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90-Year-Old Figure Skater Will Warm Your Heart with Her Amazing Talent | Short Film Showcase
   National Geographic
  Published: 2 months ago


Yvonne Dowlen discovered a lifelong love of figure skating the moment she stepped on the ice. Her passion led to a career as a touring performer with the Ice Capades that lasted almost 50 years. Still skating competitively at the age of 90, Dowlen shares her inspiring story in this touching short from Balcony Nine Media and reminds viewers that, “what you do with your life and what you find enjoyable with your life is up to you”.
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21 hours ago
Who are the 57 dumbass heartless people to dislike this

3 days ago
That's how I wanna be when I'm 90!!!

5 days ago
I am sad now

7 days ago
i wish I can be a figure skater, When I was a kid I can't afford to go to the rink and the coaching fees and now I'm 19 they're saying I'm too old for skating and competing and they're pushing me to choose another dream, But this Inspired me 😊

1 week ago
What?! She's already gone?............ Hearing about it breaks my heart.. this woman has an amazing talent God gave her. She lived a really long and good life by doing the thing she likes until she still can. This really inspired me to work harder and dedicate everything I can to figure skating as a figure skater like myself. She will always be an inspiration to continue figure skating. 😊❤️👏🏻⛸

1 week ago
WOW. Very inspiring. Beautiful story, beautiful Life.

2 weeks ago
She is such a beautiful person! Her smile makes me happy

2 weeks ago
I feel so alive after watching this. She took life step-by-step, never ceasing to smile, it appears. I hope, I will keep my determination, my passion and my "true soul" while I grow older, as she did.

2 weeks ago
She honestly looked like an angel out there.

2 weeks ago
this brought me to tears she was amazing.😥

2 weeks ago
This brings "my grandma can skate better than you" to a whole new level

2 weeks ago
I cried my eyes out so bad 😄😢😭

2 weeks ago
I want to live how she lived. I want to do what makes me happy up until the absolute very end.

2 weeks ago
That was beautiful.

2 weeks ago

2 weeks ago
She wears pink skates!!!!

2 weeks ago

2 weeks ago
this is simply amazing to watch with that phenomenal woman

2 weeks ago
Bless her.....and may her magnificent talent continue

2 weeks ago

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