Michelle won the Ultimate Four competition! It was a pro-am competition. Michelle received 3 out of 5 perfect 6.0s in her short program, and 4 in her long program. She is now the 2 time champion of this event, having won it the last time it was held in 1996. The competition will be shown on NBC on Saturday, April 25 from 8-11 pm. Read more about it in Eldredge, Kwan win against strong fields.


At the Hershey's Kisses Figure Skating Challenge, a pro-am team competition, Team #2 won the competition. Michelle was on Team #1. Watch it on ABC Saturday, April 18 from 5-6 and Sunday, April 19 from 4-6. Read more about it in All eyes on Lipinski in Hershey's Kisses Figure Skating Challenge.
At the Nice 'n Easy Figure Skating Classic, the first competition of the season, the men's team defeated the women's team. However, Michelle received the best total marks of the competition! She received 14 (out of 14!) perfect 6.0s in Saturday's short program, and nearly duplicated those marks with 13 in the free skate. Julie Kitzmiller, who was at the competiton, said, "I noticed and was terribly impressed with the improvement Michelle has in her long with facial expression. She's really losing her self in the music and feeling it; I thought it was beautiful." For more information, check out the article, Eldredge and Kwan collect loads of 6.0s
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