i haven't watched as much skating as most in recent years, but to my eyes it seems more skaters are wearing gloves these days.

can someone help me understand how this phenomenon's come about? i haven't seen one pair of charming gloves since josee schouinard's american in paris program. and that's despite my adoring dai and his hip hop swan lake to pieces.

gloves ruin the line of the arms, even when it goes with the story like katia gordeeva's umbrellas of cherbourg program i still don't like them. YMMV, but i'd still be interested in opinions of how this has come about (other than the ones i can come up with, like, it's cold in the rink).