I work with a girl who "dabbles with figure skating" and have heard her talk about how NHL players pale in comparrison to figure skaters as far as skating is concerned. I didn't argue, I don't know enough about it. I smiled and nodded when she said that the girls who do ice maintenance between periods of NHL games could out skate anyone on the teams they work for. I even kept my mouth shut when I heard her tell someone that SHE was a better skater than anyone in the league. However, I had to say something today when she told a tourist (I work in a museum) that the reason Bobby Orr was such an incredible skater is that he competed as a figure skater in his childhood. It doesn't say anything about that in Brunt's book, and I realize that Orr is a very private person, but figure skating doesn't seem like something a kid from Parry Sound in the '50's and '60's would do. Can anyone confirm this before I make a fool of myself yelling at this girl?