05-31-2013, 11:55 PM
I started skating in 1986, and vaguely recall watching the '88 Olympics, but I didn't really start to get obsessed until I discovered Elvis Stojko around 1992 or '93. I don't follow singles/pairs/dance nearly as closely as I used to in the 90s and early 2000s, but I make a point to watch Canadians, Skate Canada, Worlds, and the Olympics, and am heavily involved with synchro.
06-01-2013, 08:06 PM
It was the 1995 Rock ‘N Roll pro competition on TV with Oksana Baiul and Victor Petrenko. Knew about ice skating in terms of kids going in circles around a pond but had never seen actual figure skating performances before. OMG the jumps and spins and zooming across the ice and costumes and music! Completely obsessed ever since.
06-01-2013, 09:08 PM
I feel that way about Katarina Witt (and the Beatles!).
Originally Posted by orbitz
I guess you just had to be there at the time.