Well, it depends what you're watching for.
Originally Posted by cvg16
If you want to understand the results of the sporting event, what the blades are doing on the ice is by far the most important thing.
If you just want to get aesthetic pleasure from watching the movement to music, then focus on whatever provides you the most pleasure.
Throwing tomatoes at corrupt judges
I'm going to do pairs:
The very first to mention should be Belousova & Protopopov: they were (are) true artists, IMO the best pair skaters ever.
Moonlight sonata EX 1970: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WKSk0...eature=related
Unfortunately you can't find that much of them on youtube...
Gordeeva & Grinkov 1994 olympics EX:
"Lady Caliph" by Berezhnaya & Shikarulidze is probably the best pairs short program ever, but it has been mentioned already. Here's their swan lake SP from 1998: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJCGGBmCmf0
Shen & Zhao's Turandot from worlds 2003 is legendary as well, here's the nutcracker from 2004: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DHQRfNDX3kI
And not to forget our reigning world champions savchenko & Szolkowy!
The mission, FS from 2007, unfortunately with terrible commentary that destroys the whole atmosphere and makes it difficult to enjoy the program...
Wow, I am developing new appreciation for pairs...and falling in love with Gordeeva and Grinkov. Amazing!
I'm hoping the same happens for ice dance. But I just can't get into it because I don't know what actually to watch for - no throws and jumps. I guess this is the discipline where feet-watching is a must.
Thanks again for the videos!