:This article in part describes how Skate America exposed
:Elvis is quoted as saying about things:
:Three-time world champion Elvis Stojko of Canada, who finished
:tried to be optimistic.
: "I have no idea where (skating) is going to end up going,"
:said. "You're trying to juggle six balls at a time, trying to
:out what's best for everyone. But I think everything that's
:is a beginning of something good. I just don't know where it's
:to end up."
:I wonder what he thinks is "the beginning of something good." I
:hope that he means that people are taking notice of the
: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
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!