I watched the final of the ice dancing last night and Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir of Canada truly deserved the Gold Medal. It was technically difficult but so elegant to watch as they performed to Mahler's Symphony No. 5. What made it easier to watch were their pared down costumes compared to the Americans and Russians who had too many frou-frou flapping things that took away from their performances. Instead of watching them, I ended up watching the flippy bits of material going every which way and made their performances look messy which they weren't.
I've found it hard going to watch the ice skating no thanks to Channel 9 who slotted the performances in any old spot. The remote got a real work out but I still missed just about everything. I can't stand the ads which go on forever and I can't stand watching the 'hosts' waffle on about nothing. I was actually nostalgic for Bruce McAveny (sp?). But catching this one performance was worth the channel switching.