Olympic skaters perform at Rockefeller Center ice rink in New York.
New York City USA Date:1947, November 6 Duration:1 min 37 sec Sound:Yes
The U.S. Olympic Figure Skating Team show their skating skills at Rockefeller Center in Manhattan, New York City. Olympic pair skaters, Yvonne Sherman and Robert Swenning, of the New York Figure Skating Club, demonstrate a pair lift and side-by-side spirals. Spectators watch them performing. Richard Button of the Philadelphia Skating Club and Humane Society performs 2 axels, and a flying camel spin into a back sit spin, changing into a forward scratch spin. (These are shown in slow motion to better show his movements.) New Yorker Eileen Seigh performs 4 split jumps, 3 axels and a forward sit spin into a final scratch spin.
(Note: Eileen and Dick trained with Gus Lussi in Lake Placid. The pairs team, Yvonne Sherman and Robert Swenning were pupils of Pierre Brunet, a former French National champion, who , with his wife Andree, were World pair champions ).
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