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Vash01
10-09-2011, 11:07 PM
Here is the competition- Eligible only (since pros were covered in the other thread)- thread (I wrote that I wanted to separate the competition performances from the exhibition/pro performances).

Please pick TWO (since we have singles, pairs, ice dance, it would have been tough to compare them and pick just one) that are your most favorite competition performance skated to ANY version of Ave Maria. There are just too many to make separate categories.

Sylvia
10-09-2011, 11:30 PM
Caroline Zhang's "Ave Maria" was her FS in 2007-08 (Senior debut season) and then she brought it back for 2009 Nationals.

Yankowskas/Coughlin's "Ave Maria" FS last season was personally memorable for me, especially their performance at 2011 US Nationals.

MikiAndoFan#1
10-09-2011, 11:36 PM
I absolutely loved Suguri's SP and Belbin & Agosto's FD.


Yankowskas/Coughlin's "Ave Maria" FS last season was personally memorable for me, especially their performance at 2011 US Nationals.

I couldn't agree more.

Vash01
10-09-2011, 11:37 PM
Caroline Zhang's "Ave Maria" was her FS in 2007-08 (Senior debut season) and then she brought it back for 2009 Nationals.

Yankowskas/Coughlin's "Ave Maria" FS last season was personally memorable for me, especially their performance at 2011 US Nationals.

Thanks for the correction.

I have not seen Y&C's skate yet, and forgot to list it.

skatesindreams
10-09-2011, 11:58 PM
Here it is:

Yankowskas & Coughlin 2011 U.S. Championships Free Skate "Ave Maria"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=incIOswvkv0

MikiAndoFan#1
10-10-2011, 12:25 AM
Here it is:

Yankowskas & Coughlin 2011 U.S. Championships Free Skate "Ave Maria"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=incIOswvkv0

I never get tired of watching this performance. :swoon:

Fozzie Bear
10-10-2011, 01:09 AM
I think Fumie's Worlds performance was even better than the one she gave at the Olympics: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VfIMDI7doWI

She really came into her own with this program. Just sublime.

sadya
10-10-2011, 06:03 PM
I chose the Shishkova/Naumov program, though I've only seen the Worlds version. Still love it after all these years.

Triple Butz
10-10-2011, 09:13 PM
Take Two: I don't really know how you can compare the different versions...That being said, of the programs listed, I like Fumie's the best. What a talent she was...makes me sad about the path she went down the past five years.

Jenna
10-10-2011, 09:18 PM
I loved Caroline Zhang's Ave Maria. It was her signature piece, IMO. That was the program that made me a fan.

Polymer Bob
10-11-2011, 02:24 PM
Caroline came through a few times with that program. She was the only U.S. lady to skate in the exhibition at the 2009 4CC. Then she sealed the U.S. victory at the World Team Trophy.

krenseby
10-11-2011, 06:28 PM
Take Two: I don't really know how you can compare the different versions...That being said, of the programs listed, I like Fumie's the best. What a talent she was...makes me sad about the path she went down the past five years.

Yeah, I think she has lost the support of most of the people who used to respect her skating, and probably has only a tiny minority of the fans that she used to have. Who would enjoy her as a professional skater? No idea.

jenny12
10-11-2011, 11:31 PM
I think Fumie's Worlds performance was even better than the one she gave at the Olympics: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VfIMDI7doWI

She really came into her own with this program. Just sublime.

Love this performance. She moves wonderfully with music and I like the expansive feel the program has. I loved Y&C's performance as well, but I prefer the music used as a short program.

AxelAnnie
10-12-2011, 01:44 AM
I think Fumie's Worlds performance was even better than the one she gave at the Olympics: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VfIMDI7doWI

She really came into her own with this program. Just sublime.

Have to agree. Not a big Fumie fan, but this one leaves me breathless every time.

icellist
10-12-2011, 03:33 AM
Fumie Suguri's soft knees are perfect the music. Also the part with the smal jumps with the french name that i can't spell was totally sublime. the only thing bad about the program was that it ended too quickly! That program was the best of the bunch. It's a shame about her recent years.

Caroline made Ave Maria her piece though. She was incredibly consistent with it (at the time) and used it to be within medal contention at many competitions when she was transitioning to seniors. still angry about the 2009 US nationals... but let's not swerve off topic.