- Jan 5, 2019
The only thing that I worry about is this: We don't want figure skating to become an endeavor where the athletes (specimens) are just interchangeable pawns in some sort of ego game played by adults.
There always is this dormant risk, especially when programs start to fight between themselves for resources and start poaching, or try bending the governor's decision making over building plans, money division etc.
It seems amongst the top Moscow rinks, both Davydov and Panova are already in the race to catch up, but little is known about their setups.
Davydov said in his interview, any skater is free to leave and choose at any time. No doubt the same applies to the Crystal Dome. As long as the skaters themselves feel welcomed, appreciated, I see no problems.
It will be interesting to watch their progress over the run op to 2022 Olympics.
But like Goncharenko said, progress isn't made by leaning back.