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!
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Originally Posted by Mathman
She was quite the star! what a face
Meryl Davis has got the kind of face that you see in Renaissance portraits, of, say, a Duchess of Milan, or a mistress of a Tudor monarch.
Originally Posted by Tinymavy15
Check them out only a scant four years after the OP's video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0_IWtmls8A
What a difference. By this age (around 15, apparently), they are are no longer children, and the first traces of the D&W personae are already visible, but still they are not yet come into their full adult powers.
To paraphrase The Bard: Now art thou Davis & White. Now art thou what thou art, by art as well as by nature...
(although Charlie White does look like a Scott Moir clone here with that curiously dark and ruly coiff )
(I think it's charming, and I'm not even an ice-dance uber. I stumbled across this while viewing the OP's vid )
Okay, I'm slow on the uptake. I finally watched Davis and White. Look at the size of them! And they skate as if they had twenty years' experience by that time. What a blessing that they, and also Virtue and Moir, have remained with the same partners for all these years. That's how you get such splendid chemistry--and a near-telepathic connection.
Originally Posted by Mathman
Gambatte, Max Aaron/"No letting off the gas pedal"
Skate Canada is using a still photo of Virtue/Moir from their younger years as one of its "100 Years of Champions" images:
Originally Posted by Olympia
Reminds me of that old ad campaign: "... only her [er, his??] -- hairdresser knows for sure."
Originally Posted by Robeye
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