Figure competition dating
Trenary and Dean were married in 1994 and live in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Marie-France Dubreuil and Patrice Lauzon won the Canadian national ice dancing title in 2000, 2004, 2005, 2006, and 2007. Gregory and Petukhov competed together in the 2006 Olympics.Dianne De Leeuw won the ladies title at the 1975 World Figure Skating Championships and went on to win a silver medal at the 1976 Olympic Games.
Certain modes of music just don’t harmonize with the act of gliding over, and spinning above, a frozen surface, a fact well illustrated by current American Olympian Jimmy Ma, who scored a routine to DJ Snake and Lil Jon’s dissonant, spastic club anthem “Turn Down for What.” It turned out that, no matter how graceful Ma’s motions were on ice, the rancorous fizzles of the more brutal variants of EDM couldn’t resonate with them.
The Dutch were arguably the earliest pioneers of skating.
They began using canals to maintain communication by skating from village to village as far back as the 13th century.
There’s a sense of disappointment but no sense of ugliness. Figure skaters are athletes, but they’re also artists, people who consciously represent an ideal sensibility, and witnessing their fall has the same disorienting quality as being wrenched out of a dream.
The presence of music, which pursues a similar trance-like state of mind, is a leading sign of figure skating’s status as an art.