Justina Pelletier loved to figure skate, but now she’s bound to a wheelchair. The 16-year-old is back with her family in Massachusetts after spending 16 months hospitalized and in state custody.
The more nothing changes, the less appeal the sport will have After two weeks out of the country, in a place where it was easier to escape because Internet access was (delightfully) spotty, it’s time to weigh in about a couple things that happened during the time away.
I get the object of elections is to win and as it's not figure skating so there are no style points for how you accomplish that. But after listening to Team GOP spend years whining about how how tea party...
She was clearly hugely talented. Arakawa was the senior national champion in Japan in both 1998 and 1999 and her Olympic debut, in front of the Japanese fans, was attended by the Emperor and Empress of Japan. A glittering career seemed certain, with her 13th place in Nagano seen as the springboard for greatness. But then her career faltered. Show More Summary
But they had had to overcome some adversity. Two years previously, while competing in America, the pair had lost their balance during a difficult lift and Totmyanina had fallen face-first to the ice. She was knocked unconscious for several minutes and was not allowed to return to the ice for ten days. Show More Summary
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Olympic figure skating medalists Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski, aka the most fabulous commentating duo in all the land, showed up at Churchill Downs on “The Today Show” Friday morning to show off a little bit of their fashion fierceness ahead of Saturday’s Kentucky Derby, where they’ll be helping NBC with their race coverage. Al Roker can barely […]
Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski are back! NBC tapped the dynamic duo as fashion correspondents for the Kentucky Derby. The two shot to post-competition fame for their fantastic commentary on figure skating at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. Show More Summary
Think of the hats! Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir will join NBC Sports Group for its coverage of the Kentucky Derby, the network has announced. Get scoop on 39 must-watch finales The duo's figure skating analysis — as well as their outfits — earned much acclaim during the Sochi Olympics in February. Show More Summary
Everyone’s favorite announcing couple, figure skating analysts Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski, are not fading away from the limelight now that winter has finally turned into spring. The pair were a hit for their live figure skating commentary during the Winter Olympics. Not only did they bring a cutting edge and real criticism and analysis […]
When Johnny Weir retired from figure skating and glided off the ice for good, we didn’t think much of it. But little did we know a storm was brewing. It would be a tale with all the drama of the most technically adventurous skating routine, all the panache of the most outlandish costume accessories and […]
If you even casually pay attention to figure skating or the outlandish gossip surrounding figure skating, you?re no doubt aware ex-Olympian Johnny Weir?s relationship has devolved into a hot mess. The twenty-nine-year-old and his on-again-off-again...Show More Summary
The Winter Olympics may be long gone, but the impressive ice-skating routines just keep coming. During the ISU World Figure Skating Championships in Saitama, Japan, Germany's Nelli Zhiganshina and Alexander Gazsi performed some striking moves in their routine. Show More Summary
Results from the world figure skating championships on Thursday: Pairs Final standings 1. Aliona Savchenko/Robin Szolkowy (GER) 224.88 pts 2. Ksenia Stolbova/Fedor Klimov (RUS) 215.92 3. Meagan Duhamel/Eric Radford (CAN) 210.84 4. Kirsten Moore-Towers/Dylan Moscovitch (CAN) 205.52 5. Show More Summary
Japan's Mao Asada has won the World Figure Skating Championship for the third time, The Associated Press reports. Asada, who finished sixth at the Sochi Olympics, had only a 1.42-point lead after the short program, but managed to claim the gold thanks to her free skate on Saturday. Read More >
Jeremy Abbott did not win a medal, but Abbott's performance at his final figure skating competition still will count as something of a triumph.
ISU president would also change speed skating substantially International Skating Union President Ottavio Cinquanta of Italy is suggesting radical changes in figure skating, including the abolition of the short program and making the individual performances in all five of the sport’s disciplines last the same amount of time.
Ashley Wagner knew that 2014 would be a whirlwind year. In February, she made her Winter Olympics debut in Sochi, Russia. After a month stateside, Wagner jets to Tokyo this week for the World Figure Skating Championships. Following its conclusion, the 22-year-old heads back to the U.S. to perform in "Stars On Ice," which begins April 4 in Fort Myers, Florida.
The most surprising thing about Jeremy Abbott’s profane outburst after the men’s figure skating final at the Sochi Olympics was there had never seemed to be an edge about Abbott until he went over it.
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