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    Dorothy Hamill talks 'Stars on Ice,' changes in figure skating

    An interview with Hamill ahead of the December 31st Hershey (PA) Stars on Ice show: http://blog.pennlive.com/go/2012/12/...hy_hamill.html
    "Randy [Starkman (1960-April 16, 2012)] lived by the same motto as the rest of us. The Olympics isn’t every four years, it’s every single day. He just got it." --Canadian Olympic kayaker Adam van Koeverden

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    The chance to see Kurt & Dorothy do a duet....that's a pretty good reason to pay those prices!
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    What a great interview. Gotta love Dorothy.
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    I really like the interview. Very candid...and not b*tching about the good ol' days and how skating sucks now. She totally gets it's a more athletic sport and it needs to be to evolve the sport and keep it Olympics-worthy. Still the balances the positives and negatives about that. She seems like a cool chick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skateboy View Post
    What a great interview. Gotta love Dorothy.
    Indeed. She's lovely. Of all the skaters I've been a fan of over the years, Dorothy is number one on my list.

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    I really enjoyed reading that interview.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rock2 View Post
    I really like the interview. Very candid...and not b*tching about the good ol' days and how skating sucks now. She totally gets it's a more athletic sport and it needs to be to evolve the sport and keep it Olympics-worthy. Still the balances the positives and negatives about that. She seems like a cool chick.
    Yes, this. Her opinions come across as very balanced and gracious.
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    Loved the SOI show, especially Dorothy's duet with Kurt Too bad more folks won't get to see it
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    Great interview. Thanks for posting.

    The skaters she is talking about (as those skating in the show with her) are not all that young. I agree with her about today's young skaters, the technical difficulty, and decreased artistry as a result of it, and I like it that she is not blaming anyone or anything; just stating a fact.

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    I only got to see Dorothy skate once as a professional and was amazed at her carriage, and wonderful run of the blade. She has wonderful basics. I always admired her for doing a 2Lz at the 2000 Winter Goodwill games! (Hope I got the year right)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rock2 View Post
    I really like the interview. Very candid...and not b*tching about the good ol' days and how skating sucks now. She totally gets it's a more athletic sport and it needs to be to evolve the sport and keep it Olympics-worthy. Still the balances the positives and negatives about that. She seems like a cool chick.
    Indeed. She comes across as honest yet gracious . At least she doesn't seem to be consumed with bitterness and contempt towards the new rules and present skaters.
    Last edited by spikydurian; 12-31-2012 at 10:46 PM.
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