This thread is so nice! It’s so interesting I can see the features and characters of each skater even though they are so young and little. It’s not Tuesday but let me share these videos. Not the oldest ones but my favorite, and so lovely to watch.
Both of them are in their first season in junior level circuit.
Maia & Alex SHIBUTANI in JWC2009 (I think they were 14/17 years old)
I love this video.I clearly remember I was amazed by their expressiveness when I watched this video for the first time. I think this program has innocent and transparent atmosphere, which fits this couple so much.
Yuzuru HANYU in JWC2009 (he was 14yo)
His jumps are not stable but what a cute smile at 6:14
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 )
I don't recall whether we've had this Shibutani vid before, but here they are when Maia had just turned 11
shibsibs Instagram page yesterday:
How cute are they???!!!