Zaragoza Twins On Ice!!


You heard it right. Sheen and I are pleased to announce that we have been invited to compete in the World Figure Skating Open Championship, to be held at the King Abdullah Ice Palace, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, on April 10, 2009.


You may not know this facet of the Zaragoza Twins; it’s possible we have overlooked to mention that we are, actually, rather adept at figure skating and whenever the Ebro freezes over, we are always there, cutting our figures of eight on the icy surface, dazzling onlookers with our scintillating pirouettes. We occasionally go to Barcelona to practise and have won a fair few awards in our time, but far be it from me to blow our own trumpet.


We are really looking forward to it. It will be our first official performance in Saudi Arabia, and we’ve pulled out all the stops to make sure this will be a memorable occasion for all concerned: our rivals, the judges, the audience and above all, ourselves.


The music we’ve chosen for our piece is the song “Dephekation” from the musical “Crass”, tastefully rearranged by Edmundo Dos Santos and sung by Rihanna Alawi. This will be a world premiere and we’re confident the judges will be gobsmacked.


What with our Genji reading and my other shady occupations, we haven’t had that much time for rehearsals, but we’ve always relied more on our ad hoc improvisations than on any mechanistic ritual and there’s no reason to suppose that we won’t be in fine fettle to walk away with the top prize: $100,000,000 in gold and a few camels.


The actual ice dance is based on a traditional folk number that Sheen unearthed practically unwittingly whilst researching her impending “spiritual retreat” in Mongolia. I was quite surprised to learn that the tango is so popular there, I must confess. They have this bizarre dance called “Mongo-Tango”, sometimes referred to as “Mon-Tan” and even as “Man-Ton”, which involves a lot of running around and leaping into the air, and we thought it would be just perfect for our freestyle event. Just look for “Mongo-Tango” on Youtube and you will see what I mean.


See you in Jeddah!


5 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Hugo on March 31, 2009 at 8:40 pm

    I’ve just looked for “Mongo Tango” on YouTube and I can’t find anything. Is it banned?


  2. Posted by zaragozatwins on March 31, 2009 at 8:42 pm

    Heen says:

    Er, yes, that’s right. It’s banned.


  3. Awsome
    I am a girl who does figure skating and alomost went to the olimpics


  4. Posted by Alexis Kooyman on May 21, 2010 at 12:02 am

    My name is Alexis Kooyman, currently in year 9 attending Merici College in Canberra, Australia.
    I am currently doing an Information technology assignment and require this picture. I figure skate myself which is why i have chose figure skating for my assignment. I would gladly appreciate it, if you could reply as soon as possible.


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