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Skaters Waltz    1967 Andy Williams Christmas Show Not one of my favorite Christmas Specials, but you knew when mom and dad had it on it meant Christmas wasn't too far away!
Tags: Skaters  Waltz        1967  Andy  Williams  Christmas  Show 
Added: 23rd December 2007
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Posted By: Old Fart
Robin Cousins Amazing Performance This was just way too cool! Tap dancing on ice skates! And I just LOVE this song...Tommy Dorsey performed it, I believe. Cousins has made the successful transfer from sport to stage, playing the Prince in Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella, Munkustrap in Cats, and Frank N Furter in The Rocky Horror Show in the West End. He also starred in, produced, directed, and/or choreographed many international TV ice spectaculars such as The Nutcracker on Ice, Sleeping Beauty on Ice, The Wizard of Oz on Ice, Toy Story on Ice, Andrew Lloyd Webber's Starlight Express on Ice, Holiday on Ice, and the movie The Cutting Edge. He appeared as the head judge on the show Dancing on Ice in January - March 2006, again in 2007 and scheduled for 2008.
Tags: robin  cousins  figure  skaters  olympics 
Added: 24th January 2008
Views: 2551
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Posted By: Naomi
Doomed Figure Skater Laurence Owen Sixteen-year-old Laurence Owen was featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated on February 13, 1961. Two days later she and the entire U.S. figure skating team perished when their Boeing 707 crashed near Brussels, Belgium. None of the 72 persons on board survived. The team was en route to Prague, Czechoslovakia for the world championships. Owen was the reigning U.S. and North American champion. Among those also killed were Owen's mother, Maribel, and her sister, also named Maribel.
Tags: Laurence  Owen  figure  skater  plane  crash 
Added: 10th April 2009
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Posted By: Lava1964
Laurence Owen US Figure Skating Champion 1961 Earlier I posted the Sports Illustrated cover photo of 16-year-old Laurence Owen. Here she is winning the 1961 U.S. championship in Colorado Springs on January 25, 1961--three weeks before she (and the rest of the U.S. team) were killed in a plane crash in Belgium. This was the first time the U.S. Figure Skating Championships were broadcast on network television. (Miss Owen's first name is misspelled on the TV graphic.) Yes, that is the familiar voice of Dick Button providing the commentary--back in 1961!
Tags: Laurence  Owen  figure  skater 
Added: 10th April 2009
Views: 1772
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Posted By: Lava1964
Timex Torture Test 1971 John Cameron Swayze and a stunt skater demonstrate how durable Timex watches are in this 1971 commercial.
Tags: Timex  commercial 
Added: 14th July 2009
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Posted By: Lava1964
Barbara Ann Scott Canada's Barabara Ann Scott is photographed doing a 'stag leap' in this photograph from December 1947. Two months later, at age 19, she would win the women's figure skating gold medal at the 1948 Winter Olympics in St. Moritz, Switzerland. At the opening ceremonies for the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver, the 81-year-old Scott was one of the dignitaries who brought the Olympic flag into the stadium.
Tags: Barbara  Ann  Scott  figure  skater  Olympics 
Added: 18th February 2010
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Posted By: Lava1964
Beatrix Schuba - Figure Skater Austria's Beatrix (Trixi) Schuba was singlehandedly responsible for changing the scoring rules of figure skating--because she was so boring. Schuba won the women's world championship in both 1971 and 1972 and the gold medal at the 1972 Winter Olympics in Sapporo, Japan. At the time 'compulsory figures' (also known as 'school figures') counted for a huge percentage of a skater's score and gave the sport its name. These consisted of skaters tracing patterns along the ice. Schuba was totally dominant at this aspect of her sport, but she was only a mediocre performer in the free skate. At the 1972 world championships in Calgary, Schuba had such a commanding lead after the compulsory figures that all she needed to do to win was show up for the free skate. That's basically what Schuba did. She came on the ice and skated only for a few seconds--but it was good enough for gold. The goings-on did not sit well with television audiences nor with the crowd in Calgary who felt Canada's Karen Magnussen, an excellent free skater, had been robbed of the gold medal. The next year FIS added a short program to the championships to reduce the importance of the compulsory figures. Schuba opted to retire. Compulsory figures were discontinued altogether in 1990.
Tags: Beatrix  Schuba  figure  skating 
Added: 6th June 2010
Views: 3311
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Posted By: Lava1964
Name The Movie Mogul It's 1963 and this 16-year-old is making his own movies at home in Arizona. Someday he's going to sell lots of popcorn! Olympic figure skaters Katarina Witt and Paul Wylie separately skated award winning programs to music from this movie mogul's film. Can you name this kid? UPDATE: Lava1964 named the movie mogul correctly!
Tags: trivia  game  film  movies  mogul   
Added: 13th July 2011
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Posted By: AngoraSox
Speed Skating champ promotes smoking In this dated ad from 1935, Jack Shea, a double gold medallist in speed skating at the 1932 Lake Placid Winter Olympics, says that Camel cigarettes restore his pep.
Tags: Jack  Shea  speed  skater  cigarette  ad 
Added: 3rd September 2011
Views: 1241
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Posted By: Lava1964
Barbara Ann Scott on Whats My Line Former Olympic and world figure skating champion Barbara Ann Scott (accompanied by her pet poodle Pierre!) was the mystery guest on this episode of What's My Line from April 17, 1955. Scott was performing in an ice show at the time. As the first Canadian to win a world figure skating title, Scott was a much beloved person in Canada until her death in 2012. She was one of the flag bearers at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics. This was the first time the one-question-at-a-time rule was used for the mystery guest segment.
Tags: Barbara  Ann  Scott  figure  skater  WML 
Added: 8th October 2012
Views: 1683
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Posted By: Lava1964

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