Latest Figure Skating News

Think Olympic figure skating judges are biased? They might be.
A spokesperson for the governing body for U.S. figure skaters, U.S. Figure Skating, told NBC News that the organization’s president, Sam Auxier, had recused himself from judging in PyeongChang. “ISU rules allow federation leadership to judge events …
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Winter Olympics: Gannon the voice for figure skating
This 1983 photo shows North Carolina State’s Terry Gannon, a 1981 Joliet Catholic graduate, helping cut down the nets following the Wolfpack’s ACC Tournament Championship game in Atlanta, Ga. He was a key member of the national champion Wolfpack that …
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Olympics: Hanyu to participate in figure skating individual event
Japan’s Yuzuru Hanyu will participate in the men’s figure skating individual event beginning Feb. 16 at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, primary coach Brian Orser confirmed Monday. The confirmation came after it was revealed that the defending world and …
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Hundreds Of Ice Skaters Travel To Wichita To Take Part In US Figure Skating Competition

Hundreds Of Ice Skaters Travel To Wichita To Take Part In US Figure Skating Competition
Roughly 2500 skaters are in Wichita this week to take part in the largest U.S. Figure Skating competition of its kind. Among the teams competing in the Midwestern and Pacific Coast Synchronized Skating Sectional Championships are the Rose City Crystals …
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Hundreds Partake in Northland Figure Skating Competition
DULUTH, Minn.- This weekend figure skaters are hitting the ice for the 38th annual Northland Figure Skating Competition. The Duluth Figure Skating Club puts on the competition all weekend at AMS Oil Arena and the DECC. The skaters range from little ones to …
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Figure skating: Japanese women lead after SP at Four Continents
Japan’s Satoko Miyahara, Kaori Sakamoto and Mai Mihara placed first, second and third, respectively, after the women’s short program Wednesday at the Four Continents Figure Skating Championships. Miyahara, who won the event in 2016 but was unable to defend …
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Hungry for the Title: U.S. Figure Skating National Championships

Hungry for the Title: U.S. Figure Skating National Championships
“It’s a unique type of pressure because I think that any time you’re going for a repeat title, the weight on your shoulders is enormous.” So says current reigning women’s U.S. figure skating national champion, Ashley Wagner. Held annually since …
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Ice Classic Figure Skating Competition Brings Skaters of all Ages Together
SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Figure skaters from across the area packed the ice rink at SCHEELS IcePlex for the annual Ice Classic Figure Skating competition. The competition is between figure skating clubs and schools. The figure skaters were judged on their jumps …
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Kaetlyn Osmond, Gabrielle Daleman make history at figure skating worlds
Kaetlyn Osmond’s story is one of a remarkable comeback, and doubts of recovery so deep that she wondered if she’d ever skate again. Gabrielle Daleman’s is of a teenager riding a meteoric rise, pitting herself against the world’s best with the steely nerves …
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Death spirals and twizzles: A figure skating glossary

Death spirals and twizzles: A figure skating glossary
Benjamin Agosto and Tanith Belbin competed in the original dance during the 2008 U.S. Figure Skating Championships at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. Matthew Stockman | Getty Images 2008 The U.S. Figure Skating Championships return to the Twin Cities …
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Figure Skating and Premed: an Unlikely Combo?
Gretchen Donlan loves a challenge—none more than being tossed into the air and spinning three times before coming down on the ice on a single skate blade. And doing it with the grace and agility of a butterfly landing on a leaf. A pairs figure skater at …
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All Your Figure Skating Questions, Answered
For most of us, figure skating is one of those things (sports? spectacles? irritants?) we keep stored in the meat locker of our minds, to be thawed every once in a while, like thoughts of death and prostate exams. And yet, when the Olympics roll around, we …
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This Haunting Figure Skating Routine Makes You Feel the Music in Your Bones

This Haunting Figure Skating Routine Makes You Feel the Music in Your Bones
Chat with us on Facebook Messenger. Learn what’s trending across POPSUGAR. When it comes to rapidly flinging yourself across sheets of ice with actual bladed weapons strapped to your feet — or, as people involved in the challenging sport like to call it …
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World Figure Skating Championships 2017
Scenes from the 2017 ISU World Figure Skating Championships in Helsinki, Finland. Carolina Kostner of Italy performs during the Exhibition of Champions at the ISU World Figure Skating Championships in Helsinki, Finland on April 2, 2017. Wenjing Sui and …
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INTERVIEW: Tara Lipinski, Johnny Weir axel for joy over World Figure Skating Championships
“We both have had our own special performances in the Garden, and for us, it’s very much like coming back to a very happy place,” Weir told The Daily Free Press. The 2016 ISU World Figure Skating Championships took place from March 28 through Sunday …
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Olympic figure skating controversy? Ashley Wagner makes team despite falls.

Olympic figure skating controversy? Ashley Wagner makes team despite falls.
Boston On one hand, it’s no surprise that Ashley Wagner was named to the American Olympic team Sunday. After all, she was without question America’s best woman figure skater this season. In fact, she was the only American woman even to qualify for the …
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King’s women’s ice hockey adds local product in Valley Wests Lawson
Lawson, who began playing hockey six years ago after making the jump from figure skating, spent this past season splitting time between the Spartans junior varsity (eight games) and varsity (10) teams. When it came time to pick a school, Lawson knew she …
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Vacationland Figure Skating Show – VIDEO and KLICK! Photo gallery
Skaters perform Saturday during the Vacationland Figure Skating Club’s show “Minnesota N’Ice” at the Essentia Health Sports Center in Brainerd. This year’s guest skater was Abbie Symanietz who skates with the St. Paul Figure Skating Club and is a past …
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Ford Ice Center to Host 2018 Figure Skating Regionals

Ford Ice Center to Host 2018 Figure Skating Regionals
Nashville, Tenn. (October 29, 2016) – U.S. Figure Skating has announced its host cities for the 2018 qualifying and synchronized qualifying seasons. Among the various stops is Ford Ice Center, which will host the Eastern Great Lakes Regional Figure Skating …
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Peculiar figure skating terms: Explained
Triple Axel! Quad Salchow! Triple Lutz with triple loop in combination! If you, like most people, only watch figure skating about once every four years, you may wish you knew what the difference is between the jumps – and why they have those bizarre names.
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Help make Your own Journey A lot more Enjoyment with Swimming Fishing Yachting Skating Balaton Lake
Skating- If you are intending for you to pay a visit to the Balaton Lake in the course of the wintertime time of year after that seeking ice-skating should be topside for your to-do list. You may go forward toward Alsoors, Balatonfured, Balatongyorok …
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U.S. figure skating has slipped badly in viewership

sportU.S. figure skating has slipped badly in viewership
There was an evening at the recent U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Boston when it felt like a time warp. The crowd for the Saturday night women’s final, the marquee event at the nationals, made the big arena feel full. Even though the 13,980 in …
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Figure Skating in Harlem announces expansion in Detroit
(WXYZ) – A national figure skating program for girls is coming to Detroit. Announced at the Campus Martius Tree Lighting, Figure Skating in Harlem is bringing its first satellite academic, figure skating and leadership program to the city of Detroit.
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The Physics of Figure Skating
To see physics in action in everyday life, look no further than figure skating. And as the men hit the ice to show off their spins and combinations Tuesday in the Winter Olympics, here’s a perfect chance to watch examples of basic scientific concepts, such …
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U.S. finalizes Olympic figure skating team, with a surprise

sportU.S. finalizes Olympic figure skating team, with a surprise
BOSTON – The names on the U.S. Olympic figure skating team were still supposed to be a secret, so Ashley Wagner slipped under the stands to cry. Hours after a performance she described as a “tearful little wimp out on the ice,” the two-time national …
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Sport Court: Is Figure Skating a Sport?
Following this Court’s decision in National Hockey League v. United States (2013), U.S. Figure Skating brought suit against the United States. The association is the recognized governing body for its athletic organization in the United States per the U …
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Tales of childhood bullying reveal the ugly side of figure skating
SOCHI, Russia – For the brief snapshot in time that is the Winter Olympics, figure skaters are among the most-watched athletes on the planet. They are the focus of the attention, and sometimes adulation, of a global audience. But for many male figure …
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Latest Figure Skating News

sportWhat Happened to U.S. Women’s Figure Skating?
Another Olympic figure skating competition has ended and the main controversy seems to be trying to figure out whether the Russians rigged the competition in favor of 17-year-old Adelina Sotnikova. (Good luck proving that with anonymous score sheets.
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Figure Skating Is Hopelessly Corrupt
Which sport is more corrupt, ski jumping or figure skating? Normally, my rule of thumb is that the higher up the world ladder you go (local vs. national vs. international) the more corrupt a sport becomes. Thus, I would have guessed that a sport in which …
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Your Obsessive 2014 Winter Olympics Ladies Figure Skating Preview Is Here
What is this Team Competition Thing? The Team Figure Skating Competition is new this year, and ten countries will be battling to the death in the ring of fire to earn the grand crown of the universe: Canada, Russia, U.S., Japan, Italy, France, China …
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