Figure skating is beautiful, athletic – and controversial. Every dedicated and not-so-dedicated fan remembers a skate that was completely perfect – and a time when the judges didn’t agree.
When you sit down at The Judges’ Table, you make the decisions. After every major competition, five or six “judges” from the skating fan community will give us their thoughts on the best performances, the worst, where the judges got it right, where they got it wrong, and what we can look forward to in the remainder of the season and beyond.
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Who runs The Judges’ Table?
I’m Mara, a doctoral student living in Pittsburgh. I have vague memories of watching the 1994 Olympics, but I truly fell in love with figure skating watching Tara Lipinski win her world championship in 1997. Since then, skating has been a crucial part of my life: I’ve had numerous opportunities to bond with my mom (who got me obsessed in the first place), become friends with other skating fans, and, as an adult, started learning how to skate myself. The Judges’ Table has been a really fun way to connect with casual and diehard figure skating fans all over the world and encourage everyone to become a part of the skating community.