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    Dorothy offering skating fantasy camp

    Dorothy Hamill's website is apparently back up...dorothyhamill.com

    She is offering a skating camp for older skaters (age 21 and up).
    There is also a clip of her up on Youtube, describing the camp.

    I have been checking out Dorothy's site since it went down (in 2002?), and it is finally back up! (Persistence pays off!)

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    Thanks, icebarre, for the update!

    Ah, looking at her site brings back so many wonderful memories from yesteryear, she started it all.

    I'll never forget back in 2000 I gave the skaters a bunch of gifts to show how much I appreciated their wonderful skating that evening, and months later I received a beautiful personally autographed 12 x 12 photo of Dorothy, thanking me for the gorgeous angel doll I had given her, which had golden gossamer wings. But that's Dorothy, always kind, nice, appreciative, a true angel.

    I'm not surprised that all the skaters I have loved most have that joie de vivre of Dorothy Hamill.

    One of my favorite quotes contains a mention of Dorothy; written by her greatest fan, the late great Jim McKay:

    As I sat watching with my wife ~ Margaret ~ in the arena, I sensed with the others in the crowd early in her program that this was something special. The small figure on the ice reminded me of Tinkerbell; she was half human, half mythical. She was Peggy Fleming at Grenoble in '68, Dorothy Hamill at Innsbruck in '76. - Jim McKay commenting on Sarah Hughes 2002 Olympic FS

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    That is a wonderful thing she is doing. I would love to go to that camp, myself!

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    Quote Originally Posted by icebarre View Post
    ...older skaters (age 21...).
    I feel incredibly ancient.
    Last edited by Mathman; 05-22-2009 at 03:39 PM.

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    LOL!

    I guess I should have said "for older kids, age 21 and up!"
    I'm only a few years younger than Dorothy myself!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mathman View Post
    I feel increbibly ancient.
    You're eligible for the camp!

    http://dorothyhamill.com/slices/skatecamp2.htm

    "Whether you are a seasoned skater or it's your first time on the ice you will have the experience of a lifetime! This camp is limited to adults 21 years of age and up."

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    Quote Originally Posted by CzarinaAnya View Post
    That is a wonderful thing she is doing. I would love to go to that camp, myself!
    Wonderful? Did you see the price tag?

    I think the only fantasy is that enough people will have that kind of money in this economy. Should be interesting to see how it turns out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pixie Cut View Post
    Wonderful? Did you see the price tag?

    I think the only fantasy is that enough people will have that kind of money in this economy. Should be interesting to see how it turns out.
    No, I didn't see it. BUT I do like the idea of the camp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CzarinaAnya View Post
    No, I didn't see it. BUT I do like the idea of the camp.
    I think the idea of a camp is great, but at $4,500 to $4,800 plus the cost of transportation, it's a mighty big fantasy.

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    holy cow?????? basically you're paying for the name...

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    $4500.00 to $5000.00... Now THAT IS a real 'fantasy camp.'

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    Well, that's about the same cost as a guided tour.

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    The fantasy part is that you have to win the lottery to afford to be able to go. In this economy I can't imagine that many people would go...but then again......there are some people that would probably sell their house just to be able to go or send their kid there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by soogar View Post
    Well, that's about the same cost as a guided tour.
    What kind of guided tours are you taking? The best of five star hotels?

    There are guided tours to major destinations in the $3,000 range, including airfare. This fantasy camp isn't in Paris. It's Nantucket.

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    There once was a girl from Nantucket....sorry I just couldn't resist!!

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