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January 31, 2010

Nathan Chen's Peter and the Wolf

Here's another amazing figure skating performance you should watch. This is Nathan Chen, the U.S. novice men's champion, and he is ten years old. He won't be eligible for the Olympics until 2018. Imagine what he could do by then.

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January 24, 2010

The Music of the Night...

If you have any interest in figure skating at all, watch this ice dancing performance from Meryl Davis and Charlie White from the 2010 Nationals yesterday. It's just mesmerizing.

That music gets me, of course, but it's more than that. The choreography is amazing, and you can really tell that they've been skating together since they were nine years old. Their synchronization seems natural (although I'm sure they have worked very, very hard at it) and they clearly know and are very comfortable with each others' bodies. And in interviews they seem pretty down-to-earth. I like how White talks about how weird it was as a kid to be touching a girl like that. I'll definitely be rooting for them at the Olympics.

Thought: Are there any good ice skating romance novels? Ice dancing girl starts dating someone and her partner realizes he's actually been in love with her all along, or something? Seems like there should be.

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