I don’t think anyone called me on it, but I made a mistake on the last post. For some reason I thought Ryan Bradley was going to 4CCs, but he’s not—Armin Mahbanoozadeh is the one joining Jeremy Abbott and Adam Rippon. Apologies on that!
And there’s been an official change to the roster since last week as well… U.S. Bronze Medalists Caydee Denney and Jeremy Barrett have withdrawn, due to an injury sustained by Barrett (Denney’s blade collided with his leg coming out of a SBS triple too loops—check this article at Universal Sports Taking their place will be first alternates Mary Beth Marley and Rockne Brubaker; it is their first international event since pairing up less than a year ago. It’s a tough end to what was really a sub-par season all around for Denney/Barrett… here’s hoping they come back stronger next fall. As for Marley/Brubaker—talk about baptism by fire! But it’s a great break for them.
And now for something completely different… this Clip of the Day really should have gone with the Dear Sonja Henie… post I did a couple weeks ago. It’s Ms. Henie as seen in the 1941 Fox musical Sun Valley Serenade, complete with an orchestra and dozens of skating extras. Especially if you’ve never seen one of her films, consider taking a look at this!
P.S. As you probably know by now, this week marks the 50th anniversary of the Sabena plane crash that claimed the lives of the 1961 U.S. World Figure Skating Team (and the subsequent one-night release of RISE). Amidst all the articles and features being done right about now, I’ll be doing a little one of my own. Look for it shortly, before we start zeroing in on 4CC/Taipei coverage.