Who are your all-time favorite skaters?

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  1. UGG

    UGG Well-Known Member

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    The first skater I ever remember LOVING is Kristy. Then I was a big Nancy fan and then I liked Michelle Kwan but did not become an uber until 2002 SLC.
  2. Wyliefan

    Wyliefan Well-Known Member

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    Paul Wylie, Sasha Cohen, Gordeeva/Grinkov (and Gordeeva solo as well), Tara Lipinski, Davis/White, Ashley Wagner, Richard Dornbush.

    I was all set to uber Yukina Ota, but then she left. And I was all set to uber Florent Amodio, until he got Morozovized.

    I think I'm on my way to ubering Akiko Suzuki, though. I find myself liking her more and more every year.
  3. stevlin

    stevlin Member

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    Jeffrey Buttle, Weaver and Poje, Boitano, Orser, Todd Eldredge, Joannie Rochette, And many more.
  4. Vash01

    Vash01 Well-Known Member

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    Pairs:

    B&S
    G&G
    M&D
    T&M
    S&N


    Ladies:

    Michelle
    Irina
    Mao
    Yu na
    Caryn Kadavy
    Oksana (before her problems)
    Angela
    Maria

    Men:

    Plushenko
    Yagudin
    Kulik
    Urmanov
    Petrenko
    Boitano
    Orser
    Curry
    Galindo
    Takahashi

    Ice dance:

    K&P
    T&D
    U&Z
    K&O
    D&W
  5. brilliant9

    brilliant9 Member

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    Dance: G&P, K&P, V&M, Maxim Staviski
    Pairs: G&G
    Ladies: Yuna Kim, Janet Lynn
    Men: Alexei Yagudin, Kurt Browning
  6. Laney

    Laney Member

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    Ladies: Tanja Szewczenko (ALL began with her for me), Irina Slutskaya, Carolina Kostner, Tara Lipinski and Katia Gordeeva.
    Men: Stephane Lambiel, Ilia Kulik, Takahiko Kozuka, Tomas Verner, Todd Eldredge
    Pairs: Gordeeva/Grinkov, Shen/Zhao, Savchenko/Szolkowy
    Dance: Gritshuk/Platov, Drobiazko/Vanagas, Winkler/Lohse, Denkowa/Staviski, Davis/White
  7. centerstage01

    centerstage01 Well-Known Member

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    In no particular order--

    Ladies: Michelle Kwan, Kristi Yamaguchi, Lucinda Ruh, Denise Biellmann, Shizuka Arakawa, Midori Ito, Janet Lynn, Mirai Nagasu, Yu-Na Kim, Mao Asada, Alissa Czisny

    Men: Kurt Browning, Brian Boitano, Scott Hamilton (as a skater, NOT as a commentator), Viktor Petrenko, Stephane Lambiel, Alexei Yagudin, Jeff Buttle, Paul Wylie, Jeremy Abbott, Daisuke Takahashi

    Pairs: Shen/Zhao, Gordeeva/Grinkov, Savchenko/Szolkowy

    Dance: Torvill/Dean, Klimova/Ponomarenko, Belbin/Agosto, Davis/White
  8. ostile17

    ostile17 Active Member

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    Torvill-Dean, Domnina-Shabalin. Daisuke Takahashi!
  9. michiruwater

    michiruwater Well-Known Member

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    Sasha Cohen and Evan Lysacek.
  10. Simone411

    Simone411 aka IceSkate98

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    Scott, Viktor, Ilia Klimkin, Ilia Kulik, Stephane, Todd, Alexei, Boitano, Orser, Paul, Jeffery, Evan, Michael, Steven Cousins, Robin Cousins, Daisuke, Patrick, Kurt, Jeremy, Matt, Timothy Goebel, etc.

    Dorothy, Peggy, Janet, Chen Lu, Michelle, Oksana, Alissa, Tara, Yu Na, Nancy, Kristi, Karyn, Joannie, Ross Sumners, Elizabeth Manley, Katerina Witt, Denise, Lucinda, Mirai, Angela, Debi Thomas, Mao, Midori, Rachael, Surya, etc.

    Shen/Zhao, Gordeeva/Grinkov, Sale/Pelletier, etc.

    The Kerrs, Punsalyn/Swallow, Torvill/Dean, Belbin/Agosto, Davis/White, Virtue/Moir, etc.
  11. falling_dance

    falling_dance The Scarlet Unlettered

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    Curry, Chan, Urmanov, Takahashi, Savoie, D. Liu, Orser, Boitano (after Calgary), Cousins, Kozuka, Lysacek (Gachinski and Hanyu might be on this list someday.)

    Kwan, Asada, Slutskaya, Arakawa, Kostner, Kim, Fleming, Sumners, Ando, S. Hughes, Czisny, Giunchi, Humphreys (Tuktamysheva and H. Suzuki already threaten to make the list.)

    Mishkutenok/Dmitriev, Savchenko/Szolkowy, Kavaguti/Smirnov, Gordeeva/Grinkov, Berezhnaya/Sikharulidze, Kovarikova/Novotny, Inoue/Baldwin

    Virtue/Moir, Davis/White, Domnina/Shabalin, Bestemianova/Bukin, Roca/Sur
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  12. Simone411

    Simone411 aka IceSkate98

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    I knew I wouldn't think of all my faves. You just mentioned more skaters I like. Thanks, falling_dance. :respec:
  13. A.H.Black

    A.H.Black Well-Known Member

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    Likewise.
  14. natalia65

    natalia65 New Member

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    Torvill & Dean and Lambiel who I actually think are the best skaters!
  15. Twilight1

    Twilight1 Well-Known Member

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    Men- Kurt, Elvis, Patrick Chan, Alexei Yagudin
    Women- Oksana Baiul and Joannie Rochette
    Pairs- Gordeeva & Grionkov, Woetzel & Steuer
    Ice Dance- B&K, G&P, V&M, D&V, A&P, W&P, D&L, D&W.

    Ice Dance has been my fave discipline since 1992.
  16. briancoogaert

    briancoogaert Well-Known Member

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    I love your choices because you take two exact opposite for those disciplines, IMO. :)
  17. sk8ingcoach

    sk8ingcoach Active Member

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    Ladies: Carolina, Midori
    Men: Chan, Hanyu
    Pairs: Savchenko & Szolkowy, Volosozhar & Trankov, Yuko Kavaguti & Alex Smirnov
    Dance: Kaitlyn Weaver & Andrew Poje

    SO many favourites but i tried to narrow it down. But my number 1 favourite is Carolina
  18. centerpt1

    centerpt1 Active Member

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    I have many favorites-but the following I watch and re-watch programs-or try to get to see them skate.

    Historical: Curry, R Cousins, Torvill/Dean, Wylie

    Historical/more recent as show skaters: Browning, Kadavy, Sato

    Current: Ashley Wagner, Weaver/Poje, Abbott, Takahashi, Kozuka, Arakawa, Ando,

    Bubbling under skaters: Hubbell/Donohue, R Miner

    Fav of all time: Browning
  19. RumbleFish

    RumbleFish New Member

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    Denise Biellmann, Yuna Kim
    Torvill & Dean, Klimova & Ponomarenko
    G&G, B&S
    Brian Boitano, Alexei Yagudin
  20. zilam98

    zilam98 New Member

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    gordeeva and grinkov, gordeeva herself
  21. a56

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    Patrick Chan, Virtue/Moir
  22. maxim

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    Gordeeva and Grinkov
    Alexei Yagudin
    Stephane Lambiel
    Yuna Kim
  23. Keftiu

    Keftiu New Member

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    Men: Alexei Yagudin, Kurt Browning, Stephane Lambiel, Patrick Chan

    Women: Michelle Kwan, Yuna Kim

    Pairs: Gordeeva and Grinkov, Shen and Zhao

    Dance: G&P, Virtue and Moir
  24. jl22aries

    jl22aries Active Member

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    ^ I like your list. And welcome.
  25. Emdee

    Emdee Well-Known Member

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    Men: Kurt Browning, Yagudin, Patrick Chan
    Ice Dance: Klimova & Ponamarenko & Virtue & Moir
    Pairs: G&G,Underhill & Martini
    Womens: MK, Joannie Rochette, Yuna Kim
  26. Keftiu

    Keftiu New Member

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    Thank you for your warm welcome ;)
  27. merrywidow

    merrywidow Well-Known Member

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    Men: John Curry, Christopher Bowman, Todd Eldredge, Paul Wylie
    Women: Dorothy Hamill, Caryn Kadavy
    Pairs: Protopopovs, Gordeeva & Grinkov
    Dance: Moiseeva & Minenkov, Torvill & Dean, Davis & White
  28. shine

    shine Well-Known Member

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    Toller Cranston, Stephane Lambiel, Matt Savoie, Krylova & Ovsiannikov, Berezhnaya & Sikharulidze
  29. kwanfan1818

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    I can't believe I left out the voidy men: Savoie, Smalun, and Klimkin.
  30. os168

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    Yuna Kim, Michelle Kwan, Chen Lu, Gordeeva and Grinkov, Torville and Dean, Kurt Browning, John Curry, Stephane Lambiel, Daisuke, Hanyu, Plushy, Yagudin.

    I expect in 2 years time, Patrick, Liza Tuk, Julia L and Jeremy Abbott (he need more medals) may make my list of favs too, they lack in signature programs but have the goods for it.
  31. Jessica

    Jessica Active Member

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    Men: Paul Wylie, Kurt Browning, Yagudin & Takahashi
    Ladies: Dorothy Hamill, Kristi Yamaguchi, Nicole Bobek and Mao Asada
    Pairs: Shen/Zhao and Underhill/Martini
    Dance: Torvill/Dean, Punsulan/Swallow, Belbin/Agosto & Samulson/Bates (why oh why did they split?)
  32. kwanatic

    kwanatic Well-Known Member

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    Ladies: Michelle Kwan, Yu-Na Kim, Mao Asada, Sasha Cohen
    Men: Kurt Browning, Brian Boitano, Johnny Weir, Stephane Lambiel, Daisuke Takahashi
  33. DannyCurry

    DannyCurry Active Member

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    Ladies: Michelle Kwan

    Men: Alexei Yagudin, Johnny Weir, Jeff Buttle

    Pairs: Berezhnaya & Sikharulidze, Shen & Zhao

    Dance: the Duchesnays, Anissina & Peizerat
  34. plushyfan

    plushyfan New Member

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    Pairs: ElenaB & AntonS !!!!!
    Ladies: Mao
    Men: Plushy
    Dance: Tessa&Scott
  35. shady82

    shady82 New Member

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    Ladies: Michelle Kwan, Maria Butyrskaya, Mao Asada, Mirai Nagasu
    Men: Daisuke Takahashi, Jeremy Abbott, Alexei Yagudin
    Pairs: Shen & Zhao, Mishkutenok & Dmitriev
    Dance: A bit too hard for me

    Assortment of voidy skaters who didn't make it to the top, but were awesome anyways: Bebe Liang, Yukina Ota, Stephanie Rosenthal, Ryan Jahnke, Abitbol & Bernadis
  36. samiller

    samiller New Member

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    Ladies: Michelle Kwan, Yuka Sato, Kristi Yamaguchi
    Men: Paul Wylie, Robin Cousins, Brian Boitano
    Pairs: Gordeeva & Grinkov
    Dance: Torvill & Dean, Belbin & Agosto, Davis & White
  37. Marta24

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    Ladies: Carolina Kostner
    Men: Stephane Lambiel, Daisuke Takahashi
    Pairs: Shen/Zhao, Savchenko/Szolkowy
    Dance: Pechalat/Bourzat,Weaver/Poje, Faiella/Scali