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Belbin and Agosto win fifth consecutive US title

Belbin and Agosto win fifth consecutive US title

Tanith Belbin and Benjamin Agosto joined an elite group of American ice dancers when they won their fifth consecutive title at the…

Belbin and Agosto maintain easy lead at US Nationals

Belbin and Agosto maintain easy lead at US Nationals

Tanith Belbin and Ben Agosto retained their lead after the Championship Original Dance, but their scores should be raising more than a few eyebrows.

Thus far, the four-time and reigning champions have been…

Belbin and Agosto lead dance at US Nationals

Belbin and Agosto lead dance at US Nationals

Competition continued on Wednesday afternoon in the Xcel Energy Center in Saint Paul, Minn., as the Championship dancers took to the ice to open the day’s events at the 2008 U.S. Figure Skating Championships. The…

Belbin and Agosto current leaders in Torino

The ISU Grand Prix series concluded with the 2007-08 Grand Prix Final of Figure Skating in Torino, Italy from Dec. 14-16. It’s the first time this event is being held in a country that did not organize one of the qualifying events.

The six qualifying events began with Skate America in Oct and ended two weeks ago with the NHK Trophy in Japan. Approximately 197 skaters/teams competed throughout the Grand…

Belbin and Agosto upset Russians in China

USA’s Tanith Belbin and Benjamin Agosto upset Russia’s Oksana Domnina and Maxim Shabalin, who had been holding onto first place throughout the competition, winning the gold by a 14 point gap.

“Whatever result came through, most importantly we were very pleased with the progress that our free dance has made in just one week at home between our first Grand Prix at Skate America and this one,” said Belbin.

Italy’s Federica…

Belbin and Agosto win Skate America title

Belbin and Agosto win Skate America title

With nary a challenge from their nearest competitors, Tanith Belbin and Ben Agosto ran away with the gold medal with a performance that earned the four-time U.S. champions a partial standing ovation from the crowd…

Belbin and Agosto maintain lead in Reading

Belbin and Agosto maintain lead in Reading

Competition continued today at Skate America with the Original Dance (OD), which was a hit with the skaters and the audience alike. The OD for the 2007-08 season is…

Belbin and Agosto waltz to the lead in Reading

Belbin and Agosto waltz to the lead in Reading

Skate America is the first of six events of the International Skating Union (ISU) Grand Prix (GP) series and is being held at the Sovereign Center, Oct. 26-28, in Reading, Penn.

Approximately 57 skaters from…

Belbin and Agosto snatch lead at Four Continents

USA’s Tanith Belbin and Ben Agosto bested Canada’s Marie-France Dubreuil and Patrice Lauzon in the original dance competition by over one point in this phase of the competition. However, even with the lead, the 2006 Olympic silver medalists were not at their best.

Dressed in black with red highlights, Belbin and Agosto performed their tango to Piazzolla’s Concierto para Quinteto and Oblivion, but the program seemed to lack the typical…

Tanith Belbin and Benjamin Agosto: Interview

Tanith Belbin and Benjamin Agosto: Interview

Although Tanith Belbin and Benjamin Agosto have already enjoyed the fruits of hard work and dedication to the sport of figure skating upon winning the silver medal at the 2006 Olympics, their work is not done.

This season, the current World bronze medalists…

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…

2006 Cup of Russia: Ice Dance Highlights

The ice dance event proved to be tough, exciting, and somewhat unpredictable as the top three teams were on each other’s heels throughout the competition.

USA’s Tanith Belbin and Benjamin Agosto edged out Russia’s Oksana Domnina and Maxim Shabalin by less than one point to win the gold, while Isabelle Delobel and Olivier Schoenfelder of France settled for bronze.

Compulsory Dance (CD)

The Compulsory Dance (CD) for the event was the Golden…

2006 Cup of China: Ice Dance Highlights

Oksana Domnina and Maxim Shabalin of Russia were the winners in the ice dance event, edging out USA’s Tanith Belbin and Benjamin Agosto by 1.26 points, who settled for silver. Teammates Jana Khokhlova and Sergei Novitski easily won the bronze, their first medal at a Grand Prix event.

Compulsory Dance (CD)

The Compulsory Dance for Skate Canada was the Rhumba. The dance was invented by Walter Gregory and was first performed…

Belbin and Agosto take US National title

The final flight of competitors in the free dance at the 2005 State Farm US Figure Skating Championships kept the audience entertained and on the edge of their seats from the moment they took the ice for their warm-up at the Rose Garden in Portland, Oregon.

Tanith Belbin and Benjamin Agosto earned an unprecidented nine perfect scores for presentation for their program theycall “Gypsy Dance”. On the string of perfect…

Belbin and Agosto almost perfect

Tanith Belbin and Ben Agosto, the reigning International Skating Union Grand Prix Final silver medalists stand in first place after the Original Dance portion of the Championship Dance competition at the 2005 State Farm US Figure Skating Championships in Portland, Oregon. “We had a really great time out there today,” lamented Belbin. “There’s just something about the Original Dance at Nationals” Something indeed. Belbin and Agosto received a string…

2004 Skate America: Ice Dance Highlights

In ice dance, USA’s Tanith Belbin and Benjamin Agosto won their second consecutive gold medal in this event, while Galit Chait and Sergei Sakhnovski of Israel won the silver. Canada’s Megan Wing and Aaron Lowe won the bronze, their first senior Grand Prix medal.

Compulsory Dance (CD)

The Compulsory Dance for Skate America was the Golden Waltz. The dance was invented by Natalia Dubova, Marina Klimova, and Sergei Ponomarenko and was…

2004 Four Continents Figure Skating Championships: Ice Dance Highlights

The ISU created the Four Continents Championships to give non-European skaters an additional opportunity to compete and to earn prize money. The event is also supposed to promote skating in countries where the sport is not as developed yet. The inaugural event was held in 1999, and the championships have continued to grow year by year. This year’s event was held Jan 19-25 at the Copps Coliseum in Hamilton,…

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…

Stellar Season Ahead for Belbin and Agosto

Stellar Season Ahead for Belbin and Agosto

U.S. ice dancers Tanith Belbin and Benjamin Agosto are poised to take over the ice dancing title in the United States. Last season, the popular dancers finished a close second to…

2003 Skate America: Highlights

Skate America, the premier international event conducted by the United States Figure Skating Association (USFSA), began a new era of figure skating with the incorporation of the new cumulative points judging system – known as the Code of Points (CoP). The first event of six of the Grand Prix series was held at the Sovereign Center Arena, October 23-26, in Reading, PA.

Men

US National champion, Michael Weiss, won his first…

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