Here are our judges for Skate Canada 2016!
Amanda H. (@BlondeAssassin1)
I skated from ages 4-16 on a regular basis, competing locally and skating in club shows wearing terrible costumes. I was on a precision skating team (the precursor to synchro) for 3 years that competed at Sectionals twice and at Nationals once. I have been a fan forever, but over the last few years I have turned into a FAN.
Bea (@tweenershots) | You Only Lutz Once
I co-founded and blog at You Only Lutz Once. I also co-founded Tropical Frost, a fan site dedicated to Michael Christian Martinez (PHI). Outside streaming, I've watched Four Continents in Taipei last season. (I was probably on TV too many times because of the many banners we had, especially that "The CHANpion is Back" banner. This season, I got to watch Asian Open Trophy and got to meet and cheer for many of my favorite skaters.
Patrick (@Team_PDD) | Patrick Commentates Skating
I'm that crazy guy that leads prayer circles on twitter before competitions. One time I met Ashley Wagner, and it was awesome.
Sam S. (@szabothebaby)
Been a fan of the sport since 1997 and have taken some basic skating classes (I have a mean forward swizzle lol). Also I'm a professional dancer in New York which definitely informs the way I watch skating.
Sarah R. (@pas_dechat) | Sarah Explains The Finer Sports
I started skating when I was five and continued with freestyle into my early teens. Now I'm an avid armchair quarterback with a blog.
Sean Z. (@enderstar)
I have been a figure skating fan for over 10 years and also a part-time sports writer specializing in figure skating from China. Though not a skater myself, I am very interested in the technical side of the sport. I have also covered several ISU events including GP China, GPF and FCC. Ice dance is my favorite category and probably the most fabulous thing on this planet.
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