Ice Dancing Results: Spoiler inside.........
posted by skydivemom to other at 06:19 PM - 28 comments
I have been watching this competition and have been thoroughly enjoying this. I am really pleased that the USA did so well. I didn't know anything about it until skydivedad schooled me on it. I used to think that it wasn't a sport because it is all in the judges opinion of good but now with the new system I am enjoying it. I am really glad that Tanith Belbin and partner Ben Agosto did so well for the USA. It is no surprise that the Russians took gold because they truely rock at this sport. Sunday night there were alot of falls and they said it was because too many teams were pushing the envelope trying to get more technical points. It really makes for some exciting competition.
posted by skydivemom at 06:28 PM on February 20
I think that the ice dancing has been the best skating (figure)event so far. Sunday night was amazing with all the falls. It was getting to the point that if you could remain upright you got extra points. Didn't you love "the stare" from the Italian chick at the conclusion of their routine (they were one of the pairs that fell)? If looks could kill!! I bet he got an earful later!!
posted by lil'red at 06:55 PM on February 20
Oh yeah she was definately mad at him. The Canadian couple that fell last night ended up withdrawing today.
posted by skydivemom at 07:02 PM on February 20
I have been watching this competition and have been thoroughly enjoying this. I am really pleased that the USA did so well. ... I used to think that it wasn't a sport because it is all in the judges opinion of good but now with the new system I am enjoying it. Shoulda stuck with your first instinct, sdm ;) It is okay to love a competition, even if it isn't a sport.
posted by scully at 07:10 PM on February 20
Hey, if curling is a "sport", than ice dancing or figure skating is a sport!
posted by lil'red at 08:25 PM on February 20
Was the Canadian's the pair where the woman took that hard fall? Was she the one whose hands slipped off his arm and dropped hard on the ice? I was impressed she finished. Even the hubby felt her pain.
posted by lil'red at 08:40 PM on February 20
lil'red The Canadian Ice Dancing Pair were almost finished with their original program skate when the fall occurred, they left the ice immediately, however they had complete 99% of their program and were given a score putting them in 6th place. She landed very hard on her right hip and was taken to a hospital. xray were negative for a broken bones but she was unable to continue for tonites freeskate program. You might be thinking of the Chinese Pair in Figure Skating (not Ice Dancing) who took the Silver. She hurt her knee on a throw jump (no throws allowed in Ice Dance) was allowed a time-out then they completed their long program well enough to take the Silver Medal even with the deduction for the fall. Hope that helps....
posted by skydivedad at 09:08 PM on February 20
Re: the Italian couple: Wow. I think we just witnessed ice dancing's version of make-up sex.
posted by NoMich at 09:38 PM on February 20
Are you all watching the competition right now? Divas are alive and well in ice dancing!! The Italian pair with "the Glare" were ignoring each other, arrived at the rink separately and warmed up separately. What a program tonight!! It's too bad about the fall yesterday. Makes you wonder if they could have medaled. Skydivedad, I was thinking of the Canadians. I don't think I was describing her fall correctly in my comment. She was a trouper. I was sorry that they had to drop out. Too bad it's not a "sport," they sure take falls as if it were. I hope you get the sarcasm. It's a sport!!
posted by lil'red at 09:39 PM on February 20
I really don't mind ice dancing but it seems to have dominated te coverage. Acrobatic ski jumping was given 5 minutes tonight while we had predominately ice dancing coverage for most of prime time.
posted by mcmoose at 09:41 PM on February 20
You will never win over some people, it's like beating a dead horse but we all agree to disagree and enjoy the event.
posted by skydivemom at 09:41 PM on February 20
Acrobatic ski jumping was given 5 minutes tonight while we had predominately ice dancing coverage for most of prime time. posted by mcmoose at 9:41 PM CST on February 20 They don't have the drama so it doesn't make good tv for NBC. The Italians sure were good drama tonight.
posted by skydivemom at 09:42 PM on February 20
I enjoy all of the skating events. I just expect more variety in the coverage. The coverage should include ice dancing, it just shouldn't be dominated by one event.
posted by mcmoose at 09:45 PM on February 20
mcmoose, it used to be that figure skating in all it's forms was a huge ratings booster. It had a lull until the Harding/Kerrigan debacle and that brought the people back. I'm not sure how the ratings are anymore. I just really enjoy the skating, but I do enjoy the other sports as well. I'm actually forcing the hubby to watch (I'm the sports nut in my family).
posted by lil'red at 09:48 PM on February 20
Yes Fantastic Program by the Italians .... They might have been able to medal if not for the fall yesterday... especially with the home country advantage... Diva for sure... they just showed her partner balling his eyes out backstage after their skate. :( Poor Guy...
posted by skydivedad at 09:51 PM on February 20
Okay. Does anyone see my point? Right now NBC is spending more time on skaters warming up than they did on ski jumping or ski racing.
posted by mcmoose at 09:53 PM on February 20
mcmoose, I'll play the devil's advocate. Maybe it's because the U.S. for the first time since Innsbrook will get a medal for ice dancing. I'm not saying that is the real reason, because tomorrow the ladies program begins. Although, if you notice, they aren't showing every skater. It's always the top 3, the U.S., the Russians, the Italians (it's their home) and maybe a couple of others. The problem is there is at least 2 teams from each country. But I do understand your frustration.
posted by lil'red at 10:06 PM on February 20
The acrobatic ski thing was just prelims, so they're not going to focus on it. And they did show two other different downhill skiing events.
posted by Smackfu at 11:33 PM on February 20
And they did show two other different downhill skiing events. One of which was primarily kissing Bode Miller's butt before he choked...again. Not to change the subject, but I am SO glad he's proving to be a joke with all the media coverage he gave himself and all the money spent hyping him. I work third shift, so I was asleep during most of the competition. Dancing is hard enough (take it from someone who can't even walk straight without stumbling without assorted alcoholic beverages), so doing it on ice should be a sport. Then again, I'm a racing fan (and yes, racing IS a sport! :p)
posted by Lissa at 12:37 AM on February 21
not a sport....
posted by mjkredliner at 02:08 AM on February 21
Is a sport.
posted by chrisly13 at 02:27 AM on February 21
not a sport
posted by chucodimebag at 02:40 AM on February 21
Sport or not....those chicks are hot.
posted by GoBirds at 05:07 AM on February 21
Will someone explain why this is not a sport? Is it because they are not hitting, kicking or throwing a ball? Is it because it's "pretty" and they wear costumes? The definition of sport is any activity that gives enjoyment or recreation; pastime; diversion. Now, not everyone might like skating, but then again not everyone likes basketball either. But according to this definition, skating is a sport.
posted by lil'red at 06:54 AM on February 21
lil'red, if I've learned one thing from this site, it's that everyone's definition of sport is wildly different. Ice dancing walks that line closer than most.
posted by chicobangs at 07:21 AM on February 21
Sport or not....those chicks are hot. Speaking of hot chicks on skates, I was awfully suprised to see how many good looking gals there are on the USA's womens hocky team! Unfortunately, didn't get to compare them to the East German's team.
posted by panteeze at 05:31 PM on February 21
i just read today that the gold medal pair train about 15 minutes from my home. and silvia fontana of italy trains just over in hackensack. i had no clue that north jersey was a hot bed for figure skating.
posted by goddam at 09:43 PM on February 21
This is not a sport. Ice Dancing is what you do on the way to the car when you forget to salt the driveway. This is without a doubt the poorest excuse for an olympic sport (excluding curling) that I have ever seen.
posted by osubuckeyenut at 12:24 PM on February 24
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