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Figure Skating [Feb. 3rd, 2008|10:07 am]

I got a chance to see Stars on Ice in person on Friday. It was amazing!!! The best one I've ever seen.

It makes me sad right now that the professionals are much better to watch than the actual competitions. Sasha Cohen is so artistic and nobody has come close to replacing her. The pairs skating in Stars on Ice are the world class skaters, not the pairs still competing. It makes me wonder what the new scoring system is doing to skating overall. I think it is lowering the artistry of it too much. And I was SHOCKED with the US Championships and disgusted that Weir didn't win the free skate. I think he deserved the gold. I hate the new scoring system, although it has made ice dancing better, it's hurt every other discipline. I just thought that Weir skated with twice the heart that Evan did and still the free skate was only 2nd?? The new scoring system is taking all of the soul and artistry out of the sport. I wish the new scoring was only applied to Ice Dancing. It is the reason for some many uninspiring performances and I think a lack of interest in Figure Skating in the US.