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Figure Skating

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  • As Meissner glows, Cohen's a no-show

    Her medal hopes ahead of her, the Skating Surprise pulled her luggage behind her. She was completely inconspicuous walking down Via Ventimiglia, going from rink to apartment. Not a single person stopped her or even realized that she was worth stopping....
  • Class acts amid the meltdowns in the Olympics

    Sasha Cohen, Kimmie Meissner and Emily Hughes aside, it's easy to think of these Winter Olympics as another depressing reality show, only without a lot of bad singing or Donald Trump and his lacquered hair reducing some poor apprentice to tears. Look...
  • Worlds win gives Meissner jump on earning potential

    The title "world champion" implies that one can't do a whole lot better. In the high-stakes arena of sporting fame and product endorsement, however, Olympic gold is the ultimate prize for a figure skater. Thus, Bel Air's Kimmie Meissner has work to do...
  • Two young friends, forever dreaming

    Back then, it was just two girls sitting on a bed, each with a dream beating deep inside. There was Kimmie Meissner, just 14 years old at the time, brown hair past her shoulders. Her dream was to figure skate in the Olympics. And there was Kati Fisher,...
  • Skater's routine is about to change

    Kimmie Meissner concluded her first season skating among the sport's elite in spectacular fashion, and she'll now turn her attention to the next big event on her calendar: the school prom. "Well, I'm going with a friend who is a guy," she said, "but [he'...
  • Back to normal, but not for long

    Competing in the Olympics may have been the easy part for Kimmie Meissner. Upon returning to Bel Air this week, the 16-year-old will jump right back into her rigorous routine of three classes a day at Fallston High School and then hours of practice at...
  • Meissner 6th and satisfied

    When others fell, Shizuka Arakawa did not, allowing the Japanese skater to win her country's first medal at these Olympics and avert a Russian sweep of the figure skating events. Arakawa performed her long program last night with speed, grace and power,...
  • Rocker Patti Smith wins Tribune Literary Award

    Rocker Patti Smith wins Tribune Literary Award
    Patti Smith was writing long before she became known as a rock performer, so the accolades she has been receiving for her written work have a complete-the-circle sort of feel. She won the 2010 National Book Award for nonfiction for "Just Kids," her...
  • ISU boss has driven skating toward a ditch

    ISU boss has driven skating toward a ditch
    Over the past two decades, International Skating Union President Ottavio Cinquanta began or ended nearly all of our many conversations and interviews by saying, “We are strong.” Cinquanta’s (royal) “we” referred to the...
  • In figure skating, same old, same old

    In figure skating, same old, same old
    After two weeks out of the country, in a place where it was easier to escape because Internet access was (delightfully) spotty, it’s time to weigh in about a couple things that happened during the time away. Today, figure skating.  Tomorrow,...
  • Brown, Gold headline Skate America at Sears Centre

    Brown, Gold headline Skate America at Sears Centre
    It will be the return of the local hero when the Chicago area gets its first significant competitive figure skating event in nearly 70 years. As expected, 2014 Olympian Jason Brown of Highland Park is to compete in Skate America Oct. 24-26 at the...
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