Sunday, December 20, 2015

Day 5: Michelle Kwan's "Song of the Black Swan"

And this is how it's done.

Day 6: Tatiana Zolosozhar and Maxim Trankov's Olympic Gold-Medal-Winning Free Skate "Jesus Christ Superstar"

The gold standard.

Day 7: Meryl Davis and Charlie White's "Die Fledermaus" by Strauss

Another reason why I love ice dancing!

Day 8: Stephane Lambiel's "Poeta" from 2007 Worlds

I just listened to a TSL interview with the great skating champion Stephane Lambiel. Lambiel sites this 2007 freeskate to "Poeta," authentically choreographed in the Flamenco style, as being one of the programs that he's most proud of. Though there were some jumping mistakes in this performance, Lambiel was most proud of the new artistic style that he showcased at this championship. He's always one of my favorite skaters, and this is another example of his versatility, style, and skill as an artist and performer.

Day 9: Carolina Kostner's 2011 Worlds Free Skate to Concerto No. 23 by Mozart

Carolina's stunning 2012 World Championship win. Skated with class, grace, and that awesome pantsuit!

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Day 10: Brian Boitano's "They Call the Wind Maria"

This is one of my all-time favorite Brian Boitano programs. Big, bold sweeping movements, majestic music, and flight over the ice. This is what good skating is all about.

Monday, December 14, 2015

Sixth Annual 12-Days of Christmas Skating Countdown

For the next 12 days, I will post some of my favorite skating performances in honor of the Christmas season. Thank you for reading my blog, and I wish you and your family a very happy holiday season!

Friday, December 11, 2015

Yuzuru Hanyu's Mega Record-Breaking Skate: 2015 Grand Prix Final Short to the music of "Chopin"

This. Is. Insane.

Record-Setting. Chills-Inducing. Athletic Perfection. Artistic Gusto.

The commentators say he's "perhaps the finest figure skater ever."

What do you think?