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Friday, August 22, 2008

Michelle Kwan considers Vancouver!

Michelle Kwan was interviewed on Today show on 20 Aug 2008 at Beijing. She left open the possibility of going for another Olympics in Vancouver 2010, having been inspired by what she saw at the Beijing Games.

The video is available on the MSNBC site. However, I can never view MSNBC videos from Singapore, so I had to look harder before I managed to see the interview.

Susan did up a nice transcript of the interview on her Lifeskate site.

While I think it is admirable that Michelle Kwan still has the fire in her to go for the gold, I see a great challenge for her in the new judging system, on top of tough competition from the younger skaters! I loathe to see her disappointed once again...

Friday, August 15, 2008

Watching the Beijing Olympic Games Online

The Beijing Olympics opened last weekend, and by now is already halfway through. (yeah, I'm a bit behind on this, huh?!) Anyway, while looking for online sites to watch some of the games, I found that there is an
official channel on YouTube!!

Apparently this will serve most countries, but in any case, here's the list of Internet Rights Holders for the Beijing Olympic Games listed by country.

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Figure Skating Seminar with Alissa Czisny

The Detroit Skating Club is organising a figure skating seminar with Alissa & Amber Czisny on Aug 23 afternoon. Areas covered are spins and footwork. Download more information here.

Saturday, August 02, 2008

'Ice Dance' Sedge

We love ice dance!

'Ice Dance' thrives in dry shade or in moist woodland sites, and is fully evergreen in zone 4b and south ... ... 'Ice Dance' is mildly stoloniferous, but not invasive. Brownish springtime flowers are subtle. Cut foliage back in early spring and enjoy the fabulous color of new growth. Not native.
  ~ quoted from "Niche Gardens"

Go, ice dance!! Fully evergreen... subtle... enjoy the fabulous color of new growth... not native - oh!?