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Dube and Davison lead pairs at Skate America

Dube and Davison lead pairs at Skate America

In a small field of competitors, Canadians Jessica Dube and Bryce Davison took the lead after the short despite skating an error-laden program. The tandem barely edged out top-seeded Qing Pang and Jian Tong of China, who also had…

Takahashi leads men at Skate America

Takahashi leads men at Skate America

The most anticipated match-up of the first day of men’s competition ended up being closer than expected, but between different competitors.

Initially, it was thought that this event would provide the backdrop for a fantastic show-down between Japan’s Daisuke…

Interview with Allie Hann-McCurdy and Michael Coreno

Interview with Allie Hann-McCurdy and Michael Coreno

Canadian ice dancers Allie Hann-McCurdy and Michael Coreno made their senior debut last year. The team feels that the jump from ‘juniors to seniors’ is comparable to starting all over and…

Russian pair team ready for breakthrough

Russian pair team ready for breakthrough

Yuko Kawaguchi’s biography would actually be enough for three skaters. She first competed as a single skater for Japan at the international junior level before teaming up with…

Interview with Naomi Nari Nam and Themistocles Leftheris

Interview with Naomi Nari Nam and Themistocles Leftheris

After teaming up in 2006, Naomi Nari Nam and Themistocles “Themi” Leftheris placed third at Skate America – their first international event. They went…

Organization Works for US Pairs Champs

Organization Works for US Pairs Champs

Tamara Moskvina once said that it takes four years for a pairs figure skating team to come together as one. If measured in terms of medals, it could be argued that Brooke Castile…

Berntsson looking forward to rocking the home crowd

Berntsson looking forward to rocking the home crowd

One of the most memorable performances at the 2007 World Championships in Tokyo, Japan, was Kristoffer Berntsson’s free skate. His upbeat program to disco rhythms (Saturday Night Fever, Studio 54 and Boogie Woogie Wonderland) got the crowd going right away, and…

Interview with Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir

Interview with Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir

Ice dancers Tessa Virtue (18) and Scott Moir (20) began skating together 10 years ago. Since then, the team steadily climbed the ranks over the years. During…

Chan Sets Sights on 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games

Chan Sets Sights on 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games

With the Winter Olympic Games coming to Vancouver in British Columbia, Canada in 2010, the Canadian public is hoping to see some of its own skaters on the podium. It is in men’s figure skating that Canada has its best statistical chance…

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Netchaeva and Tchesnitchenko Cultivate a Dynasty of Their Own

Netchaeva and Tchesnitchenko Cultivate a Dynasty of Their Own

In the late 1990s, a figure skating coach emerged from a rink in Detroit, Michigan, and began to build a dynasty that would put United States Ice Dance on the international radar. Igor Shpilband’s name has appeared…

Her Own Way Up

Her Own Way Up

This past season led to an international breakthrough for Sarah Meier. The 23-year-old Swiss qualified for the Grand Prix Final, took the bronze medal there and went on to claim the silver at the European Championships….

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Miracles from Mirai

Miracles from Mirai

USA’s Mirai Nagasu had failed to make it out of Regionals the previous season. “I skated really well until Regionals,” Nagasu said, “but then I got overconfident and didn’t make it to Sectionals. I learned I had…

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French Funny Man

French Funny Man

France’s Alban Preaubert does not skate a typical men’s program. He’s always doing something unusual like former French competitor Laurent Tobel, another tall lanky skater. In last season’s short program, Preaubert ran away from a swarm of bees. In…

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Swiss Junior Ice Dance Champs Prepare for 2007-08 Season

Swiss Junior Ice Dance Champs Prepare for 2007-08 Season

The 2007 Swiss national junior ice dance champions are Ramona Elsener, 15, and Florian Roost, 17. The couple had won the gold medal in the novice division…

Interview with Melissa Gregory and Denis Petukhov

Interview with Melissa Gregory and Denis Petukhov

After seven years together, U.S. ice dancers Melissa Gregory and Denis Petukhov are currently ranked seventh in the world for the 2007 season. Could…

Quebec Skaters Off to Good Start

Quebec Skaters Off to Good Start

Quebec skaters Amanda Velenosi and Mark Fernandez, who teamed up in 2006, won the silver medal in junior pairs in their first showing at the…

Mission accomplished for Savchenko and Szolkowy

Mission accomplished for Savchenko and Szolkowy

The 2006-07 season was a very successful one for Germany’s 2007 European Pair Skating Champions Aliona Savchenko and Robin Szolkowy. It was their best season so far, but it was also…

You Do The Math: Ten at Twenty in 2010?

You Do The Math: Ten at Twenty in 2010?

Jeremy Ten is on a mission. The 2007 Canadian Men’s Junior Champion wants to skate in the Olympics in his hometown of Vancouver, British Colombia, in 2010. Should Ten make the olympic team, he will be twenty…

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Parekh Brings Bollywood to Ice

Parekh Brings Bollywood to Ice

“There is a complex connection between the United States, figure skating, me, and India,” said Ami Parekh,…

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Interview with Katy Taylor

Interview with Katy Taylor

Katy Lynn Taylor made a bit of a splash on the figure skating scene when she placed second in the novice division a…

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