It is very rare for a skater to earn this compliment and even more rare for two skaters in a row, but that is exactly what happened at the World's and also the Olympics with Mao Asada and Carolina Kostner. In fact, Kurt named Mao's short program skate at the Worlds as the "performance of the day." He also said Carolina again "weaved magic" as she skated her short program like she did at the Olympics. A skater who can inspire other skaters is truly a "skater's skater." Both Mao and Carolina are the type of skaters who skate for the joy of skating. Their every move is exquisite and inspiring to watch. You wish that you could skate like them. The figure skating world has surely been enriched by both of these talented ladies.