View Full Version : The Matt Savoie Appreciation Thread
10-18-2012, 08:22 PM
Much happiness and success to them :)
10-18-2012, 10:27 PM
I had the pleasure of waiting on Matt when he came into my store in Boston. I recognized him but I couldn't believe it was him until I checked his card. I was ecstatic. I may have scared him because I was so excited but he seemed surprised I recognized him because he thought it was so long ago. He was very nice and good looking.
Thanks for the article link, I hope Matt & his husband have a long & happy marriage. :)
10-19-2012, 07:20 AM
Congratulations to Matt and Brian! Thanks for posting the link, Sylvia. What a thoughtful approach they both took to planning their wedding. It must have been such a poignant, joyful, and lovingly intimate occasion. Great to see both Matt and his husband proud of their union and proud of living in a state that honors love and partnership between two human beings, regardless of gender and sexual identity.
Eeyora1, thanks for sharing that story about meeting Matt in your store. He's always seemed to be so modest and understated, but quietly confident in his abilities. Right, it really doesn't seem that long ago that Matt competed (wasn't 2006 Olympics his last season?). I'm certain the memory of Matt's great performances will remain in the hearts and minds of his fans for a very long time. :saint:
10-19-2012, 01:26 PM
Congrats to Matt & Brian! Wishing them many years of happiness!
10-19-2012, 02:09 PM
Cheers to the happy couple! I hope they have a long wonderful life together!
10-19-2012, 10:17 PM
Many happy wishes to the newlyweds! I hope they enjoy many years of married life :)
10-20-2012, 02:56 AM
Congrats to Matt and his husband.
10-22-2012, 07:50 PM
Congratulations to Matt and Brian!
10-23-2012, 06:04 AM
Congratulations to Matt and Brian!
It's always nice to be reminded of Savoie, one of my favorite US men's skaters. I will always remember his superb Olympic skate.
10-23-2012, 05:49 PM
I'm so happy I could cry. I remember seeing Matt not once but twice at the hotel after Nats in 06 and professing my love for him (and his skating) lmao. He was gracious. I think I also saw him at Whole Foods and I was too shocked to say anything.
09-05-2013, 07:16 AM
Cross-posted from the Tom Dickson interviews thread. Thanks, Sylvia.
New interview! http://skateguard1.blogspot.com.au/2013/09/interview-with-tom-dickson.html
Q: You have worked with some of the best skaters in the U.S. and World over the years, including Yuna Kim, Jeremy Abbott, Matthew Savoie, Racheal Flatt, Vaughn Chipeur, Parker Pennington and countless others. Who was the most naturally talented skater you ever worked with? The most improved? The funniest?
A: I would have to say that Matt Savoie has to be the most naturally gifted skater I have worked with. His sense of personal expression, aesthetic form and artistry took time to bloom but he was so incredibly gifted physically. He landed the first triple axel he ever tried! He had knees that could do amazing things...like jump! Matt could use his knees like a grasshopper! Matt was also very limber and this enabled him to do many things physically that most men in skating simply cannot. He was and is innately intelligent and intellectual and these traits really helped him flourish in the latter years of his career, as he developed artistically.
09-05-2013, 02:24 PM
09-05-2013, 06:04 PM
Tom spoke the truth!
Matt's gifts are much missed.
10-07-2013, 11:59 PM
He was such a beautiful skater. Such great glide, smoothness, elegance, and passionate interpretation of the music. He was way undermarked but after awhile I almost didnt care as long as I got to see his beautiful skating many times over. Since he atleast stayed top 5 in the U.S and got to compete at alot of internationals I did.
It was great he finally made the Olympics and Worlds in his final ever season though. What a great way to go out.
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