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Funny comments made by non-figure skating fans about the sport

Discussion in 'The Trash Can' started by siberia82, Dec 18, 2010.

  1. JasperBoy

    JasperBoy Aging in a great place

    Mr JB persists in asking if the female coaches are the skater's mothers.

    Even with Patrick Chan!
  2. Skittl1321

    Skittl1321 Well-Known Member

    The term novice is perhaps one of the most confusing things about the sport. I once told someone that they should go to a local competition with me because I knew at least one novice man, and a few ladies, would be there, and the man at least is pretty amazing (triple lutz to die for, maybe he was junior by the time but working on triple axels in practice). Her response- no, I really hate watching beginners.

    This was someone who is at least a casual fan of skating, but equates novice with pre-pre.
  3. misskarne

    misskarne #AustraliaForTheTeamEvent

    Oh lordy, I had a similar experience to this, except a birthday party had taken place just before the freestyle session, and hte kids were all still hanging around, and as I laced up they were like, "Cool! Are you professional?" and I was like, "Er, not really," but they still asked a thousand questiosn...and demanded jumps and spins. Oh lordy. It nearly killed me.
  4. skipaway

    skipaway Well-Known Member

    My friend came with me to yesterday's Junior Ladies final. She has no knowledge of FS and just thought it'd be fun. So the first 6 competitors took the ice for warm up and she said, "Are they all going to skate at the same time?" :lol: I told her no, but it'd make for a very short competition and a very exciting one too.
  5. Polymer Bob

    Polymer Bob New Member

    I always wondered if there was a way to blend figure skating and hockey. :lol:
  6. sk8junkie

    sk8junkie New Member

    I heard one today in the stands during the junior pairs free skate in Greensboro:

    "This is the qualifier for the Olympics, isn't it?"
  7. made_in_canada

    made_in_canada INTJ

    I was watching some ice dance with my ballroom partner who had never watched skating before. He asked what "free dance" meant and I explained that there weren't prescribed patterns but there were required elements. He looked really amazed for a bit then finally said, "they're improvising this?!?!" I just laughed ;)
  8. dupagegal

    dupagegal New Member

    Canada "Where your cold front Begins" And we can sk8 outside.

    Canada "Where winter spends it's summer"
  9. Dragonlady

    Dragonlady Sew Happy

    Noting it was the US Nationals on TV the other week, my husband asked me "Is Boy George skating?". He couldn't remember Johnny Weir's name but figured I'd know who he was talking about.
  10. Yazmeen

    Yazmeen Well-Known Member

    So if he falls, does that qualify as "he'll tumble for ya"????

    Sorry, irresistible...
  11. victoriaheidi

    victoriaheidi New Member

  12. yukisnowflake

    yukisnowflake Active Member

    It was at the 1997 ISU Champions Series Final (known as the ISU Grand Prix Final since 1998) in Hamilton, Ontario Canada.

    All week during the competition the seat beside me was empty until the Fri. evening of the Mens' Free when a lady came & occupied the empyt seat.
    During the the Mens' Free it was the intermisson & the zamboni & the 'ice patch' volunteers were on the ice & the lady (referring to the volunteers) asked me:

    "Excuse me why do they have buckets?
  13. LilJen

    LilJen Reaching out with my hand sensitively

    Well, it's for the nervous competitors to throw up before or after they skate, of course. :)