The second group of pairs included all the U.S. pairs and the French team James/Cipres. The two Skating Club of Boston teams, Marissa Castelli/Simon Shnapir and Gretchen Donlan/Andrew Speroff did full run-throughs of their long programs. I hadn't seen Marissa and Simon's tango program yet this season, and I loved it! The choreography is intricate and interesting. They maintain the tango feel throughout the program - they don't just throw in a few random tango movements like we often see in tango programs. They did the throw double axel in the run-through but landed the throw triple axel later in the practice session. Watch it here!
The second group had only two teams, Anastasia Cannuscio/Colin McManus and Lynn Kriengkrairut/Logan Giulietti-Schmitt, since Meryl Davis/Charlie White hadn't arrived yet. Both teams practiced their free dances and then did sections of their short dances.
Here are my Thursday practice photos (and a few scenery shots from the area):
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