What was the first figure skating program you watched ever?

Mishaminion

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Torvill and Dean's Bolero from the 84 Olympics was the very first. I saw it as a young kid in 1990. It's sort of a rite of passage for us Brits lol
But what really got me 100% into figure skating was watching Midori Ito's SP and LP at the 1990 Worlds.
 

Tonichelle

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I honestly cannot tell you what the first one I watched on TV was... I've been a fan of the sport since age 3 almost 4. I went to see Mickey Mouse and Friends on Ice in 1988 and saw Scott Hamilton skate to Georgia on my Mind and that was it. Fan for life.
 

LisaS

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Dorothy Hamill 1976. I was 7 wanted her hair cut. She was on commercials for short and sassy shampoo.
 

Ic3Rabbit

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The first one I remember is Viktor Petrenko at the Winter Olympics (not saying which year...), although someone from an earlier group might have been the first one I actually saw. Not only was his program my first memory of figure skating, it's my earliest memory of anything. I was much, much younger than most people would even believe possible to remember.

So `88 then? ;) :p
 

Mathman

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I've been a fan of the sport since age 3 almost 4. I went to see Mickey Mouse and Friends on Ice in 1988 and saw Scott Hamilton skate to Georgia on my Mind and that was it. Fan for life.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mzHeC-FIqKg&t=1m14s :)

The first skating show I ever saw was the Ice Capades somewhere around 1950. The featured star was so-o-o pretty.

It didn't know who she was, but in retrospect it must have been Barabara Ann Scott.
 
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BravesSkateFan

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I can't say for sure what the 1st program I watched was but the first I remember was a Paul Wylie program in the early 90's. I don't know what program or competition it was, but my sister and I called him Wylie Smiley because of his large smile after his skate
 

Ziotic

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I watched a lot live at the rink. But on TV it was either Winter by Yagudin or Love Story by Sale/Pelltier- whichever was first in Salt Lake
 

Mohacz

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Isabelle and Paul Duchesnays, 1990 Worlds FD:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=coM4d1CQZfs

I saw them and I fell in love with both Isabelle & Paul and figure skating. Ice dance and pairs are my favourite categories and I'm extremely grateful to the Duchesnays for discovering figure skating for me.
 
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Jaana

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I remember having seen something from Carol Heiss 1960 OG freeskate from a newsreel at movie theater. After that I saw some skating from TV at a friend´s home. My parents bought TV late 1963, so I have been watching figure skating regularly since 1964.
 

Lunalovesskating

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The first program I saw was Katarina Witt's Carmen, because she was a judge on a German Ice show during the early 2000s, which I watched without knowing anything about figure skating :D. And the next one that made me a figure skating fan was Yuna's short program in Vancouver in 2010.
 

Ice Dance

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I think it may have been this one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7a7sSuPpmcc by Robin Cousins. Or maybe this one or one like it by Scott Hamilton: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0dNzBDdMYs. My memory is of them competing head-to-head in a competition & I'm sure Cousins had suspenders (this has to be the program he skated to); but I'm not finding any matching youtube videos with the same event & Robin's Satan Takes a Holiday program and Scott so I don't know what pro competition they were competing against each other in or exactly what year it was. I didn't have a concept of what a pro competition was back then. It was years before I realized this memory had to be of a professional event rather than an amateur one.
 

TheBallerina

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Grishuk/Platov's FD from the 1998 Olympics in Nagano. I remember that her dress really got my attention, and I couldn't ever forget it.
 

Tonichelle

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I think it may have been this one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7a7sSuPpmcc by Robin Cousins. Or maybe this one or one like it by Scott Hamilton: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0dNzBDdMYs. My memory is of them competing head-to-head in a competition & I'm sure Cousins had suspenders (this has to be the program he skated to); but I'm not finding any matching youtube videos with the same event & Robin's Satan Takes a Holiday program and Scott so I don't know what pro competition they were competing against each other in or exactly what year it was. I didn't have a concept of what a pro competition was back then. It was years before I realized this memory had to be of a professional event rather than an amateur one.


I'm unable to get youtube to work tonight so unsure which program of Scott's you're using, but I do recall Robin competing with Satan Takes A Holiday against Scott several times.
 

4everchan

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88 olympics i have memories of manley's both brians' and thomas's programmes
 
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