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Talk About A Tough Act to Follow

2 days agoLifestyle / Fashion : The Cut

Those clambering around the skate park in the 18th arrondisement where Humberto Leon and Carol Lim held their latest Kenzo show may have missed a key figure lingering near the entrance. Kenzo Takada, the 75-year-old founder of the brand, was taking photos with a smattering of fans. Leon and Lim... More »

Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinksi Take Over NBC's Figure Skating Commentary

The fashionable darlings of the figure skating world are back on NBC, possibly bumping longtime commentators Tom Hammond, Scott Hamilton, and Sandra Bezic from the anchor's desk. read more

NBC promotes Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski to its primary figure skating broadcast team

NBC just doubled its fabulousness. The network — and home to the U.S. broadcast of the Olympics — promoted Team USA veterans Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski to its No. 1 figure skating broadcast team, the Chicago Tribune reports. The duo, who are known just as much for their wild fashion senses as they are […]

Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir are NBC’s new top figure skating team

The 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi seem like they took place a decade ago.  Two of the brightest American stars of the most recent Olympiad were former athletes turned broadcasters – figure skaters Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski.  It took several months, but the pair is being rewarded for their work there. Show More Summary

11-Year-Old Girl Trying to Break Figure Skating Record for Charity

A pre-teen girl from Nova Scotia said she wants to break a world record in figure skating so she can raise money for her favorite charity. Read more...

Figure skating medal sweep no fluke, says Japan Olympic champ

last monthNews : The Newsroom

Japan's figure skating king Yuzuru Hanyu on Wednesday warned rivals that his Olympic and world gold medal double earlier this year was no fluke, promising more fireworks in the new season. The 19-year-old, who also won the Grand Prix...Show More Summary

Figure Skating - Japan ex-champ blames booze for sex harassment scandal

- Japanese figure-skating heartthrob Daisuke Takahashi has denied being the victim of sexual harassment as a scandal raged over magazine photos of him in the clutches of the 49-year-old boss of his sport, local media reported on Fri...

Hottest Trainer 2014: Hottest Trainer Contestant #5: Ingrid Nelson

Personal trainer Ingrid Nelson's fitness journey started with 16 years of figure skating, and she's been physically fit ever since. Nelson is a name to know in the D.C. fitness world — she...

Jay Adams, legendary skateboarder portrayed in 'Lords of Dogtown,' dies at 53

2 months agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

Jay Adams, a California beach boy who became a seminal figure in skateboarding as a member of the Zephyr Skate Team portrayed in the 2005 film “Lords of Dogtown,” has died. He was 53.

Guess Who This Ice Queen Turned Into!

2 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity :

Before this crazy kid was skating through Hollywood as television star she was just another little figure skating fanatic growing up in Medfield, Massachusetts. Can you guess who she is?

Pairs Figure Skaters Throw Out Ceremonial First Pitch Like Only Pairs Figure Skaters Can (Video)

2 months agoSports : Total Pro Sports

As soon as I heard that a U.S. Olympic figure skating pair threw out a first pitch at a Major League Baseball game, I thought to myself it had to be in Tampa Bay. There have been a few wacky first pitches at other ballparks this year—for example San Diego and Detroit—but when it comes to […]

Michelle Kwan Stars In Ad For Husband Clay Pell's Gubernatorial Campaign

Figure skating champion Michelle Kwan appears in a new television ad touting her husband Clay Pell (D) for Rhode Island governor. "One of the reasons I'm so excited about my husband Clay Pell's candidacy is because Clay is committedShow More Summary

Michelle Kwan stars in husband's political ad

(CNN) – U.S. figure skating legend Michelle Kwan has been featured in endorsements for Coca-Cola, Chevrolet and Campbell's Soup. Now she's promoting something else: Her husband's political campaign. The Olympic medalist and five-time world champion stars in a new ad for Clay Pell, who's competing in Rhode Island's crowded Democratic gubernatorial primary on September 9. […]

Construction begins on PyeongChang 2018 ice venues

The construction of the figure skating and short-track skating venue, ice hockey I and II stadiums, as well as the speed skating oval, is scheduled to be completed by October 2016, in order to host test events during the 2016 to 2017 winter season. Read more about PyeongChang 2018’s ice sport venues.

Justina Pelletier released from state custody

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.

In figure skating, same old, same old

3 months agoSports : Globetrotting

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.

Team GOP's Strategy To Save Thad Cochran: Get Democrats To Turnout In GOP Runoff

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...

Shizuka Arakawa - Figure Skating

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

Tatyana Totmyanina & Maksim Marinin - Figure Skating

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

Figure skating surprise

4 months agoOdd : The Daily Weird

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