Yup, Michelle Kwan is HERE in Korea. She’s actually here to skate publicly–in Yu-Na Kim’s Ice Stars show–for the first time in three years. How cool is that???
I won’t be seeing it in person (the ticket prices are astronomically high reaching up to $170!), but I’ll be glue to the TV on Friday. I’ll actually be attending a rock concert on the same night (a high school student of mine will be taking part with his band), so I’ll be making a mad dash home afterwards to not miss a minute of Michelle.
A short video clip of Michelle practicising went up on Youtube, and she looks to be in awesome shape. It’s a short clip, of course, but she seems to be skating with a lot of speed and power, quite different from the ethereal, flowing style she was known for much of her career. Whatever she does, I just hope she doesn’t fall, and pulls it off with her usual class and style. I am so psyched!!!
And here’s the music for Aranjuez, which is my all-time favorite program from Michelle.