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Figure Skating

Discussion in 'Open Chat' started by clarissima, Jan 8, 2003.

  1. clarissima

    clarissima Rocket Ranger

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    I love watching the sport, but since the Nancy Kerrigan/Tonya Harding thing the drama is so high. And I can skate...a little.
     
  2. agent hidden eyes

    agent hidden eyes Rocket Ranger

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    i love it.. i've been watchin since 5 and when they have comps and events on tv, i try to watch them.... but i never have skated.... one day i will try it...
     
  3. Existentialist

    Existentialist Entertainment Moderator

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    I loooove ice skating. I used to be pretty good at it... but I haven't had much time to do it lately. One of my friends coaches in CT. She skated at Nationals in 1998, in the figures catagory (different than figure skating)... she finished 8th, I think. Then they pretty much got rid of figures, so she retired and now coaches.
    My favorite is pairs skating... though after the Olympics last year, I'm kinda sick of it. My favorite pairs team is actually the Russians who "unfairly" finished first. The Canadian team was really good... but they made it seem like they were out there just for the gold, that that's all that mattered. And that's not right, in my opinion. I mean, it's good to want to win and all that... but they skated beautifully and they knew it and most everyone else knew it too (including the Russians), so they should have just left it at that and not marred it by seeming "greedy" to the casual observer. Winning isn't everything... I believe it has more to do with personal satisfaction. If they know they did the best, why not just leave it at that?
    Okay, I'm done ranting now. ^_^
     
  4. Alias Elle

    Alias Elle Rocket Ranger

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    I like skating. It's both fun to watch and do. I like the women's figure skating. It's so pretty!

    ~Me :angel2:
     
  5. clarissima

    clarissima Rocket Ranger

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    Oh, yes, that olympics was a big problem. Technically both teams were good, but artistically it was more beautiful watching the russian team. I wasn't in it, so I didn't care who won, but dude did that get to be a nightmare.
     
  6. Agent_Goodnight

    Agent_Goodnight Rocket Ranger

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    COOL! I skate.. :shamefullyembarrased: :unsure:

    I ahve been skating for 6 years and I just quit last year. I had made it up to the Senior competitive and was currently working on my double axel. I had completed most of my dances and just need a few more. I finsihed my skills. from 7-1 I quit because I was sick and tired of how competitve people are around me. I tried to ignore this one girl and I was nice to her but she was such a witch! so I quit because it wasn't fun anymore. I still have all the music from my solo's for the past six years I did


    Titanic
    Choclat
    Winter
    1816..er something like that
    Riverdance
    Latin

    those were the types of songs for my solo's

    I love Pairs, Dance and WOman';s Solo though I lvoe to watch Alexi Yagudin perform.


    I lvoed Jamie Sale and David Pelltier and I was happy to say I am Canadian. uh I'm glad they got the gold finally they sdeserved it but they have gone proffesional so u won't be seeing them any more.

    As for the Russians I respect them and I feel bad but they lack the Charisma and flow that the Canadains did. I feel bad for the Chinese pairs team cuz they have no presentation wahtsoever..


    peace out! lol

    AG
     
  7. Existentialist

    Existentialist Entertainment Moderator

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    See, I have to disagree there. The Canadian pair had the charisma going that night, I admit, people really responded to them, but I think the Russians had more flow, even if they weren't as good technically. Even though they tend to be more aloof, they skate with a grace that leaves me in awe. Plus, Jamie Sale reminds me a little of Nancy Kerrigan, and I never liked her. However David Peltier is quite charming. I think they make wonderful professionals, where they will be able to charm the audiences even more and have more fun.
     
  8. Agent_Goodnight

    Agent_Goodnight Rocket Ranger

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    Ya I see your point. The russians are very very good skaters. and I feel bad because what happened that night was a day off.. like the nerves got to them. But I like Jamie although I like Daid better! lol He's quite funny.



    But to have the experience that Jamie and David had when waiting for the scores...To have a almost flawless performance then ahve it taken away in that second. It musta hurt.



    K, has anyone been watching Alexi Yagudin's competitor... Yevgeni Plyushchenko.. the other russian with the long blonde hair. OMG! I despise him...like last year he really got himself together and started beating Alexi..but he is so full of himself. Like don't get me wrong he is a pretty good skater.. but he is full of himsefl! lol



    AG
     
  9. agent hidden eyes

    agent hidden eyes Rocket Ranger

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    here we go again.. because of this.. alot of people don't watch the sport any more.... but change of subject... i'm glad that scott hamilton is back... he is the best..
     
  10. Agent_Goodnight

    Agent_Goodnight Rocket Ranger

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    oh sry.. I didn't know I was offending anyone :shamefullyembarrased: :(



    Um ya Scotts back form cancer! ya Scott!


    AG
     
  11. twinzz2003

    twinzz2003 Rocket Ranger

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    I wish I could figure skate!! It's so beautiful!! I've been watching it for as long as I can remember!! I've never tried to ice skate, but I'll try one of these days. :redhair:
     
  12. aliasbabe48

    aliasbabe48 Rocket Ranger

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    i watch ice skating on tv sometimes and i think the ice skaters are soooooooooo graceful!!! when i was little i vowed to be an ice skater when i grew up but i don't think i can!~lol~i can skate and everything and do a twirl! it's soooo kewl! but i could never learn how to jump and twirl in the sky ar flip over like Scott Hamilton!~LOL~
     
  13. agent hidden eyes

    agent hidden eyes Rocket Ranger

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    that would be cool to do...
     
  14. Alias_babe2007

    Alias_babe2007 Rocket Ranger

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    I love watching the Women's Figure skating... I love Michelle Kwan :) She won the Nationals tonight, did anyone besides me watch it?
     
  15. ijilb

    ijilb Scout

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    I watched! I love ice skating. Kwan did a really excellent job last night....but I enjoy international skating more :rolleyes:
     
  16. agent hidden eyes

    agent hidden eyes Rocket Ranger

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  17. Follower of Rambaldi

    Follower of Rambaldi Rocket Ranger

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    there used to be some hot skater man...i cannot remember his name though. oh...yes, i watch on occasion. i like it and women's gymnastics.
     
  18. agent hidden eyes

    agent hidden eyes Rocket Ranger

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    alexi? hes very hot or michael weiss isn't bad either..but married..
     
  19. Follower of Rambaldi

    Follower of Rambaldi Rocket Ranger

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    no...this would probably be 10 years ago.
     
  20. clarissima

    clarissima Rocket Ranger

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    A hot skater 10 years ago...Sergei Gringov? He passed away.... No idea FoR. But I love Scott Hamilton and his back flips!

    As for the artistic impression that can break a tie, it's all due to judge's perceptions. Like how the skater is at manners and charming the judges when they have get togethers to meet and greet each other. That all seems so...wrong sometimes. LIke if you aren't a polite young lady (example Tonya Harding) you might now be as pleasing....
     

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