I must admit I do not follow these two disciplines deeply because all the fabulous ice dancers of the last quad were really amazing just to watch the top 5 or 6 vying for that bronze medal. I am floored after reading weeks of breakups. I truly am stunned the most at the amazing Canadian Champion pairs. I lioved this team and they did well, though underscored repeatedly in my book. Still Some of the uncouplings and reciuplings are crazy. I don't understand why Shnapir and Castelli broke up and why she is with Tran. They were a powerful team.
So who can we expect to rise to the GP podium and Worlds even though it is long ways off. I am a big Shibutani fan. Is there a spot for them with the top Sochi podium gone or uncoupled?
And has anyone seen Aliona and her new guy skate in practice or a show? Is this crazy or a possibility? Who are the predicted pairs to rise to the top? I really don't understand a few of these splits. The Russian Team that won bronze in ice dance was a true joy. I loved their Black Swan program and how well they fit together. This must have been the craziest year for splits ever. Or is it always like this post Olympics since CoP started? No?