Gracie Gold + Let It Go

Youtube suggested this video to me and it seems to be a recent performance by Gracie Gold to the super viral song, “Let It Go” from Frozen.

Overall, the program is pretty empty as are many exhibition programs and I’m wondering where Gracie’s huge jumps are (all of her jumps look a little shaky in this performance) but one thing strikes me very hard. Gracie is using the right tools to set herself up as America’s darling ice princess. (And we all know that America only love their skating queens if they style themselves up as ice princesses.) And what better way to do it than with the viral Disney song about an ice princess? Some parts of that routine were reminiscent of Michelle Kwan, especially the spirals placed in the crescendos of the music and that little whorl afterwards done by putting one’s hand on the ice.

Watch out for this girl, she has the perfect last name, political backing and the right packaging to take ladies figure skating by storm¬† in the next cycle… if she can hold her technique together.

On another note, I love the costume.

What do you think of this program and Gracie’s progress? I’d love to hear from you in the comments!

~The Rinkside Cafe

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Yuna and South Korea might be breaking the internets right now…

Frozen has been out for a while already but “Let It Go” is still a popular song. Yuna Kim has worshippers in Korea and around the world. Combined, they might have enough power to break the internets. Yuna sings with a children’s choir in her own rendition of the hit Disney song, “Let It Go.” The initial voices are of children but afterwards, it’s Yuna singing.

Enjoy!

~The Rinkside Cafe

P.S. There’s one particular figure skating who looks like Elsa from “Frozen.” Check out this post to find out who!

Look-Alikes: Frozen Edition

Look out, Meryl Davis, you’re not the only Disney princess gliding about in the skating world! So far at The Rinkside Cafe, I’ve already done a post on Disney Princesses (who look like Meryl Davis) and a post on the elegant Kiira Korpi. However, while listening to some songs from Disney’s new movie,¬†Frozen, a thought came to me…

Some pictures have been flipped so that faces were facing the same way.

Here is Elsa, one of the main characters in Frozen:

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Kiira Korpi looks a little like Elsa with her hair in a bun but the resemblance is most striking when you see this picture:

kiira korpi elsa

Someone needs to Photoshop a braid into this picture. Or see if Kiira is willing to cosplay as Elsa for us.

But then, I thought, Frozen is a sisters movie and it would be nice if we could have an Anna as well as an Elsa look-alike. I couldn’t quite find a perfect look-alike as I’ve never met or seen anyone with Anna’s face shape. Well, maybe Lily Cole but she’s not a figure skater so in the end, I thought the closest Anna look-alike I could find is Ashley Wagner with the streaks in her hair.

Anna:

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Ashley Wagner:

ashley wagner anna

Well, I tried.

Do you have any look-alike suggestions for Anna? (And did you like Frozen?) Or just in general? Let me know in the comments~!

EDIT: Reader Wendy Doeh mentioned that Kiira’s sister Petra, who inspired Kiira to skate, looks like Anna.

kiira and petra

OMG. Real life sisters who look like *the* Disney sister duo. Sorry, Meryl Davis, but you’re not the only Disney Princess.

~The Rinkside Cafe