I've loved him since seeing his Chocolat program in 2003. It's been incredible to witness a skater with his talent and passion grow and mature over the years. I think Stephane has spoiled me forever as far as men's skating is concerned. IMO no one skates with the combination of musicality, movement quality, freedom and spirit that he does on the ice. He's truly a dancer and an artist at heart, and with beautiful skating skills to boot. I can't put into the words the joy his skating has brought me. Every generation of two there would come a skater that will be remembered for doing something truly special and taking the sport to a different level. For me, he was THAT skater of this generation. I'm so grateful that we have all the memorable performances by him on video to watch over and over and over.
Last edited by shine; 03-09-2010 at 06:07 PM.
I, too, am going to miss Stephane....his dance and passion were the best!!! He always made me want to smoke after I saw him skate.
I really thought the last time he retired was truly "it," but then he came back, but then I was disappointed in his Olys, kinda sad for Stephane and his fans. I almost can't say I believe he's retiring this time, I've got "fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice ..." playing in my head. Even so I do tend to think he's not coming back this time. He's lost a lot of ground technically.
Aww, I'm gonna miss Lamby
A great athlete and artist. Sure hope he finds paths to perform in North America.