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    Michelle Kwan

    Finally a thread for arguably the best skater of all-time, Michelle Kwan!

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    Welcome Michelle!

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    One of the greatest ever!

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    Michelle Kwan: 5 tips for staying fit and healthy
    Nanci Hellmich, USA TODAY 9 a.m. EDT July 14, 2013
    The former figure skater shares her secrets for reducing stress, sleeping better, exercising and eating right in the new magazine USA TODAY 'The Best Ways to Stress Less, Sleep Better.'
    http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/n...gazine/2434507

    Excerpt: "I still skate sometimes but not often, sadly only every few months."

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    She's one of my all time favourite female skaters, I love her passion, her artistry and her sense of style and grace both on the ice and off it.

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    20 minute lesson with the Kween today #blessed #RoadToSochi
    3:38 PM - 1 Aug 13
    https://twitter.com/Grant_Hochstein/...66249254674433

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    Yay! A thread for Michelle. Her skating still moves me.

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    Here is an interesting MK mention. Two Michigan State University kinesiology professors serve on the Science Board of the President's Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition.

    The panel makes sure public programs and messages delivered by Drew Brees, Michelle Kwan and other celebrity athletes on the council— “the face people,” Pivarnik calls them—are backed by sound science.
    http://msutoday.msu.edu/news/2013/kn....7RGQ6z8m.dpuf

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    Here is Michelle, representing the State Department, welcoming teachers from around the world who are participating in an exchange program sponsored by the Teachers of Critical Languages Council. (Thanks to poster "teach" on the MK Forum.)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNhc4...ature=youtu.be

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    Last edited by Mathman; 08-02-2013 at 08:41 PM.

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    Thanks so much, Math!

    She seems to be growing more confident and authoritative as a speaker.

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    In the photo at the link below, MK looks as youthful as the skaters whom she inspires.

    Tom Zakrajsek
    Legendary day: Stopped by the East West Ice Palace for a special training session during the Glacier Falls competition. Michelle Kwan took time to speak with us and take pics. Amazing experience for Brandon Mroz, Anastasia Kortjohn and Luke West. Can't say enough nice things about the Kwan family!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Olympia View Post
    She seems to be growing more confident and authoritative as a speaker.
    I was thinking the same thing. When Michelle first started out representing the U.S. State Department she was like, ME?. She has grown into the job.

    I like the message of this short speech. Michelle says that when she travels abroad to speak to young people, she might be the first American those particular kids have ever met. She might be responsible for giving someone a different view of Americans than what they see in newspaper headlines.

    Similarly, these exchange teachers from Egypt and China. Some students and their parents in Wisconsin will be able to say. Egypt? Sure, my teacher was an Egyptian.

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    The Kwan family "owns" the East/West rink? Is that correct?

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    yes
    http://www.yelp.com/biz/east-west-ice-palace-artesia

    Her dad is very involved in it, too.

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    ^ Off topic, but I have wondered what stake (if any) the naming sponsor, the East-West Bank, retains in the Kwan's rink.

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