Our poor Yuzuru must be so stressed right now! If you guys watched his interview with Charlie White after the sp yesterday, you will know that he was on the verge of crying. I feel so bad for him. I just want to congratulate him and tell him that he did well and that I’m proud. It hurts me so much that he is going through a hard time right now and all I can do is watch from my tv screen. Feel better Yuzuru! <3333
“But just the grace, I think that’s a good word to sort of describe from beginning to end the way in which he handled that program. Just graceful. He is in grace. And for the technical level and on top of the pressure. And I mean, having been to Japan and understanding the culture, the fandom, the demand for excellence. It’s high and he knows it. His ability to deal with that has improved with his maturity. “
— Charlie White (from Ice Talk Ep. 27).
Yuzuru Hanyu, Hope and Legacy at 2017 World Team Trophy
As soon as I grew accustomed to skating
with Charlie and being able to hold his hand while I was competing and kind of
dealing with the pressure with someone standing next to me, I no longer enjoyed
standing in the middle of the ice without that hand to hold onto. - Meryl Davis
note:these are only a list of a few of my favorite skates/skaters. there are SO MANY amazing skaters out there who i haven’t mentioned!! feel free to message me about anything: a skate, a skater, or skating recs!
top ten favorite skates in no particular order [skater | skate song | event]
I just wanna point out here while they’re on their side by side just how perfectly musical every single movement is in this program. It’s sharp and its right where it needs to be to be 100% impactful.
The speed, ease of edge, ease of transitions, commitment, I mean…there’s really nowhere they don’t excel but to me what makes this program so special is the way they use Prince’s amazing music.
A little bit of a stumble there from Scott but not on an important turn. He managed quite well to recover from that.
And just a fantastic skate from them. Couple teeny tiny little losses of balance and I think it just came from emotion. You know, when you’re trying that hard often times you can lose your balance a little bit.
But these guys have so much confidence and so much experience that they are able to push through those and almost make it look like it’s part of the program.
“And that is something that is something no one in the ice dancing field today can do. So it is something that separates them.”
This short dance has quickly become one of my favorite programs of theirs. Just…I wanna say cheeky, so fun, it starts strong it ends strong, has a fantastic lift and just great personality.
“I feel like they’re able to go out there and enjoy themselves as Tessa and Scott. They don’t have to be or pretend to be something else. They can just be themselves.”
And the level of, you know technical ability it’s just, you know you can never question it when they’re out on the ice because of their high level of talent, because of their commitment.
And when we’re looking at their transitions, their arm movements, you know early when I was talking about wanting to see make it look easy. I mean these guys make it look like it’s so easy that sometimes look like it’s accidental that they do something cool. And that is…that is truly a testament.
And you know it’s hard for someone, especially since I competed against them and know first hand just how good they are, it’s hard not to go overboard with compliments but the truth is that really, they deserve them. And they earn them and there is a reason why they’ve come back and had the success they’ve had.
(Question of how difficult it was to come back)
Incredibly difficult but at the same time, they are ice dancers, they love ice dance and you can see it in their faces and in the way they move on the ice that it’s what they’re meant to be doing.