Digging out accidentally abandoned (which may or may not be due to laziness or forgetfulness…) memes to say, “Happy Birthday to Chris Dean!”
→ Favorite Ice Dance Teams (in no particular order) || Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean
1984 Olympic Gold Medalists, 1994 Olympic Bronze Medalists, Four-time World Champions (1981-1984), Four-time European Champions (1981-82, 1984, 1994), Seven-time British Champions
→ Favorite Ice Dance Teams (in no particular order) || Marina Klimova & Sergei Ponomarenko
1992 Olympic Champions, 1988 Olympic Silver medalists, 1984 Olympic Bronze medalists (the only skaters to have a medal of each color); Three-time World Champions; four-time European champions
Admittedly, I only recently REALLY came around to them and started to consider them a personal favorite, even though I understood and appreciated their high praise. Pity about the my life prior to this realization, how I lived in the dark!
→ Favorite Ice Dance Teams (in no particular order) || Isabelle Delobel and Olivier Schoenfelder
In 20 years of skating together: 2008 World Champions, 2007 European Champions, 2008 Grand Prix Final Champions, Three-time Olympians, Six-time French National Champions
I just realized I stuck the Canadian teams together, and now the French. Unintentional, I promise.
→ Favorite Ice Dance Teams (in no particular order) || Nathalie Péchalat and Fabian Bourzat
2011 European Champions, Two-time Olympians, Two-time French Champions, Two-time Grand Prix Final medalists, still very much World medal hopefuls.
→ Favorite Ice Dance Teams (in no particular order) || Shae-Lynn Bourne & Victor Kraatz
2003 World Champions, Three-time Olympians, Ten-time Canadian Champions, “Inventors” of hydroblading, North-American pioneers, Notoriously vocal advocates of…fair~ judging.
→ Favorite Ice Dance Teams (in no particular order) || Kaitlyn Weaver & Andrew Poje
2010 Four Continents Champions, Canadian silver medalists, Best Texan-Canadians, tallest and longest people ever.
That picture of them, forever my favorite. I’ll never get over using it at any possible time, not sry2say.
→ Favorite Ice Dance Teams (in no particular order) || Anjelika Krylova & Oleg Ovsyannikov
1998 Olympic Silver Medalists, 1998 & 1999 World Champions, 1999 European Champions
Krylova is seriously the most beautiful person I have ever seen via tv or computer screen. ♥
→ Favorite Ice Dance Teams (in no particular order) || Tanith Belbin and Benjamin Agosto
2006 Olympic Silver Medalists, Five-time U.S. Champions, Four-time World Medalists, Three-time 4CC Champions
→ Favorite Ice Dance Teams || Maya Usova and Alexander Zhulin
1993 World and European Champions, 1992 Olympic Bronze medalists, 1994 Olympic Silver Medalists
For fun, general entertainment and archiving purposes, I’ve been planning on doing a series of several of my favoritest~ of favorite skaters (starting with ice dancers. I’ll get to other disciplines eventually!), past and current (and for some, hopefully future) that includes links to some of the programs I hold so dearly in high regard, for whatever reason. I have, like, 10 planned, but there is a slight chance I may add more in the distant future.