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Olympics

A view of the 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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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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Minutes before the men’s short program warm up,  a video preview blasted from the center ice jumbo screen.  The music was a perfect prelude to this event. “The Eye of the Tiger” was made famous...

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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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A skater’s tribute to Boston

September 27, 2013

Through the years choreography has defined the world’s best figure skaters.  In 1984, Torvill and Dean  revolutionized ice dancing with their on ice rendition of Bolero.  In 1996, 15 year old Michelle Kwan rocked the skating world...

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