The second group included all the American men. Richard Dornbush skated his new Beethoven short program. All of the guys were a little shaky in their run-throughs, but hopefully that means they've all gotten past the jitters and will be in good form tomorrow night.
The ice dancers were up next, and we were treated to a variety of costumes. Nathalie Pechalat and Fabian Bourzat had on their full Egyptian gear and make-up, while Isabella Tobias and Deividas Stagniunas were hard to miss in bright red. Deividas took off his shiny red jacket for the run-through, so I'm wondering if it's just an accessory to his costume. The Canadian teams, Alexandra Paul/Mitch Islam and Kharis Ralph/Asher Hill, kept up the tradition of Virtue/Moir and Crone/Poirier and wore all black warm-up outfits.
In the second group, Meryl Davis and Charlie White debuted their new free dance to "Die Fledermaus." They didn't do a full run-through but the parts I saw were light and lovely. Meryl's light blue dress was stunning and the skirt moved beautifully with the music. All the dance teams skated their free dances and skated them well. Should be a great competition!
I didn't make it to the pairs or ladies practices today but hope to catch the pairs tomorrow, in addition to the men and dance. Here is the link to my photos from today:
|2011 Skate America Thursday Practice|