Who are your all-time favorite skaters?

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  1. Shyjosie

    Shyjosie Active Member

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    Ladies: Denise Biellmann, Lenka Kulovana, Midori Ito, Surya Bonaly
    Men: Robin Cousins, Toller Cranston, Todd Eldredge, Stephane Lambiel
    Pairs: Rodnina/Saizev, Woetzel/Steuer (Pairs was never my favourite discipine of FS)
    Dance: the Duchesnays, the Kerrs, Denkova/Staviski, the Shibutanis
     
  2. miki88

    miki88 New Member

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    Michelle Kwan, Lu Chen, Mao Asada, Alexei Yagudin, G&G :)
     
  3. quartz

    quartz turn around turn around it's on the other side

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    I can find something to like about almost every single skater......probably my MOSTEST favorites in each discipline are Kurt Browning, Michelle Kwan, Shen and Zhou, Torville and Dean.
    There is only one skater I can think of that I disliked greatly.
     
  4. quartz

    quartz turn around turn around it's on the other side

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    and Lu Chen and Gary Beacom! (just a small amount of disparity there!)
     
  5. EricRohmer

    EricRohmer New Member

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    (Skaters who fix my eyes so as to scan the intricacy of movement or feet or expression..)

    Yuna Kim
    John Curry
    Patrick Chan
    Stephane Lambiel
    Jeremy Abbott
     
  6. briancoogaert

    briancoogaert Well-Known Member

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    I like your list !
    I didn't include recent skaters in my list, but the one from your list are definitely some of my favorites !
     
  7. sequins

    sequins Active Member

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    I love many but if I had to narrow it down to say 3 in each discipline:

    Ladies
    1. Josee Chouinard
    2. Oksana Baiul
    3. Maria Butyrskaya

    Men
    1. Alexei Yagudin
    2. Jeff Buttle
    3. Stephane Lambiel

    Pairs
    1. Savchenko/Szolkowy
    2. Shen/Zhao
    3. Sale/Pelletier

    Dance
    1. Virtue/Moir
    2. Bourne/Kraatz
    3. Drobiazko/Vanagas
     
  8. duane

    duane New Member

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    Ladies:
    1. Chen Lu
    2. Tonya Harding

    Men:
    No real all-time favorite, but Elvis gets my vote because of his impact.

    Pairs:
    1. Shen and Zhao
    2. Mishkutenok and Dmitriev

    Dance:
    :lol:
     
  9. Subway

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    Kwan & G&G for old school. And I often watch Midori Ito's 1988 Olympic Skates on youtube, and John Curry's Olympic skate.

    Others - lots of pairs teams. B&S, Shen & Zhao, S&S, V&T. Dance - A&P, Virtue Moir and the Shibutanis. Men - Alexei Yagudin. Mens is my least favorite discipline.
     
  10. naan

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    Men : John Curry, Patrick Chan, Stephane Lambiel, Daisuke Takahashi
    Ladies : Yuna Kim, Oksana Baiul, Shizuka Arakawa, Carolina Kostner
    Pairs : Gordeeva & Grinkov, Savchenko & Szolkowy
    Dance : Virtue & Moir
     
  11. 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.
     
  12. 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.
     
  13. stevlin

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

    Vash01 Fan of Julia, Elena, Anna, Liza, and Vera

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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
     
  15. brilliant9

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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
     
  16. Laney

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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
     
  17. 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
     
  18. ostile17

    ostile17 Well-Known Member

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

    michiruwater Well-Known Member

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    Sasha Cohen and Evan Lysacek.
     
  20. Simone411

    Simone411 Just Flip-Flopping Around

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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.
     
  21. falling_dance

    falling_dance D. Murakami's Newest Fan

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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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  22. Simone411

    Simone411 Just Flip-Flopping Around

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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:
     
  23. A.H.Black

    A.H.Black Well-Known Member

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    Likewise.
     
  24. natalia65

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    Torvill & Dean and Lambiel who I actually think are the best skaters!
     
  25. 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.
     
  26. briancoogaert

    briancoogaert Well-Known Member

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    I love your choices because you take two exact opposite for those disciplines, IMO. :)
     
  27. 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
     
  28. centerpt1

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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
     
  29. RumbleFish

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

    zilam98 Well-Known Member

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    gordeeva and grinkov, gordeeva herself