Without strength and courage it's really hard to perform at the highest levels of international figure skating, because you're alone on the ice and you only have seven minutes over two nights to prove yourself.
Figure skating is a mixture of art and sport.
And so figure skating was a great vehicle for me to kind of be competitive at something, without having to be big.
Male figure skating is different than female figure skating; we're not America's sweetheart.
And the fact that I liked to show off and be the center of attention really lends itself to figure skating very well.
Figure skating is an unlikely Olympic event but its good television. It's sort of a combination of gymnastics and ballet. A little sexy too which doesn't hurt.
Probably the '86 nationals. That was my first real national title and first real statement I ever made in figure skating, and my life changed after I returned.
I think for me it was a natural transition to move full time into acting rather than figure skating.
Half of figure skating is opinion, convincing judges.
Ice dance should not be seen as a rigid conformist form of figure skating. There is a great deal of freedom and originality to be had.
I think skating helped me find myself.
What was really funny is that as I got older all those guys who called me a sissy in junior high school wanted me to be their best friend because they wanted to meet all the girls that I knew in figure skating.
Figure skating is theatrical. It's artistic. It's elegant. It's extremely athletic. And there's a very specific audience for that.
At school I fought sometimes. Kids were saying that figure skating is sport for the girls. Then I had to prove them wrong.
High sticking, tripping, slashing, spearing, charging, hooking, fighting, unsportsmanlike conduct, interference, roughing......everything else is just figure skating.
It's everything for me. Without figure skating, I am nothing.
Skating is big in Chicago. There's a lot of hockey; a lot of the boys play hockey. And figure skating is big.
Literally falling on the ice and having to pick yourself up in front of thousands of people is not an easy thing to do. The thing that you learn is to pick yourself back up, to learn from your mistakes.
I didn't lose the gold. I won the silver.
Once you figure out who you are and what you love about yourself, I think it all kinda falls into place.
I think all comics borrow from each other. Only a few have an original voice, and I wasn't one of them. In the end, I couldn't figure out who to steal from, so I stopped doing it.
Think about it - pro wrestling as an Olympic sport would be pretty cool. Look at figure skating or gymnastics - what is it? It's a choreographed performance that is judged.
One thing about skating that I don't think people focus on enough is the music factor. The music is a huge component of figure skating. It can dictate not only the choreography but the emotion. If it's not the right music it can ruin a performance.
I believe in myself and in Saint Therese.
Very good. It was perfect.
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