Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Every generation has its premier female figure-skater. You can tell someone's age by who that skater is. For example, I'm the same age as Dorothy Hamill. People older than me watched Peggy Fleming and folks younger than me watched (in descending order) Katarina Witt, Kristi Yamaguchi, Nancy Kerrigan, Oksana Baiul, Tara Lipinski or Michelle Kwan. I just read a fun article which tells us what these women have been doing since their days of glory.
The Winter Olympics are almost here and figure-skating is my favorite sport. It marries grace with athleticism. And the outfits! I love the costumes the skaters wear.
Do you have a favorite skater? Someone you cheered for?
And can you skate? I can skate but I don't know how to stop, so I head for something stationary (like a wall) to break my momentum. And hopefully not my leg.