Did you know... (some skating related tidbits & blasts from the past)

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... that it was 92 years ago today that Montgomery Wilson became the first Canadaian figure skater to win a medal at the Olympics?

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This is just one example of all the skating history you can find on Ryan Steven's Skate Guard Blog: https://skateguard1.blogspot.com/ or by following the Skate Guard Blog on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.
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We are coming up on the 40th anniversary of Torvill & Dean's incredible win on February 14th at the 1984 Olympics in Sarajevo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8obUdxnTlc
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They have travelled to Sarajevo for a special "Bolero Day" event/performance.


As proof that they are still skating (and innovating) - see this recent performance during the "Dancing on Ice" competition taking place on ITV in England currently: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kdo-KqKN0O8
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Timeless elegance and beauty and all without drama and - twizzles. Thank you Elizabeth
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Another 40th anniversary celebration - the 1984 Olympic men’s podium Scott Hamilton, Brian Orser, and Jozef Sabovcik this Friday 8pm at Glide at Brooklyn Bridge Park! The event benefits the CARES Foundation and cancer research and they have a goal of $84,000.

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Emceed by Olympic Gold Medalist Scott Hamilton, with appearances by 1984 Olympic Medalists Brian Orser and Jozef Sabovcik, 2022 Olympic Gold Medalist Nathan Chen, 2006 Olympian Emily Hughes, plus performances by 2022 Olympian Mariah Bell, Ice Theatre of New York, more special guests to be announced.
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Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean have announced a final tour in 2025, in the UK only, marking their 50th anniversary of skating together.
https://torvillanddean.com/

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The dates & locations:

12 & 13 April - London - OVO Arena Wembley
SATURDAY 2:30PM & 7:30PM
SUNDAY 1:30PM

15 & 16 APRIL - BELFAST - SSE Arena
TUESDAY 7:30PM
WEDNESDAY 2PM & 7:30PM

19 & 20 APRIL - SHEFFIELD - Utilita Arena
SATURDAY 2:30PM & 7:30PM
SUNDAY 1:30PM

23 & 24 APRIL - NOTTINGHAM - Motorpoint Arena
WEDNESDAY 7:30PM
THURSDAY 2:30PM & 7:30PM

25, 26 & 27 APRIL - BIRMINGHAM - Resorts World Arena
FRIDAY 7:30PM
SATURDAY 2:30PM & 7:30PM
SUNDAY 1:30PM

30 APRIL & 1 MAY - NEWCASTLE - Utilita Arena
WEDNESDAY 7:30PM
THURSDAY 2:30PM & 7:30PM

2, 3 & 4 MAY - MANCHESTER - AO Arena
FRIDAY 7:30PM
SATURDAY 2:30PM & 7:30PM
SUNDAY 1:30PM

8 & 9 MAY - LIVERPOOL - M&S Bank Arena
THURSDAY 7:30PM
FRIDAY 2:30PM

10 & 11 MAY - GLASGOW - OVO Hydro Glasgow
SATURDAY 7:30PM
SUNDAY 1:30PM & 6:30PM
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You know her name but ...

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... did you know that on February 15, 1936, Sonja Henie of Norway made history as the first woman to win three Olympic gold medals in figure skating?
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What a pretty picture and lovely memory.
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From SkateGuard Blog on X (formerly Twitter):
On this day in 1984, Katarina Witt 🇩🇪 won her first of two consecutive Olympic gold medals in women's figure skating. ⛸️

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From SkateGuard blog via X (formerly Twitter):
On this day in 1960, Barbara Wagner and Bob Paul made history as the first Canadians 🇨🇦 to win an Olympic gold medal in pairs figure skating. ⛸️
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Another historical throwback from SkateGuard blog on X (via Twitter)
36 years ago on this day, The Battle of The Brians took place at the 1988 Winter Olympic Games in Calgary.
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From SkateGuard Blog on X (formerly Twitter):
On this day in 1980, Robin Cousins won the Olympic gold medal in men's figure skating. ⛸️
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From SkateGuard Blog on X (formerly Twitter):
On this day 30 years ago, Oksana Baiul made history as the first Ukrainian skater to win an Olympic gold medal in women's figure skating.
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Sadly, today Ukraine is facing the start of a 3rd year of Russia's war on them :(
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I'm sure many of us remember this :)

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36 years ago on this day, Elizabeth Manley had the skate of her life and won the free skate and silver medal at the 1988 Winter Olympic Games in Calgary. 🇨🇦
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I do!
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happyheini wrote: Tue Feb 27, 2024 12:37 pmI do!
I was sure you would :D
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