This figure skating site is not like the others out there. We are not about "who came first" at Four Continents or Worlds (although you will find that information here too); we are not here to debate and figure out who is the best in pairs or dance or singles…
We all know who they are; we all admire them... but this site is not here to provide a place to sing those praises and discus the disappointments that took place at the latest international skating event. There are plenty of those debates and arguments on all other figure skating sites and forums.
You will not find anything here about "our own opinion" on any specific figure skater out there; we do have our favorites and we do know a thing or two about them that would surprise you (but we will keep those little things to ourselves); our own opinions may not be the same as the ones of the majority of the skating fans, but that's not important here...
We are not a typical figure skating "fan-oriented-site", there are others sites out there that showcase all there is to know about World figure skating from the "audience" perspective. No one needs another site that goes on and on about Patrick’s performance at the Worlds in Londo, his "second" in Saitama, or Yu-Na Kim's income; we love those stories too, but… that’s not what we are here for.
...the other guys, those actually on the ice, those in gyms and ballroom classes, all those who are almost ready to take that next step into the "big kids" arenas and onto serious ice; those who are maybe in Novice or Junior and really have no idea yet what will come next and what to expect.
This is a guide, written for those figure skaters who are just-about-to cross that threshold. We've "been there and done that". 15 years' worth of "hands-on experience", through thick and thin, through joyous tears and those of pain and frustration... Through partner changes, difficult conversations with coaches, through relocation overseas and World Championships too.
Chances are that we do have answers to all those questions you may have.
So we are here for you; to hold your hand, to guide you through this incredible journey of discovery, challenges and triumphs. We are here to answer questions, provide information on international housing options for your skater; to show you how to prepare your young skater for that first move away from home.
What's on this site comes from the heart, it comes from long years of experience and true "backstage knowledge" of the subject. Our stories may seem unbelievable, but they are true... sometimes painfully true. Opinions expressed here are our own and those of skaters, coaches, mothers and fathers, and other people involved with figure skating both in North America as well as Europe, Australia and Asia. We are a great big family after all.
You may, or may not share those opinions or agree with them; your experiences may have shaped your own perspective on the subject. It is not our intention to offend anyone in any way with the views expressed here; our only goal is to provide information we ourselves were forced to seek out, and present them to the Visitor in the clear and easily accessible way.
All information on this site is provided for your convenience. Our goal is to provide accurate information when you need it. Keep you up to date with international skating events and everything else you may need when taking your figure skating career to the next level.
I hope you will find this site informative, even if a bit different. :)
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