Torville & Dean Worlds 1984
Everyone knew it was their last set of amateur performances and went wild.
Unfotunately, the TV broadcaster blocked out some of the applause during the program. But the audience just wouldn't let them go after the FD.
Last edited by DORISPULASKI; 02-20-2013 at 08:50 AM.
The crowd stood for Kwan BEFORE she skated her Fields of Gold program at SLC Olympics. It wasn't for the performance obviously, but the performance justifies the SO anyway.
Midori Ito 1989 Worlds
Michelle Kwan 2003 U.S. Nationals
Michelle Kwan 2004 U.S. Nationals
Michelle Kwan 2003 Worlds
Rudy Galindo 1996 U.S. Nationals
Michelle Kwan 1996 Worlds
John Curry 1976 Olympics
Paul Wylie 1992 Olympics -- the audience was wildly clapping and cheering throughout the program
Davis & White 2010 Olympics OD
Davis & White 2012 Worlds FD
Last edited by aftershocks; 02-20-2013 at 10:24 AM.
I think Shen & Zhao's LP at the 2003-2004 GPF got a standing ovation before they finished. Ditto with Mishkuteniok (sp?) & Dmitriev at the 91 Worlds (maybe 92 Olympics and Worlds as well but I could be wrong).
Some of those are epic and gave me goosebumps but too bad there are several that you couldn't see the audience's reaction at all towards the end
From what i saw "live"
Takahashi LP in Torina 2010 WCh
Hanyu LP in Nice 2012 WCh
Carolina Kostner LP WCH Nice 2012
From TV- Pang-Tong LP at 2010 OG.
Virtue-Moir 2010 OG OD and FD
I can call the moon a pear, but it doesn't make it so. -- kwanfan1818
Midori Ito - 1988 Olympics LP
Kurt Browning - 1994 Canadians - Casablanca - a standing ovation before he skated, and the crowd was back on their feet again before he finished.
That and Anissina/Peizerat 2002 Olympic OD are the best ODs I have seen.
Couldn't see the audience reaction early, but this is just magnificent:
One of the most touching moments I've witnessed was when Ben Ferreira took to the ice for his LP at 2006 nationals in Ottawa. As he skated around waiting for the previous skater's marks, the crowd started standing slowly at first and then increasingly until the entire rink was on its feet applauding - I think even the media in their booth, maybe even the judges.
Without any fanfare, fans knew that it would be his last performance, and it was a lovely way to honour him and thank him for the many years he represented Canada.
I love these threads. Thanks for all the links. What a joy to watch!
OMG! Who would have ever thought when they started that they EVER would skate like that!
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DH - and that's just my opinion
Sometimes I think because a few people decided to stand up then everyone else just followed also, especially if the skater is well-liked.