Four years ago something wonderful happened in my life. By an accident, while surfing the Internet I came across a figure skating performance video and it was so astonishingly beautiful, that it changed my life. That performance was “Danse Macabre” by Yuna Kim, performed on GP Final competition in Seoul.
Starting from this moment, I became a fan of Yuna Kim and, later, a fan of figure skating in general. I knew about figure skating for a long time before that moment, but for some reason it never really captured my attention. But that moment opened my eyes towards this intricate and unique sport.
Since that I was regularly watching figure skating competitions and participating in all kinds of figure skating communities. I started out as a simple, but passionate fan of Yuna Kim to become later a more knowledgeable and dedicated fan of both Yuna Kim and skating. I never stopped enjoying figure skating; in fact my understanding and enjoyment of sport only grew up with time.
Initially I was only interested in ladies, which is logical given the fact that it was female figure skater who made me to watch that sport in the first place. But then I started to be interested in men too, and, right now, pairs and ice dance disciplines as well.
However there was something that troubled me almost the whole time. That something wasn’t the sport itself, but the community around it. I found out that many fans of sport were pretty biased, unsupportive of figure skaters and even unreasonable in many cases.
I started to feel that things aren’t really good for new fans, figure skaters and the community itself. Therefore, I decided to create this blog and try to make it like no other figure skating blog that you can find currently.
I believe that figure skating fans can be unbiased, respectful to all the skaters and supportive of other fans and their views. In this blog I will not be focused on rumors, endless speculations and scandals. Instead I’ll try to talk about things that actually make sense, such as analysis of competitions, figure skating rules and even some criticism of us, fans, when we don’t behave in a civilized way towards those who create figure skating and therefore provide us with an endless source of enjoyment.
I can’t know, obviously, if this journey will be a success or not, but I believe that I will not be alone in it. You can always join in by simply reading this blog, commenting, writing your feedback to email@example.com or in comments and sharing the entries with your friends.
Thank you for reading and I hope you’ll enjoy this blog.