Freep article: Interesting quote from Elvis

Freep article: Interesting quote from Elvis

Post by Virginia Blalo » Tue, 03 Nov 1998 04:00:00


http://SportToday.org/

This article in part describes how Skate America exposed problems in
skating.

Elvis is quoted as saying about things:

Three-time world champion Elvis Stojko of Canada, who finished fourth,
tried to be optimistic.

 "I have no idea where (skating) is going to end up going," Stojko
said. "You're trying to juggle six balls at a time, trying to figure
out what's best for everyone. But I think everything that's happening
is a beginning of something good. I just don't  know where it's going
to end up."

I wonder what he thinks is "the beginning of something good." I would
hope that he means that people are taking notice of the shennigans and
some actions may occur because of them.

***ia
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http://SportToday.org/

 
 
 

Freep article: Interesting quote from Elvis

Post by Sk8Mave » Tue, 03 Nov 1998 04:00:00

Quote:

> http://www.freep.com/sports/othersports/index.htm

> This article in part describes how Skate America exposed problems in
> skating.

The link is not working at this time. I will try again later.

Maven

 
 
 

Freep article: Interesting quote from Elvis

Post by Kaij » Tue, 03 Nov 1998 04:00:00

Quote:

> http://www.freep.com/sports/othersports/index.htm

> This article in part describes how Skate America exposed problems in
> skating.

My favorite quote from the article:

"Just asking: If Eldredge wasn't allowed to skate in Sunday's exhibition under
ISU rules because he wasn't entered in the competition, why was Team Elan --
the Detroit Skating Club's nationally ranked precision skating team -- allowed
to perform?"

Why indeed?  AStewart?  Pod Person?  You got a ready explanation for this?

Kaiju <Amused at the apparent contradiction and ultimate irony of it all...>

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Freep article: Interesting quote from Elvis

Post by Virginia Blalo » Tue, 03 Nov 1998 04:00:00



Quote:

>> http://SportToday.org/

>> This article in part describes how Skate America exposed problems in
>> skating.

>The link is not working at this time. I will try again later.

I actually meant to link directly to the article:

http://SportToday.org/

***ia
Visit The Skating Rink
http://SportToday.org/

 
 
 

Freep article: Interesting quote from Elvis

Post by Virginia Blalo » Tue, 03 Nov 1998 04:00:00



Quote:
>My favorite quote from the article:

>"Just asking: If Eldredge wasn't allowed to skate in Sunday's exhibition under
>ISU rules because he wasn't entered in the competition, why was Team Elan --
>the Detroit Skating Club's nationally ranked precision skating team -- allowed
>to perform?"

>Why indeed?  AStewart?  Pod Person?  You got a ready explanation for this?

Why the answer is obvious: They are not those magical "seeded" skaters
who would get the most money for a TV contract, that's why!

***ia
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http://SportToday.org/

 
 
 

Freep article: Interesting quote from Elvis

Post by HILL JANET SW » Tue, 03 Nov 1998 04:00:00

Quote:

>"Just asking: If Eldredge wasn't allowed to skate in Sunday's exhibition under
>ISU rules because he wasn't entered in the competition, why was Team Elan --
>the Detroit Skating Club's nationally ranked precision skating team -- allowed
>to perform?"

Because Team Elan (presumably the Senior team?) is not "a seeded skater".
If there were a Synchronized division in the Champions Series, it would
have been a different matter.

(the picture this brings to mind is rather delicious ...... imagine Team
Elan (20 skaters plus alternates) taking the ice for warm up along with
the other 5 skaters in the round ....... woh!  Bowling for skaters!)

        janet
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Freep article: Interesting quote from Elvis

Post by Podium » Tue, 03 Nov 1998 04:00:00

Quote:
>Why indeed?  AStewart?  Pod Person?  You got a ready explanation for this?

>Kaiju <Amused at the apparent contradiction and ultimate irony of it all...>

> imo they are totally diferant   part of skating and do not sign the same

comtracts  and do not have the same set of rules. the set of rules we have are
for  singles pairs and dancers . only --
 
 
 

Freep article: Interesting quote from Elvis

Post by Podium » Tue, 03 Nov 1998 04:00:00

Quote:
>hy the answer is obvious: They are not those magical "seeded" skaters
>who would get the most money for a TV contract, that's why!

>***ia

 partly why.
 
 
 

Freep article: Interesting quote from Elvis

Post by Watsonov » Tue, 03 Nov 1998 04:00:00


:http://www.freep.com/sports/othersports/index.htm
:
:This article in part describes how Skate America exposed
problems in
:skating.
:
:Elvis is quoted as saying about things:
:
:Three-time world champion Elvis Stojko of Canada, who finished
fourth,
:tried to be optimistic.
:
:
: "I have no idea where (skating) is going to end up going,"
Stojko
:said. "You're trying to juggle six balls at a time, trying to
figure
:out what's best for everyone. But I think everything that's
happening
:is a beginning of something good. I just don't  know where it's
going
:to end up."
:
:
:I wonder what he thinks is "the beginning of something good." I
would
:hope that he means that people are taking notice of the
shennigans and
:some actions may occur because of them.
-----
            Perhaps the "juggling" reference implies he thinks
that skating has become a circus? (definitely multi-ringed!)

And then there's Alexei Mishin's quote from the same article:
:Russian coach Alexei Mishin, on ISU president Ottavio Cinquanta:
"When Cinquanta came, I said he brought fresh air. But sometimes
that creates wind. He opened the door, and now the window is
open, too. It still comes to the question, what is skating? Art
or sport? We should come from the root first, but now we're in a
swinging position. If they decide art, they've decided the death
of skating.":

   Huh?  Is he saying figure skating has gotten very drafty;
Cinquanta's a major air disturbance; or
that some in figure skating circles feel they have been left "up
in the air" as to the direction figure skating's going?
   By the way, in one of the earlier Freep articles re Skate
America there was a quote from Alexei Mishin that indicated he
seemed to think there was some rule that prevented Todd Eldredge
from skating in the exhibition.  Perhaps someone should ask him
to point out the rule!

Regards,
Anya