Meryl Davis on challenges, coaching changes and more in upcoming figure skating season
OC: We spoke about ice dance a bit earlier, but what are we watching for in general? What are the goals of teams this season?
Davis: In ice dance, particularly a pre-Olympic year, you want to be setting yourself up well, to be in the position that you hope to be in for the Olympic season. You need to get yourself mentally, emotionally, and physically prepared to step in and tackle that challenge of the Olympic season.
Because mistakes are so rare in ice dance, oftentimes presenting yourself and that perception (of preparedness) is incredibly important as you move from one season to the next. And so I think a word that is going to play an interesting role this season with ice dance is momentum. Who is going to take it from this season to the next one?