Mens skaters everyone should know?

TallyT

Here for the High Lord of Extra
Record Breaker
Joined
Apr 23, 2018
Country
Australia
Okay, we had ladies and ice dance, let's celebrate the guys here :biggrin:
 

el henry

Fangirl of men’s spirals and split jumps
Record Breaker
Joined
Mar 3, 2014
Heh heh heh heh heh

(I will just say here that lists with 20 skaters, my eyes glaze over and I don't read. And almost everyone knows my favorite current skater. :biggrin: So I will stick with the one who started it all)

Toller Cranston

Without Toller, we do not have men's figure skating as we know it today. He is the pioneer. He changed skating. Programs, spins, artistry, audience engagement.

All from a skater who barely won Olympic bronze. Watch and learn:)

1975 SP: Graduation Ball
 

Sam L

Medalist
Joined
Mar 23, 2014
Some skaters from Norway, Sweden and Austria named Paulsen, Ulrich and Alois.
 

iluvtodd

Record Breaker
Joined
Mar 5, 2004
Country
United-States
So many!

Dick Button, Scott Hamilton, Brian Boitano, Paul Wylie, Todd Eldredge, Matt Savoie, Rudy Galindo, Michael Weiss, Dan Hollander, Scott, Davis, Tim Goebel, Chris Bowman, Ryan Bradley, Evan Lysacek, Johnny Weir, Adam Rippon, Jeremy Abbott, Jason Brown, Max Aaron, Ross Miner, Nathan Chen, Vincent Zhou ...
John Curry, Robin Cousins
Brian Orser, Kurt Browning, Elvis Stojko, Jeff Buttle, Patrick Chan, Keegan Messing (can the USA & Canada share him?), Shawn Sawyer
Ilia Kulik, Alexei Yagudin, Evgeny Plushenko, Alexander Abt, Sergei Voronov, Mikhail Kolyada
Takeshi Honda, Daisuke Takahashi, Nobunari Oda, Takahiko Kozuka, Yuzuru Hanyu, Shoma Uno
Viktor Petrenko, Javi Fernandez, Stephane Lambiel, Tomas Verner, Michal Brezina, Brian Joubert, Denis Ten, Alexey Bychenko, Boyang Jin
 

iluvtodd

Record Breaker
Joined
Mar 5, 2004
Country
United-States
How could you forget John Curry & Robin Cousins:sad21::sad21::sad21:

Oops! :eek:: :bow: I'll add them!They are truly greats in the sport. Confession: we always watched FS during the Olympics. My serious FS fandom started with "The Battle of the Brians!" Starting with the Calgary Olympics, we watched just about everything in figure skating!
 

mrrice

Record Breaker
Joined
Jul 9, 2014
There are too many. I love skaters who continued on into coaching so, I'll start with Brian Orser and my skating boyfriend Plushy. I also think everyone should know Todd Eldredge and Patrick Chan.
 

4everchan

Observer
Record Breaker
Joined
Mar 7, 2015
Toller Cranston
Kurt Browning
Patrick Chan
Stéphane Lambiel
Han Yan
Shawn Sawyer (amazing flexibility and originality)
Daisuke Takahashi
Denis Ten :cry:
Takahiko Kozuka
Tatsuki Machida
Jeremy Abbott
Todd Eldredge
Yagudin
Abt
Elladj Baldé
and...
Joseph Phan... the hope for a great all-around skater after the recent retirements of so many.
 

Ic3Rabbit

Le professionnel d'élite
Record Breaker
Joined
Jan 9, 2017
Country
Canada
Toller Cranston
Kurt Browning
Patrick Chan
Stéphane Lambiel
Han Yan
Shawn Sawyer (amazing flexibility and originality)
Daisuke Takahashi
Denis Ten :cry:
Takahiko Kozuka
Tatsuki Machida
Jeremy Abbott
Todd Eldredge
Yagudin
Abt
Elladj Baldé
and...
Joseph Phan... the hope for a great all-around skater after the recent retirements of so many.

:2thumbs: And Robin Cousins and Ryan Bradley. I'll add Keegan Meessing too, because he reminds me of a young Kurt B.

ETA: Viktor Petrenko
 

Jaana

Record Breaker
Joined
Jul 27, 2003
Country
Finland
I think the current and future skating fans should know at least about these past (or not competing at ISU competitions anymore) skaters:

John Curry
Robin Cousins
Toller Cranston
Dick Button
Scott Hamilton
Kurt Browning
Brian Boitano
Brian Orser
Alexei Urmanov
Ilia Kulik
Alexei Yagudin
Evgeni Plushenko
Paul Wylie
Todd Eldridge
Evan Lysacek
Stephane Lambiel
Patrick Chan
Johnny Weir
Javier Fernandez
 
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