[Preview] Asian Open Trophy in Manila, Philippines

Missed us? The off-season was fun while it lasted, but the two of us are excited to be blogging about skating again. While we usually start posting previews during the Grand Prix season, we felt like writing a preview for this year’s Asian Open Trophy, especially since our country is hosting it! We are going to have so much fun blogging about this competition!

While we may not be familiar with most of the skaters—especially the novices—we believe this will be a wonderful opportunity to get to know them. Who knows? Some of these names could be the next big thing.

So, here are our thoughts on some of the entries, which are mostly who we are excited about.

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[Features] YOLO’s Favorite Programs for Season 2015-2016

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It’s been more than a month since season 2015-2016 season ended, but, as usual, we’re still not over it. We’re still experiencing withdrawal symptoms, and that meant watching some programs; some programs more than others. And here, we list our favorite programs for the season—both our common favorites and our individual favorites.

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[Recap] World Figure Skating Championships 2016: Ladies

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The ladies’ competition was definitely one for the books. Lights-out skates, broken world records, and unexpected meltdowns were the theme of the competition. If you placed any bets for this competition, you were definitely in for a major gamble as any of the top ladies could have won. The results were probably unexpected. Then again, this is figure skating; anything can happen.

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[Recap] World Figure Skating Championships: Men

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It had been a week since the World Figure Skating Championships ended, and we still couldn’t believe how the season wrapped up. For the men, it was a deep and unpredictable field, and it continued to hold true. Some heavy favorites certainly stepped up, while others shocked us and failed to give their best, and even their usual, performances.

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[Preview] World Figure Skating Championships 2016: Ladies

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This is one of our two previews for the 2016 World Figure Skating Championships. To read our preview of the ladies’ event, click here.

The ladies field is a rather interesting one, as there are several contenders for the much -coveted World Champion title. There’s a mix of World medalists looking to add another one to their growing collection, skaters looking to finally get that elusive World medal, and others hoping to end their season on a high note.

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[Preview] World Figure Skating Championships 2016: Men

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This is one of our two previews for the 2016 World Figure Skating Championships. To read our preview of the ladies’ event, click here.

This season, like all the other seasons, has been one heck of a rollercoaster. There had been comebacks, there had been injuries, there had been records broken and improvements seen. Sadly, it must all come to an end. And what better way to culminate it than in the World Championships?

This year’s Worlds will be held in Boston, Massachusetts. The pressure is on for the Americans; the last time an American won a World medal in their home country was in 2009 for the men (Evan Lysacek) and 2003 for the ladies (Michelle Kwan). While a World medal is just within reach, of course, many skaters in the field are as hungry for it, and no one exactly knows what will happen in this competition.

Let’s start our preview with the men, shall we?

This is probably the deepest field we’ve had of the men’s event since the last time we could remember. With these entries, there’s no telling who’s going to take the World title, although, like every competition, there are heavy favorites.

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