I used to see a woman named Sladky commentating on FS back in the early 80s outside of The Wide World of SportsAlmost a year since I last posted? But what a year eh? Anyway I've been uploading a few bits and bobs if anyone is interested?
1967 Worlds - Moskvina & Mishin FS (with a most entertaining piece to camera afterwards )
1978 Europeans - Yuri Ovchinnikov Exhibition (awesome footwork!!)
1972 Europeans - Pakhomova & Gorshkov FD (this is the one event they were beaten at between 1970 and 1976)
1972 Europeans - Buck & Buck FD (the German brother and sister team who beat P&G. Imagine if there was internet back then???)
One of my favourite parts of collecting all thsi stuff is the opportunity to share it with the skaters themselves. One of those was Janet Sawbridge who was most famous for being the genius to pair up Torvill & Dean. But she had a stellar international career herself. Sadly, Janet passed away one year ago and i uploaded this for her family.
1972 Europeans - Janet Sawbridge & Peter Dalby Gigi Exhibition
More fantastic ice dance from yesteryear. Here's a special exhibition where two dance teams have a little fun with pattern dances, complete with a little parter swapping at the end...as you do
1971 Worlds - Schwomeyer & Sladky and Buck & Buck CD Exhibition
Footage of compulsory dances is very rare even from the 1970's and 80's...
1982 Europeans - Torvill & Dean Yankee Polka CD (part)
This video has caused a bit of excitement among former skaters. At the 1975 Worlds as part of the exhibition, three new compulsory dances were demonstrated.
1975 Worlds CD demonstration exhibition with Swomeyer & Sladky (Yankee Polka), Regozcy & Sallay (Ravensburger Waltz) and Pakhomova & Gorshkov (Tango Romantica).
1980 Olympics - Regozcy & Sallay OSP (OSP's from this era are rarer than hens teeth!)
1978 Europeans - Kay Barsdell & Kenneth Foster CD (Rare early compulsory dance. Some here may know Kay and Ken who both coach out in New Jersey I believe, or did.)
Back to Schwomeyer & Sladky because they were awesome and way ahead of their time...
1968 Worlds - Schwomeyer & Sladky FD