Here is a link to the schedule for Worlds:http://olympictalk.nbcsports.com/2015/03/23/figure-skating-world-championships-schedule-nbc-winter-olympics/It is being aired on Saturday night from 8-10PM on NBC, the other events are scattered on Universal Sports if you get it (It's not part of our package, but occasionally FiOS unscrambles them, presumably for some kind of promotion)
NBC says it's showing the Ladies' and Ice Dancing on Saturday at 8 pm ET, the Men's and Pairs' on Sunday at 3 pm ET.
Wow, the French dancers were captivating.
Nice to see a little bit of Javier which shouldn't be surprising considering my posts on Page 4 of this thread.I thought the French (and Greek?) team was the best and by quite a bit actually.The women were kind of bland, or maybe it was the coverage. The winner seemed to be obvious from the get go.
I just got a chance to watch it this afternoon (kidlets & husband were sick... 1 guess as to who was the biggest baby about it). The triple axel was pretty awesome to see in competition, but i found myself underwhelmed by the quality in general. Gracie Gold seems like she is struggling with a lot of internal stuff, because she just seemed to phone in that performance. Like I said before, I feel like she needs to can the "pretty princess" programs and do something a bit more edgy, maybe it would suit her better. Ashley Wagner attacked her performance, and I see the point that they had nothing to lose, but it was nice to see her go after it. I wasn't a fan of the Moulin Rouge program earlier in the season but it completely grew on me. Polina Edmunds has the most light, effortless looking jumps, but girl, if you are trying to present yourself as more mature, don't skate to "Tinkerbell". You don't necessarily have to go to the Michelle Kwan route and reinvent yourself as a biblical seductress (Anyone remember "Salome" in 1996?) to show that you've grown up. But maybe go with something a bit more intense than the pre-school crowd. FYI, By following Johnny Weir on Facebook & Twitter, I accidentally got spoiled on the men's competition, so if you are holding off, be careful!
I remember that Michelle Kwan performance-was that the one where she wore about 10 pounds of make-up to try to make her look more mature?
Her Tosca still gives me chills every time I see it. Made all the more incredible by Dick Button's commentary
I have been figure skating for most of my life, including freestyle and ice dancing so I have a different view of the results. I have to disagree about the French team winning the gold medal at World's this year. I agree that they had a great program, but their performance was sloppy (weak twizzles, synchronization problems, unmatched leg line, too much two-footed skating). I think the judges fell victim to the Oksana Bauil syndrome. The program was enchanting, so they overlooked the technical issues that would have earned any other team a lower placing.
bitchybitchybitchy said:Bringing this thread forward: Watching the men's short program on the NBC Sports network. Pretty clean programs so far. Also a lovely moment backstage when Nathan Chen and Dick Buttons met.NBC will air the ladies free skate live in Friday night
Bringing this thread forward: Watching the men's short program on the NBC Sports network. Pretty clean programs so far. Also a lovely moment backstage when Nathan Chen and Dick Buttons met.NBC will air the ladies free skate live in Friday night