Ice Skating Olympic Unhopefuls

Ice skating isn’t for everyone. It looks beautiful and it looks easy. It seems like a lot of fun and the idea of gliding across ice is certainly enticing.  But the reality can be quite different for those who are not super coordinated and athletically inclined.  (As this video will testify to!)  It can take a lot of practice to become stable on your ice skates and before you can manage to stay upright as you skate around the rink.  [...]

 

Duhamel & Radford Give A Sweet Performance

Here are Meagan Duhamel & Eric Radford giving a wonderful performance in the 2013 World Championships.  It was light, bright and airy. Flawless? Well, no, but it was still quite an excellent and athletic routine that showed off their skills as a pairs team.  Great synchronized jumps and spins and she really nailed both of her throw jumps as well.  This Canadian team did all they could to get on that podium.

 

Chan Chokes in Long Program

This is the long program that the commentators were discussing in the last post on Brian Joubert from Patrick Chan.  This performance comes off of the record breaking short program that Chan had given and that everyone was still buzzing about.  Keep in mind that he racked up a huge score in the short program and that the scores from that one get added to his scores to this performance.  However, no one could have predicted that Chan would simply [...]

 

A Brave Effort From Joubert

A wonderfully brave and gutsy return of France’s Brian Joubert in the 2013 World Championships.  He has had a hard time over the last couple of years, and as the commentator mentions, even had come to a point where he seemed to have lost all confidence in himself and was really struggling.  This performance is a return to what he capable of and we hope to see more from him coming up this year.  A great and valiant effort!   [...]

 

Olympic Youth Ice Dancing Highlights

This is a highlight reel of the 2012 Olympic Youth competition in Innsbruck Ice Dance competition.  All I can say is “Wow!”  These young ice dancing pairs are quite exceptional and did a wonderful job with complicated choreography and difficult lifts.  The Russian pairs places both in first and third place, sandwiching the Ukrainian pair who provided a beautiful performance with some breathtaking straight line and curved lifts.    

 

Virtue and Moir Enthrall Audience

At the 2013 World Championships, the ice dancing team of Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir completely enthrall and delight the audience right from the start.  Within second of beginning the routine, the audience is clapping in synch with the music and with obvious delight.  It is easy to see why.  Virtue and Moir move with crispness and a beautiful ease and synchronicity that is stunning.  And those lifts! My goodness! They are precise and thrilling to watch.

 
 

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  • Ice Skating Olympic Unhopefuls

    Ice Skating Olympic Unhopefuls

    Ice skating isn’t for everyone. It looks beautiful and it looks easy. It seems like a lot of fun and the idea of gliding across ice is certainly enticing.  But the reality can be quite different for those who are not super coordinated and athletically inclined.  (As this video will testify to!)  It can take a lot of practice to become stable on your ice skates and before you can manage to stay upright as you skate around the rink.  [...]

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  • Duhamel & Radford Give A Sweet Performance

    Duhamel & Radford Give A Sweet Performance

    Here are Meagan Duhamel & Eric Radford giving a wonderful performance in the 2013 World Championships.  It was light, bright and airy. Flawless? Well, no, but it was still quite an excellent and athletic routine that showed off their skills as a pairs team.  Great synchronized jumps and spins and she really nailed both of her throw jumps as well.  This Canadian team did all they could to get on that podium.

    Continue reading »

  • Chan Chokes in Long Program

    Chan Chokes in Long Program

    This is the long program that the commentators were discussing in the last post on Brian Joubert from Patrick Chan.  This performance comes off of the record breaking short program that Chan had given and that everyone was still buzzing about.  Keep in mind that he racked up a huge score in the short program and that the scores from that one get added to his scores to this performance.  However, no one could have predicted that Chan would simply [...]

    Continue reading »

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  • A Brave Effort From Joubert

    A Brave Effort From Joubert

    A wonderfully brave and gutsy return of France’s Brian Joubert in the 2013 World Championships.  He has had a hard time over the last couple of years, and as the commentator mentions, even had come to a point where he seemed to have lost all confidence in himself and was really struggling.  This performance is a return to what he capable of and we hope to see more from him coming up this year.  A great and valiant effort!   [...]

    Continue reading »

  • Olympic Youth Ice Dancing Highlights

    Olympic Youth Ice Dancing Highlights

    This is a highlight reel of the 2012 Olympic Youth competition in Innsbruck Ice Dance competition.  All I can say is “Wow!”  These young ice dancing pairs are quite exceptional and did a wonderful job with complicated choreography and difficult lifts.  The Russian pairs places both in first and third place, sandwiching the Ukrainian pair who provided a beautiful performance with some breathtaking straight line and curved lifts.    

    Continue reading »

  • Virtue and Moir Enthrall Audience

    Virtue and Moir Enthrall Audience

    At the 2013 World Championships, the ice dancing team of Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir completely enthrall and delight the audience right from the start.  Within second of beginning the routine, the audience is clapping in synch with the music and with obvious delight.  It is easy to see why.  Virtue and Moir move with crispness and a beautiful ease and synchronicity that is stunning.  And those lifts! My goodness! They are precise and thrilling to watch.

    Continue reading »

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  • Two Faves in One – Yuna and Michelle

    Two Faves in One – Yuna and Michelle

    If you love Yuna Kim and Michelle Swan than this is the video for you!  These lovely ladies join to perform at the 2010 All That Skate exhibition performance at the Staple Center in LA.  Yuna and Michelle have a bit of admiration to pour on each other before they begin a dual performance that is elegant and oh-so pretty!  Sit back and enjoy this cool and easy performance from two of the best ladies skaters around.  

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  • 7 Year Old Marilyn?

    7 Year Old Marilyn?

    First of all, may I say…that’s some wig!  When you hear the quick mash up of the Madonna song, it begins to make a little more sense.  That said, I’m not sure a 7 year old should be channeling Marilyn for a performance, but young Katarina kept it light and playful and gave a pretty good performance.  She had great energy and gave the 2011 Houston Fall Invitational Figure Skating Competition all that she had.    

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  • Simply Enchanting!

    Simply Enchanting!

    She is young and graceful – a good combination to attack this great piece of music.  The lightness of Pizzicato by Leo Delibes is perfectly matched by this young lady’s ability to spin and jump.  She is confident on her feet and even in a stumble, she just keeps going and is not phased at all!  We look forward to seeing more from her, that’s for sure!    

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  • Self Choreographed “Set Fire” Performance

    Self Choreographed “Set Fire” Performance

    Here is a wonderful piece from a young lady at the Pasadena Competition in 2011.  This is a self choreographed number that was for the Junior Ladies Dramatic exhibition.  She combined some more modern dance moves into the routine.  What do you think? Did she capture the essence of the song and help you to feel the emotion?  

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