In this column I'll include any breaking news about Kurt, including upcoming TV specials, planned competitive and show appearances, awards won and so on.
KURT BROWNING/SONIA RODRIGUEZ HAVE BABY BOY: JULY 12, 2003!!!:
Kurt Browning and his wife, Sonia Rodriguez, welcomed their new son, Gabriel Browning Rodriguez on Saturday, July 12, 2003. According to Kurt, Gabriel has "black hair and lots of it." Gabriel weighed a healthy 8.5 pounds. We are told both Sonia and baby are doing fine and Dad has remained "amazingly calm."
Kurt to be "Daddy"; Baby boy due July 2003
*Oakland Press (MI)
*Topeka Capital-Journal (KS)
*READ GLOBE & MAIL'S "GOTTA SKATE 2" ARTICLE HERE!
*READ KURT'S THOUGHTS ON BEING A LEADING MAN IN STARS ON ICE HERE!
"JEOPARDY!": JULY 3, 2002The following was a "daily double" during the "double jeopardy" round of the quiz show "Jeopardy!" (USA version: 3 July 02)
A: One of two Canadian men to win the World Figure Skating Championship 3 times or more.
Contestant Q: "Who is Kurt Browning?"
Host Alex Trebek: "Correct... or Elvis Stojko."
Kurt quoted in "People"
In an article in the June 24, 2002 issue of People Magazine listing Alexei Yagudin as one of "50 Top Bachelors," Kurt says of Yagudin: "Sometimes he acts like a brat, but an endearing brat. He's the bad boy -- and the boy next door. He's approachable. A girl could meet him and think, 'Hey, he could like me.'"(p.126)
Crowd response drives figure skating star
By JOHN K. WHITE -- Winnipeg Sun
You'd think the man who has won four men's world figure skating championships and the Order of Canada would be content to rest on his accomplishments.
But it appears Kurt Browning is just as much of a perfectionist now as he was as an eligible skater.
"There's nothing worse than changing to go back out after I did a mediocre skate when it could have been something great," Browning said between Stars on Ice tour stops, which stops here tomorrow night at the Winnipeg Arena. "I hate that feeling. When I'm standing and bowing at the end, and the fans are not standing, it's like I let them down, and I let myself down."
Browning -- who is in his 12th year with the Stars tour -- says his ability to come up with chill-inducing programs season after season is what keeps him juiced to keep skating.
"It's the little things that make you feel the person on the ice. Those balance moves that I do on my toe -- if I can go up on it, and hold it, and stop time just for a second -- that's what it's all about," Browning said.
Outside of the Stars tour, Browning hopes to expand his artistic expression by getting more into other projects.
"I hope to be doing something with my wife (ballerina Sonia Rodriguez) in a TV special again next year, and I'd like to do other projects in the future that blend art forms -- no talking, no rock 'n' roll, not your typical Kurt Browning thing."
Browning said he'll continue to perform in some capacity as long as there's a tour.
"The thing about Canada is the tour is never very long, so having said that, I'd like to skate across Canada for as long as I can."
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