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  • The pull of the sequined vortex

    The pull of the sequined vortex
    There are certain inevitabilities to any figure skating competition. Plastic-wrapped flowers and stuffed animals will be thrown onto the ice. The audience will gasp at a botched triple Lutz, then break into mild applause for encouragement's sake. A gangly...
  • Figure skating outfits that landed it -- or not

    Figure skating outfits that landed it -- or not
    Figure skating fans may thrill to the jumps and spins, but it's the pageantry that keeps us watching. Sometimes a skater wears the costume; sometimes it's the other way around. Here's a snapshot of memorable (and a few forgettable) style moments in...
  • Head-shaking win

    His team bumped its record to 5-0 overall, 4-0 in the Peninsula District. But following Friday night's 36-28 win over Woodside at Todd Stadium, Hampton High coach Mike Smith was anything but happy. "Happy? Am I happy?" Smith said, sounding a bit like Jim...
  • Sasha Cohen ready to jump back into competition

     
    Reporting from Chicago -- More than three years after she stepped away from competitive figure skating to skate in shows and launch an acting career, Turin silver medalist Sasha Cohen of Newport Beach is back at the rink six days......
  • Figure skater Mirai Nagasu has more than usual teenage angst

     
    Reporting from Chicago -- No figure skating judge has ever judged Mirai Nagasu as harshly as she seems to judge herself. Nagasu, 16, and in her junior year at Arcadia High School, is introspective and self-deprecating to an unusual degree.......
  • San Jose to host 2012 U.S. Figure Skating Championships

     
    The 2012 U.S. Figure Skating Championships will take place in San Jose, the U.S. Figure Skating Assn. announced today. The nationals will be held at the HP Pavilion on Jan. 22-29, 2012. San Jose also hosted the nationals in 1996......
  • Sasha Cohen out of Skate America; Emily Hughes in [Updated]

     
    Sasha Cohen is out of this week's Skate America with tendinitis. It is the second Grand Prix event this fall from which the 2006 Olympic silver medalist has withdrawn because of the problem in her right calf. This time, the......
  • Human Zambonis, home cooking, Zhang's agony, Nagasu's appeal, Kwan's impressive new life: A figure skating Q&A [Updated]

     
    Questions first, answers second, now that the six regular-season Grand Prix figure skating events are over: 1. Who would win an Ultimate Splat-Down between the two falling angels, reigning U.S. champion Alissa Czisny and 2007-08 European champion Carolina...
  • Philip Hersh: Lewis-Powell long jump -- the best in my quarter-century of globetrotting

     
    For a quarter century, I have had the best job in the world. It began when I convinced the sports editor who brought me to the Chicago Tribune, Gene Quinn, that the success of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics (which,......
  • Webcasts no longer doomsday for figure skating

     
    Almost exactly three years ago, I wrote a story about the state of figure skating as a TV property in which I said, "The forecast is so ominous that it could turn figure skating into primarily an Internet sport as......
  • Michelle Kwan, Dan Jansen and Bonnie Blair to ride on Rose Parade float

     
    Olympic medalists Michelle Kwan, Bonnie Blair and Dan Jansen will be joined by six American Olympic hopefuls on a Rose Parade float entitled "Quest for the Best" Jan. 1 in Pasadena. Kwan, a two-time figure skating medalist, and speedskaters Blair......
  • Michelle Kwan has some advice for Kim Yu-na

     
    Five-time world champion figure skater Michelle Kwan says that South Korea's Kim Yu-na, one of the favorites for the Vancouver Olympics, is an influential role model for future figure skaters from the Asian nation. “I know they all look up......