Category Archives: Sport

IS FIGURE SKATING SUSTAINABLE?

Well first, are ice rinks sustainable?¬† Rising energy and liability expenses heaped onto an expensive facility challenged by more efficient competitors for recreational dollars plus an economically declining middle class seem to raise that question. Beyond that, the sport has … Continue reading

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Overspending Figure Skaters And Congressfolk Compared

National ¬†governments and the sport of figure skating share management by elected politicians; that provides some interesting comparisons. Enlightening, even. Let us consider for a moment: The United States is spending much more than it collects from its citizens. It … Continue reading

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Government, Figure Skating and the Internet (Any Bets?)

In the United States, the sport of figure skating is governed by elected politicians much like the Federal government, except that they are unpaid volunteers. Well, they receive trips to the world’s resorts at no cost to themselves, but no … Continue reading

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Figure Skating: Beauty Cannot Outlive Its Time …

Figure skating has long been subject to an argument: Is it an art or a sport? Ice shows entertained, televised figure skating entertained even more, generating a lot of money. A U.S. scandal when Olympic hopeful Nancy Kerrigan was injured … Continue reading

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Will Figure Skating Arise From its Fall?

Figure skating, like tennis, was the pastime of daughters of well-to-do country club folk who could afford it, until television ratings lifted both to popular notice. But while schools and parks installed tennis courts, expensive ice rinks were ignored. Tennis … Continue reading

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Pro Sports: An American Illusion (With A Posionous Core)

The Roman emperors provided bread and circuses to anesthetize the populace; our rulers provide food stamps and professional sports. This has been a smooth transition until today’s political Left has tripped over its own contradictions. (As political movements are wont … Continue reading

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Equalizing Dance Inequality With The Stars

TV’s “Dancing With The Stars” pretends to be a ballroom dance competition between various non-dance personalities with professional ballroom dance partners supplied by the show. Ratings have been in decline; it is assumed that the current season will be the … Continue reading

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