hi folks, first time poster, long time figure skater, though my competitive career has been over for a decade.
these days im a freelance music critic, writing a piece right now about musical selection in figure skating. i guess im trying to find a way to connect two spheres of my life that mean a lot to me.
i did a search and really couldnt find much on this topic in the forums, so let me ask: how crucial is music to figure skating? is it background music to which skaters perform their techincial elements? or is it something much more? is there such a thing as "good" or "right" music (aside from guidelines in the rulebook)? are there consequences otherwise? does music reinforce certain ideas/ideals/stereotypes about skating?
id love to hear your thoughts on this!