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    Who are your all-time favorite ice dancers?

    My all-rime favorite ice dancers are Torvill and Dean snd I'd love to get them on dVD!

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    I hear you, verte76! I had a bunch of commercial skating videos, but there are virtually no DVD versions of them, or more recent DVDs. At one point NBC Sports had plans to produce DVDs of the 2010 Olympics, but they canceled. Grrrr! I know there's the Rise documentary about the 1961 team, and also the Nationals competition of that year. But for example there was a beautiful production of The Planets released on video, several ABC Sports compilations of Magic Memories on Ice, some Olympics compilations, and others.

    Torvill and Dean certainly are on my list of top favorites. Others include Klimova/Ponomarenko, Denkova/Staviskiy, Rahkamo/Kokko, and the two current top pairs of Virtue/Moir and Davis/White.

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    Of those that are retired: Anissina&Peizerat, Klimova&Ponomarenko, Drobiaszko&Vanagas, Krylova&Ovsiannokoff, The Duscheneys, Dubreuil&Lauzon, Denkova&Staviski, Rahkammo&Kokko, Usova&Zhulin, Torvill&Dean

    Of the current crop: Virtue&Moir, Davis&White, Pechalat&Bourzat, Cappellini&Lanotte. I won't add any of those to the "all-time" list until I've had a chance to see their entire careers.

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    Going back to 84, not before, T&D, Also Usova and Zhulin. Bourne and Kraatz were great and cheated out of many a medal. There were many good US dance teams but I feel the style was so imitative of the Russians/Europeans that they get forgotten except by the true ice dance enthusiasts. I liked many US teams, Punsalen and Swallow and their rivals whose name escapes me right now. Also Naomi and Peter were and still are a lovely team. Now my three faves are the Canton couples, Marlie, Voir and the Shibutanis. And of course the pair that came first, Tanith and Ben.

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    Silverstein and Pekarek.

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    Are you citing them as favorites, Math, or mentioning them as Punsalan/Swallow's rivals? I'd include Roca and Sur also as rivals of P/S.

    I did enjoy R/S, even more as pro skaters than as eligible skaters. And how could I have forgotten Anissina and Piezerat?

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    Favorites. They weren't really rivals of anyone because Jamie's career was cut short by health issues. She could have been one of the all-time greats, IMHO.

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    Gregory & Petukhov, Torvill & Dean, Belbin & Agosto, Roca & Sur (love me some Gorsha ), Usova & Platov, Drobiaszko & Vanagas, Pechalat & Bourzat, Bourne & Kraatz (pre Morosov), Lang & Tchernychev, Shibutanis...

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    Thanks guys, came back when Roca-Sur came up to see them mentioned and like Olympia I thought they were fabulous as pros. They were by far my favorite SOI dance team all those years. Renee was to die for with her lines and yes Toni, Gorsha Sur was one stunning man!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mathman View Post
    Favorites. They weren't really rivals of anyone because Jamie's career was cut short by health issues. She could have been one of the all-time greats, IMHO.
    I agree with you. She was so expressive. Her departure from skating was way too premature.

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    So many!

    Torvill & Dean, Klimova & Ponamorenko, Punsallan & Swallow, Delobel & Schoenfelder, Bourne & Kraatz, Moniotte & Lavanchy,
    Roca & Sur, Naomi & Peter, Navarro & Bonmentre, Melissa & Denis, Tanith & Ben, Meryl & Charlie, The Shibutanis, Dubreuil & Lauzon, Wing & Lowe, the Kerrs, Denkova & Stavisky, Faiella & Scali, Pechelat & Bourzat, The Duchenays, Rakhomo & Kokko, Usova & Zhulin, Krylova & Ovsiannikov, the Zaretskys

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    Bourne and Kratz! Torvil and Dean are a close second though.

    This was a hard choice. Both teams were my favourites!

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    Drobiaszko&Vanagas, Dubreuil&Lauzon, Bourne and Kraatz, and Virtue & Moir.

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    Bourne and Kraatz
    Navarro and Bommentre
    Belbin and Agosto
    Krylova and Ovsiannikov
    Anissina and Peizerat
    Pechalat and Bourzat

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    Denkova & Staviski, Delobel & Schoenfelder, Bourne & Kraatz, Belbin & Agosto, Lang & Tchernyshev, Anissina & Peizerat

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