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Sunday, March 19, 2006


What I learned from watching The Cutting Edge 2 on The Family Channel:

1) Pairs don't need triple jumps.

2) Pairs don't DO triple jumps -- unless they decide to throw some in at the last minute.

3) Female single skaters do Triple Axels as a matter of course.

4) Regionals for Connecticut-based skaters are in Chicago.

5) Chicago Regionals are televised live.

6) And then highlights are shown on CNN.

7) Oksana Bauil's impenetrable accent is no impediment to an American broadcasting career.

8) A couple who won Gold in Albertville in 1992 can have a daughter who wins Gold in Turino in 2006. And she can be old enough to fly to LA by herself and date a guy who is at least 21 -- judging by the fact that he is old enough to drink in bars. (As, presumably, is she, since he tries to order her a drink the night before Nationals). Guess times passes quicker at the ice rink.

Please add your own illuminating discoveries below!


  • At March 19, 2006 11:06 PM, Anonymous said…

    Another one was that it was possible for a female single skater to win US nationals doing just doubles, as her coach (mother) asked her to do before her free skate. She got injured because she refused to do so.

  • At March 22, 2006 9:13 PM, Anonymous said…

    I learned a person can go from being unable to stand up on ice to landing triple jumps with a partner in 8 months.

    I learned a person can get wildly drunk and still skate well.

    I learned some people will watch any kind of figure skating movie

  • At May 28, 2007 6:34 AM, Anonymous said…

    Actually.. you CAN get wildly drunk and still skate well.

    And, while not "wild", I find that a shot or two of vodka immediately before hitting the ice has some magic spin-centering ability for me. I would have expected the opposite, LOL!


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