I hate to admit it, but it was the ever popular Olympics that brought me back to the magical world of figure skating in 2013. I watched the US Nationals that year and then all of the Sochi coverage and have been hooked ever since. Fantasy skating, IceNetwork and all of the generous and enthusiastic fans on Twitter have brought me back to the sport in a major way and I couldn’t be more excited to be a fan today.
The earliest memory I have of skating was my dad picking me up from school ( I would’ve been 7) and telling me that Nancy Kerrigan may not be able to compete at the Olympics because she had been attacked. I casually watched throughout my early teens and was a huge Michelle Kwan fan back in the day, but I fell off the bandwagon after she lost the 1998 Olympics as my high school and college years offered other things of interest.
I somewhat remember Michelle’s career post 1998 and vaguely remember Sasha Cohen, but after that - I’m a complete blank as far as remembering details other than who won the Olympics in 2002, 2006 and 2010.
Having recaptured my interest in a big way for the sport, I’ve recently had a desire to recover those lost years. Thanks to YouTube, I’ve begun my quest to watch the top three ladies videos from the US Nationals and World Championships from 1994-present. It doesn’t sound like a lot of time, but it sure adds up.
If I can stomach Dick Button’s commentating and the lack of high definition in the videos, it should be a nice project to bide my time before the new season starts.
Wish me luck : )
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