- Sports and Recreation
Handcrafted Queen Yuna Chocolate
Figure Skating Queen Kim Yuna celebrated her twenty-fourth birthday on September 5, 2014. In East Asian age reckoning, she is considered to be twenty-five years old, since the day of her birth is counted as one years old as opposed to one day old in the west. In honor of her birthday, handcrafted chocolate of her various signature skating poses and moves were made by Piaf Artisan Chocolatier of Seoul, South Korea, in conjunction with her fan club(s). These sweet treats with her graceful silhouette emblazoned on milk and dark chocolate pieces look absolutely divine. Too delicious to eat. A lovely, elegant gift suited for figure skating royalty. Hope Yuna was able to enjoy them now since she is retired from competitive skating.
El Tango de Roxanne
A sixteen year old Yuna Kim skating with poise and maturity beyond her years in this fiery tango, encapsulated by this pose showcasing her musical expression.
The Lark Ascending
Just like the lark in the title of this poem and musical composition, this opening pose gives the impression of a charming skylark about to take flight into the heavens.
Love her smile with this playful, whimsical pose - which is performed near the beginning of her short program to Johann Strauss II's operetta.
Her opening pose to Miss Saigon, with a poignant expression from this tragic, cliched musical about doomed romance.
This ending pose showcases Yuna's charisma and presence on the ice, how she simply commands the arena with her regal confidence. You simply can't take your eyes off of her.
Love the movement and expression here with her smile. She deftly expresses the music so exquisitely, telling a mesmerizing story like the heroine from Scheherazade.
James Bond Medley
This opening pose is flirty and sultry, highlighting her confidence as a bond girl. Showcases her intangible star quality in this simple pose.
Piano Concerto in F (Gershwin)
This pose just oozes breezy elegance. She looked so relaxed and in control during her performance, having a grand old time.
Yuna evokes such exquisite emotion in her expression with this lovely, opening pose. Like a prima ballerina.
Homage to Korea (Korean folk music featuring Arirang)
Such a simple, elegant move - as if she was tracing a figure eight on the ice. A movement inspired from traditional Korean folk dance. This program was a love letter to her people, embracing her cultural heritage.
The Kiss of the Vampire
A lovely opening pose to her Kiss of the Vampire short program. She expresses the right amount of subtle angst in her carriage.
Yuna performing a glorious lunge, soaring low on the ice. This move expresses such freedom and grandeur.
Send in the Clowns
A light and airy opening pose to Send in the Clowns. She evokes such an ethereal quality in her posture and bearing.
One of the best ending poses in a figure skating program. Loved how dramatic and dynamic this movement was.