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  • Injured Meissner to miss nationals

    A hip injury has forced 2006 world and 2007 national champion Kimmie Meissner to withdraw from this week's U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Cleveland. Meissner, who grew up in Bel Air but trains in Florida, said she hurt her right hip while running...
  • Sliding up in importance

    In recent years, Skate America, one of six stops on the annual Grand Prix figure skating circuit, has been held in third-tier cities barely able to attract a respectable-sized crowd. This year, it's in a community of 102,000, a half-hour north of Seattle....
  • Meissner in sixth

    Moments after her first performance of the new Grand Prix season, Kimmie Meissner was already looking forward to her next. The former world and national champion from Bel Air took a spill on the second element of her short program at Skate America when...
  • Meissner can get her edge back

    Time to push the panic button? Time to buy Kimmie Meissner a gold retirement watch and thank her for her service to figure skating? Not so fast. Rome, as skating analyst Julius Caesar used to say, wasn't built in a day. Meissner, who suffered through...
  • 'His words were golden'

    Jim McKay probably would have been a little embarrassed that an entire ballroom of people made such a fuss in his honor last night at the Hilton Baltimore. Throughout his broadcasting career, he always strived to make the story about his subjects, not...
  • Meissner retooling for a repeat

    Meissner retooling for a repeat
    She medaled at two international competitions this season and is the reigning U.S. figure skating champion. Still, after a last-place performance at her first Grand Prix Final last month, some people are asking: "Is there something wrong with Kimmie...
  • 2010 Olympics, world title figure in skaters' rivalry

    As matchups go, this could be the season's grandest of Grand Prix series events, a figure skating competition with crystal ball potential for this year and beyond. Kimmie Meissner vs. Mao Asada.A dozen women each will have just seven minutes to wow the...
  • Meissner figures odds just right

    Add steely nerved gambler to the list of words that can be used to define Kimmie Meissner. The Bel Air figure skater ditched her long program this fall, weeks before the start of the new season, betting that she could learn a more eye-catching routine in...
  • Curry's state of grace

    He is mostly a memory, his grace and artistry lost to recent generations of figure skaters. But while John Curry's gold-medal performances have been relegated to YouTube and an occasional 1976 Olympic retrospective, his approach to skating remains. Few...
  • Meissner slips up

    Meissner slips up
    Perhaps a young competitor best summed up the opening night of the U.S. women's figure skating championships. "I think at this nationals, anything can happen," said Rachael Flatt, 15, who stands in third place after the short program. Defending champion...
  • Falling hard

    Falling hard
    Kimmie Meissner looked nothing like the young woman who rocketed to the top of the figure skating world two years ago. Less than a minute into her long program at the national championships last night, the defending champion and former world-title holder...
  • New spin for Meissner

    With six weeks to go before the World Figure Skating Championships, Kimmie Meissner has dropped her longtime coach in favor of one she hopes will provide a quick fix. In: Richard Callaghan, who guided Tara Lipinski to Olympic, world and national titles...