Figure Skating Is BAAACKKKK!!!!
Mens and Pairs Top Three--Skate America 2012, ShoWare Center Kent, Washington
Figure Skating Fans Around The World Rejoice: Season 2012-2013 is ON!!! Over the weekend, was Skate America 2012, the first of six events in the 2012-2013 season in ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating, a series of senior-level invitational competitions.
ShoWare Center Kent, Washington--site of Skate America 2012
The Hilton HHonors Skate America 2012 occurred at the ShoWare Center in Kent Washington (about 21 miles from Seattle) from October 19-21st. I attended last year's Skate America and LOVED it. So let's get to the Costumes, which is, after all, one of the main reasons I LOVE Figure Skating--besides all the amazing athleticism, of course--
Let's begin with Pairs:
Doug Razzano of the USA in his Short Program to "Piano Concerto No. 2 Allegro Scherzando by Rachmaninoff "-- Doug was appropriately costumed. The deep violet-blue is elegant and the chiffon neckline ruffles with swirly applique and sequins bring s to mind a romantic and very classic feel.
Japan--Yuzuru Hanyu--Japanese skater Yuzuru Hanyu skated the BEST Skate of his career and the highest score EVER recorded for his Short Program to "Parisienne Walkways". For his Long Program, he skated to "Notre-Dame de Paris". I liked both costumes but especially the one for his long program. The big cross, the ombre dyed ivory and red shirt, the one sleeve ruffle and one black glove. Lots of details and he was not afraid to "Go For It"!
Blue and Black Theme:
*Next Up, The Ladies and Ice Dance Costumes at Skate America 2012