu is a big name in figure skating.  He’s no longer the young 17-year-old beginning to capture the hearts of figure skating fans, but rather the reigning champion of the Grand Prix Final, the Olympics, and the World Championships.  The spotlight is his, the gold medal is his, and the times are his.

The importance of the Romeo and Juliet program had been further proved by Yuzuru’s choice for his free skate in the Olympic season of 2013-14.  For that season, he chose music from Romeo and Juliet once again, making a connection back to the eventful and evolutionary season of 2011-12.  By choosing the same theme for the Olympic season free skate as the 2011-12 one, Yuzuru was, in a way, giving a solute to all that had happened.  He wanted to show the world that, in his essence, he was still the same boy from Sendai, Japan, which had been hit with a terrible earthquake that people are still affected by to this day.  He wanted to make a tribute to his country, which supported him despite its troubles.  By making this connection to his past, he ensured that the crisis Japan was enduring would not be overlooked, and that he would always remain humble and thankful to what and who had made his Olympic dream possible.

That was the message he carried throughout the Olympic season, and then what does he choose to do for his Worlds exhibition, the last performance of the season?  What does he choose to close off this unforgettable season with?

His 2011-12 Romeo and Juliet free skate.  

I mean, what else could it possible have been?  This was one of the most vital and defining programs of his career.  This was the free skate that earned him third place at Worlds at the young age of 17.  This was the last free skate that he ever did with his long-time coach Nanami Abe; the last free skate he ever learned before saying goodbye to all he’d ever known to fly halfway across the world to train in Canada.  This was the free skate that captivated the hearts of viewers everywhere and made us all fall in love with the young, passionate talent that was Yuzuru Hanyu of Japan.

And perhaps most importantly, this was the program that was made when Yuzuru- and all of Japan- was going through an incredibly difficult time.  The earthquake understandably left Yuzuru reeling with shock, grief, and turmoil.  He said himself that after the earthquake, he seriously thought that he would never skate again.  

But he did.  A true champions knows that falling is inevitable, and it’s how many times you get back that makes you the real winner.  Yuzuru Hanyu got back up, time and time again, and just look where he ended up.

Triple crown winner (GPF, Olympics, and Worlds), one of the youngest Olympic champions in figure skating ever, and the first ever Japanese man to win Olympic gold in men’s singles figure skating.  

A man for the history books.  One of the all-time greats of figure skating.  A pride of his nation.  A priceless gift to the sport.  A privilege to watch, and a shining star to all those whose hearts he as touched.

Romeo and Juliet 1 was a program forged through pain, and ultimately made all the more a triumph because of it.   Yuzuru has said that he “wants to give the kind of performances that stay in people’s hearts”, and this definitely was one.  The performance of it at Worlds 2012 was breathtaking, certainly, full of emotion and passion enough to bring a stadium to its feet.  

But watching him doing it again two years later as the exhibition is all the more gratifying because you can clearly see just how much he had evolved and improved. His artistry, musicality, and technicality had greatly advanced- and all the while, he didn’t lose one single bit of that passion and charisma he held as a 17-year-old.  One of Yuzuru’s biggest goals is to never stop evolving, never stop trying to beat the records that he himself has set, and this exhibition was truly a testament to all of his hard work.

A True Champion Knows He Does Not Stand Alone

Yuzuru has also cited this mantra as one of his inspirations: “Don’t forget the beginner’s mind”.  Because of this belief, he is always working hard and striving to do better, and is well-known for always being down to earth, gracious, and grateful.  Using this program at the 2014 Worlds Exhibition was a culmination of all these traits we always see from him; it was a beautiful, powerful tribute to his roots.  

After achieving all the greatness of the 2013-14 season, Yuzuru didn’t forget what got him there.  If anything, his success humbled him.  It made him realize how far he had come and who he had to thank for guiding him to the spot in the middle of the podium where he stood.  As he won the GPF gold, the Olympic gold, and the World Championships gold, he did not stand alone on that podium- and he knew this better than anyone.  This exhibition was a performance dedicated to the people who have supported him since day one; to his family, coaches, fans, friends, and rivals; to everyone who had seen something in that 17-year-old bronze medalist in Nice that made them root for him; to his country, which recovered slowly and painfully from a crippling disaster yet still remained a place in which a young man could find his own path.

What a path is has been.  

A Name For the History Books

Yuzuru Hanyu is an inspiration, through and through, not only because of the spectacular 2013-14 season that he ended with this skate, but also because of everything ever since.  Many a lesser man would have called it quits after Olympic gold, thinking he’d already peaked- but Yuzuru believed he could do more, and he did.

The world records, the medals, the titles, the wonderful and unforgettable performances- Yuzuru Hanyu has done more than enough to establish himself as a key figure in the history of figure skating.  He is one who will be cited as a great inspiration for many generations to come; as one who pushed himself to push the sport.  He is not only a symbol of triumph and pride for his home country of Japan, but for the entire world, a shining beacon for the strength and skill of mankind as a whole.  He will eternally be known as one of the greatest figure skaters to have ever lived.  A success story to be told for years to come.  A legend.

Yuzuru Hanyu- don’t forget that name.  That’s a name for the history books.

And Now…

All this, and his story isn’t even over yet.  He said on many occasions that that winning Olympic gold was just the beginning- and we all know that when Yuzuru sets his mind to something, he is unstoppable.  We, the people who stand behind him to this day, have seen what he has accomplished since the Olympics, and know that he still has so much more to offer.  

We honour you for your hard work Yuzuru, from day one to now and into the future; we will continue to support you and give you the respect and strength you deserve.  And we eagerly await to see what all of us know you can and will deliver.  Ganbatte!!

In honour of Worlds 2017 coming up in about a month- which will be the 3 year anniversary of this exhibition and 5 year anniversary of the free skate it once was- here is Yuzuru Hanyu’s 2013-2014 World Championships Exhibition.  I hope you enjoy!

Yuri on Ice Timeline

Alright, so I spent all last night (literally) checking dates and confirming schedules because I’m in that deep. There’s no saving me now. And I thought I’d go ahead and break down the timeline I have come to the conclusion is as close to YOI canon as possible. 

There are gaps where I don’t have information to substantiate what happened - and if and when Season 2 comes out or as I’m going through series 1 with a fine-toothed comb , I should find more I shall add it in. 

**Edited 1/14/17 to include new information** 

**NOTE: (4/23/17) These dates/years are incorrect, but the order they happened (While not infallible) should be pretty close. We have been given NEW NEW information placing the China Cup in 2015, which shifts everything forward by a year. Let me reiterate that I am not an expert, and that YOI takes place in an alternate universe so as to avoid copyright infringement and lawsuits.** 

Speculation will be in Italics. 

Alright, so here we go! 

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December 25,1985 1984: Victor is born!

November 29,1989 1988: Yuuri is Born!

March 1, 1998 Yuri Plisestky is born!

1998 Makkachin is born!

1997 Minami Kenjiro is born!

1991-1997: Yuuri begins skating

  • Can’t really tell how old he is, but he looks to be somewhere between 4 and 6 years old which is pretty consistent with when skaters start. 


2001: Feb 26-March 2 Junior World Championships Sofia, Bulgaria 

  • At 16 Victor Nikiforov wins Gold at the Junior World Championships

2001-2003: Victor continues to compete , Yuuri’s Junior Debut

  • whether Victor competes at the Junior or Senior level is unclear. A skater can continue to compete at the junior level until the age of 19, after which they must switch to Senior division. 
  • competitors must be at least 13 years old and not older than 19 by July 1 of that year. 
  • However, we can guess that since Yuuri is aiming to skate at Victor’s level, it’s likely that Victor was already competing at the Senior level by the time Yuuri made it to the Juniors.

2003-2005: Victor and Yuuri continue to compete and rise through the ranks

2006: Feb 10-26 Winter Olympics in Turin 

  • Victor potentially competes as an Olympian @ age of 21
  • Based on Johnny Weir’s career which seems to have heavily influenced Kubo-san’s choices for Victor’s. (Weir didn’t place on the podium, but he participated. Additionally, another potential for Victor’s career - Evgeni Plushenko - competed and won gold in Turin)

2008: December 10-14 Grand Prix Final (Goyang, Korea)

  • Victor wins his first Grand Prix Final gold medal @ 23 years old 
  •  just as an aside - Prize earnings of 272K USD for Senior GPF division

2009: December 2-6 Grand Prix Final (Tokyo, Japan) 

  • Victor wins second consecutive Grand Prix Final Gold Medal @ 24 years old
  • Yuuri moves to the U.S. to train at a top facility in Detroit, 1st year of College

2010: March 22-28 World Figure Skating Championships (Turin, Italy)

  • Victor wins first WFSC Gold Medal

2010: December 8-12 Grand Prix Final (Beijing, China)

  • Victor wins Third consecutive Grand Prix Gold Medal @ 25 years old
  • Yuuri’s continues to train in Detroit, 2nd year of College

2011: April 25-May1 World Figure Skating Championships (Moscow, Russia)

  • Victor wins second consecutive WFSC Gold Medal 

2011: December 8-11 Grand Prix Final (Quebec, Canada)

  • Victor wins Fourth consecutive Grand Prix Final Gold Medal @ 26 years old
  • Yuuri continues to train in Detroit, 3rd year of college

*****2012-2013 Skating Season*****

2012: March 26-April 1 World Figure Skating Championships (Nice, France)

  • Victor wins 3rd consecutive WFSC Gold Medal

2012: October Southern Regional Championships

  • Yuuri qualifies for Grand Prix Circuit at Southern Regional Championships

2012: November Grand Prix Final Qualifier Series

  • Yuuri participates in 2 of the Grand Prix Series Qualifiers, but does not specify which two. 
  • Yuuri places well and qualifies for the Grand Prix Final in Sochi

2012: Dec 6-9 Grand Prix Final, Sochi, Russia 

  • Yuuri competes but falls to last place
  • Victor wins 5th consecutive Grand Prix Final gold @ 27 years old
  • Victor qualifies for the Olympic Figure Skating Team for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi

2012: Dec. 20-24 Japanese National Championships

  • Yuuri suffers another big loss at the Japanese Nationals according to his explanation in episode 1 of how his last year has gone. 
  • Yuuri’s 4th year of college

2013: February 6-11 Four Continents Figure Skating Championships (Osaka)

  • Yuuri fails to qualify for Four Continents

2013: March 11-17 World Figure Skating Championships London, Quebec, Canada

  • Yuuri fails to qualify for World Championships
  • Victor wins 4th consecutive WFSC gold medal 

2013 March - July 31 End of 2012-2013 Season

  • Yuuri makes the decision to take a break from competition and focuses on school.
  • Yuuri doesn’t imply that he breaks ties with Celestino until after he fails at the 2013 Japanese National Championships (likely due to lack of dedication to skating since his failure at the 2012 Japanese National Championships. Yuuri states that he had lost his love of skating and he was looking to regain that by copying Victor’s routine after returning home in March 2014) 

*****2013-2014 Skating Season*****

2013: August beginning of 2013-2014 season

2013: September - Novemer Grand Prix Qualifiers Senior Division

  • it is implied that Yuuri doesn’t compete during this season

2013: Dec 5-8 Grand Prix Final at Fukuoka, Japan

  • Victor likely at GPF Fukuoka

2013: Dec 20-23 Japanese National Championships (Saitama, Japan) 

  • Yuri states in episode 5 during the Chugoku, Shikoku, and Kyushu Championship in 2014 that he hadn’t competed since ‘last year’s Nationals’. 
  • This was his last competition before the Hot Springs on Ice Exhibition Skate-off against Yurio. 

2014: January 20-26 Four Continents Figure Skating Championships (Taipei)

  • Nothing Canon Mentioned - some of our international skating friends are probably skating in the Four Continents, though. So there we go. 
  • It’s mostly here to help me keep track of time. It’s a good place-holder.

2014: February 7-23 Winter Olympics (Sochi, Russia)

  • It is heavily implied that Victor competes as part of the olympic team at the Sochi 2014 olympics. He is shown wearing the uniform at the Sochi GPF, which was a test event for the Sochi Olympic team, and he is wearing it again at the 2014 WFSC. 

2014: March Yuuri goes home, Victor competes at World Figure Skating Championships (Saitama, Japan)

  • Yuuri graduates early March 2014
  • Breaks off with Coach Celestino Cialdi
  • Late March (probably 24-30) Returns home to Hasetsu to consider his future 
  • March 24-30 Victor lands 5th consecutive Gold at the World Figure Skating Championships in Saitama, Japan

2014: April Yuuri performs tribute, Victor flies to Japan

  • Early April, Victor and Yurio return home to St. Petersburg after the WFSC
  • Yuuri performs his tribute skate for Yuuko at the Ice Palace
  • April 10th - Triplets post video of Yuuri skating his tribute piece, it goes viral
  • Some time April 10th or later Victor sees video of Yuuri - applies for Visas and heads off to Japan
  • Probably late April, Yurio follows Victor to Japan when he finds out where Victor went to make good on a promise the older skater made him. 
  • Late April, possibly May (Depends on how long it took to get the Visas for a long-term stay in Japan for Victor and a short-term for Yurio) - Hot Springs on Ice Skate-off at Hasetsu Castle Ice Palace
  • Mostly likely end of April - May Yurio loses and heads back to Russia to continue training with Yakov and begins training with Lilya

2014: May - July 31 End of 2013-2014 Skate Season

*****2014-2015 Skating Season*****

2014: August - beginning of 2014-2015 Season. Everyone in hard-core training mode. 

  • Yurio training with Lilya for his Senior Debut
  • Yuuri training under Victor for Grand Prix Finals and creating ‘Yuri on Ice’ routine 
  • Phichit moves back to Thailand to train 

2014: October Southern Regional Championships, Japan Yuuri’s Grand Return

  • **Note: In episode 1, Yuuri explains that Southern Regional Championships happen in October - maybe this is the actual competition we’re looking at, rather than All-Japan which happens in December and would have made it impossible for Yuuri to qualify for the 2014-2015 Grand Prix Final. 
  • Looking at a map of Japan, it appears that all three prefectures are in the south, so I’m going to go out on a limb here and say that the championship titled  “ The Chugoku, Shikoku, and Kyushu Championship” is referring to the qualifier in October. 
  • Victor’s Debut as Coach
  • Yuuri Debuts Collaborative Routine choreographed by Victor “Yuri on Ice”
  • Yuuri places first and qualifies for Grand Prix Circuit

2014: November 7-9 Rostelecom Cup Grand Prix Qualifier Senior Division

  • Yuuri competes and takes first place

2014: November 13-16 China Cup Grand Prix Qualifier Senior Division

  • Makkachin chokes on buns and Victor goes back to Japan
  • Yuuri has meltdown and ends up placing 4th, still qualifies for Grand Prix Final, though only barely managing to squeak in. 
  • Yurio takes 1st place 

2014: December 11-14 Grand Prix Finals, Barcelona Spain

  • Yuuri and Victor get engaged 
  • Yuuri wins Silver at his 2nd Grand Prix Final with Victor as coach
  • Yurio wins Gold by a mere .12 point difference at his Senior Debut on the professional Grand Prix circiut
  • Victor announces his return to the competitive circuit for next season

2014: Mid December Yuuri moves to St. Petersburg with Victor

———— Here is where it all becomes speculation but based on Kubo-san’s adherence to the real life skating championship schedules, here is a list of stuff we may see in Season 2 ——– 

December 2014-March 2015 Yuuri and Victor training for upcoming WFSC in St. Petersburg with guidance from Yakov

  • Victor learns how to be a better coach
  • Victor struggles to get back into competitive condition and create a new routine for the WFSC in just a few months
  • Yuuri gets world-class instruction from both Victor and Yakov as an assistant coach (You bet Yakov isn’t going to just stand by and let Victor mess up a perfectly good world-class skater out of sheer inexperience as a coach) 
  • Yurio struggles with constant gross-out (omg Dads are embarrassing) BUT finds that fighting spirit and determination to continue to grow as a skater with Victor and Yuuri there to keep his ego in check. 
  • Our boys grow closer together as a couple
  • Yuuri’s confidence grows as a skater and this late bloomer begins to show tf up. Boy gets TURNT. 
  • Friendly rivaly/ Frenemies relationship between Yuuri and Yurio develops

March 23-29 2015 World Figure Skating Championships, Shanghai China

  • Victor returns to the ice as competitor and coach
  • Yuuri competes for the first time at the same level as Victor
  • We see a return of several skaters which may include Giacometi and Seong-gil, as we saw them in the 2014 World Figure Skating Championships placing 2nd and 3rd behind Victor. 
  • Yurio likely also competing (expect shenanigans) - if he isn’t competing he’ll likely be there to heckle at the very least. 

April - August 2015 Hardcore Training and Prep for the Grand Prix Final 2014-2015 season

October - November GPF Qualifiers Senior Division

Oct 23-25 Skate America
Oct 30-Nov 1 Skate Canada
Nov 6-8 Cup of China
Nov 13-15 Eric Lumbard France 
Nov 20-22 Rostelecom Cup Russia
Nov 27-29 NHK Trophy

  • Our boys struggle against a super busy schedule and potentially having to be apart while they both compete in qualifiers. 
  • We get confirmation that they are incapable of surviving without each other. 

December 10-13 Grand Prix Final Barcelona Spain 

  • I expect to see all three of our boys at the GPF. 
  • The REAL Dance-off Battle begins 
  • Yuuri wins Gold against some probably staggering odds. 
  • Marriage Proposal On The Ice - world figure skating fandom explodes 
  • Nose bleeds and bodies everywhere 

((and then we hit utter fantasy … )) 

2016 World Figure Skating Championships

  • Victor has retired as competitive skater - takes up full-time coaching
  • Yuuri competing as top-ranking skater
  • Yurio still grossed out

2016 Grand Prix Final Marsielle

  • Pep talk for Minami Kenjirou for his first Grand Prix Final 

My top 9 favorite costumes (It really should be a top 20 + !)

Notice the trend ! ( V and Deep V necklines )

1. Carmen - 2013 Worlds

I really really really love the design of this dress. The mesh is perfect and the cuts are well done. I also like the one shoulder design, it looks like a dress made by a designer. The little sequins are a nice addition to the dress and I love the cut in pointe of the left side of the dres.

2. Schenkst Du Beim Tango
Mir Dein Herz & Night and Days - 2011 Worlds

When I saw this dress for the first time, I was in awe. I had never seen a dress like this one before. It is a D R E A M, the light blue/grey color is amazing and I love the contrast between the top and the skirt. The sequins and added details are unique. It reminds me of a bohemian style. So gorgeous. 

3. Carmen - Most of the season 

Another one of my favorites is this deep v neckline Carmen dress. I love that she used black instead of the traditionnal red for the Carmen free dance. I adore the contrast between the dark color and the grey on the skirt. Also the superposition of textiles is 10/10. 

4. Mahler - Olympics & Worlds

If I ever get married someday, this dress is an inspiration for me. It’s iconic, classic, delicate and I am in love with it. I am sure this dress means a lot to Tessa. I am curious to know the inspiration behind it.

5. Seasons - Trophée Eric Bompard 2013

As many of you, I love this dark green dress worn by Tessa. It’s also unique and you can see that there’s a lot of work put into the making of this dress.The color instantly captivates my eyes and I can’t look at nothing else. It’s really another iconic dress worn by Tessa.

6. Hallelujah - 2013 Worlds

This one looks like the 2011 Worlds and 4CC short dance dress, but in white and with different details. I love the lines on top and under the dress on the front area. It’s another inspiration for me. It suits her very well.

7. Prince - 2016 Skate Canada International

This jumpsuit is amazing ! Fire, fire, fire. It gets all the prizes ! Prince would be proud. The cuts on the legs and in the back are a nice surprise and this shade of purple / lilac is beautiful on the ice. 

8. Hip Hip Chin Chin & Temptation - 2011 Worlds

This dress in movement is on fire. Really it’s amazing. I love the color, the added pink sequins or details. Oh my! She was rocking the ice like a Queen of Lating in this. Her hairstyle and makeup also added fierceness to the free dance. 

9. Latch - 2016 Grand Prix Final

Wow, wow, wow ! This dress is so artistic, I love the different shades of pink in this one. The cuts on the front are nice too and the superposition of textiles is nicely designed !

Post inspired by @tessavirtueandmoir

2016 Grand Prix Final: Men & Ice Dance Preview

Get ready, because the Grand Prix Final starts in only two days! Here’s our preview of the senior men’s and ice dance fields. Featuring both decorated champions on the comeback trail and talented young newcomers, these competitions are definitely not ones to miss. Also check out our previews of the junior men and ladies and senior ladies and pairs!

TV and streaming information for the Grand Prix Final is available here.

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9ri/Pat’s List of Skaters to Watch in Sochi Olympics

Carolina Kostner (Team Italy)
Sochi would be her 3rd Olympics. She is the 2012 World champion, a 5-time European champion, and the 2011 Grand Prix Final champion. She is also a medalist at 4 other World Championships, 4 other European Championships, and 3 other Grand Prix Finals, the 2003 World Junior bronze medalist, and a 7-time Italian national champion.

SP: Ave Maria (Schubert)
LP: Bolero

2016 NHK Trophy: Men & Ice Dance Preview

Grand Prix Final spots are on the line as we enter the last Grand Prix event, NHK Trophy! Here’s our preview of the men’s and ice dance fields, both of which boast highly decorated competitors going head-to-head for medals. Don’t forget to check out our preview of the ladies’ and pairs competitors too!

TV and streaming information for NHK Trophy is available here.

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9ri/Pat’s List of Skaters to Watch in Sochi Olympics

Yuzuru Hanyu (Team Japan)
One of the strong and favorite medal contenders (and my personal fave as well), Sochi is his first Olympics. He is the 2012 World bronze medalist, 2-time Four Continents silver medalist, 2-time Grand Prix Final medalist (gold for 2013, silver for 2012), 2013 Trophee Eric Bompard silver medalist, 2012 NHK gold medalist, 2011 Rostelecom gold medalist, 2012 Skate America silver medalist, 2013 Skate Canada silver medalist, 2-time Finlandia gold medalist and 2-time (current) Japanese champion.

SP: Parisienne Walkways
LP: Romeo & Juliet