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 West’s 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

sportFord 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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Synchro figure skating, mass start speed race proposed for 2018 Olympics

sportSynchro figure skating, mass start speed race proposed for 2018 Olympics
Synchronized skating, a figure skating discipline, and a mass start speed skating event open to both long track and short track athletes could be on the program for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. International Skating Union President …
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Sisters place first at figure skating competition
Norwalk 5th grader, Olivia Smith, and her younger sister, 3rd grader, Ruby Smith recently competed at the Skating Club of Southern CT Basic Skills Competition at the SoNo Ice House. Olivia and Ruby have been taking figure skating lessons at the SoNo Ice …
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Peter Burrows, Olympic figure skating coach, dies at 75
Peter Burrows, a coach to dozens of figure skating Olympians and U.S. national medalists, including Dorothy Hamill before her 1976 gold-medal performance, died April 9. He was 75. An Albertson resident and former director of the figure skating school at …
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Olympic figure skating champions perform a perfect Bollywood dance to win

sportOlympic figure skating champions perform a perfect Bollywood dance to win
Olympic figure skating champions Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov decided to give a Bollywood spin to their performance at the 2016 European Figure Skating Championships in Slovakia. The judges and the audience clearly loved the results, with the …
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Grant Hochstein: “Without heart, skating means nothing”
To many figure skaters, as well as athletes from other sports, a fourth place finish at a competition can feel like a failure, or at the very least a missed opportunity; coming so close and yet so far from receiving a meaningful medal. For Grant …
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At Age 26, US Figure Skating Champ Adam Rippon Thinks His Best Is Yet To Come
When he is fully awake, Adam Rippon knows he won his first senior U.S. men’s title at the 2016 U.S. Figure Skating Championships last month in Saint Paul, Minnesota. But when he’s still half asleep, he’s not always quite sure. “I have a little PTSD …
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Adam Rippon’s win at U.S. Figure Skating Championships likely to fuel debate

US Championships Figure SkatingAdam Rippon’s win at U.S. Figure Skating Championships likely to fuel debate
Rippon earned 182.74 points for his free skate for a total of 270.75. Aaron, the 2013 U.S champ who led after the short program, received 177.72 points for 269.55 total. Chen had 180.60 points for 266.93 total after he fell on a triple axel, a jump he …
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VIDEO: Bollywood Entry At The European Figure Skating Championships Walks Away
The 2016 edition of the European Figure Skating Championships held in Slovakia welcomed a stellar Bollywood entry by Russian Olympic champions Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov. The couple delivered a flawless performance, while dancing to …
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Carolina Kostner sets competitive figure skating return
Olympic bronze medalist Carolina Kostner said she plans to return to competitive figure skating in September for the first time in more than two years, according to Italian media. “I’ve talked to my team, and we’ve decided to stage the comeback in …
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Success of Azerbaijani figure skater on Canadian ice

sportSuccess of Azerbaijani figure skater on Canadian ice
Combining her professionalism in sports with promotion of her culture is one of the key features of the Azerbaijani figure skater Nikki Salimova who lives with her family in Calgary, Canada. In her 15 years, she’s managed to get several awards in …
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Teenager has had to put her love for figure skating on ice
Olivia, now 16 years old, began ice skating when she was only 4. She used to watch professional skating on TV with her mother, Sandra Phillips, and fell in love with the sport. “I always liked figure skating so I wanted her to have that opportunity …
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Carolina Kostner set for figure skating return
Italian Olympic bronze medalist Carolina Kostner is entered in a free skate-only Jan. 15 event in Japan with several retired figure skaters, potentially her first event following a 21-month suspension. Kostner’s name is among 10 listed for the Medal …
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‘Unfathomable pressure’ for Olympic figure skater Hanyu at Worlds

sport‘Unfathomable pressure’ for Olympic figure skater Hanyu at Worlds
Shanghai (AFP) – Olympic figure skating champion Yuzuru Hanyu returns from his latest health setback to defend his world title in Shanghai this week under what Japanese sports officials have labelled “unfathomable pressure”.
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Pro figure skaters like Olympian Michael Weiss teaching skating for hockey players
You might not expect an Olympic figure skater to use the word “explosive” when teaching young hockey players on the ice. After all, figure skating is the epitome of quiet grace and elegant power, right? But three-time U.S. national champion Michael …
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Team USA earns three spots in men, ladies and ice dance for 2016 World
Since the 1998-99 season, Figure Skaters Online (FSO) has proudly provided official websites for over 70 nationally ranked skaters. The athletes participate in three disciplines of figure skating—ladies, men’s and pairs—at various competitive levels.
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