Skate Guard (Updates, New Blogs & Interviews)

Discussion in 'Great Skate Debate' started by N_Halifax, Jun 27, 2013.

  1. N_Halifax

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    AAAAAAAAAAAAAH A WILD DODDS APPEARS!

    Love all the Dodds boys. Thanks, N_Halifax!

    Live, Andrew is really elegant and wonderful to watch. Great extensions and just over-all lovely skating.

    Gosh, has it really been that long since the Merinda crash? Wow. Time really does fly.
     
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    I love this, from Christina's interview:

    "Q: Who are your three favourite figure skaters of all time and why?

    A: I love Michelle Kwan because she is a legend. She was able to touch everyone when she skated and it was truly magical. Yuna Kim is amazing because I saw her train every single day leading up to her Olympic win. I saw her struggles and triumphs and it was a great learning experience. Janet Lynn. I love watching figure skating from a long time ago and I feel like it is truly classic. Figure skating has definitely evolved as a sport, but I love watching the timeless Janet Lynn hit beautiful lines and classic moves."

    Christina has very good taste!
     
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    ^^^
    I'm with her!
     
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    Agreed skatesindreams and giselle23 - Michelle is simply fabulous.

    I've got a couple new things up on the blog and a TON more on the way including some interviews you wouldn't believe - one with an Olympic gold medallist! Here's what went up today:

    Interview With Margaret Purdy and Michael Marinaro: http://skateguard1.blogspot.com/2013/11/interview-with-margaret-purdy-and.html
    The Protopopovs To Pay Tribute To Sonja Henie: http://skateguard1.blogspot.com/2013/11/the-protopopovs-to-pay-tribute-to-sonja.html

    If you're not "liking" on Facebook, please take a moment to do so. I post skating news, videos and new content daily!: http://www.facebook.com/SkateGuard
     
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    New on Skate Guard:

    Young Artists Showcase 4 Finals: http://skateguard1.blogspot.com/2013/12/young-artists-showcase-4-finals.html
    Skating Around The Christmas Tree: Happy Holidays On Ice: http://skateguard1.blogspot.ca/2013/12/skating-around-christmas-tree-happy.html
    A Time Capsule: Skating History In Nova Scotia & Atlantic Canada: http://skateguard1.blogspot.com/2013/12/a-time-capsule-skating-history-in-nova.html
    Interview With Stephen Carriere: http://skateguard1.blogspot.com/2013/12/interview-with-stephen-carriere.html

    Coming this weekend! An interview with 1988 Olympic Gold Medallist Natalia Bestemianova!
     
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    1988 Olympic Gold Medallist, 4 time World Champion, 1984 Olympic Silver Medallist, 5 time European Champion, World Professional Champion... the list goes on & on. One thing is for absolute certain. She's one of the most compelling and dramatic skaters to ever have graced the sport. It was my absolute honor to interview the legend herself, Natalia Bestemianova: http://skateguard1.blogspot.ca/2013/12/interview-with-natalia-bestemianova.html

    If you enjoyed the interview, please 'like' on Facebook for more skater interviews, writing, skating history, daily news updates, videos & more at http://www.facebook.com/SkateGuard.

    Have a wonderful Sunday everyone! XX
     
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    Thanks for your delightful interview with Natalia Bestemianova; and the insightful commentary in your "latest".
     
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    You're so welcome, skatesindreams! Glad you enjoyed. :) I do what I can, unpopular as my opinions can sometimes be. ;)
     
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    You have my heartfelt support, for what it's worth.
    I believe your "chosen scenario" may well come to pass, also.
     
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    I LOVE that I have your heartfelt support, skatesindreams! That's SO sweet and it means a lot. Trying to blog positively about skating and going in a different direction than most is a challenge, but the support that I'm getting from skating fans and skaters, coaches and choreographer alike constantly reminds me that I'm not alone in my opinions sometimes... haha ;)
     
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    Here's the latest on the blog for all of you on this snowed in Sunday:

    Interview With William And Christina Beier: http://skateguard1.blogspot.com/2013/12/interview-with-william-and-christina.html
    Kurt Browning: 6.0 Of His Best Programs Ever: http://skateguard1.blogspot.com/2013/12/kurt-browning-60-of-his-best-programs.html

    Is That A Skate Guard In Your Pocket Or Are You Happy To See Me? is 5 "likes" away from 500! Like for skater interviews, writing, skating history, daily news updates, videos & more at http://www.facebook.com/SkateGuard. :)
     
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    Many thanks for your post about Toller Cranston!
    I left my comment on your FB page.
     
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    The latest from Skate Guard AND Life On The Edge Of Skating, in case you missed it:

    Interview With Alexa Scimeca And Chris Knierim: http://skateguard1.blogspot.ca/#!/2013/12/interview-with-alexa-scimeca-and-chris.html
    A Fireside Chat With Doug, Allison And Ryan (no holds barred skating talk with Doug Mattis, Allison Scott and myself): http://skateguard1.blogspot.com/2014/01/a-fireside-chat-with-doug-allison-and.html

    If you enjoyed these, please 'like' on Facebook for more skater interviews, writing, skating history, daily news updates, videos & more at http://www.facebook.com/SkateGuard. :)
     
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    Oh, man, I always knew Allison Scott was funny but this is a gem--when asked what rule she might change in skating:
     
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    Glad you enjoyed it! :)
     
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    The latest on Skate Guard blog:

    It's A Bird! It's A Plane! It's Meagan and Eric's Triple Twist!: Thoughts On The 2014 Canadian Skating Championships: http://skateguard1.blogspot.ca/#!/2014/01/its-bird-its-plane-no-its-meagan-and.html
    The Chowda Chatter From Boston: Thoughts On The 2014 U.S. Figure Skating Championships: http://skateguard1.blogspot.ca/#!/2014/01/the-chowda-chatter-from-boston-thoughts.html
    Interview With Jorik Hendrickx: http://skateguard1.blogspot.com/2014/01/interview-with-jorik-hendrickx.html

    If you enjoyed these, please 'like' on Facebook for more skater interviews, writing, skating history, daily news updates, videos & more at http://www.facebook.com/SkateGuard. BIG things are coming! Stay tuned.
     
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    You're so welcome, skatesindreams! Interviewing Ken was just fantastic... you're are ALL going to DIE when you find out some of the interviews that are coming over the next month or two. Just sayin. ;)