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Last Ones Standing

Tatian_and_roman Guess if you've skated the ice at Montclair State, you can skate anywhere. In a night of Olympic spills, the Russian couple that trains Floyd Hall Ice Arena rose to first place in couples ice dancing.

We have to take issue with The New York Times, though, which clearly doesn't do much shopping in Montclair:

Tatyana Navka of Russia, in first place with Roman Kostomarov, wore a backless leopard-print number, in a shocking combination of blue and brown.

We think they meant chic, or hip, not shocking.

February 20, 2006 in Buzz | Permalink



Posted by: The Iceman(*8T*) | Feb 20, 2006 8:24:09 AM

My kids are going to start ice skating lessons next week at Floyd Hall. It'll be fun to tell them that that's where Olympic skaters have trained.

Posted by: Skipwith | Feb 20, 2006 10:10:55 AM

Iceman, you of all people, not loving the ice?

Posted by: Ginger | Feb 20, 2006 11:58:14 AM

I like my ice jingling in a manhattan glass covered with scotch.

Posted by: The Iceman(*8T*) | Feb 20, 2006 12:06:11 PM

Of course the Americans also wound up standing.

Posted by: crank | Feb 20, 2006 12:09:10 PM

A German survey taken some years ago revealed that the majority of west Berliners wouldn't mind if the wall went back up, a feeling due mainly to the former east Berliners fashion sense. (A cousin of which is Russian ice-skating outfits.) ;-)

Posted by: Skipwith | Feb 20, 2006 12:39:07 PM

My dad was watching this last night... Until I punched him the face. That taught him a lesson.

Posted by: katie | Feb 20, 2006 12:58:46 PM

The great sports announcer, Curt Gowdy, passed away today.

Posted by: The Iceman(*8T*) | Feb 20, 2006 1:52:55 PM

I watched that last night. It made me cringe to see everyone fall. Especially the one with the black hair. The one that had to be carried away. I really wanted Ben and Tanith to get first. It's not over yet, so there's still hope.

- Jen

Posted by: Jen | Feb 20, 2006 3:07:49 PM

Your post made me laugh.

Then I read it again.
It made me laugh again.

Posted by: appletony | Feb 20, 2006 4:46:02 PM

Men skating in tights...fans tossing them teddy bears...then skating over to the crying corner. Katie, buy your Dad a 6pk of Pabst and a pint of Fleischmanns' rye.

Posted by: The Iceman | Feb 20, 2006 5:00:42 PM

He actually sent me to the store for some Michelob Amber yesterday, but they were out so I bought him a 6 pack of Miller light. He cried.

Posted by: katie | Feb 20, 2006 5:21:20 PM

...and then punch him in the face?

Posted by: appletony | Feb 20, 2006 5:22:04 PM

that was later in the evening.

Posted by: katie | Feb 20, 2006 5:25:09 PM

Ice dancing is not a frikkin' sport. (Especially the way the frikkin' Bruins play it, but that's another story.) It may be athletic and aerobic, but there are lots of exercises like that which don't make it to the Olympics. I saw the picture in The Times this morning of all them sprawled out on their butts, and found it quite amusing. "Can't anybody here play this game?" Or maybe someone discovered that you can fool the scoring computers by flying low...

Posted by: Conan the Grammarian | Feb 20, 2006 5:42:47 PM

I admit that I enjoy watching the skating (much more than watching people ski and snowboard) but I do prefer the summer Olympics to the winter ones.

Posted by: Miss Martta (8T) | Feb 20, 2006 5:47:54 PM

Curling seems like a good drinking game...maybe The Trolls can field a team,,,an we can get The Great Notch Inn to sponsor the team?

Posted by: The Iceman(*8T*) | Feb 20, 2006 6:05:52 PM

So is the Great Notch Inn the hot spot for you "trolls"? Pssh, it would be.

Posted by: katie | Feb 20, 2006 7:46:41 PM

I think katie's sense of humor is the best argument for keeping ice dancing around.

Posted by: crank | Feb 21, 2006 9:06:52 AM

I agree, Crank, but I should point out to Katie that *any* place we trolls show up automatically becomes a hot spot.

Posted by: Miss Martta (8T) | Feb 21, 2006 9:09:11 AM

You trolls should spend less time lounging about in reactor cores.

Posted by: crank | Feb 21, 2006 9:13:14 AM


Posted by: Miss Martta (8T) | Feb 21, 2006 9:16:00 AM

As for the Trolls and there cultural influence...enough about me, how's my hair?

Posted by: The Iceman(*8T*) | Feb 21, 2006 9:29:43 AM

Want my honest opinion, Ice? You should grow it out and dye it blue. (Or maybe orange and blue for Mets colors).

Posted by: Miss Martta (8T) | Feb 21, 2006 9:40:15 AM

isn't blue the color representing the 'democratic' states...i'll go with orange for the great team from Queens...LET'S GO METS

Posted by: The Iceman(*8T*) | Feb 21, 2006 10:06:21 AM

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