I enjoyed this when it first came on the air and I enjoyed it again today (complete with tears both times, of course). Scott Hamilton set the bar (in a different way than Toller Cranston) and Kurt Browning has raised that bar (in my opinion), as a great homage to his pal, Scott. I hope we have many more years of enjoyment with Scott (and Kurt, of course), hopefully through skating but probably mostly through commentating, and I hope Toller continues to enjoy his artistry in other forms (painting).
I don't know how I missed this one the first time around. I couldn't believe he was still able to manage a back flip after all the surgeries and recovery time. I've been away from following skating for awhile (I used to watch it all the time). Maybe it's time to check things out again.
I tape every figure skating show on tv here. I will admit that I'm not "up on" all the latest skaters (so some of the amateur Grand Prix competitions might not have any skaters of interest for me), but I DO have my favourites, so I fast-forward to watch them - especially at Christmastime with the older skaters doing exhibitions or Stars on Ice (US AND Canada versions). A two-hour show might take me half an hour to watch, including some commentary. CBC (in Canada) with Kurt Browning/Tracy Wilson have quite a few shows. CBS or NBC or ABC (in US) have occasional shows too.My favourite of all time, though, is Kurt's "Singing in the Rain" TV special, where he skates like Gene Kelly. I just read an interview with Kurt yesterday, and I got the impression that that particular skate sequence was HIS favourite too. If you haven't seen it, you should Google it. It's awe----some.
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