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Thread started 08/23/18 5:19pm

SkipperLove

Did Prince ice-skate? an encounter

I am not sure if this is fictional or myth but here is a story about Prince ice-skating..

https://overcast.fm/+MoM3MA3g0

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Reply #1 posted 08/24/18 2:13pm

LoneCrone

True or not, I absolutely love this. As I ice skate in my entirely bovine fashion, I often think about Prince. Well, I often think about Prince no matter what I'm doing. But, I've frequently wondered if he did ice skate. Certainly, as is stated, his home state would be quite conducive to that activity. And he did mention skating a couple times in his lyrics, although it was unclear if it was in reference to roller or ice. Regardless, if he did skate, we all know he would have been superb at it.

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Reply #2 posted 08/24/18 3:09pm

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Reply #3 posted 08/24/18 3:28pm

1contessa

I definitely could picture him as one of those figure skaters. lol

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Reply #4 posted 08/24/18 3:38pm

42Kristen

I do not think so.

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Reply #5 posted 08/24/18 3:55pm

onlyforaminute

Highly Athletic, MN is known as the land of 10,000 lakes, in one of the coldest regions in the country. Odds are pretty good he tried it once or twice.

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Reply #6 posted 08/24/18 7:48pm

violetcrush

I would say this is possible. The author of the story was in Canada, and Prince had a house there at that time. My only thought would be, when would Prince have had the time to become a very good skater if he was always practicing and playing music as a kid/teen in MN?? Probably only someone like Tyka, Andre, or Morris could confirm his ice skating skills....

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Reply #7 posted 08/24/18 7:53pm

Lovejunky

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violetcrush said:

I would say this is possible. The author of the story was in Canada, and Prince had a house there at that time. My only thought would be, when would Prince have had the time to become a very good skater if he was always practicing and playing music as a kid/teen in MN?? Probably only someone like Tyka, Andre, or Morris could confirm his ice skating skills....

If you can Roller Skate you can Ice Skate..its not that different..

Just like Skate Boarding and SurfSkiing Do one

and its pretty easy to pick up the other

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Reply #8 posted 08/24/18 8:21pm

violetcrush

Lovejunky said:

violetcrush said:

I would say this is possible. The author of the story was in Canada, and Prince had a house there at that time. My only thought would be, when would Prince have had the time to become a very good skater if he was always practicing and playing music as a kid/teen in MN?? Probably only someone like Tyka, Andre, or Morris could confirm his ice skating skills....

If you can Roller Skate you can Ice Skate..its not that different..

Just like Skate Boarding and SurfSkiing Do one

and its pretty easy to pick up the other

I can do both, but roller skating/inline skating is much easier for me than ice skating. Thick wheel base vs. very thin blade. And the author of the story was describing more than just basic skating. Although, Prince did spins, jumps, splits and lots of running in those 3-4 inch heels, which takes quite a bit of balance, so who knows...

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Reply #9 posted 08/25/18 12:03am

ChanGirl

We grew up in the seventies so of course he roller skated, I'm sure he could ice skate as well.

You know Prince wasn't no damn drug addict !
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Reply #10 posted 08/25/18 9:55am

pinkcashmere23

Interesting story. It says that 'The Dove' was written and produced by Clive Desmond,a writer from Toronto so I believe that it may be fictional but I enjoyed listening to it and I think it was well done. Thanks for sharing!

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Reply #11 posted 08/25/18 10:28am

violetcrush

pinkcashmere23 said:

Interesting story. It says that 'The Dove' was written and produced by Clive Desmond,a writer from Toronto so I believe that it may be fictional but I enjoyed listening to it and I think it was well done. Thanks for sharing!

Yes, most likely fiction...but a great story nonetheless!! The guy doing the audio kept it very entertaining. Loved his very monotone, nonchalant voice throughout the story.

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Reply #12 posted 08/25/18 10:35am

laytonian

This is an obvious, stupid fake story that serves no purpose but to identify gullible people.
But before i said that here, I checked with someone who would know.
It's total bullshit.
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Reply #13 posted 08/25/18 10:46am

violetcrush

laytonian said:

This is an obvious, stupid fake story that serves no purpose but to identify gullible people. But before i said that here, I checked with someone who would know. It's total bullshit.

Yes, it is.....BUT entertaining in the sense of picturing Prince skating on a deserted Canadian ice rink in lime green suit and skates. Very creative, clever writing biggrin

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Reply #14 posted 08/25/18 12:35pm

pinkcashmere23

violetcrush said:

laytonian said:

This is an obvious, stupid fake story that serves no purpose but to identify gullible people. But before i said that here, I checked with someone who would know. It's total bullshit.

Yes, it is.....BUT entertaining in the sense of picturing Prince skating on a deserted Canadian ice rink in lime green suit and skates. Very creative, clever writing biggrin

I agree. I also thought the sound effects were a nice touch. Some seemed to believe it to be factual from what I saw posted elsewhere.

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Reply #15 posted 08/25/18 12:41pm

laytonian

Nothing factual about it.
My source was very close to him during the period he was in Toronto.
He was physically incapable oF ice skating. He could roller skate but infrequently and for short periods.
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Reply #16 posted 08/25/18 12:55pm

pinkcashmere23

laytonian said:

Nothing factual about it. My source was very close to him during the period he was in Toronto. He was physically incapable oF ice skating. He could roller skate but infrequently and for short periods.

The story was meant to be a short,creative narrative like others on the podcast,though some seemed to believe it to be an actual encounter. Thanks for sharing what you were told by your source.

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Reply #17 posted 08/25/18 1:08pm

1contessa

"We could rent some roller skates, we can skate around the lake, if we don't know how we'll fake it, oh yeah".....lyrics from Strollin' lol

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Reply #18 posted 08/25/18 1:57pm

violetcrush

1contessa said:

"We could rent some roller skates, we can skate around the lake, if we don't know how we'll fake it, oh yeah".....lyrics from Strollin' lol

biggrin Rollerskating was big in the 70's. I was a kid then, and we were skating at place called "Skateland" every weekend.

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Also, there's a story out there about Prince and either a girl he was dating or an associate in his camp going roller skating with, I believe, Eddie Murphy and his wife - or some other celebrity and his wife. Just can't remember who told the story. And the fact that Prince and the "Gameboyz" crew are roller skating in the Gangster Glam video shows that he most likely put on skates once in awhile...

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Reply #19 posted 08/25/18 2:20pm

1contessa

^^Oh yeah violetcrush, I remember those roller skating days well back when....the best of times! biggrin

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Reply #20 posted 08/25/18 4:14pm

violetcrush

1contessa said:

^^Oh yeah violetcrush, I remember those roller skating days well back when....the best of times! biggrin

Yep, great memories!!!!!!!!!

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Reply #21 posted 08/25/18 5:15pm

pinkcashmere23

violetcrush said:

1contessa said:

"We could rent some roller skates, we can skate around the lake, if we don't know how we'll fake it, oh yeah".....lyrics from Strollin' lol

biggrin Rollerskating was big in the 70's. I was a kid then, and we were skating at place called "Skateland" every weekend.

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Also, there's a story out there about Prince and either a girl he was dating or an associate in his camp going roller skating with, I believe, Eddie Murphy and his wife - or some other celebrity and his wife. Just can't remember who told the story. And the fact that Prince and the "Gameboyz" crew are roller skating in the Gangster Glam video shows that he most likely put on skates once in awhile...

Questlove told a story like that and said that Prince had a pair of skates that lit up when they touched the floor and that he carried them in a special case. He said he was quite skilled DJ Rashida said on Arsenio that she went skating with him as well. Here's Questlove telling one version of the story www.youtube.com/watch?v=L9QmFfZ2LHU

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Reply #22 posted 08/25/18 5:21pm

violetcrush

pinkcashmere23 said:

violetcrush said:

biggrin Rollerskating was big in the 70's. I was a kid then, and we were skating at place called "Skateland" every weekend.

*

Also, there's a story out there about Prince and either a girl he was dating or an associate in his camp going roller skating with, I believe, Eddie Murphy and his wife - or some other celebrity and his wife. Just can't remember who told the story. And the fact that Prince and the "Gameboyz" crew are roller skating in the Gangster Glam video shows that he most likely put on skates once in awhile...

Questlove told a story like that and said that Prince had a pair of skates that lit up when they touched the floor and that he carried them in a special case. He said he was quite skilled DJ Rashida said on Arsenio that she went skating with him as well. Here's Questlove telling one version of the story www.youtube.com/watch?v=L9QmFfZ2LHU

That's the one!!! Thanks Pink! I knew I had either heard or read a story about Prince rollerskating with some folks and being very good at it too. I thought I also read that in addition to biking around PP he also liked to inline skate.

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Reply #23 posted 08/25/18 9:49pm

pinkcashmere23

violetcrush said:

pinkcashmere23 said:

Questlove told a story like that and said that Prince had a pair of skates that lit up when they touched the floor and that he carried them in a special case. He said he was quite skilled DJ Rashida said on Arsenio that she went skating with him as well. Here's Questlove telling one version of the story www.youtube.com/watch?v=L9QmFfZ2LHU

That's the one!!! Thanks Pink! I knew I had either heard or read a story about Prince rollerskating with some folks and being very good at it too. I thought I also read that in addition to biking around PP he also liked to inline skate.

You're welcome! He said in another video that Prince was skating backwards and doing pirrouttes. Would have loved to have seen that! He also said that it was a party that he threw on Valentines Night for Mani and the other couples included Larry Graham and his wife. Rashida said on Arsenio that he skated like he danced and that he was quite good.

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Reply #24 posted 08/25/18 9:51pm

violetcrush

pinkcashmere23 said:

violetcrush said:

That's the one!!! Thanks Pink! I knew I had either heard or read a story about Prince rollerskating with some folks and being very good at it too. I thought I also read that in addition to biking around PP he also liked to inline skate.

You're welcome! He said in another video that Prince was skating backwards and doing pirrouttes. Would have loved to have seen that! He also said that it was a party that he threw on Valentines Night for Mani and the other couples included Larry Graham and his wife. Rashida said on Arsenio that he skated like he danced and that he was quite good.

Yes, that's right, it was with Manuela. Maybe the ice skating story is true after all biggrin

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Reply #25 posted 08/25/18 10:00pm

pinkcashmere23

violetcrush said:

pinkcashmere23 said:

You're welcome! He said in another video that Prince was skating backwards and doing pirrouttes. Would have loved to have seen that! He also said that it was a party that he threw on Valentines Night for Mani and the other couples included Larry Graham and his wife. Rashida said on Arsenio that he skated like he danced and that he was quite good.

Yes, that's right, it was with Manuela. Maybe the ice skating story is true after all biggrin

I'm beginning to wonder. wink Seems skating is one more thing he excelled at.

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Reply #26 posted 08/26/18 8:09pm

laytonian

pinkcashmere23 said:



violetcrush said:




pinkcashmere23 said:



You're welcome! He said in another video that Prince was skating backwards and doing pirrouttes. Would have loved to have seen that! He also said that it was a party that he threw on Valentines Night for Mani and the other couples included Larry Graham and his wife. Rashida said on Arsenio that he skated like he danced and that he was quite good.




Yes, that's right, it was with Manuela. Maybe the ice skating story is true after all biggrin



I'm beginning to wonder. wink Seems skating is one more thing he excelled at.



No. It is not true.
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Reply #27 posted 08/26/18 8:58pm

purplefam99

Well “the kid” ice skated. In purple rain in the basement scene
There is a pair hanging on the door.
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Reply #28 posted 08/26/18 9:49pm

pinkcashmere23

laytonian said:

pinkcashmere23 said:

I'm beginning to wonder. wink Seems skating is one more thing he excelled at.

No. It is not true.

I was joking. The ice skating story is not true but Questlove's roller skating story seemed to be since DJ Rashida said something similar.

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Reply #29 posted 08/27/18 1:50am

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It's probably a fake story but if Prince wanted to ice skate he could have and he would have killed it. The man wasn't only athletically inclined, he was also coordinated as hell. He would have been a natural.
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