Skate America 2023 Recap and Commentary
Scoreography returns with the beginning of the Grand Prix 2023-24 season, as we talk about Skate America 2023. We recap the competition with commentary about stand-out performances, heartbreaking disappointments, and up-and-coming skaters we’re excited about.
Taking place in Allen, Texas, from October 20th-22nd, Skate America kicked off the International Skating Union (ISU) Grand Prix of Figure Skating Series.
The competition featured Women’s and Ice Dance divisions stacked with competitive talent, a lopsided Men’s event with a small handful of clear favorites, and a struggling Pairs event with only 7 teams (but also some reasons to be hopeful).
We discuss the explosive performances from Ilia Malinin, Loena Hendrickx, Chock & Bates, and Kevin Aymoz.
We also highlight exciting podium placements for Niina Petrokina, Shun Sato, Chelsea Liu & Balazs Nagy, and more.
And we get hyped for new talent like Hana Yoshida, Hannah Lim & Ye Quan, and new dance team Olivia Smart & Tim Dieck.
There were huge moments (like Amber Glenn‘s spectacular triple axel) and bitter disappointments. It was a dramatic weekend of skating, and this early event sets the stage for what’s to come as the Grand Prix continues.
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