Saturday, August 18, 2012

Michelle Kwan's "No One" by Alicia Keys

I was listening to Pandora this morning and heard "No One" by Alicia Keys. Of course, the song reminded me of when Michelle Kwan skated to it in Yu-Na Kim's All That Skate show in South Korea two years ago. While I don't think this is my favorite Michelle program, it's still definitely worth a look, as all Michelle programs are. In any case, it's always a joy to see Michelle on the ice, especially since her appearances are so few and far between in recent years.


Monday, August 6, 2012

Happy Birthday to me! Some All-time Favorite Performances

In honor of my 29th birthday today, here are some of my favorite skating performances of all time:

1.) Michelle Kwan's "Taj Mahal" from the 1997 World Championships:

2.) Artur Dimitriev and Natalia Mishkutenok's "Piano Concerto No. 2" by Sergei Rachmaninoff:

3.) Marina Klimova and Sergei Ponomarenko's 1992 Olympic Freeskate to the music of Bach:

4.) Alexei Yagudin's "Overcome":

Happy Belated Birthday to Michelle Kwan: "On My Own" from Les Miserables

Michelle Kwan celebrated her 32nd birthday on July 7th. Obviously I'm a little late with posting something in honor of her day, but better late than never, right? In honor of Michelle's birthday, here is her beautiful exhibition from the 1997/1998 season to "On My Own" from the musical Les Miserables.

Happy belated birthday to Michelle. Enjoy!