Throwback Tuesday: A time when your favorite skaters were cuter ...
Michelle Kwan (1992) - And here I thought Concerto in F was Yuna's music!
Jenny Kirk (1998) - Once upon a time, before "Chicago" ...
Davis/White (1999) - 6.0s for cuteness!
The Canadian Team, including Patrick Chan, Kevin Reynolds, and Virtue/Moir (2001) - More 6.0s for cuteness! AHHHHHHH!
Daisuke Takahashi (2001) - This fifteen year-old was already testing his powers of enchantment over a relatively empty arena. Little did he know that he would be skating to a sold-out crowd of screaming Daisha Fierce fans in a little less than a decade ...
The Sisterhood of Mao Asada and Kanako Murakami (2001, aired 2010) - THEY ARE SO CUUUUUTE.
Yuna Kim (2002) - Innate musicality, this one. And that pesky loop jump!
Patrick Chan with his esteemed elders (2002) - That's right, little Patrick. Listen to Brian Orser ... and then you say "thank you" and laugh adorably.
Mao Asada (2003) - Even from a young age, Mao Asada was ambitious, as shown by this 3-jump combination. Also features Mao serving her classmates Japanese curry.
Mirai Nagasu, Caroline Zhang (2008) - It's called the pearl spin, not the oyster spin ... because oysters are gross.
**Bonus: Team Japan goofiness (pre-2012) - Yeah, you wish you had friends like these.
Awwww - that was cute!!!! Thanks for posting.
Team Japan always seems to have so much fun together ~ so nice to see that!
I can't believe Danis and White's unison and attention to choreographic detail at the that age!
Thank you! That Team Japan clip is just adorable!
This competition is definitely won by Davis and White. Meryl had such a good posture!
Wicked Yankee Girl
way too cute, all of them! Amazing to recall that Meryl & Charlie and Tessa & Scott competed under 6.0
Okay, I can't choose a favorite. What a wonderful clutch of videos. Our two ice dance teams were stunning at an early age. Meryl looked as if she was nine years old, tops--and Thumbelina would be taller! I love the solidarity of the Japanese team. And oh, my gracious, Michelle as a pipsqueak of eleven or so. Look how smoothly she skated even then.
Originally Posted by n_halifax
the great katarina witt...as smurfette...
Okay, so they weren't so young back then, but still pretty awesome to see that there are raw practice videos of them out there:
Elvis Stojko, Kurt Browning and Brian Orser practice at the TCS&CC (1996)
Side note: I find that muting the music of ^ that video and playing some song that you like makes it more tolerable (unless you don't mind it, of course).
THEY ALL HAD THE SAME HAIR.
I adore the Canafdian team video!! Kevin Reynolds like a cute irish imp!!!
I think of him as a pixie, myself...
Originally Posted by plushyfan