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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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    Adorable

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    way too cute, all of them! Amazing to recall that Meryl & Charlie and Tessa & Scott competed under 6.0

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by n_halifax View Post
    Little Katarina Witt in 1978: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-6cNaD7yYNA

    And speaking of "before they were stars", I used to train on the same ice as Joey Russell for a couple summers when he was just a little kid. VERY talented skater!
    O_O

    the great katarina witt...as smurfette...

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    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)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39pzKImD7hg

    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.

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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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