The Russian Legends – The Protopopovs

On YouTube, I found a program skated by Ludmila Belousove and Oleg Protopopov. They skated under the name the Protopopovs, and were brilliant pairs skaters in the 1960s. I first heard of them when I read Toller Cranston’s book, Ice Cream, where he counts down, in his opinion, the top figure skaters that revolutionized figure … Continue reading The Russian Legends – The Protopopovs

Compulsory Figures – Gone but Not Forgotten

Before International Skating Union phased them out in 1990, compulsory figures were an integral part of figure skating. For those who are not familiar with figures, they were patterns on the ice that resemble figure eights, hence the name. Figure skaters would spend hours honing their figures, meticulously looping around these circles. But they were … Continue reading Compulsory Figures – Gone but Not Forgotten

Days of the 6.0 Meet Skating Scene – Same Coverage, Different Name

It was the summer of 2010. I wanted to start another blog. At the time, "Days of the Perfect Six" suited my interests. However, two provinces later in 2012, "Skating Scene" was born. Skating Scene's mission is to promote figure skaters from the past, present, and future who spent - and will spend - hours … Continue reading Days of the 6.0 Meet Skating Scene – Same Coverage, Different Name