Favorite Figure Skaters?
Sasha Cohen (so hot)
Emily Hughes (so hot)
Tara Lipinski (so hot)
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Wicked Yankee Girl
Gotta Have Music
So many! - Todd, Paul Wylie, Brian Orser, Kurt, Matt Savoie, Jeff Buttle, Ilia Kulik, Elvis, Shawn Sawyer, Adam Rippon, Jeremy Abbott, Alban Preaubert, Armin M., Keegan Messing, Takahiko Kozuka, Takeshi Honda, Michal Brezina, Midori Ito, Yuka Sato, Michelle, Fumie, Katia, Alissa, Sasha, Caryn K, Sarah Maier, Joannie Rochette, Akiko,. G&G, Shen & Zhao, Yuka & Jason, Amanda & Mark, Kyoko & John, Aliona & Robin, Torvill & Dean, B&K, K&O, Roca & Sur, & Tanith & Ben, Meryl & Charlie, the Kerrs, Navarro & Bommentre, Klimova & Ponamorenko, Melissa & Denis, The Shibutanis, Naomi & Peter ...
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Men: Kurt Browning, Shawn Sawyer, Ryan Bradley, Jeremy Abbott, Evan Lysacek, Daisuke Takahashi, Elvis Stojko, Todd Eldredge, Michael Weiss, Alban Preaubert, Brian Joubert, Samuel Contesti, Michal Brezina
Ladies: Mao Asada, Laura Lepisto, Mirai Nagasu, Rachael Flatt, Cynthia Phaneuf, Lesley Hawker, Nicole Bobek, Irina Slutskaya, Lu Chen, Viktoria Helgesson, Sarah Meier
Pairs: Volosozhar/Trankov, Gerboldt/Enbert, Savchenko/Szolkowy, Brasseur/Eisler, Moore-Towers/Moscovitch, Lawrence/Swiegers, Abitbol/Bernadis, Langlois/Hay, Denney/Barrett :(
Dance: Bourne/Kraatz, Belbin/Agosto, Navarro/Bommentre, Krylova/Ovsiannikov, Duschesnays, Kerrs, Khokhlova/Novitski, Riazanova/Tkachenko, Hoffman/Zavozin, Drobiazko/Vanagas, Anissina/Peizerat, Weaver/Poje, Davis/White, Denkova/Staviyski
Rooting for the divas with Kwanford
Not to go on and on, I'll just list my most favorites:
Ladies: Midori, Sasha ETA: and Mirai
Gents: Yagudin, Curry, ETA: Weir, Chan, and Takahashi
Dance: Klimova/Ponomarenko, probably Virtue/Moir and now Shibutanis
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Ladies: Michelle Kwan, Mao Asada, Lu Chen
Men: Alexei Yagudin, Kurt Browning
Pairs: Grinkov & Gordeeva
Dance: Torvill & Dean
and... World Peace!
I'll spare everyone the loooooonnnnnnggggg list and go with the top 5.
Gordeeva & Grinkov
Sale & Pelletier
Sato & Dunjen
Bechke & Petrov
Brasseur & Eisler
Roca & Sur
Gregory & Petukhov
Belbin & Agosto
Torvill & Dean
Bourne & Kraatz
I can't make up my list with a lot more thought and agonizing! But I'd like to put in a cheer for Tonichelle, for putting Roca and Sur in her Top Five. They're a lovely, musically sensitive couple who deserve more fanfare than they get. Last time I looked, I couldn't even find anything of theirs on YouTube, and that's a shame.
My favorites are awesome athletes but each touched me on an emotional level....
Michelle (so obvious...)
Tonya Harding (sucha waste of talent)
Debi Thomas (for proving that black women do skate)
Katarina Witt (first skater to take my breath away and inspire me to hit the rink)
DivaKwara (for proving that it doesnt matter where you start, only where you finish)
Irina (for being the gold standard in suck it up and keep moving)
Angela Nikodinov (for proving that skating is about more than winning)
MiRai (once she learns to compete, she will be legendary)
Miki (when you think of where Miki started - remember Worlds with that truly epic in its awfulness Charlotte? - to the stunning beauty that is today's Miki, well what can you do bbut root for her?)
Alexei (His unique combo of technical & artistic skating always moved me)
Kurt Browning (I'm a footwork junkie and his is beyond compare)
Brian Boitano (what would Brian Boitano do?)
Brian Joubert (yowza)
Shen & Zhao (Greatest. Of. All. Time)
Brasseur & Eisler (Most. Underappreciated. Of. All. Time)
Belbin & Agosto (Their fundamental joy to be on the ice is a beautiful thing to behold and I actually cried at their fourth place finish at the Olympics.)
Bourne & Kraatz (Didn't appreciate dance until their Riverdance at the Olympics)
The Zamboni Rocks!!!
I could list a million favorites but I will go with the top 3 in each category
Gordeeva and Grinkov
Meno and Sand
Shen and Zhao
Belbin and Agosto
Bourne and Kraatz
Davis and White
Again I could go on and on but I figured I would just put my top three. And I agree with Kwanford wife about Bourne and Kraatz..their Riverdance was amazing and they should have won a medal!!!
Is it to obvious if I answer Miki Ando :P
I do have a long list of favourites...
Berezhnaya & Sikharulidze
Mishkutenok & Dmitriev
Shen & Zhao
Kavaguti & Smirnov
Savchenko & Szolkowy
Pang & Tong
Krylova & Ovsiannikov
Usova & Zhulin
Klimova & Ponomarenko (absolute magic)
Navka & Kostomarov
Winkler & Lohse
Lobacheva & Averbukh
Domnina & Shabalin
Denkova & Staviski
Bourne & Kraatz
Bobrova & Soloviev
Dubreuil & Lauzon
Delobel & Schoenfelder
Anissina & Peizerat
and... World Peace!
I was blessed to see them skate LIVE in 99... they're the reason I gave Ice Dance another try. So glad I did because it's opened up my world in a big way!
Originally Posted by Olympia
and there are vids of them on youtube, just not very many... and not their best routines (IMHO)
Originally Posted by nixdh
Mine are: Michelle Kwan (the Kween!!, all time favourite of mine), and then in no particular order - Sasha Cohen (hot!! I agree), Debi Thomas (great programs to Dead or Alive and Frankie Goes to Hollywood ), Katarina Witt (hot), Lu Chen (so introspective), Kurt Browning (the best entertainer!!), Brian Boitano (I don't know why but I like him and his programs, especially the 88SP), Maria Butyrskaya (drama on ice), Silvia Fontana (hoootttt!!), Kristi Yamaguchi (always enjoyed her programs), Tonya Harding (great jumps!), Torvill and Dean (magic)
but many other skaters gave me many positive emotions!! And I'm grateful to them to have given to me that!!
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Dance: Virtue/Moir. Anissina/Peizarat. Denkova/Staviski. Drobiazko/Vanagas. Klimova/Ponamarenko. Torvill/Dean. Duchesnays.
Pairs: Shen/Zhao. Gordeeva/Grinkov. Underhill/Martini.
Men: Alexei Yagudin. Kurt Browning. Patrick Chan. Daisuke Takahashi. Stephane Lambiel.
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