Stephane Lambiel

Hubbi991

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Swiss figure skater Stéphane Lambiel was born 2 April 1985 in Martigny, Valais, Switzerland.

Happy birthday for Lambiel!

(yes, I love him because he's gorgeous, I'm shallow that way :p)

(and because his spins were/are) wonderful
 

Silvia451

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He was an artist and I was always sorry when he had mistakes at his jumps because he could have been the best skater ever. No matter the falls, it was a pleasure to watch him in competitions and a proof that figure skating is not all about jumping.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4zrinXND6o
 

dorispulaski

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He has done some good choreography for others lately. Does anyone have links to what show programs he is doing lately?
 
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silverfoxes

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I love Stephane, too. :) I am so glad that he still is very busy doing choreography, tv and ice shows...he seems to be everywhere these days!

Has anyone seen this old video of him aged 16? It's not the best quality, unfortunately...but I think it's so cute and you can see even then that this was going to be a very special skater.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OwO542dGDH4
 

discombobulate

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OMG Thank you.
Stephane is my FAVORITE male skater hands down!!!!!!!
He brought so much to the sport. I just can't even express how much I love his skating.
He is one of the few who can interpret any piece of music in the most beautiful way. He is also one of the few who I can tell really get into character during competition performances.And He had some utterly amazing performances... and his quad-triples and triple axels..dang!!!
I almost like his exhibition programs better because he can truly show off his skating skills and artistry with no limits.
I'm obsessed with his " Hurts- Water" program :bow::bow:
He just needs to never stop skating because I never get tired of watching him!
 

Hubbi991

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OMG Thank you.
Stephane is my FAVORITE male skater hands down!!!!!!!
He brought so much to the sport. I just can't even express how much I love his skating.
He is one of the few who can interpret any piece of music in the most beautiful way. He is also one of the few who I can tell really get into character during competition performances.And He had some utterly amazing performances... and his quad-triples and triple axels..dang!!!
I almost like his exhibition programs better because he can truly show off his skating skills and artistry with no limits.
I'm obsessed with his " Hurts- Water" program :bow::bow:
He just needs to never stop skating because I never get tired of watching him!

YEEEESS, I love his ex programs! He always seems so comfortable in programs that pull his artistry more.

And I'm so happy with the replies in this thread :love: Guys, thank you for the Lambiel love haha
Silvia already posted a link to one of my favorite programs, "Ne me quitte pas".
So I'll just leave this link here, to everyone who likes to hate Weir's costumes for Yuzuru:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F893u_lTNVw (the commentator seems unable to shut up though).

Thank you for the links gallavich and cristina!!
 

dorispulaski

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I first saw Stephane in the QR at Worlds in Washington, DC, in 2003. He did an amazing program. I think the music was the Chocolat soundtrack. Since the QR was never broadcast in the US, I thought I would never see it again, but it is on youtube!
https://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=SVH-UWB4EaM
 

cristina

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I'll add more some interesting programs he has made in last 2 years. They are too many :)

I liked a lot their duet with Carolina Kostner "Romeo and Juliet". He got to wear ballet tights :)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBFuSRqA5SU

Some rock'nroll. Rolling Stones "Paint it black"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C5XSemZYSDw

Some singing
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MtFpb3idAbE

Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto. Probably one his best pro programs, reminds competitive programs.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wootYsnmw9g
 

silverfoxes

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YEEEESS, I love his ex programs! He always seems so comfortable in programs that pull his artistry more.

And I'm so happy with the replies in this thread :love: Guys, thank you for the Lambiel love haha
Silvia already posted a link to one of my favorite programs, "Ne me quitte pas".
So I'll just leave this link here, to everyone who likes to hate Weir's costumes for Yuzuru:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F893u_lTNVw (the commentator seems unable to shut up though).

Thank you for the links gallavich and cristina!!

:laugh: the "magical zebra with wings" costume...a classic! I found this montage on Youtube with him talking about it as well as some other funny lines ;) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0HgbUA0ksdc

So many nice programs of his have been mentioned. "The Water" is great, one of my faves along with "Don't Stop The Music"...:love:

This one is fun too - "I Don't Wanna Be" (he sings along with the music, so cute!) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rrCBIH-Y9cc
 

discombobulate

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I first saw Stephane in the QR at Worlds in Washington, DC, in 2003. He did an amazing program. I think the music was the Chocolat soundtrack. Since the QR was never broadcast in the US, I thought I would never see it again, but it is on youtube!
https://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=SVH-UWB4EaM
YES! that link doesn't work for me, but I know which you're talking about! I saw that video on youtube way back when and used the music it for my pre-juv program I think haha
 

discombobulate

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:laugh: the "magical zebra with wings" costume...a classic! I found this montage on Youtube with him talking about it as well as some other funny lines ;) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0HgbUA0ksdc

So many nice programs of his have been mentioned. "The Water" is great, one of my faves along with "Don't Stop The Music"...:love:

This one is fun too - "I Don't Wanna Be" (he sings along with the music, so cute!) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rrCBIH-Y9cc

YESSS! He's just too adorable.
and in one of the vids of that program in english, the commentator said "a proper world champion". SO true. Right there. That's what it means to be the best :)
 

colourmeblue

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I love his ex programs! He always seems so comfortable in programs that pull his artistry more.

Absolutely. I also love that he takes his EX programs seriously. The lack of required elements allows for so much freedom, and he really takes advantage of that freedom to fully interpret the music, while still incorporating difficulty and complexity.

This is one of my favourite EX programs of his: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jNH5GwqWKzU

I am so glad that he is still skating at shows, and his programs still leave me in awe.
 

silverfoxes

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I'm not sure if anyone has seen this...it's a half-hour tv documentary where Stephane visited Japan after the earthquake. In the first part of the show, he visits the skate shop and rink in Sendai (the famous rink where Yuzuru and Shizuka Arakawa trained...they are mentioned briefly, but not in the video). It must have been soon after the rink re-opened, and he gives a skating lesson to some children there. In the second part of the video he goes to visit a young speed-skater who lost her home and father in the quake. He seems so caring and sweet. The video is all in English, btw.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1397dOognko
 

Sam-Skwantch

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Stéphane Lambiel will be the special guest for at least one of the Russian Ice shows put on by Ilya Averbukh this month. Slutskaya,Lipnitskaya, B/S, Sotnikova, etc. will be there but Stéphane is listed as a special guest!!
 
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