Ghosts of Skating Past

With Jim out this afternoon, I got a chance to watch something I really haven’t had to watch in ten years: figure skating.

Watching Frank Carroll, as the coach for Gracie Gold brought a ton of memories back to me. I actually remember listening on the car radio to the audio of ABC network broadcasting to the 1992 Olympic preliminary rounds of ice dancing! For how many years I wondered why Dick Button hid his top teeth behind his lip when he talked and how Scotty Hamilton kept a straight face when he talked to him.

I remember the Battle of the Brians in Calgary in 1988,and watching the skating today, one of the Canadian skaters has Brian Orser as her coach!I have to admit, though, that it’s going to take something to get me up to speed on the new scoring system.

Time marches on, I guess.