Skate America 2023 — Image features ice dance team Madison Chock and Evan Bates

Skate America 2023 Recap

Scoreography is back, with commentary on Skate America 2023 and the start of the 23-24 Grand Prix season. We discuss the explosive performances from Ilia Malinin, Loena Hendrickx, Chock & Bates, and Kevin Aymoz.
October 25, 2023

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 MalininLoena HendrickxChock & Bates, and Kevin Aymoz.

We also highlight exciting podium placements for Niina PetrokinaShun SatoChelsea Liu & Balazs Nagy, and more.

And we get hyped for new talent like Hana YoshidaHannah 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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Scoreography — A Figure Skating Podcast hosted by Wendy Buske and Adron Buske

Scoreography Podcast

Scoreography is a show about the art, athleticism, culture, and entertainment of Figure Skating. We discuss current competitions, the sports history and legacy, up-and-coming skaters and absolute legends, and the action outside of the rink. 

Whether you’re new to the sport’s fandom, a once-in-awhile watcher, or a seasoned skating veteran, you’ll find something to enjoy in our program. 

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