~ Figure Skating Is My Passion ~
- Jul 28, 2003
I rarely like it from an aesthetic prospective. However, certainly a skater protecting their hands from cuts and the cold is more important than my personal fashion preferences.I personally don't have a problem seeing skaters wearing gloves; I always wore gloves (and still do) when skating...hey it's cold here in Canada in winter..
I don't have a problem with it either, but I think it will run its course eventually.i'm with you for the voiceovers thing but not for the hair thing, i see nothing wrong with that, let people express themselves in the way they like, even if that doesn't flatter them
It can be cringey yes. Like whenever I see a baby pairs or ice dance team skate to “Hey Big Spender” that’s very cringey to me. But it’s not the lyrics fault.
The first costume change I remember was an ice dance team (I think. May have been pairs) skating a piece about cancer and the change made sense in that context. I tried to find it via Google but couldn’t.
I LOVE rotational lifts but they’re being over used.
Do some wear tights over the boots to cover laces? Taping the laces down us just plain ugly.Many ladies wear their tights that should be down in their boot (and really technically shouldn't even be wearing those kind of tights for competition b/c they are heavy practice tights), pulled down and it looks like crap. They need to wear proper competition tights that have a foot and go down in the boot.
Full on over the boot tights are fine. And not that's not the reason.Do some wear tights over the boots to cover laces? Taping the laces down us just plain ugly.
Try again, many skaters competing (looks towards Russian skaters lol) wear ones made of heavy lycra that are either nude to look like their hands (most are still noticeable) or ones that are constructed into sleeve of or to go with sleeve of costume so they aren't as noticeable (hopefully but rarely).Usually skaters wear gloves during practice and not during a test or a competition
This by the way was pretty much exactly what Dick Button said about most arm movements: they should have an intention and be used to emphasize musicality.I think the right amount is somewhere in the middle. The Button era was too stiff, too much arms looks flailing and often hides that little is going on with the feet. Most skaters don't have the skills that P/C have to do whaacking armography well and skate and should stick to arm movements that have a defined purpose or serve as accents to the music. Too many movements looks like the skater is constantly using them to say ta-da after every single stroke whether warranted or not.
I'm speaking from when I skated many years ago and also skated outdoors in Prince George, very cold. As I stated, wearing gloves in competition doesn't bother me.Try again, many skaters competing (looks towards Russian skaters lol) wear ones made of heavy lycra that are either nude to look like their hands (most are still noticeable) or ones that are constructed into sleeve of or to go with sleeve of costume so they aren't as noticeable (hopefully but rarely).
ETA-I was not picking on Russian skaters w/that comment.