Part of me is wondering why after the Team Event they didn't schedule Individual ice dance earlier in the Olympic program to allow pairs/men's/ladies to skate later? (Obviously with ice dance being put earlier in the Team Event.)
Not to trivialize how hard ice dance is, but it's not a marquee event, and the teams in ice dance are far less likely to have a splatfest than pairs or singles, even with little recovery time.
The pairs seemed to be relatively okay (especially the SP), but the men were a disaster - with laboured performances by some of those who were in the Team Event. Perhaps it would have made more sense to create more time for the singles disciplines to recover? I mean, the ladies could be a splatfest and prove me wrong, but intuitively this makes sense to put the athletes with the least chance for marred performances up front to give the high-risk discipline (i.e. singles) athletes more time to recover.