Obviously if a skater from the past (eg. Barbara Ann Scott) had been transported to the present, they would lose in competition with todays skaters. However if a skater from the present were transported into the past, would they still win the competitions? Note: In the days of Barbara Ann Scott, the rinks were outdoors. There were no Zamboni to smooth the ice, and Figures were worth 50% of the score (60% before 1947). It was reported Barbara loved doing Figures, and would practice them as much as 8 hours each day. I assume todays skaters don't practice Figures.