Skate Talk: Figure Skating in the Words of the Stars

Skate Talk: Figure Skating in the Words of the Stars

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Figure skating is a sensation that has emerged as one of the most popular spectator sports around the world. This journalistic account takes readers on an insider's voyage to the heart of the sport, chronicles figure skating's history, interviews its stars, and captures the personal reflections of its most enthusiastic fans. In their own words, well-known skaters such as Elvis Stojko, Toller Cranston, Lu Chen, Robin Cousins and Scott Hamilton offer their inner-most thoughts and reflections on figure skating -- on both its past and future. Figure skating luminaries like Sandra Bezic reveal what sacrifices and challenges have to be made in order to become a star. "Skate Talk" offers self portraits of such diverse personalities as Michelle Kwan and Ekaterina Gordeeva, and reveals to readers that the road to fame is not always paved with gold, good intentions or happiness; it may even be fraught with tragedies that are much more serious than defeat.

"Skate Talk" is a moving portrait of figure skating and one that chronicles the sport as no other book has ever done. The diverse portraits of the skaters profiled in "Skate Talk" is an eye-opener that promises to enchant any reader, whether or not they are fans of figure skating or merely curious onlookers with an interest in what makes this sport tick.

Published in time for a year packed with exciting figure skating events, including:
-- The Grand Prix Finals, December 19 to 21, 1997 in Munich, Germany
-- U.S. Nationals, January 4-11, 1998 in Philadelphia, Ohio.
-- The 1998 Winter Olympic Games, February 7 to 22 in Nagano, Japan
-- World Championships, March 31 - April 1, 1998 in Minneapolis, USA

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  • ISBN 13: 9781552092095
  • ISBN 10: 1552092097
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  • Language: English
  • Pages: 220
  • Size: 8.96" l x 6.01" w x 0.63" h

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