I didn't know much about ice dancing, but I'm making a commitment to become learned this coming season. What I did know years ago was that I loved watching it, simply because there's nothing prettier than watching two people close together dancing on ice. When I became more knowledgeable about the actual discipline of ice dancing, I realized how difficult it was and how much more creative the skaters had to be.
Several years ago at Sky Rink in Chelsea Piers (which is where I skate when Rockefeller Rink closes), I used to see a woman at the freestyle sessions teaching and/or skating by herself, and thought, "Wow, if I can skate 1% like her, that would be my dream." Wouldn't you know it, why did I have to pick a Judy Blumberg to aspire 1% to? When I was told who she was, of course I read up on her and realized that I should shoot for skating .000001% like her, which is far more realistic. I'm gettin' there!
Judy Blumberg and Michael Seibert were five-time (1981-1985) U.S. champions in ice dancing, three-time (1983-1985) World bronze medalists, and two-time (1980 & 1984) Olympians. After "retiring" from competitive skating, Judy was involved in numerous projects, including being the Ensemble Director for Ice Theatre of New York. I heard from others that she recently adopted a baby girl from China (named Etienne - how pretty!) and is a busy mother so I'm not sure how involved she is now with all her endeavors. Michael has been busy as a choreographer for skaters and skating shows.
Below is their free dance from the 1982 World Figure Skating Championships where they came in fourth. I think if Fred and Ginger were skaters, they would skate like Judy and Michael...