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Figure Skating

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  • 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,...
  • Meissner records her best

    The World Figure Skating Championships in Calgary, Alberta, have gotten off to a good start for Kimmie Meissner. She posted a personal-best score in qualifying last night, leaving her in second place heading into tomorrow's short program. Meissner, the...
  • Meissner clinches world skating title

    Her smile stretched from one end of the rink to the other, and hundreds of young girls excitedly shrieked her name: "Kimmie! Kimmie!" The screams bounced off the rafters. Bel Air's ice princess, 16-year-old figure skater Kimmie Meissner, took her place...
  • Bel Air throws parade for skater

    Bel Air throws parade for skater
    She was ushered through the heart of her hometown as adoring fans snapped her picture and screamed her name, and she later listened as a bevy of elected officials sang her praises and handed her enough proclamations, gift baskets and bouquets to fill a...
  • 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...
  • 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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  • 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...
  • Love of music, hockey runs in Ben Smith's family

    Love of music, hockey runs in Ben Smith's family
    There always was music in the car. Lots of Frank Sinatra, Billy Joel and James Taylor, singers who will always remind Blackhawks forward Ben Smith of being with his father, Larry Alan Smith, as they made lengthy drives around New England, sometimes five...
  • Amy Purdy doing OK after 'DWTS' injury, hoping to dance next week

    Amy Purdy doing OK after 'DWTS' injury, hoping to dance next week
    Paralympic snowboarder Amy Purdy is "doing okay" after suffering a back spasm on Monday's episode of "Dancing With the Stars." The athlete, who had her legs amputated at age 19 after she contracted a type of bacterial meningitis, performed a sensual...
  • Olympics 2014: Team figure skating pairs free skate results

     
    Warning: Do not keep reading if you'd like to remain spoiler-free for Saturday's (Feb. 8) team figure skating results. The team competition will be featured in NBC's primetime coverage later today....