Kaetlyn Osmond skates through controversy at Skate Canada

Kaetlyn Osmond skates during her ladies short program at the Skate Canada International in Saint...

Kaetlyn Osmond skates during her ladies short program at the Skate Canada International in Saint John, N.B., on Friday, Oct. 25, 2013. (Mark Blinch/Reuters)

STEVE BUFFERY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 1:48 PM ET

SAINT JOHN, N.B. - Edmonton-based figure skater Kaetlyn Osmond landed four jumps in her short program at Skate Canada on Friday, but then landed right in the middle of a rather bizarre controversy.

After her performance, a reporter asked the native of Marystown, NL if her short program -- skated to songs from the musical Sweet Charity -- was an appropriate piece for a 17-year-old to skate to. Osmond, who finished sixth at last year's world championships in London, Ont., was taken aback by the question, naturally. Sweet Charity is after all, the reporter advised, about a prostitute. But Osmond, who wore a sultry black dress and white gloves for her short, wasn't buying into any suggestion that the program was inappropriate.

"I find this program very suited to me," said the reigning Canadian women's singles champion. "I have a specific dance style and we searched up so many videos on the dance moves that are in that type of music (and found Big Spender and Rich Man's Frug from Sweet Charity). It is mature, but that is what I'm trying to show, that I am a mature skater, even though I'm 17 years old. So it works very well."


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