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Show Skating Alive and Well in LA

Show Skating Alive and Well in LA

On a balmy autumn evening, thousands of skating fans filled the Staples Center in Los Angeles to take part in the North American premiere of 2010 All That Skate LA. The show, presented by Olympic Champion Yuna Kim’s management agency AT Sports, gathered an impressive roster of figure skating royalty, and brought them together for a spectacle unlike any other skating show to date.

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Kwan ties 70-Year record

It was a night of great performances for the ladies at the 2005 State Farm US Championships, as Michelle Kwan and unknown Kimberly Meissner made their own history, both skating to music by Ravel for their free skate.

Michelle Kwan easily captured her record-tying ninth national title with a performance to Bolero that brought the house down. Though she only landed five triple jumps, Kwan easily defeated silver medalist Sasha…

Kwan mesmerizes Portland audience

The Michelle Kwan of yesteryear appeared in Portland tonight at the 2005 State Farm US Figure Skating Championships. Kwan, who has been skating the same program to different music for the past several years is a recent memory, but tonight, the queen of US Figure Skating dared to reinvent herself with another classy character-driven performance to Spartacus. The crowd in the Rose Garden had waited all night for this…

Kwan Goes For Number 9

Kwan Goes For Number 9

Since 1993, Michelle Kwan has been a constant presence on the podium of almost every major national and international figure skating competition. As Kwan prepares to attempt to win her eighth consecutive and ninth overall title at the upcoming 2005 State Farm United States Figure…

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2004 US Figure Skating Championships: Highlights

The 2004 State Farm U.S. Figure Skating Championships were held Jan 3-11 at the Philips Arena and The Arena at Gwinnett Center in Atlanta, Georgia. The nation’s most prestigious figure skating event, held since 1914, crowned a total of 12 national champions in the ladies, men’s, ice dance, and pairs (senior, junior, and novice divisions). In addition, the event was used to select the U.S. World Team (junior and…

Michelle Kwan: Online Interview

Michelle Kwan: Online Interview

The most decorated figure skater in U.S. history, Michelle Kwan’s skating brilliance and accomplishments have earned her a place among the all-time greats of the sport. In her career…

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2003 World Figure Skating Championships: Ladies Highlights

Before the 2002 World Figure Skating Championships, the U.S. was hoping for a sweep of the medals to boost interest in skating before the summer tours and the renewal of the USFSA’s television contract. With three of the top four finishers at the 2002 Olympics competing on home ice and 2002 World champion Irina Slutskaya missing the event to tend to her ailing mother, it looked like a sweep…

2003 US Figure Skating Championships: Highlights

Michelle Kwan, a veteran of eleven senior nationals at the ripe old age of 22, won her sixth consecutive title in grand fashion. Not since Tara Lipinski has Kwan been dethroned at home. Nursing a slight back injury, Kwan did not include a triple-triple combination in her winning free skate to “Aranjuez,” yet she won the competition without so much as losing an ordinal. Kwan was awarded a perfect…

2002 Skate America: Highlights

In 1996, Michelle Kwan won her first Skate America title, skating to “Dance of the Seven Veils” from Salome. Forget seven veils. Now she has seven Skate America titles, winning every year since except for 1998, when a dispute with the ISU kept her from entering. Kwan was a last-minute replacement for Olympic Champion Sarah Hughes, out with a muscle tear. In fact, Kwan’s participation was only secured last…

2002 Campbell’s International Figure Skating Classic: Highlights

Normally, the USFSA Fall Open is a pro-am with an exhibition skate and no head-to-head marking in each of the disciplines. However, Michelle Kwan’s decision not to compete in the Grand Prix left the USFSA with fewer options because ISU rules prohibit Kwan from skating in pro-ams if she does not also participate in the Grand Prix series. The end result was an eligible-only, free skate-only competition staged in…

2002 US Figure Skating Championships: Highlights

The city of Los Angeles and the All Year Figure Skating Club hosted the U.S. Figure Skating Championships from January 6-13. Fields of up to 18 skaters vied for three Olympic berths in singles and two in pairs and dance. Following the competition, the United States Figure Skating Association named its team for the Olympic Games, the World Championships, the World Junior Championships, and the Four Continents Championships.

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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…