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Moments of Figure Skating Positivity

erose

Spectator
Joined
Mar 24, 2004
2002 Winter Olympics, Men's Free Skate: I can't remember the specific skate order, but longtime rivals Todd Eldredge and Elvis Stojko skated in the same group. Both were in their final Olympic games, both had hoped for better results, both knew they probably wouldn't be able to medal. As the one skated off the ice and the other skated on, they slapped hands with each other as if to say "Good luck, buddy!"
 

cake

On the Ice
Joined
Jan 30, 2007
Sarah Meier unexspectedly winning Europeans 2011 in her home country (in her last competition and after injury). I still remember the emotions - right after the skate and in KnC. Bonus: a very happy Lambiel applauding ;)
 

PaulE

On the Ice
Joined
Jan 5, 2008
Country
United-States
cake, thank you for the link. I enjoyed the skate, loved Sarah's reaction. I also really enjoyed reading all the names of the ladies that had competed at the end. I recognized so many of those names as skaters I was able to watch live over the previous years such as Sonia Lafuente, Dasa Grm, Elena Gedavanishvili and Alena Leonova among others.
 

ladyjane

Medalist
Joined
Jun 26, 2012
Country
Netherlands
Just rewatched the FD from Skate Canada; I missed this the first time: https://youtu.be/mlhv1VGNRvY?t=1950

Smart/Diaz are waiting in the K&C after their bronze-medal-winning Zorro program. The camera briefly cuts to Green/Parsons, who were sitting in first after their awesome Martha Graham-inspired program. Green/Parsons make synchronized Zorro signs. Made me smile.
I totally agree! I had a big smile on my face as well when I saw that.
 

GoneWithTheWind

On the Ice
Joined
Dec 7, 2018
Country
United-Kingdom
Just rewatched the FD from Skate Canada; I missed this the first time: https://youtu.be/mlhv1VGNRvY?t=1950

Smart/Diaz are waiting in the K&C after their bronze-medal-winning Zorro program. The camera briefly cuts to Green/Parsons, who were sitting in first after their awesome Martha Graham-inspired program. Green/Parsons make synchronized Zorro signs. Made me smile.
I loved this too, so lovely to see the teams supporting each other!

There was fun at the ice dance medal ceremony also:
The medals were on the wrong stands so Smart/Diaz and Guignard/Fabbri got the wrong colour! Then, once they realised, Piper and Paul facilitated a medal swap for them from the top step of the podium and re-presented everyone with the correct colours :laugh:
Here's the video, from the start of the medal exchange: https://youtu.be/yEU4EUxKRLI?t=8265
 

Arigato

Rinkside
Joined
Nov 13, 2021
Country
United-States
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