I stumbled upon ontd_skating by accident in early March when I googled "magical zebra with wings". It was like finding a treasure chest full of laughter, cleverness and fun.
I had always loved watching figure skating, both men, women and pairs, but I was particularly impressed with Stéphane Lambiel in Vancouver. I was lucky enough to meet him at Thin Ice and he is still my favorite skater. After 3 months of hanging out in _skating I am still constantly impressed by how clever the members are, and impressed by their computer skills.
I'm probably too old for LJ fandom, but it's simply my guilty pleasure once I've taken care of my family, and I have become so fond of the _skating members.