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NHL hockey player promotes figure skating

Discussion in 'Great Skate Debate' started by WildRose, Apr 8, 2011.

  1. WildRose

    WildRose Well-Known Member

  2. IceAlisa

    IceAlisa discriminating and persnickety ballet aficionado

    I love this guy! "I've always been too much of a Shrek for figure skating". :) :respec: Good for him.
  3. jenny12

    jenny12 Well-Known Member

    Awesome! Very cool guy.
  4. tapper88

    tapper88 New Member

    Loved Georges and Annabelle on BoTB :)

    So glad to see he's taken away so much from figure skating!
  5. WhatsUpDoc

    WhatsUpDoc New Member

    "It's the stigma that people have that the only men who go into skating are gay, so he's trying to make people understand that yeah, there are gay (men) but there are also straight men.''

    Figure Skating does not need to open this PR bomb again. You would think Skate Canada would have learned its lesson after the ABC World News story about their "Tough Campaign", but they are back at it.

  6. alilou

    alilou Crazy Stalker Lady

    :confused: :confused: :confused: What you quoted was said by Julie Marcotte, a coach, not a representative of Skate Canada. Why would you think this has anything to do with Skate Canada other than Mike Slipchuck was also interviewed for the article in which he said
    I can't understand what could be problematic about this :confused:

    Sorry. Having a dumb day maybe. Just don't get your point at all.
  7. purple skates

    purple skates Shadow Dancing

    My son's former hockey coach, who was a tough nosed NHL defenseman, sings the praises of learning how to figure skate at a young age, before and/or while playing hockey. He says it makes for much better hockey players skating-wise. He told me his parents said his skating sucked when he was 7 or 8 and they put him into figure skating lessons. After a year he had both a much better appreciation for figure skating and much better skating skills.
  8. mike1709

    mike1709 New Member

    Colin Ratushniak, the 25 year old Canadian professional from Toronto who recently came second in the UK Dancing on Ice 2011 competition with his celebrity partner, grew up in Manitoba as a hockey skater. He learnt to figure skate aged 12 years, won regional competitions, and turned professional aged 18 years.