The holiday specials gave us all an opportunity to see some skaters we've all been watching through the years...
Is it possible that Ekatarina Gordeeva just gets more and more beautiful?
Wouldn't you love to know how Caryn Kadavy keeps that lean figure? And how about those abs!
Will Yuka ever take anything but stunning soft steps? Wonder how she feels, having been at the vanguard of this huge figure skating Renaissance in Japan?
Don't you think Mike Weiss is much more appealing as a pro skater, performing real numbers instead of the goofy exhibition numbers he did as an eligible?
Seems to me like Kyoko Ina and John Zimmerman relate better with each other now than they did in years past... perhaps their new lives on the road wear well on them.
Wasn't it marvelous, seeing Naomi Lang and Peter Tchernyshev skating together professionally? Don't they just bring something so special to the ice?
And, speaking of ice dancers, did my eyes deceive me? Was that Elizabeth Punsalan and Jerod Swallow in one of the holiday specials? And with that same great sparkle?
Here's one - she was never my favorite skater, but I saw her in a recent holiday special and found that jazz music really suits her. I actually enjoyed her and felt like she had worked hard to get back into skating shape and was pleased and proud to be out there. Her joy was contageous. Know who I mean? Nancy Kerrigan!
So, anyone else have some impressions of skaters you've been watching through the years?