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    Throwback Tuesday: A time when your favorite skaters were cuter ...

    Michelle Kwan (1992) - And here I thought Concerto in F was Yuna's music!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=42l8lZ7m9qY

    Jenny Kirk (1998) - Once upon a time, before "Chicago" ...
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lcGFpcAQSkY

    Davis/White (1999) - 6.0s for cuteness!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPO7FjnohJk

    The Canadian Team, including Patrick Chan, Kevin Reynolds, and Virtue/Moir (2001) - More 6.0s for cuteness! AHHHHHHH!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wy38EleBZ2s

    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 ...
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-lbt1Cwl3U

    The Sisterhood of Mao Asada and Kanako Murakami (2001, aired 2010) - THEY ARE SO CUUUUUTE.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dl4o60yNwBQ&t=01m02s

    Yuna Kim (2002) - Innate musicality, this one. And that pesky loop jump!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RVpl2eo7CCg

    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.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2tPJiIUVtSs

    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.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XWJ9brFg4FU

    Mirai Nagasu, Caroline Zhang (2008) - It's called the pearl spin, not the oyster spin ... because oysters are gross.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MObZCjKHFaY

    **Bonus: Team Japan goofiness (pre-2012) - Yeah, you wish you had friends like these.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g049so2s718

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    Awwww - that was cute!!!! Thanks for posting.

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    So cute!!

    Team Japan always seems to have so much fun together ~ so nice to see that!

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    I can't believe Danis and White's unison and attention to choreographic detail at the that age!

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    Thank you! That Team Japan clip is just adorable!

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    This competition is definitely won by Davis and White. Meryl had such a good posture!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mathman View Post
    I can't believe Danis and White's unison and attention to choreographic detail at the that age!

    She was quite the star! what a face

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tinymavy15 View Post
    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.

    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 )

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mathman View Post
    I can't believe Danis and White's unison and attention to choreographic detail at the that age!
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Olympia View Post
    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.
    Skate Canada is using a still photo of Virtue/Moir from their younger years as one of its "100 Years of Champions" images:

    Quote Originally Posted by Robeye View Post
    (although Charlie White does look like a Scott Moir clone here with that curiously dark and ruly coiff )
    Reminds me of that old ad campaign: "... only her [er, his??] -- hairdresser knows for sure."

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    Quote Originally Posted by aftertherain View Post

    Yuna Kim (2002) - Innate musicality, this one. And that pesky loop jump!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RVpl2eo7CCg
    I think this link works better. Same program 5 months later. You can watch the whole performance instead of parts, and this was clean.

    Yuna Kim (2003)
    http://youtu.be/Q_LtIICJI50

    I think 2003 is the oldest footage of Yuna we can find on Youtube. I really wish there are more videos of her we can access.

    And thanks for this thread! They are all sooooo adorable.

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    I adore the Canafdian team video!! Kevin Reynolds like a cute irish imp!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by plushyfan View Post
    I adore the Canafdian team video!! Kevin Reynolds like a cute irish imp!!!
    I think of him as a pixie, myself...

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