Category: Analysis

Snapshotting the Grand Prix

Our Snapshot Stats series at Tumblr has offered a few takes during this Grand Prix series. Blame Russia? A Curious Dip A State of Stasis? More analysis still to come — keep an eye out in the pre-Nationals interval!

What Price Skating Glory, Part 2: Institutional Funding

by Jacquelyn Thayer Editor’s Note: This article has been sourced through both public documents and interviews obtained as possible. For the sake of both accuracy and education, we welcome more detailed information on U.S. funding and will gladly update if and when that information is made available. Two for the Ice took its first look…

Breaking Down the 2017-18 Grand Prix Draft: Pairs

With today’s surprise reveal of 2017-18’s Grand Prix assignments, Two for the Ice has compiled the hows, whys — and possible huhs — of who and how many assignments the dance and pair teams in question received. Given the smaller fields in Grand Prix pairs — a total of 48 spots versus the 60 up…

Breaking Down the 2017-18 Grand Prix Draft: Ice Dance

With today’s surprise reveal of 2017-18’s Grand Prix assignments, Two for the Ice has compiled the hows, whys — and possible huhs — of who and how many assignments the dance and pair teams in question received. We’ll look first at dance, the larger and, thus, more unwieldy field. Couples who placed in the top…

Snapshot Stats: The Spanish Inquiry

by Jacquelyn Thayer After publishing in August a procedure for selection of the team to represent the nation in ice dance at the 2017 World Championships — giving the slot to the team with the highest short dance technical score at an international event — the Spanish winter sports federation yesterday courted controversy by declaring…

PCS: Connecting the Dots #9. Mixed Doubles

by Jacquelyn Thayer This Grand Prix ice dance team-by-team analysis has been expanded from recent Snapshot Stats features on Two for the Ice on Tumblr. CHOCK & BATES vs. WEAVER & POJE A pair of world medalist teams in an oft-unsteady position: Madison Chock and Evan Bates ceded the U.S. national title to Maia and…