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    Life in Black and White Every child dreams of the air, of flying like Superman or like the birds, of getting away from the rules and the crowds and the bustle of the ground. We dream of the freedom and escape that flying may bring. Now, I never learned how to fly, that’s impossible, but there are some things out there that get pretty damn close to that feeling. Where I’m from, almost everyone skated: speed skating, figure skating, ice hockey, they did it all. I grew up watching Scott Moir and Tessa Virtue, and old tapes of Sonja Henie; all of them highly regarded figure skaters. “You always want to run before you learn how to walk” is what my Po-Po had said, and she wasn’t wrong. I learned how to skate when I was five years old, and from day…

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    The Suitcases This story is written about 3 orphan children during the Great Depression. The mother dies and the oldest child does not go to school. Their grandfather used to take care of them but now he just lays in bed for most of the day and they do not go for walks anymore. The three children live in Charlotte, NC and before their mother passed away they would go on walks until their legs ached and could not walk anymore. When the kids got tired dad would put them on his shoulders and…

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    They have four minutes to skate to the choice of your music. There are nine judges that are judging the skater, and they judge on style, creativity, footwork, and how well she performed her leaps and spin (The Big Event, Women’s Figure skating). One person that had a big impact on figure skating was Sonja Henie. She competed in the first winter Olympics. She was only around fifteen years old at that time. (Hasday 31). In 1928 she won the gold medal, and also won the gold medals two years after…

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