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Zhiganshina and Gazsi turn disappointment into strength

Zhiganshina and Gazsi turn disappointment into strength

Sometimes disappointment is very hard to deal with, but in the end, it can make you stronger. This is certainly true for German ice dancers Nelli Zhiganshina, 24,…

2011 Glacier Falls Summer Classic

2011 Glacier Falls Summer Classic

The Glacier Falls Summer Classic took place this past week at Anaheim Ice in Anaheim, Calif., with more than 100 entries competing in the final U.S. Figure Skating monitoring competition of the summer season. Skaters traveled from all over the country, as well as Italy, Japan, Israel, and the Philippines, to take advantage of feedback from national and international level judges and technical specialists. Golden Skate’s Elvin Walker attended…

Han Yan looking to become China’s next skating star

Han Yan looking to become China’s next skating star

Chinese figure skating is mostly known for their strong pairs these days. Pair skating is the most popular discipline and the Chinese pairs have had a lot of success. But the first Chinese World and Olympic medalist…

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Riazanova and Tkachenko get into starting position for Sochi

Riazanova and Tkachenko get into starting position for Sochi

Russian ice dance is full of talent, and the tough competition motivates the teams to do even better. Ekaterina Riazanova and Ilia Tkachenko belong to the current…

Skate Liberty 2011

Skate Liberty 2011

The Liberty Figure Skating 2011 Competition took place this past week at IceWorks in Aston, Penn., with more than 200 entries coming from all over the globe including Korea, Brazil, and Poland. The competition is one of the biggest of the summer due to the early season critiques that the skaters receive from national and international level judges and technical specialists. Golden Skate’s Elvin Walker attended the competition for…

Brown is ready for anything – except a haircut

Brown is ready for anything – except a haircut

When he was three years old, Brown’s older sister Jordan was invited to a skating birthday party in his native Highland Park, Ill. His mother, wanting to ensure that her daughter was comfortable with skating, took both Jordan…

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Dmitriev, Jr. prepares to make a name for himself

Dmitriev, Jr. prepares to make a name for himself

His name turns heads in the figure skating world: Artur Dmitriev. But Dmitriev junior wants to make a name of his own in the sport that made his father one of the most decorated male pair skaters…

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Golden Skate Salutes Gay Pride Month

Golden Skate Salutes Gay Pride Month

On June 28, 1969, the gay rights movement was born in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of New York City. Brave men and women at the Stonewall Inn caught up in a police raid early that morning inspired a community to…

Kriengkrairut and Giulietti-Schmitt are ready for the spotlight

Kriengkrairut and Giulietti-Schmitt are ready for the spotlight

With many high profile skating partnerships coming to an end for one reason or another this year, ice dancers Lynn Kriengkrairut and Logan Giulietti-Schmitt are quietly going about their…

Volosozhar and Trankov: A perfect match

Volosozhar and Trankov: A perfect match

When the  Ukrainian-born Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov teamed up in May 2010, skating fans and  experts were sure that they could become Russia’s new dream team – and…

Firus attributes success to balance

Firus attributes success to balance

Canadian Liam Firus has been turning heads with his skating ever since he decided to lace up figure skates back in 2002. Recently, however, his results are beginning to live up to the potential that many have recognized throughout his…

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Vise and Baldwin look into the mirror for success

Vise and Baldwin look into the mirror for success

Following  the 2009 U.S. Figure Skating Championships, Tiffany Vise, 25, and Don Baldwin, 33, found themselves without a partner with whom to  compete. Vise’s longtime on ice  companion, Derek Trent, decided to retire from skating,…

Belgium’s ice princess on the rise

Belgium’s ice princess on the rise

Belgium is a small country in Western Europe that is more known for chocolate than for figure skating. Cycling, soccer and tennis are far more popular sports, but the indefatigable Kevin van der Perren has drawn attention to figure skating by winning the country’s first…

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Aaron starts to hit his stride

Aaron starts to hit his stride

For Max Aaron, the 2010-11 season may well be the turning point in his young skating career. After battling a potentially career-ending injury just two seasons ago, the 19-year-old is starting to hit his competitive stride. With a full season on international…

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Facebook brings Orford and Williams together

Facebook brings Orford and Williams together

Social media has become an important outlet in many lives as a means of keeping up with and making friends, meeting potential life partners, or simply having a distraction from real life….

Davis and White Capture World Title

Davis and White Capture World Title

History was made for the Ice Dancing event at the 2011 ISU World Figure Skating Championships when Meryl Davis and Charlie White became the first U.S. American dancers to win…

Ando edges out Kim for World title

Ando edges out Kim for World title

Miki Ando upset Olympic Champion Yuna Kim to take her second World title in Moscow, while Italy’s Carolina Kostner came from sixth to bag the bronze medal.

Performing to Edvard Grieg’s Piano Concerto No. 1, Ando landed five triples…

Kim leads at Worlds; Ando second

Kim leads at Worlds; Ando second

Olympic Champion Yuna Kim won the Ladies short program in Moscow on Friday, but she wasn’t flawless. The Korean has a small lead of 0.33 points over Japan’s Miki Ando. Ksenia…

Virtue and Moir lead ice dancing in Moscow

Virtue and Moir lead ice dancing in Moscow

Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir of Canada came back strong from their disappointment at the Four Continents Championships (where they had to withdraw during the free dance due to injury) to grab the lead…

Chan takes World title with record score

Chan takes World title with record score

Patrick Chan of Canada skated to his first World title while setting new record scores. In what was quite a shake up, Japan’s Takahiko Kozuka surged from sixth to second and Artur Gachinski of Russia was a surprise…

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