How much does the average skater make a year after training costs?

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  1. crzesk8dad

    crzesk8dad Active Member

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    :rofl: gentility

    Thanks for my morning chuckle!
     
  2. crzesk8dad

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    dupe
     
  3. crzesk8dad

    crzesk8dad Active Member

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    Yup, there are a few! Many are not.
     
  4. maatTheViking

    maatTheViking Now ubering Machida's hair

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    Not sure this really warrants a reply, but I'm pretty sure martinis is not be cost.

    To compare, when competed as an amateur (very, very amateur) with my horse, I paid for my trainers room and travel, but not food. Compared to all the other things (horse trailering, show fees, stall fee at show, competition clothes, not to mention day to day training, board and feed), it may seem like a drop in he bucket, but even just paying 50% of a hotel room isn't cheap (assuming my trainer had another rider at the show).

    I am certain there are so many things that add up in figure skating too!
     
  5. lala

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    Is that bad word? :slinkaway:cold: sorry, for my awful english...:) Yes, in America there are no noble...
     
  6. Zemgirl

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    It's a bit old-fashioned. But don't apologize; your English is quite good, and what better way to get better than by discussing skating? :D
     
  7. lala

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    Thank you, you are very polite,but I perfectly know my limitations. But you're right, I studied English because of the figure skating. :encore: :D
     
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  8. Cherub721

    Cherub721 YEAH!

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    Yes, basically. I don't know a lot about Canadian skaters, but most Americans seem to come from a pretty good financial background. This article discusses some ice dancers whose parents paid for their partners to come to the US (it's over 10 years old, though, and the trend is now for both partners to be American).

    There are some notable exceptions, though, like Rudy Galindo, who grew up in a trailer park. Here are some articles about him.

    Tonya Harding also came from modest means.
     
  9. lala

    lala Well-Known Member

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    double post..
     
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  10. lala

    lala Well-Known Member

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    Thank you, Cherub! There were very very interesting informations and articles. I didn't know...When I read about Rudy, I remembered Greg Luganis...

    I have not found Williams-Boundoukin video on YouTube, they didn't become well-known skaters?

    ( I know the trailer park, I saw many times the Independence Day movie :lol: )
     
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  11. Cherub721

    Cherub721 YEAH!

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    I don't think so. I've never seen them skate. I guess a lot of those guys ended up coaching once they got to the US.

    Rudy is so inspiring... his winning in his hometown at the 1996 Nationals is one of the best stories in skating. :)
     
  12. lala

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    There are some fantastic people in the World, I feel I will be better because of them....
     
  13. NadineWhite

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    Love this thread, thanks for starting it TheIronLady. :cool:

    Yep, Rudy & Tonya are the exceptions. On the opposite end of the spectrum would be someone like Tara Lipinski, who came from a wealthy Texas oilfield IIRC. But usually skaters fall somewhere in the middle, literally, meaning upper middle class. Nancy Kerrigan's parents were both blue collar, as were Michelle Kwan's, Johnny Weir's, Evan Lysacek, et al.

    Lol still chuckling about the martinis comment, and the response. :eek: :lol:
     
  14. Sylvia

    Sylvia On to Nationals!

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    Edmonton Journal article: Love of figure skating, hard work drives Jessica Amy Sergeant (IMO, the "average skater" in this thread should include someone who placed 16th in Senior at 2013 Canadian Nationals)
    Excerpt:
    (Angela Duffy is Sergeant’s coach and choreographer.)
     
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  15. dewey

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    Rohene Ward is an example of a very talented skater who struggled to find enough money to train and ultimately had to retire from competition. A lot of people have wondered what he might have achieved if he had been able to afford unlimited coaching and ice time.