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skatingfan04
04-12-2011, 08:49 PM
This is a completely random question, but I was watching skating videos on youtube to cure my pre-worlds boredom and I came across a clip of a skating movie from 1979 called Champions: A Love Story.

http://http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J94H_4kHy_c

An online synopsis said that the movie was based on a real life skating tragedy from the 1970's...I was wondering if anyone else had heard the story. Which skaters are they talking about?

stevlin
04-12-2011, 10:04 PM
Is this the movie where the guy skater dies in an airplane crash and the girl [his skating pairs partner] becomes a single skater?

Karina1974
04-12-2011, 10:26 PM
http://www.amazon.com/Champions-Story-James-Vincent-McNichol/dp/B003NTT74U/ref=sr_1_1?s=dvd&ie=UTF8&qid=1302643641&sr=1-1

skatingfan04
04-13-2011, 02:04 AM
Is this the movie where the guy skater dies in an airplane crash and the girl [his skating pairs partner] becomes a single skater?

Yup, that's the one.

skatingfan04
05-05-2011, 05:58 AM
Any idea where to watch it online?

The Fly On The Wall
05-05-2011, 08:23 AM
I'd like to know too. I LOVED that movie!

Vash01
05-06-2011, 10:29 PM
Sounds too sad.

aftershocks
05-07-2011, 12:39 AM
Here's the youtube link for the video highlights, as link above doesn't work:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J94H_4kHy_c

If based on a "true" story, I second the question: Who were the skaters?