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Olympics

These are the final days when athletes from all over the world are putting the finishing touches on their routines, sharpening their blades, packing up the snowboards, the skis and the bobsleds.   These Olympians...

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Last weekend I had the unique opportunity to witness various battles of human will played out on the ice at the  TD Garden  in Boston. The United States National Figure Skating Championships  did not disappoint...

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The gauntlet was laid down by the reigning champion Max Aaron. ‘The long program sets the men apart from the boys,” Aaron said Thursday night.  ” I have the arsenal in jump content. I have...

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Good night Gracie!

January 12, 2014

Dorothy Hamill, Dick Button and Michelle Kwan were all in the house. I  might say all of them look like they can lace them up and rip off a triple toe with their eyes closed. There is...

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  Just watching the pair teams warm up, gives me butterflies.  I remember the excitement I felt as a 19 year old skater, in second place with my partner. Bill Fauver and I were just...

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Ladies save best for last

January 10, 2014

This time Grace Gold did not crash and burn.  She was as calm, cool and as the music  she skated to. “Piano Concerto.”  Last year at these same U.S. Championships,  Gold resolved into a bundle of...

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Pairs come up big in short

January 10, 2014

The spilt triple twists were sky high. The throws were huge, and the side by side jumps impressive. Pair skating is a completely different event than it was in the days of Tai and Randy.-...

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Handicapping the upcoming United States Figure Skating Championships is kind of like being tossed into the air for a triple twist for the first time.  It’s a pretty exciting flight, but you never really know how...

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  Next week the nation’s finest skaters will descend on Boston for the US Figure Skating Championships..  Every four years this competition deterimines who will make the United States Olympic Figure Skating Team. It will be...

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Cool Runnings

October 5, 2013

  Explosiveness, pure speed, and an innate sense of timeliness are elements necessary  to compete at the world class level of hurdling. Lolo Jones , a two time Olympic hurdler, is showcasing her stamina as she vies for...

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