Wai Sallas asks himself what would Brian Boitano do, as he explains the glitz, glamour, and power... of Figure Skating. The post Sports Explained: Figure Skating appeared first on The Good Men Project.
The technical name for the funny-looking machine that refurbishes the ice at hockey and figure skating rinks is an ice resurfacer, but you probably know it better as a Zamboni. Here are a few points you may not have known about the leading brand in the industry for more than 60 years. Show More Summary
The day's China news in pictures: Hong Kong police officers break up a yellow umbrella sculpture, China's Long March rocket technology marked its 201st launch, Chinese athletes in the figure skating Grand Prix and more.
CBS' beloved voice of college football, college basketball, and golf mostly just misses calling Olympic figure skating. Spencer Hall: You've never seen an ending like the 2013 Iron Bowl, right? Verne Lundquist: No. Laettner, perhaps,...Show More Summary
Thinking ice skating over the holidays? Triple axels, Salchows and nose plants all work up a hunger game for something hot to nourish the soul, spirited hydration or a toasty night cap. Use your tactile-tipped gloves to tap these links leading to restaurants within easy gliding distance of ice skating rinks around Atlanta. Show More Summary
"It goes back to perception," Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher said on Monday afternoon. "Sometimes, to devalue winning, they never stood at this podium.... We're turning into figure skating. We're judging." The above quote from Fisher's weekly press conference excerpted by B/R FSU Beat Writer Bob Ferrante is not typical coachspeak. Show More Summary
Former figure skating world champion Carolina Kostner, of Rome, now faces a proposed ban in the doping case that involves her former boyfriend, Alex Schwazer, an Olympic race walking gold medalist. On Friday the request was made as part...Show More Summary
"Don't face plant in front of Brian Boitano." A lifelong figure skating fan raised in the golden era of American skating, this interviewer couldn't reject a chance to talk to the Brian Boitano... while on ice. Tumbling nose first into the frozen rink, while smashing both my teeth and sequin dreams, seemed worth the risk. Show More Summary
There's no Olympics this winter, but the US still managed to claim two bronze medals in figure skating yesterday—from the 1964 Innsbruck Olympics. Siblings Vivian and Ronald Joseph came in fourth place in pairs figure skating but were given bronze medals a couple of years later after the West...
Results on Friday from Skate Canada, the second ISU Figure Skating Grand Prix of the season: Men Short programme 1. Javier Fernandez (ESP) 86.36, 2. Takahito Mura (JPN) 82.57, 3. Konstantin Menshov (RUS) 81.70, 4. Stephen Carriere (USA) 80.33, 5. Show More Summary
Results on Saturday from Skate Canada, the second ISU Figure Skating Grand Prix of the season: Men Overall 1. Takahito Mura (JPN) 255.81pts, 2. Javier Fernandez (ESP) 244.87, 3. Max Aaron (USA) 231.77, 4. Stephen Carriere (USA) 231.67, 5. Show More Summary
Concussions aren't normally a concern in figure skating. Then again, figure skating isn't normally a contact sport.
At the Lexus Cup of China, the International Skating Union's Grand Prix of Figure Skating, there was a real humdinger of a bell-ringer between China's Han Yan and Japan's Yuzuru Hanyu in warmups. YouTube shows both men gliding backwards at concussion-ready speeds and turning into one another, chin-to-noggin, too late for either to adjust. Read more...
The Milwaukee Recreation Department shared this photograph of some enterprising young men who figured out how to ride their bikes on ice -just replace to front wheel with a skate blade. What could possibly go wrong? The photo is uncaptioned, but appears to be from the 1930s. Show More Summary
As hard as you work to love and care for your cats, every cat owner knows one thing is absolutely true: No matter what you do, that cat is judging you harsher than a Russian judge during an Olympic figure skating event. Read more...
Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski announced on the “Today” show Wednesday that they’ve been named NBC Sports’ lead figure skating announcer team for the 2018 Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The duo joined Tamron Hall in the Orange Room and Weir jokingly announced, “we’re pregnant” before announcing the real news. New Career Opportunities Daily: The best jobs in media.
Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski, whose analysis drew praise during the Winter Olympics in Sochi, have earned an expected promotion to the lead team for the sport on the NBC Sports Group.
The pair will be NBC Sports’ lead figure skating announcers at the Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. read more
Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski will return for NBC's 2018 Winter Olympics figure skating coverage! Read their statements: The post Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski to Host NBC’s 2018 Winter Olympics Coverage appeared first on Rickey - Entertainment News, Videos, Recaps, Results.
I made this screencast video from the AV Ice Palace in Aliso Viejo. Sally wanted to go skating with her friends and I’m in a 90 day video challenge, so I figured I would kill two birds with one stone. […]