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    A List of Skaters Favorites

    I saw this at Lifeskate and thought it was interesting.
    This is from an ATS press release.



    Do you have an all-time favorite skating program?

    Michelle Kwan – “My exhibition program, Fields of Gold.”

    Yuna Kim - “Michelle Kwan “Lyra Angelica” at 1998 Nagano Winter Olympics. Tessa Virtue & Scott Moir “Symphony no.5 at 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics.”

    Johnny Weir - “My favorite program from my own career is probably “The Swan” my 2006
    Olympic short program. My favorite programs of other skaters Anissina and Peizerat’s “Liberty,” and Evgeny Plushenko’s “Nijinskiy.”

    Tessa Virtue - “No. Should I?”

    Tanith Belbin - “Kurt Browning’s “Singing In The Rain.”

    Scott Moir - “Jeffrey Buttle Long Worlds 2008 because I was there live and felt the energy of perfection.”

    Ashley Wagner - “Tara Lipinski’s Freeskate at the ’98 Olympics.”

    Stéphane Lambiel – “Swan Lake by Oksana Baiul.”


    Who is your favorite skater?

    Michelle Kwan – “Brian Boitano.”

    Yuna Kim - “Michelle Kwan / Tessa Virtue & Scott Moir.”

    Johnny Weir - “Evgeny Plushenko, Irina Slutskaya and Yu Na Kim.”

    Tessa Virtue - “Jeffrey Buttle”

    Tanith Belbin - “Shae-Lynn Bourne was my idol growing up and is still my favorite skater today.”

    Scott Moir - “Patrick Chan.”

    Stéphane Lambiel – “Shizuka Arakawa.”


    More can be found here:

    http://www.lifeskate.com/
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    Oh no Lambiel, why did you have to pick that program.

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    Quote Originally Posted by janetfan View Post
    Tessa Virtue - “No. Should I?”

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    Tessa's answer made me laugh too

    And both of Lambiel's answers were interesting - I am a big fan of Oksana's "Swan" and also of Shizuka

    I think Yuna showed very good taste with her favorite programs.
    I also loved V/M's Spanish OD even though we mostly here about their "Mahler FD."

    I liked Tanith mentioning Shae and also Kurt.

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    Interesting how some skaters instinctively interpreted the question about "favorite program" as "what program of your own did you like the best?" while others thought the question was, "what program of someone else inspired you?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mathman View Post
    Interesting how some skaters instinctively interpreted the question about "favorite program" as "what program of your own did you like the best?" while others thought the question was, "what program of someone else inspired you?"
    Heh. There was only one skater who did that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ImaginaryPogue View Post
    Heh. There was only one skater who did that.
    Two. .

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    Quote Originally Posted by FlattFan View Post
    Two. .
    Wier answered both, so he's disqualified :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by ImaginaryPogue View Post
    Wier answered both, so he's disqualified :D
    Hah. Ok. Mathman, there are 3 types, 2 you've mentioned, and then there's Johnny Weir. .

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    MICHELLE KWAN, the most self-absorbed skater of all time!

    I. Want. To. Be. Absorbed.

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    Kurt Browning's favorite program of his own is Singing In the Rain, according to a recent interview in IFS magazine. (It's my favorite program of his too) Way to go, Tanith!!

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    I love these responses. YuNa chose what I think is one of Michelle's two best programs ever (The Black Swan being the other), and Tanith chose maybe the best Kurt program ever. Having recently seen Oksana's "Swan Lake" program, I see why Lambiel would choose it. How nice that Michelle cited Boitano as her favorite skater--not all that unexpected, from what I've heard. I like both sets of Johnny's answers, his favorite programs and his favorite skaters. I'm not surprised that Plushenko is his favorite male skater, but somehow it's endearing that the rather ethereal Weir chose the effervescent and athletic Slutskaya and not someone like Butyrskaya or Gordeyeva.

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    Nice hearing from Chen Lu and Denis Petrov, too. http://www.lifeskate.com/skate/chen-lu/

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    I really don't deserve to call myself a skating fan. How did I not know of this wonderful skating site, Lifeskate? It's got so many enjoyable articles on it. Thanks so much for the link!

    It's fun looking at everyone's junk food preferences. Shame on Lambiel, coming from Switzerland, not liking any junk food. Not liking chocolate? Maybe he just doesn't consider it a junk food. (I personally use it as a meat substitute.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Olympia View Post
    . Shame on Lambiel, coming from Switzerland, not liking any junk food. Not liking chocolate? Maybe he just doesn't consider it a junk food. (I personally use it as a meat substitute.)


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