Interviewing 5 time italian Champ Sylvia Fontana! Have any questions for her?

Discussion in 'Great Skate Debate' started by manleywoman, Jan 8, 2014.

  1. manleywoman

    manleywoman podcast mistress

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    Hi all. I am excited to be interviewing Sylvia Fontana this week in Boston. I would love to open up the floor for any questions you all might have for her. i've done my initial homework, but I welcome input from you all.

    Thanks!
     
  2. DaveRocks

    DaveRocks Well-Known Member

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    Erm, let me see: What's it like having :smokin: John Zimmerman as a husband?

    Sorry, couldn't resist! ;) Have fun with your interview!
     
  3. Kelvster

    Kelvster Well-Known Member

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    How she felt after her free skate in Torino and robin Wagner turned her around like she did to Sarah hughes
     
  4. overedge

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    She had a fantastic free skate at Worlds in Vancouver in 2001 (I was there and it was overwhelmingly exciting, and she was almost in tears). She ended up being 10th overall after being 19th the previous year, which was a huge accomplishment in the days of 6.0 scoring. I would like to hear her thoughts on that program and what helped her make that breakthrough to skate that well.

    I also remember the dress she wore for her freeskate, which was not much more than illusion fabric with a LOT of sequins:
    http://www.skateygirl.com/worlds2001/ladies/silvia.htm

    It was a pretty risque dress for the times - although she looked spectacular in it - and I'd be interested in knowing where the design came from and whether she ever got any flack for it being so daring.
     
  5. poths

    poths Well-Known Member

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    Did her daddy really build her a private rink when she was a kid? How many top class coaches did have in total....

    How did he solve the wrap technique?
     
  6. Ziggy

    Ziggy Well-Known Member

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    Has she and Zimmermann ever consider releasing a sex tape, as we all know it would have been quite the best seller? :D
     
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  7. essence_of_soy

    essence_of_soy Well-Known Member

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    You beat me to it, overedge. I was in Vancouver as well, and her qualifying free skate was amazing. Everyone was thrilled for her.

    I loved the instrumental track she used skating to Time To Say Goodbye as well. It seems like only yesterday!
     
  8. alj5

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    1. How did you get into skating?
    2. Who were the skaters you looked up to?
    3. Did you know you wanted to coach when you were skating?
    4. What makes you and John a good team - both as coaching partners and life partners?
    5. What was your favorite competitive program you performed and why?
    6. What was your favorite professional or exhibition program and why?
    7. If you couldn't be a skater or coach, what other career would you like to attempt and why?
     
  9. Dr.Siouxs

    Dr.Siouxs Well-Known Member

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    I had a "similar" question. :shuffle:
     
  10. leafygreens

    leafygreens Well-Known Member

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    Will Sylvia donate a pair of Karisma leggings for the trivia question prize? :p
     
  11. manleywoman

    manleywoman podcast mistress

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  12. Simone411

    Simone411 Just Flip-Flopping Around

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    Love the photo, manleywoman. Sylvia and John's daughter is adorable!
     
  13. pingu

    pingu Well-Known Member

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    Fontana's name is Silvia and not Sylvia :) Looking forward to listen to the interview!!