As of now, Evan Lysacek isn’t the only “Evan” that’s going to be missing the Grand Prix this season. According to this article in the Detroit Free Press (and confirmed by a similar article at IceNetwork), U.S. and Olympic ice dancers Emily Samuelson and Evan Bates are officially sidelined until further notice, thanks to a “freak accident” during practice that resulted in Samuelson’s blade lacerating Bates' Achilles tendon (say it with me: YEOWWW!!)
And to make matter worse—at least for me—it’s mentioned in the article that they were rehearsing their Free Dance, which this season was to use selections from An American in Paris. Are you kidding me?! After two years of Free Dance musical selections that barely stirred anything in me other than disdain, they switch coaches, get some music that is nothing short of awesome… and now this?!
UGH! I can’t stand it. Talk amongst yourselves… and while you’re at it, speculate on which U.S. teams might replace them at NHK and Trophee Eric Bompard.