I am a figure skating fan, have been since I was a child. I used to do some skating myself.
Watching skaters glide across the ice, throw their bodies into the air and spin multiple times in the air and land back down on an 1/8″ blade is pretty remarkable.
Some people say skating isn’t a sport….. I say BS.
Watch this performance by the Olympic Ice Dance Champions from Canada and tell me how this isn’t a sport… and INCREDIBLE art!
This week I choose as my Friday’s Hero a guy I have had a secret crush on since the 1980’s, Brian Boitano, US Figure Skater and 1988 Olympic Gold Medalist.
Yesterday, Boitano came out as he prepares to represent the United States as an official delegate for the upcoming Sochi Olympics.
I am not choosing Boitano for coming out, but I choose him for his statement in coming out. For many of us People Magazine covers and Oprah interviews aren’t required, just living a life of love, compassion and honor is the benchmark we strive for. Thank you for leading by example Brian Boitano!