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One of the benefits of covering skating for many years has been the high caliber of people I have continually come in contact with. Skaters, coaches, choreographers, executives and parents, they almost always seem to be open and approachable.

The latest example came recently when I had the opportunity to interview 1992 Olympic gold medalist Kristi Yamaguchi while she was in town for the Tokyo run of the dance show “Love On The Floor” that also featured Daisuke Takahashi as a guest dancer.

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