Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 1 2
Results 16 to 18 of 18

Thread: Fur Coats for the Skating Moms

  1. #16
    SkateFan4Life
    Guest
    Had Tonya Harding kept her nose clean, stayed in shape, and won the Olympic gold medal, she would have been a shining example of a dramatic "rags to riches" story - the girl from the wrong side of the tracks wins the gold medal. Sometimes I wish that things were radically different and that Tonya could have stayed in the game and won, fairly and squarely.

    Had Elaine Zayak won an Olympic gold medal, she would have been a shining example of a young woman from a working-class family - her father owned and operated a bar in Paramus, NJ - skating to the top of the figure skating world.

  2. #17
    Skating Soprano
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    NorCal
    Posts
    419
    the best example is Peggy Flemming, who was the first working class skater to win.

    As far as clothes for the skate moms go, the trend now seems to be more like designer jeans, but thats more af a trend everywhere.

  3. #18
    Keeper of Michelle's Nose berthes ghost's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Posts
    953
    "the best example is Peggy Flemming, who was the first working class skater to win. "

    Not so.

    One of the reasons that the press hyped up the Tenley vs. Carol rivalry is because Tenley was old Boston money (her father was a sergion) and Carol was NYC bluecolar immegrant's daughter (her father was a baker). Carol said that her Mother often felt dissed by the other skating Moms, mainly because of her German accent. Carol also said that she and her sister had to give free exhibitions to barter for ice time.

    Anyway, that's just one example.

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 1 2

Similar Threads

  1. More tapes for copy and trade
    By Koshka in forum 2012-13 Figure Skating archives
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 09-12-2005, 02:58 PM
  2. Tapes for copy and trade
    By Koshka in forum 2012-13 Figure Skating archives
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 08-30-2005, 04:43 AM
  3. Please write to ESPN regarding how they can improve!
    By VIETgrlTerifa in forum 2004-05 Figure Skating archives
    Replies: 25
    Last Post: 08-21-2005, 11:58 PM
  4. In Praise of "Skating Moms and Dads"
    By Ladskater in forum 2002-03 Figure Skating archives
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 07-24-2003, 07:18 PM
  5. Similarities between figure skating and tennis
    By Spirit889 in forum 2002-03 Figure Skating archives
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 03-31-2003, 09:30 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •