Did anyone post Brian Boitano's skate in Alaska? Don't have a link. Even more than his Olympic LP, I think of that special where he is skating outside in someplace Toni probably has been or may live there for all I know. I see him in his long underwear doing those spread eagles. Well, they looked like long johns, LOL.
Brian Boitano's Water Fountain on the glacier program
And what I always think of his signature piece-the boy with bravado skating to Les Patineurs, skated at US Nationals in 1988, when the rest of us who didn't get any GP coverage were shocked at what Sandra Bezic had made of Brian:
I always get a kick out of the the 19th century "grapevine" footwork after the camel spin.
Not to mention the nods to the posture and frilly shirt of the Reverend Robert Walker Skating on Duddin
And of course his Olympic LP, a classic:
Although even more classic in the Canadian coverage, which I couldn't find on youtube. Brian skated first. And Johnny Esaw (the Canadian Terry Gannon of the era) went nuts-"where are the 6.0's????" The other commentators tried to calm him down, saying, "Johnny, the judges have to leave room for "SOMEONE ELSE".
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For me, of course its gotta be Michelle at 2004 Nationals. From the skating to the attitude - this is one person who knows just how sick they are... I love Michelle Kwan, the athlete, but her swag is what kills me...
Is it possible that a signature program is one that was never performed?
Maybe not - but I still remember the 1980 Lake Placid Olympics and the night Tai and Randy had to withdraw.
Here is a look back at how it unfolded:
Here are Randy and Tai winning the World Championship in 1979.
I still have trouble at times appreciating teams where the guy is a foot or more taller and a 100 pounds heavier than the girl. I typically think there is something visually awkward by such a large size difference no matter how well they skate.
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Wow what a fabulous trip down memory lane! My favorite is Michelle Kwan EOE World Pro - link has already been posted. I've really enjoyed Paul Wylie, Brian Orser, Kristi and all the others. Haven't seen most of these programs in a very long time. I remember a program from Brian Orser called Ebbtide and it was wonderful. Can't find it on youtube. Does anyone have a link they can post?
Michelle Kwan - Rach No. 3, Lyra Angelica
Sasha Cohen - Malaguena, Dark Eyes, Romeo and Juliet
Yuna Kim - Danse Macabre, The Lark Ascending
Mao Asada - Nocturne, Fantaisie Impromptu
Kimmie Meissner - Queen of Sheba
Kristi Yamaguchi - Blue Danube
Tara Lipinski - Little Women, Rainbow
Lu Chen - Take Five, Butterfly Lovers, Rach No. 2
Maria Butyrskaya - Scene D'Amour
Stephanie Rosenthal - Rock It
Evan Lysacek - Rhapsody in Blue
Johnny Weir - The Swan, Dr. Zhivago
Matthew Savoie - The Mission
Alexei Yagudin - Winter
Brian Boitano - Napoleon
Jeremy Abbott - A Day in the Life, Symphony No. 3
Stephane Lambiel - Four Seasons
Daisuke Takahashi - Techno Swan, Eye Tango
Sale/Pelletier - Love Story
Shen/Zhao - Turandot, Adagio
Mishkutienok/Dmitriev - Lieberstraum
Gordeeva/Grinkov - Moonlight Sonata
Davis/White - Samson et Delilah, Phantom, Indian OD
Virtue/Moir - Mahler No. 5, Flamenco OD
Torvill/Dean - Bolero
Yu-na: Gershwin, Danse Macabre, Bond (she is the Bond girl until further notice XD), Lark Ascending, Tango de Roxanne :3
Mao: Bells of Moscow, Nocturne, Claire de Lune
Michelle Kwan: Salome, East of Eden, Song of the Black Swan, Red Violin, Tosca, Lyra Angelica... and that's only the tip of the iceberg XD
Shen/Zhao: Turandot, Who Wants to Live Forever (well, it was the first program by them I watched... )
A lot of good ones.
Did anyone mention Joubert's Matrix program?
I would also add Umbrellas of Cherbourg for Punsalen & Swallow