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02/19/13  •  Articles

“Ice, Sweat and Tears”

“Ice, Sweat and Tears,” a documentary written and directed by Gemini Award winner Michael McNamara, aims to give viewers a behind-the-scenes perspective into what it takes to become a champion and shows a side of the sport that is rarely seen by fans. Kurt...

02/02/13  •  Articles

Saturday Night at the Movies

Take Two: A Pair of Forgotten Classics At the elite level, constructing a competitive routine takes many months. Once a skater's team has woven complex choreography around each element, the program is honed through endless repetitions, followed by feedback...

01/26/13  •  Articles

2013 Europeans Results

S P O I L E R The ladies final in Zagreb had some great skating. It was great to see some different faces in the top five. 1 Carolina KOSTNER 194.71 2 Adelina SOTNIKOVA 193.99 3 Elizaveta TUKTAMYSHEVA 188.85 4 Valentina MARCHEI 171.06 5 Viktoria Helgesson...

01/26/13  •  Articles

2013 U.S. Nationals

DANCE: 1 Meryl Davis/Charlie White 197.44 2 Madison Chock/Evan Bates 175.91 3 Maia Shibutani/Alex Shibutani 174.21 4 Madison Hubbell/Zachary Donohue 167.86 5 Lynn Kriengkrairut/Logan Giulietti-Schmitt 160.01 6 Anastasia Cannuscio/Colin McManus 142.32 PAIRS...

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01/20/13  •  Articles

Winning Pairs

The 2013 Canadian national pairs podium: Rudi Swiegers and Paige Lawrence (bronze), Eric Radford and Meagan Duhamel (gold) and Dylan Moscovitch and Kirsten Moore-Towers (silver).

01/05/13  •  Articles

Saturday Night at the Movies

According to Jirina Ribbins, there may have been more talented skaters, but no tougher ladies' singles competitor of her generation than East Germany's Katarina Witt. The four-time World and European Champion could switch it on when she needed to, defeating...

12/29/12  •  Articles

Saturday Night at the Movies: Quad Mania!

Male skaters first dabbled with skating's equivalent to breaking the sound barrier as far back as the late 1970s. The first men to try quads in actual competition included Alexandr Fadeev, Josef Sabovcik and Brian Boitano. The landing honors however, fell...

12/22/12  •  Articles

Saturday Night at the Movies

All Is Calm, All is Bright... In celebration of the current festive season, here are a pair of classics from the past for you to enjoy. According to legend, the former United States and 1983 World champion, Rosalynn Sumners, had planned to use a diffferent...

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12/17/12  •  FEATURES

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When people think of modern show skating they immediately conjure up images that include the hottest skaters of the day, glitzy lighting and big tricks. If you’re lucky, a tour breezes into your town, hands you two hours of jam-packed sensory overload and...

12/15/12  •  Articles

Saturday Night at the Movies

Away from competitive skating since 2007, Canada's Emanuel Sandhu placed fifth at the Skate Canada Challenge earlier this month. Brilliant when he was on and a hair-pulling experience for his fans when he wasn't, at his best the young man with a background...

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12/03/12  •  Articles

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12/01/12  •  Articles

Saturday Night at the Movies

In the lead up to next week's Grand Prix Final in Sochi, Russia, two young singles skaters surge into the event having stood at the top of their games and the leader board respectively this season. Fire On Ice Yuzuru Hanyu is a big part of the impressive...

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11/24/12  •  Articles

Saturday Night at the Movies

Looking Back at Savchenko and Szolkowy Choreographed by their coach, Ingo Steuer, this short program from 2005 to Jean-Michel Jarre's "Souvenir De Chine" is sensual, fluid and showcases intricate transitions. Only breaking contact to perform the side-by...

11/10/12  •  Articles

Saturday Night at the Movies

"Somewhere In Time" Guaranteed to give you chills, the late John Barry's lush orchestrations have been used by skaters many times. A master composer, he wrote award-winning musical backdrops to many films, ranging from "Dances With Wolves," "Out of Africa...

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11/04/12  •  INNER LOOP

Backstage Pass

The ladies podium at the Salt Lake City International: Gracie Gold (silver), Agnes Zawadzki (gold) and Amélie Lacoste (bronze). IFS takes you behind the scene at Finlandia Trophy, "Evening With Champions" and Salt Lake City International. Read more...›

11/03/12  •  Articles

Saturday Night at the Movies

Barely a teenager when she appeared on the senior scene, Irina Slutskaya competed on the international circuit for more than a decade. The tiny powerhouse helped put Russian ladies' skating back on the global map, winning seven European and two World titles...

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