I love figure skating, and of course I’m excited for the Olympics. But we’re watching replays of the Four Continents competition this week, and honestly it’s my favorite event in some ways.
If you don’t know, Four Continents is an annual event that includes skaters from everywhere except Europe. You’ll see skaters from Mexico, India, New Zealand, and other places that rarely get draws on the international scene. It’s a great time: there are stakes, but they are low; there’s a fun vibe, but not a self-important one; and skating styles and music choices that you’ll never see at bigger events pop up. I can’t recommend it more.