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2007 US Figure Skating Championships: Pairs Highlights

The 2007 U.S. National Figure Skating Championships were held Jan 21-28 at the both the Spokane Convention Center and Spokane Arena in Spokane, Washington. Approximately 250 skaters competed in their respective Novice, Junior, and Senior division.

Spokane was one of the first sites chosen after the creation of the U.S. Figure Skating Events Advisory Board (EAB) in 2003, which seeks out and examines bids submitted to host U.S. Figure Skating…

2007 US Figure Skating Championships: Men’s Highlights

Novice Division

Armin Mahbanoozadeh (Fairfax, Va.) was the gold medal winner in the Novice division, while Alexander Johnson (Minnetonka, Minn.) edged out Keegan Messing (Girdwood, Alaska) for the silver.

Short Program

Performing to music from the Beetlejuice soundtrack, Mahbanoozadeh landed a triple Lutz-double toeloop combination, a solid triple flip and a double Axel. The 15-year-old also produced a good level three straight line footwork sequence and sit spin, placing first with 45.50…

2007 US Figure Skating Championships: Ladies Highlights

Novice Division

Angela Maxwell (Hurst, Texas) was the gold medal winner in the ladies Novice division, while Kristine Musademba (Silver Spring, Md.) and Carolyn-Ann Alba (Anaheim, Calif.) won the silver and bronze, respectively.

Short Program

Performing to music from the Ladies in Lavender soundtrack, Alba landed a triple Salchow-double toeloop combination, a triple toeloop, and a double Axel. The 2007 Pacific Coast Sectional Novice silver medalist also produced a very good…

2007 US Figure Skating Championships: Ice Dance Highlights

Novice Division

Maia Shibutani and Alex Shibutani (Colorado Springs, Colo.) were the gold medal winners in the Novice division, while Sara Bailey (Newark, Del.) and Kyle Herring (Norwich, Conn.) and Anastasia Cannuscio (Egg Harbor Township, N.J.) and Dean Copely (Newark, Del.) won the silver and bronze, respectively.

Compulsory Dance (CD)

Dance teams in the Novice division performed two Compulsory Dances (the Pasa Doble and the European Waltz). The Paso Doble was invented…

2007 US Figure Skating Championships Preview

Ten short months ago in Calgary, U.S. skating dominated the World Championships with four medals, fourth place or better in every discipline, and top eleven finishes for nine of the 10 entrants. The story is very different, however, as Americans compete at the National Championships from January 21-27 in Spokane, Washington.

Top American skaters have had mixed or downright rough seasons, with few Grand Prix medals, zero medals at the…