In my daily perusal of IceNetwork.com this morning, I found some truly fantastic news for us skating number crunchers:
Stats on Ice is a recently launched online database of figure skating scores and statistics. This magical website was created by Curran Oi, former U.S. men’s competitor and a current biochemistry/biophysics PhD student at Yale. The site catalogs scores all the way back to 2004, with plans for expansion, and Oi told IceNetwork that he sees it as half archive, half analytical tool for skaters who are currently competing.
From the IceNetwork article: “Fans can search more than 27,000 skaters and just about every competition from the past 10 years. Paid subscribers have access to intriguing features like a protocol analyzer, filterable top score lists, comparable individual element scores, head-to-head comparisons and lots more.”
I often include score comparisons in my competition predictions and spent several hours googling scores to write this post about ice dancing. So suffice to say that statsonice.com is about to become my new favorite place on the internet. And I bet other skating fans who love to analyze the numbers in the IJS will agree. Curran, your website is fantastic!