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    10(00) programs you ought to see before you die

    I have a list of about ten programs that I will go and re-watch when I feel like watching skating, and I'm sure I'm not the only one who does this! But, since I'm new, my list is pretty short. So, for future reference, what are your top ten programs you think we should all watch?

    A spinoff of the book 1,000 Places to See Before You Die.

    If anyone actually listed 1,000 programs, I would die of shock before I even got to watch any of them.

    Moriel has made a list of all the programs suggested on page 7. Check that out for all your browsing needs!
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    Great idea

    maybe together we can get 1000 programms That would be an indredible collection of awesome progams

    I'll start then:

    1. Tango de Roxanne - Yuna Kim
    I've never seen such polished and mature skating combined with technical difficulty by a 16 year old. Also props for being arguably the best competitor (mind of steel) of this era.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vh-850kqJoE

    2. O - Akiko Suzuki
    Creative and unusual choreography skated lights out.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mOuaUMgFOcg

    3. Dark Eyes - Sasha Cohen
    Sasha knew how to work the crowd. And her lines - OMG.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ELFerA2QZX8

    4. Spanish Flamenco - Virtue/Moir
    Enjoyable also for those who're not familiar with the Little Details of Ice Dance. They had the chemistry.
    unfortunatly, I didn't find their Olympic OD on Youtube, therefore the worlds version:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6A_dtezybzM

    5. Four Seasons - Patrick Chan
    Best Skating Skills of all time. Technically four seasons was Patricks most challenging program. He skated this program cleanly only once:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GmazFXN8DWI

    6. Chopin Ballade in C minor - Hanyu
    Hanyu's movements were polished and he felt the Music. Combined with highly difficult technical Content.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OVlaDyTObkI

    7. Io si saro - Pang/Tong
    Very emotional pairs Team, that has the ability to touch ones heart.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ah67teUKSTQ

    8. Rachmanioff no. 02 - Mao Asada
    An 8 triples program skated by a balletic skater at the Olympics. What more to ask for?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wAp0jv2XpFo

    9. Give me Love by E. Sheeran - Joshua Farris
    His feel for Music and rhythm is extraordinary. Internationally highest sp score for an US man.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1FyUIfXKyHI

    10. Winter - Alexei Yagudin
    He was a dancer and when he got the technical Content together, this program is able to impress even after neraly 15 years.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6A_dtezybzM

    All those programs combine great artistry with difficult elements. I also made sure that the video links links to the best performances with the least mistakes. Of course there are more great programms by Plushenko for example or Michelle Kwan, but I'm not so much an expert on their best performances of their best programs, therefore I leave it for the following posters to complement.
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    My ten: Midori Ito 1988 Olympics SP, Michelle Kwan 1998 East Of Eden, Yuna Kim 2010 Olympics FS, Mao Asada 2014 SP (or 2007 or 2006), S/S's 2011-2012 GPF FS, Abbott's 2010 Nationals FS or any performance of his Muse one, Ilia Kulik 1998 Olympic SP, Daisuke Takahashi's 2011 Japan Nationals SP, something from V/M (Mahler or Carmen, probably), and this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RHBm_IcqEjc.

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    Oooh, I like this idea! Here are my ten.

    1. Davis/White's Phantom of the Opera FD at 2010 US Nationals (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ItdY-lst8yI)
    2. Ashley Wagner's Moulin Rouge FS at 2015 US Nationals (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4uTgLmLW4nQ)
    3. Akiko Suzuki's Phantom of the Opera FS at 2014 Japanese Nationals (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZTz2djlZTdc)
    4. Weaver/Poje's Four Seasons FD at the 2014 GPF (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7sCqzUJAA2M)
    5. Volosozhar/Trankov's Black Swan FS at the 2012 World Championships (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oe4aLU3KhRg)
    6. Sasha Cohen's Romeo and Juliet FS at the 2006 Olympic Game {my guilty pleasure, the second half is gorgeous } (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kh3iW4I39DI)
    7. Davis/White's Notre Dame De Paris FD at the 2013 World Championships https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GkLwFvvu6fE)
    8. Weaver/Poje's Je Suis Malade FD at the 2012 World Championships https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UbiC0GXkj1Y)
    9. Mariah Bell's Titanic FS at 2015 US Nationals (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cN_vZl68VD0)
    10. Jason Brown's Riverdance FS at 2014 US Nationals (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J61k2XjRryM)

    These are my personal favorite programs, and I can think of at least ten more that are just as amazing!
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    In no particular order:
    1. Josh's Shindler's list
    2. Mao's rach 2
    3. Sasha's swan lake
    4. Michelle's red violin
    5. Yuna's send in the clowns
    6. Carolina's Bolero
    7. Satoko's Miss saigon
    8. Jeremy's muse
    9. Midori's scheherazade
    10. Akiko's O program

    I'm really liking gracie's firebird so far, and I'm looking forward to what mao will be able to do with madame butterfly...

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    I'm not going to list 10 right now, but here is my forever number one since no one has mentioned it yet:

    Shen and Zhao's 2003 Turandot https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5cz6r2XE8N0

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    hey what do you guys think about giving out numbers to the programs -

    then invisiblespiral would have posted programs 21-30

    actualrealiveanna 31-40

    psusanne 41-50

    samm22 51-60

    and androchmache: programm number 61

    That way we could keep track on how many programms have already been posted and when we are at 1000

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    Early Michelle Kwan, 1996 to 1998 has so much. Her first Wc Salome at age 16. Lyra Angelica in 1998 nationals and her silver medal at Nagano are the teenagers Zenith for me. She has many more. Kwan students must see her mid career song of the black swan and finally her last great program and superb skate. Tosca at Us Nationals.

    These are competitive programs but Michele has exhibitions and pro am comps where she is enchanting while doing perfect triples as well.

    Others one must watch include Lamento Dariane no sure about the spelling. Her short hair phase was filled with beautiful skates. She just kind of oozed the essence of who she became on the ice.

    I feel I have to mention the two worth opponents who won gold for exciting fast free skating. Tara Lipinski was a child prodigy winning at fourteen the Oly Gold as we know. For pure excitement and the kiss and cry screams of joy it is a wonderful joyous triumph for a tiny girl who had these long mature arms. She was something. And for another fun upset with total abandon Sarah Hughes Olympic gold medal performing two triple triples making history although 2002 was before people were hammered for urs or edge calls. Still she had nothing to lose in 4th place and surprised herself. Again the moment she realizes she won is an iconic coach student moment to laugh at a bit and share the joy of this fiery teenage.

    To me the spirit these three champions have shown on ice is very rare. Since them for women the stellar competitions for me all involve Asada and Suzuki. Of Japan, Joanie Rochette of Canada for her sophistication,the best thing out of Russia for me with her already iconic Schindlers list Julia Lipnitskaia, and from Italy the mature Carolina Kostner is peerless for line and elegance. The last few years before she retired were amazing regardless of any mistake.

    These are just the ladies that have made indelible impressions with one or several indelible programs. And of course Yuna Kim who sadly retired completely. Her very last show was so emotional and the artistry so good I was so sad she did not push the artistry and continue perfecting lines etc. Yuna's sp Send in the Clowns is Yuna at her most mature and elegant and an iconic Sochi moment.

    Hmmm all ladies. Somehow it seems this topic deserves 4 disciplines but ladies skating was the jewel in the crown for me and where the most beauty could be found. Under 6.0 anyway. Now Ice dance has truly beautiful ice skating.

    I'd love To see a ten best ice dance list. Sorry if I miss some crazy auto fill ins. I've got to see how to turn that off on this iPad. Plus wear my glasses! ( no fun getting old lol).
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    Fun idea for a thread. I don't know that I could come up with a 1000 but 100 probably wouldn't be out of the question! Some of the choices already mentioned, like Alexei Yagudin's “Winter” program are certainly on my list. But I had so many come to mind so I tried to pick ones that weren't already mentioned.

    Isabelle Duchesnay/Paul Duchesnay's “Missing” FS at 1990 Worlds: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=coM4d1CQZfs

    Natalia Mishkutenok & Artur Dmitriev's “Liebestraum” FS at 1992 Olympics: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bGlG3Hus-KQ

    Michelle Kwan's “Tosca” FS at 2004 U.S. Nationals: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QWQSoIEAxns

    Paul Wylie's “Henry V” FS at 1992 Olympics: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lMLFs1SUgLg

    Denis Ten's “ Caruso by Lucio Dalla” SP at 2015 4CC: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a7TRgHDIClg

    Brian Joubert's “Rise” SP at 2009 Europeans https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHhVngcWPaY

    Meryl Davis/Charlie White's “Bollywood” OD at 2010 Worlds https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mqVXdkHKOUs

    Brian Boitano's “Water Fountain” EX at 1988 Performance at Alaskan glacier for Canvas on Ice: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MleTnhI-lOw

    Alissa Czisny's “Winter” FS at 2011 Nationals: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8gvqVM3fh0
    Gabriella Papadakis/Guillaume Cizeron's “Mozart Concerto 23” FD at 2015 World Championships: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5eCJWdsW_A
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    1. Rudi Galindo's 1996 FS for the win
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0lH9mg_ZneA

    2. Johnny Weir 2007 CoC
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N5EkFPLBbIE

    3. Jeffrey Buttle 2008 FS Worlds
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j08xZ013XAs

    4.David Jenkins 1960 Olympics Free Skate for the win
    https://youtu.be/esMOC6coY8U?t=141

    5. Johnny Weir Olympics Swan
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bf5t-4HFPOo

    6. Kerr and Kerr 2008 worlds
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KFj99JQ-grs

    7. Jeremy Abbot 2014 SP--split screen Nats vs Olympics
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EMk_e-LL1sU
    This is the essence of figure skating--you fall, you get up. What.a.mensch

    8. Torvill and Dean Paso Doble. I so miss the OSP
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DX853fHcZoE


    9.Torvill and Dean Barnum
    https://youtu.be/mVObYMmjbkE?t=48

    10. Janet Lynn vs Trixie Schuba at 1972 Sapporo Olympics compulsory figures
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SscrUDzeDcs
    And for info, the Worlds Compulsory Figures competition is going on this week at Lake Placid. Arranged by Janet Lynn

    10.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eclair View Post
    hey what do you guys think about giving out numbers to the programs -

    then invisiblespiral would have posted programs 21-30

    actualrealiveanna 31-40

    psusanne 41-50

    samm22 51-60

    and androchmache: programm number 61

    That way we could keep track on how many programms have already been posted and when we are at 1000
    I think this is a good idea. Once we get to 1000, we could collect them all, discard the repeats, and write a book. (I actually would do something like that.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Babbette1 View Post
    6. Kerr and Kerr 2008 worlds
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KFj99JQ-grs

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    Weather gal thanks for that reminder of the exquisite skater Paul Wylie. He was the best of the best. He will forever be among my top male skaters and certainly of the 6.0 era. Like victor Petrenko he had a stellar pro career in the golden days. His line totally stretched makes him the most elegant skater for me of his generation - of male skaters anyway doing singles.

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    It's so hard to pick just 10! My list would be:

    --------------------Masterpieces--------------------
    01. Arakawa Shizuka - Turandot (2006 Olympics)
    02. Yulia Lipnitskaya - Schindler's List
    03. Sasha Cohen - Swan Lake
    04. Natalia Mishkutenok & Artur Dmitriev - Liebestraum
    05. Asada Mao - Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2
    ----------------Other Great Programs----------------
    06. Kim Yuna - Danse Macabre
    07. Sasha Cohen - Romeo and Juliet
    08. Yulia Lipnitskaya - You Don't Give Up On Love
    09. Arakawa Shizuka - Turandot (2004 Worlds)
    10. Anna Pogorilaya - The Firebird

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