The Team Skate event is a unique addition to the Olympics. Instead of individual success (albeit country-specific talent) the hope is that the gold, silver, and bronze will be rewarded to the countries with the strongest combined skate programs (single, pairs, and ice dancing). It sorta strips the individualism of the Olympic skating events, and I like that.
Below is a look at the “team” aspect of the event. The entire team awaits scores after fellow members perform. Together they celebrate. Together they suffer defeat. Team Canada, putting forth elegant performances on day one, had reason to celebrate.