My family is Russian but I was born and raised in Canada so I consider myself to be Canadian.
London , Ontario Canada
Hmm. Let's see if I can kill this thread, too. Love reading where everyone is from. I'm from Indiana. Haven't seen any tornadoes up close, but we get some.
Figure skating is not very popular here. The last time I know of that COI was to come through this area, they ended up cancelling several shows in the Midwest, including the ones that would have been a reasonable drive for me and my mom. It did not help that the ticket prices were very high for a lot of people in this part of the United States. I'm not sure of the last time SOI came through this area, but the last time the I know of was probably eight or nine years ago. I really haven't checked into it recently, however. Basketball is the most popular winter sport in Indiana, no question.
The first time I remember watching skating on TV was Dorothy Hamill at the 1976 Olympics. I've loved it since then, but it is very sad how the TV coverage has decreased over the years. NBC's daytime Olympics coverage was great (save Johnny and Tara), but it would be nice to have better coverage during the GP series and Worlds.