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    Wait what is the story about Jennifer Kirk's mom? I've not heard that yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BackStage Barbie View Post
    Wait what is the story about Jennifer Kirk's mom? I've not heard that yet.
    her mom died of cancer just as Jenny was making a name for herself... her mom was teh driving force behind her skating. After her mom died, Jenny started coach hopping, living with her sister while she was coached by Richard Callahan and then she moved out west and worked with Frank Carroll before she finally left teh sport and got herself healthy (she had an eating disorder).

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    To me, the most moving and memorable parts of the film were the clips of Laurence Owen and the pairs skater--I don't recall her name-- who broke her foot in practice before the Nationals and had to withdraw. Her partner found someone else, won Nationals and was on that plane. She had such mixed emotions--she was sad/hurt/worried that her partner had replaced her so easily (or so it seemed) and at the same time relieved/mystified that fate kept her off the plane. She seemed to still have a lot of survivors' guilt. And Laurence Owen. She had such charisma. She reminded me of Janet Lynn, always smiling. I think she would have been one of the greats, had she lived.

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    I had to miss it. I had bought a ticket, but work's been crazy lately and I've been putting in extra hours. Ugh!

    I'm definitely buying the DVD. Not sure about the encore - I guess it depends how my project is coming along during the next 2 weeks.

    Anyway, it sounds like a great experience. Can't wait to see it eventually.

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    I come bearing pictures of the skaters at the premiere!

    http://www.zimbio.com/pictures/k1TPc...York+Premiere/

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    One of my funniest moments of the show was Ron Lundington telling about the time Marabell hit him over the head with wooden folding chair. Everyone in the theater starting to snicker.
    And the poem written by Lawrence* just hearing it made you want to cry.
    Didn't care much for the chit chat hosted by Matt L. and Petter just gets on my last nerve.
    When they interviewd Vera Wang eveyone just gasped at her sorry but she is too skinny could see all the bones in her back. Peggy could made better choice in her dress that zipper dress just didn't get it and thought she was going to give everyone a show while crossing her legs. Michelle's dress was really cute for her and her jimmy coo shoes. Dorothty was very well dressed also. Scott and Brian well men is nice suites.
    Guess because I am in a smaller market there was maybe 20 at the most in the theather.
    At the end Petter talked about how to get the pin with your ticket and gave a web site when I looked it up couldn't find where to get my free pin. Did anyone else find it? Over all it was worth the $10 and will get the DVD when comes out..
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    Here is another picture (from Tara's tweet):

    http://twitpic.com/416iye

    IMO, both look wonderful!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jhar55 View Post
    At the end Petter talked about how to get the pin with your ticket and gave a web site when I looked it up couldn't find where to get my free pin. Did anyone else find it?
    Jhar55~At the website, www.rise1961.com, there's a blue tab on the left hand side that says "Redeem Tickets". You have to fill out a survey regarding the event and it sends you back a receipt email, which you have to mail to the address given with your ticket stub.

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    Thank you LegalGirl! I just filled out my form for the pin and mag.

    I was 8 when this happened, and I hardly remembered it. It was mentioned a few years ago, and it came back to me like a ghost. Now that I am an avid fan, if this happened these days, I do not know WHAT I would do. When I see that HUGE, gushing smile on the face of Laurence Owen, I get really emotional. She looks like the quintessential, life loving, girl next door......even in 2011. I was surprised that I contained myself in the theatre as well as I did. The theatre was right across from the Seven Bridges Ice Arena, in Woodridge, IL. which is where I met Sasha at a skate clinic there a few years back. If anyone is in that area, they have three rinks there! The theatre was 95% full, and medium size. Some of the kids were in their skating clothes, which I loved to see. I also loved the pre and post shows that they had.

    When it comes to famous people in any walk of their lives, I LOVE to see them pay tribute to those who came before them. It was obviously a very humbling experience for all of the skaters involved.

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    Beautiful words, PullingForSasha, Welcome to GoldenSkate!

    I know exactly what you mean about Laurence's captivating face, it makes one want to laugh, cry, and scream for joy all at the same time. Leastways it does for me.

    I recall when I saw her face for the first time on the big screen last night I was fighting to recall whom she reminded me of, some star from long ago, at first I thought it might be Burt Reynolds first wife for some reason, but then I just saw her and, no, not her. It's going to be eating away at me until I remember, lol. :D

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    I know who!!!! Natalie Wood in "Daisy Clover"!!!! One of my all-time favorite movies, love it! She has her same joie de vivre!

    http://kpitalrisk.free.fr/images/sta...wood_-_r_-.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nadine View Post
    Beautiful words, PullingForSasha, Welcome to GoldenSkate!

    I know exactly what you mean about Laurence's captivating face, it makes one want to laugh, cry, and scream for joy all at the same time. Leastways it does for me.

    I recall when I saw her face for the first time on the big screen last night I was fighting to recall whom she reminded me of, some star from long ago, at first I thought it might be Burt Reynolds first wife for some reason, but then I just saw her and, no, not her. It's going to be eating away at me until I remember, lol. :D
    Thank you Nadine. Skating brings it out of me. LOL Yes that shot of Natalie definitely reminds me of Laurence.

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    Thanks Legalgirl had been snake it would ahve bit me. Looked at that site 2/3 times and missed it.
    Ordered my pin and very disapointed I couldn't donate any money due to being on very tight budget at this time.

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    RISE: Remembering Sabena Flight 548 - the plane crash that killed the 1961 US Team

    Just been reading about RISE, the new film to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the day on which the 1961 U.S. figure skating team perished in a plane crash on its way to that years World Championships.

    If you get a chance, its well worth seeing the film, not least because the proceeds go to the memorial fund set up as a legacy to those that died.

    Just set up this thread to mark the occasion and to bring together various material on the net in relation to the tragedy.

    Sabena Flight 548 - Background and Legacy

    ESPN Documentary: Enduring legacy

    Documentary on the 1961 U.S. Figure Skating Team

    Documentary: Remembering the 1961 U.S. Figure Skating Team

    Documentary: Sabena Flight 548

    Original Newsreel on Crash

    Sports Illustrated Article

    Website Dedicated to 1961 Team

    RISE: the Film

    RISE - the Films website

    THE SKATERS WHO DIED

    MENS TEAM

    Bradley Lord

    1961 Nationals - FS

    North American Championships 1961

    Gregory Kelley

    1961 Nationals - FS

    Douglas Ramsey

    1961 Nationals - FS

    LADIES TEAM

    Laurence Owen

    1961 Nationals - FS

    1960 Olympics

    North American Championships - 1961

    Stephanie Westerfeld

    1961 Nationals - FS

    Rhode Lee Michelson

    1961 Nationals - FS

    PAIRS TEAM

    Maribel Owen & Dudley Richards

    1961 Nationals - FS

    North American Championships 1961

    Ila Ray Hadley & Ray Hadley Jnr

    1961 Nationals - FS

    Laurie Hickox and William Hickox

    Short segment in them - sadly no footage of their bronze medal performance at 1961 Nationals

    ICE DANCE TEAM

    Diane Sherbloom & Larry Pierce

    1961 Nationals - freedance

    Dona Lee Carrier & Roger Campbell

    1961 Nationals - Freedance

    Patricia Major Dineen & Robert Dineen

    Unfortunately, only this snippet exists of their 1961 Nationals performance

    OTHERS WHO DIED

    Maribel Vinson-Owen - Coach & Former Skater

    1932 Olympics

    Feature Article

    Another Feature Article

    Edi Scholdan - Coach & Former Skater

    Feature Article

    Daniel Ryan - Coach & Former Skater

    Feature Article

    Another Feature Article

    Linda Hadley - Coach

    Feature Article

    Bill Kipp - Coach & Former Skater

    Feature Article

    Bill Swallender - Coach & Former Skater

    Feature Article

    Harold Hartshorne - Judge & Former Skater

    Feature Article

    Eddie LeMaire - Judge & Former Skater

    Feature Article

    Deane McMinn - Team Manager & Former Skater

    Feature Article

    Walter Powell - Referee

    Feature Article

    Hence, all in all, the United States lost 18 skaters, 6 coaches, and 4 officials on that fateful flight. It would take a long time for the U.S. to recover from the tragedy. The memorial fund helped in the rebuilding, as did Peggy Flemings 1968 Olympic victory, and the recruiting of international coaches such as Carlo Fassi and John Nicks. Finally, there are the great what might have been's that one will speculate about for as long as figure skating exists. Would Laurence Owen have become Olympic champion in 1964 for example in place of Sjoukje Dijkstra? Sadly, we will never know and it will always remain a what if
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