| Dec 5, 2013
| 8:12 AM
Within days, we are likely to find out what long has seemed like a foregone conclusion: that Evan Lysacek has given up the attempt to defend his Olympic figure skating title.
There are those who ask why there still is so much attention, from sponsors...
| Nov 9, 2013
| 10:09 AM
Good news: Japan’s Mao Asada need not be defined by the triple axel any more. The final 45 seconds of her NHK Trophy free skate Saturday, with no jumps but a striking footwork sequence and a beautiful spiral you wish she would hold longer, show...
| Nov 23, 2013
| 2:37 PM
Once again, Ashley Wagner is the only U.S. singles skater to qualify for the Grand Prix Final.
Wagner, silver medalist last year, will join the nonpareil ice dancers, Meryl Davis and Charlie White, as the U.S. entries at the event Dec. 5-8 in Fukuoka,...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 12:38 PM
Unless Gracie Gold and Adam Rippon rally in Saturday’s free skate at the NHK Trophy in Tokyo, it looks as if Ashley Wagner could be the lone U.S. singles qualifier for the Grand Prix Final.
Qualifying places are determined by each skater’s...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 3:50 PM
PARK CITY, Utah – Ashley Wagner was well prepared for the question. During a U.S. Figure Skating training camp in late August, she and other skaters had been told to expect it. The U.S. Olympic Committee told the skaters what its position was, and...
| Mar 10, 2013
| 8:17 AM
Max Aaron was the smallest guy on the Phoenix Firebirds, a select Bantam AAA travel hockey team in Arizona — so small, in fact, that teammates designed a goofy play for him.
The idea was to have Aaron, about 5 feet and 100 pounds at the time,...
| Jan 23, 2013
| 6:02 PM
OMAHA, Neb. — Who's No. 2?
That is the big question in the singles competition at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, which begin Thursday with the women's and pairs short programs.
The bigger question is whether whoever winds up as the No. 2...
| Jan 23, 2013
| 4:33 PM
The 2013 U.S. Figure Skating Championships TV schedule begins Saturday, Jan. 26, at 3pm ET on NBC with the pairs free skate and free dance competitions. Top figure skaters compete for the national championship at the CenturyLink Center in Omaha, Neb., for...
| Feb 13, 2012
| 1:35 PM
By any measure, Alissa Czisny has been the best U.S. women's figure skater over the past two seasons.
Second and first at the last two U.S. Championships. Highest U.S. women's finisher at the 2011 worlds. Best U.S. finisher on the Grand Prix circuit...
| Feb 3, 2012
| 9:46 AM
Several ruminations, mostly numerical, about three subjects:
1. When Bode Miller finished second Friday in the downhill at Chamonix, France, it was the 21st top-three finish for a U.S. alpine skier this season. With any luck, that means Team USA...
| Jan 29, 2012
| 6:44 PM
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- When the men's event at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships finished Sunday in the HP Pavilion, Evan Lysacek was in Dubai for some promotional work he declined to specify when we talked last week.
Lysacek announced last fall he...
| Jan 29, 2012
| 7:27 PM
SAN JOSE, Calif. — If the men's free skate at the U.S. Championships were a color chart, it would have run from beige to taupe until the black-clad Jeremy Abbott took the ice as the final competitor Sunday.
With a kaleidoscopic rainbow of subtly...