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2001 Sparkassen Cup on Ice: Highlights

The 2001 Sparkassen on Ice Cup (Nations Cup) figure skating championships were held at the Emscher-Lippe-Halle, November 9-11, 2001, in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. This is the third of a series of six competitions before the Grand Prix Final which is to be held in December in Ontario, Canada.

World Champion Evgeny Plushenko made his debut in fine form, sweeping ordinals in both the short and free programs with two rock-solid programs….

2001 Skate Canada: Highlights

Skate Canada International was held at Saskatchewan Place, November 1-4, 2001, in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. This is the second of a series of six competitions before the Grand Prix Final which is to be held in December in Ontario, Canada.

The ladies race to the Olympic gold medal became a three-way battle with American Sarah Hughes rallying to win the much anticipated showdown between Michelle Kwan and Irina Slutskaya. One…

Susan Ng: Online Interview

Susan Ng: Online Interview

Susan first started skating when she was seven years old. Her mother wanted her to pick up some type of sport rather than sitting at home reading all day long. Susan received a number of choices such as swimming, tennis, basketball, ballet, and much…

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2001 Skate America: Highlights

Skate America International was held at the World Arena, October 25-28, 2001, in Colorado Springs, Col. This premier international event, conducted annually by the United States Figure Skating Association, begins a new and exciting season of figure skating as the 2002 Winter Olympic Games draw near.

North Americans dominated all four events at Skate America. Reigning World Champion Michelle Kwan won the gold medal over U.S. teammate Sarah Hughes in…

Tiny Dancers Put a Lot Into their Skating

Tiny Dancers Put a Lot Into their Skating

The German brother-sister ice dancing team of Stephanie and Thomas Rauer is a highlight of any competition. Not because the skaters win many events, but because their innovative programs and…

2001 Goodwill Games: Figure Skating Highlights

Still reeling from the last-minute loss of the 2000 World Championships, Australia hosted its first major international figure skating event at the 2001 Goodwill Games. Traditionally held in late July or early August, the Goodwill Games’ September event dates resulted in more skaters electing to debut new programs, programs which will carry many of them to the Olympic games in February.

World Champion Evgeny Plushenko began the season in top…

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