The inaugural Olympic team skating event, which Russia won on Sunday night, appears to have been a great success. The new concept was well received by both fans and media.

Japan finished a disappointing fifth following subpar performances by Mao Asada, Akiko Suzuki and Tatsuki Machida, and will need to improve to be competitive in Pyeongchang in 2018.

Ice Time believes that the team competition can be improved with some alterations to the format to try and give it more balance.