In the men's event, Evan Lysacek finally got a Skate America gold medal after a few near misses. Shawn Sawyer was the highlight of the competition for me. Loved, loved, loved his Mozart program!
I spent most of the Ladies free skate watching the ice dance press conference through the window to the adjacent rink, but I remember Rachael Flatt skated great. I couldn't handle the Yu-Na Kim mania. Bus loads of Yu-Na fans had come just to see her, and they were going crazy. I didn't feel well (more on that later), and the hype was just too much.
On to a more pleasant year - 2010 in Portland, Oregon! Daisuke wows us again, Armin gives us a thrill, and the Shibutanis show they've come to play with the big boys.