Here are the judges for Skate America!
Mara B. (@missmaraskate)
I started out as purely an ice dance fan, after watching Davis/White on DWTS. Gradually, I was introduced to the other disciplines, and I've found myself enjoying all of them. I've never been to a live event...hopefully that will change eventually (hi Skate America 2017!).
Margaret D. | Tumblr
Like a lot of people, I became a figure skating fan during the whole Nancy/Tanya saga before the 1994 Olympics. Never been on the ice myself -- ha, I would fall right on my butt the second I stepped on it! -- but I just absolutely fell in love with the combination of art and athleticism and knew I would be a lifelong fan.
MJ C. (@arabesquing)
I can swizzle and stroke around a rink! That's about the best I can do as a skater. :P I've been watching skating since the Sochi Olympics and had the great privilege to attend 2016 Worlds in Boston in person! (And got drunk in the hotel bar while surrounded by skaters, but that's another story.)
Ryan S. (@SkateGuardBlog) | SkateGuard
Tell us a little about your experiences with figure skating or as a fan, if any. Figure skating history blogger; former competitive skater; certified judge with CFSA (Skate Canada) under 6.0 system.
Tell us a little about your experiences with figure skating or as a fan, if any. I fell in love with figure skating watching Plushenko's Euros 2005 FP on TV. After a few years I decided I absolutely had to learn to skate and now I'm teaching to kids. My fav skaters are Yuzuru and Shoma.
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