View Full Version : Your fav. Skaters from your fav. Decade of Skating.

09-14-2012, 07:41 PM
Ok,I thought I would do a follow-up to LuLu's Thread. LuLu asked you what your fav. Decade of Figure Skating is...NOW I want you to please tell ME,who your fav. Skaters FROM your fav. Decade are. Please use the following format....For me as I answered for Lu-Lu it's the early 60's,and my fav. Skaters (all from the Crash) are...Laurence Rochon Owen = Freestyle,Maribel Vinson Owen = Freestyle/Pairs,Maribel Yerxa Owen = Freestyle/Pairs,Diane Carol Sherbloom and Larry Pierce = Ice-Dance,Stephanie Westerfeld = Freestyle,ILa Ray Hadley and Ray Hadley = Pairs.

That's all I can think of right now. Anyone else?....GO!!!!

09-14-2012, 08:25 PM
1970s - Janet Lynn, John Curry and Toller Cranston. Tai and Randy. Didn't know much about ice dance, but I found Ludmila Pakhomova captivating. Rodnina with any partner. And Dorothy Hamill wasn't too bad. ;)

09-14-2012, 08:33 PM
Amen to pollyanna's choices.
The skaters that followed built on their technical/artistic innovations.

09-14-2012, 10:37 PM
The 1990s, though I have two biases: one, it is when I began watching and two, it is when there was extensive TV coverage and extensive skating happening period.

Favorite skaters: Maria Butyrskaya, Midori Ito, Tonya Harding, Caryn Kadavy (she was a pro), Denise Biellmann (as a pro), Chen Lu, Yuka Sato, Oksana Baiul, Nicole Bobek, Christopher Bowman, Viktor Petrenko, Paul Wylie, Mishkutenok/Dmitriev, Woetzel/Steuer, Torvill/Dean, Usova/Zhulin, Duchesnay/Duchesnay, and many more!

09-14-2012, 11:23 PM
I voted for the 90s. Some favourites..

Men - Elvis Stojko, Kurt Browning, Michael Weiss, Viktor Petrenko
Ladies - Maria Butyrskaya, Michelle Kwan, Tara Lipinski, Lu Chen, Nicole Bobek
Pairs - Brasseur/Eisler, Petrova/Tikhonov, Savard-Gagnon/Bradet, Mishkutenok/Dmitriev, Meno/Sand
Dance - Bourne/Kraatz, Krylova/Ovsiannikov, Anissina/Peizerat, Klimova/Ponomarenko, Duschesnays, Grishuk/Platov

09-15-2012, 12:03 AM
90s - Candeloro, Yagudin, Plushenko, Abt, Petrenko, Berezhnaya & Sikharulidze, Abitbol & Bernadis, Gordeeva & Grinkov, Kazakova & Dmitriev, Kovarikova & Novotny, Shishkova & Naumov, Mishketunuk & Dmitriev, Bonaly, Baiul, Witt, Bobek, Chen, Grishuk & Platov, Klimova & Ponomarenko, Anissina & Peizerat, Winkler & Lohse, Denkova & Staviyski, Drobiazko & Vanagas, Lobacheva & Averbukh, Fusar-Poli & Margaglio, Chait & Sakhnovsky

09-15-2012, 12:32 AM


Men: Yagudin, Plushenko, Kulik, Browning, Petrenko, Abt

Ladies: Michelle, Irina, Midori, Kristi, Tara

Pairs: B&S, M&D, G&G, K&D, S&N (G&G more as pros)

Ice dance: K&P, U&Z, K&O
(I don't really consider T&D a 90's team, even though they competed in the 94 Olympics)

09-15-2012, 10:04 AM
The 90s :)

Pairs: M&D, B&S, G&G (their professional routines), K&D, A&B
Ice Dance: G&P, U&Z, A&P, K&P, K&O
Ladies: Ito, Yamaguchi, Slutskaya, Chen, Markova
Men: Browning, Kulik, Plushenko, Yagudin, Candeloro, Klimkin (although probably more of a '00 skater), Bowman

There are a lot more skaters who skated in the 1990s, but I tend to view them more as 80s skaters or 00 skaters, rather than 90s skaters.

09-15-2012, 10:25 AM
the 90's to0 many to name :)
the Golden Age of Figure Skating

09-16-2012, 11:43 AM
So many from the 1990's!

Ladies - Michelle, Kristi, Midori, Yuka, Caryn Kadavy

Men - Kurt, Todd, Elvis, Paul, Ilia Kulik (esp. as a pro), Takeshi, Alexander Abt, Brian Boitano & Brian Orser as pros

Pairs - G&G, M&D,K&D, Brasseur & Eisler, Meno & Sand, Ina & Dungjen

Dance - K&P, U&Z, K&O, B&K, Roca & Sur, Punsalan & Swallow

09-16-2012, 03:58 PM

Men - Yagudin, Goebol, Takahashi

Ladies - Kwan, Cohen, Kim, Suguri

Pairs - Savchenko/Szokowsky (Sp?), Salle/ Pelletier, Yankowskas/Coughlin, Ina/ Zimmerman

Dance - Belbin/Agosto, Domnina/Shabalin, Davis/White

09-16-2012, 07:36 PM

Ladies- Kwan, Lipinski, Baiul (before her problems), Yamaguchi

Men- Browning, Petrenko, Elderidge, Kulik

Dance- G/P, K/O, T/D

Pairs- M/D, G/G, B/S

It's tough though because a lot of skters I like are from the 2000's as well.

09-19-2012, 09:58 PM
90's - counts eligible and pro - those were the days, when both of them were in their heyday, in person and on TV

Men - Boitano, Wylie, Petrenko, Galindo, Eldredge, Kulik

Ladies - Ito, Yamaguchi, Kerrigan, Chen, Sato, Kwan

Pairs - G&G, Meno & Sand, Ina & Dungen, Bechke/Petrov, and both Dmetriev teams

Dance - K&P, U&Z, T&D, K&O, Punsulan & Swallow

09-19-2012, 11:37 PM
70s all the way.
Ladies: Janet Lynn
Men: Robin Cousins
Pairs: Tai & Randy
Dance: didn't like Dance then that much frankly. T&D didn't burst out really until '81