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Post by peebeeb on Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:50 pm

Lesallee wrote:Just for fun: the incomparable Kurt Browning doing his interpretation of Gene Kelly's Singing in the Rain. I always hope Kurt would consider doing DWTS. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JXtd7xq7URM
Love Kurt, he was of a time when quality of skating mattered as a whole. It wasn't just about quad, skate, skate, skate... quad, skate, skate, skate. I have no interest in current male and female skaters. They are boring, you can see the gears turning in their heads as they prepare for the next jump.

I miss Kurt, Scott Hamilton, Michelle Kwan, Alexei Yagudin, etc.

Today it's just people with skates on their feet, on the ice while music plays, very few of them actually FEEL the music.

Unfortunately for us in the US, all the networks want to show are the men and women so I hardly ever get to see the pairs or ice dancers.

/rant, lol.
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Post by Babs2147 on Fri Dec 22, 2017 1:42 am

Totally agree with you, peebeeb.  All the skaters you mentioned plus
my personal favorite, Brian Boitano brought elegance and artistry
to the sport.  Now it's nothing but a jumping contest. Yuck
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Post by Oakma on Fri Dec 22, 2017 8:05 am

I agree ... and I find that this is spilling over into dance also.At times it is just a contest of tricks and it ruins the style of the dances.

I guess that is why I love to see a classic ballroom dance and not the contemporary so much. 

Right now I am watching White Christmas ... Danny and Vera doing '' The Best Things " routine .... so great !!
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Post by Lesallee on Fri Dec 22, 2017 3:31 pm

Here in Canada we have great depth in our ice dance pairs. Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, Kaitlyn Weaver and Andrew Poje, Piper Gilles and Paul Poitier. We do get to see some wonderful routines as skating is covered well on TV. A lot of the "tricks" you see in ice dancing now were mandated by the skating federation to make ice dancing more difficult and competitive. 


I have watched Kurt Browning skate for so many years. He trained here in Edmonton at the fabled Royal Glenora Club. As did Kristi Yamaguchi, that wonderful champion. 


PB, you mentioned Alexei Yagudin. He seemed to always skate in Evgeni Plushenko's shadow but not in Canada where Alexei was a huge favourite. Alexei even thought about moving here and obtaining citizenship so he could skate for Canada.
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Post by peebeeb on Sun Dec 24, 2017 2:16 am

Babs2147 wrote:Totally agree with you, peebeeb.  All the skaters you mentioned plus
my personal favorite, Brian Boitano brought elegance and artistry
to the sport.  Now it's nothing but a jumping contest. Yuck
Brian was awesome too, and so many more from that time and now all they care about is the quad which is why the one male skater I'll watch is our Jason Brown. His skating I enjoy and I don't care if he ever does the quad or not.
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Post by peebeeb on Sun Dec 24, 2017 2:17 am

Lesallee wrote:Here in Canada we have great depth in our ice dance pairs. Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, Kaitlyn Weaver and Andrew Poje, Piper Gilles and Paul Poitier. We do get to see some wonderful routines as skating is covered well on TV. A lot of the "tricks" you see in ice dancing now were mandated by the skating federation to make ice dancing more difficult and competitive. 


I have watched Kurt Browning skate for so many years. He trained here in Edmonton at the fabled Royal Glenora Club. As did Kristi Yamaguchi, that wonderful champion. 


PB, you mentioned Alexei Yagudin. He seemed to always skate in Evgeni Plushenko's shadow but not in Canada where Alexei was a huge favourite. Alexei even thought about moving here and obtaining citizenship so he could skate for Canada.
Alexei's footwork was stunning and I always liked him better than Evgeni. I really do miss those days of skating.
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Post by Babs2147 on Sun Dec 24, 2017 7:28 pm

Santa Merry Christmas everyone! Reindeer
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Post by DeadManDancing on Mon Dec 25, 2017 5:10 am

Wishing everyone here a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!



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Post by Lesallee on Mon Dec 25, 2017 12:57 pm

A very Merry Christmas to all from a very chilly Edmonton, AB. 


Note to sister kin: you get well and back with us on the board.


Brother, I love your Christmas pugs! Would you dress your own babies up like that?
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Post by peebeeb on Mon Dec 25, 2017 6:40 pm

DeadManDancing wrote:Wishing everyone here a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!



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Oh my they are adorable.

Merry Christmas to all!
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Post by Maria Christine on Mon Dec 25, 2017 8:53 pm

Merry Christmas! Santa Reindeer Snowman Christmas
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Post by peebeeb on Tue Dec 26, 2017 12:17 am

Maria Christine wrote:Merry Christmas! Santa Reindeer Snowman Christmas
Where did you get those cute emoticons?
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Post by Maria Christine on Tue Dec 26, 2017 12:24 am

Clicked on emoticons, then "View more", then "Holiday."
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Post by peebeeb on Tue Dec 26, 2017 4:14 am

Maria Christine wrote:Clicked on emoticons, then "View more", then "Holiday."
Good grief, how have I always missed the "view more". lol? Reindeer

Thanks!
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Post by Oakma on Tue Dec 26, 2017 8:14 am

Well duh ... I didn't see that either  .... Thanks so much  .... Santa
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Post by Maria Christine on Tue Dec 26, 2017 10:27 pm

You are Welcome
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Post by moo2meow on Wed Dec 27, 2017 12:46 am

Do you remember this skater. Was the only Russian skater I ever rooted for in all my days of watching ice skating. (Something no longer do). Was so happy when he took bronze in '88




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Post by Babs2147 on Wed Dec 27, 2017 1:25 am

I remember Viktor.  One of the best skaters to come from the Ukraine and a
really good guy off the ice. Thumbs up!
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Post by peebeeb on Wed Dec 27, 2017 2:06 pm

I do remember Victor, wonderful skater and one of the good guys off ice.
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Post by DeadManDancing on Wed Dec 27, 2017 2:30 pm

Lesallee wrote:...


Brother, I love your Christmas pugs! Would you dress your own babies up like that?
I better not try to, or they would probably turn into pit bulls. It took me years just to find functional clothing they accepted. Mad
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Post by Lesallee on Wed Dec 27, 2017 2:31 pm

I do remember Victor sis but I haven't thought about him in ages. The Russian skating factory churned out amazing skaters on a regular basis. I would still rate Alexei Yagudin as my favourite.
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Post by DeadManDancing on Sun Dec 31, 2017 12:16 pm

This place is oh so quiet lately... Hope no one is affected by the heavy snow and arctic temperatures my radio reported for the US and Canada. Be safe and warm everyone! My thoughts are with sister Kincaid- get well soon and let us know.
For me in Germany, 2017 will be history in six hours from now. Wishing all of you the best for next year.
Fireworks Cheers!
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Post by Lesallee on Sun Dec 31, 2017 1:17 pm

Wishing everyone a wonderful 2018. And anticipating a little warm up here in Alberta. Should start tomorrow. It has been frigid for sure. We sailed along for most of Dec. with very warm weather then bang, it's -27 C. 


I am also worrying about our sister, kincaid and hoping things are improving for her.
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Post by Babs2147 on Mon Jan 01, 2018 6:11 pm

Happy New Year to all! Fireworks Looks like this freeze will be around for
quite a while.  Stay warm fellow sufferers!


My thoughts are also with sister Kincaid.  Hope 2018 brings her good health!
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Post by peebeeb on Mon Jan 01, 2018 10:08 pm

I hope that 2018 finds everyone healthy and happy.

I live in one of those frigid states, the temp last night was -18 and the wind chill was -36. The heater in here cannot keep up with it all and I am so damn cold.

Spring can't come soon enough.

Sending healing thoughts to kincaid. *hugs*
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