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Archive for November, 2007

The Times They Are a Changin’

I was watching some old figure skating footage on YouTube, which is totally addictive by the way. Specifically, I was reliving Liz Manley’s free program from the ’88 Olympics–I know, I know, I was in a rather nostalgic mood. During the performance the commentators made a rather big deal that Liz Manley was seeing a [...]

My Tickets for Canadians Arrived!

An advantage of living in Vancouver before the 2010 Olympics is that sports federations are bringing events to the city to test the facilities before the big event.  So, the 2008 Canadian Figure Skating Championships will be held at the Pacific Coliseum in Vancouver from January 16-20. Some of you may already know this, but [...]

For Those Who’ve Lost Faith in Ice Dance

There aren’t too many things I get choked-up about, especially on YouTube. But, here I am sitting at my computer all teary-eyed  watching Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir win Skate Canada with an enchanting free program. Choreographed to Umbrellas of Cherbourg, this free dance combines the best of classic ice dance steps with an emotional, [...]