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08/28/12  •  Inner Loop

Backstage at Evening on Ice

Nicholas and Tricia LaRoche once again organized a fabulous show that raised funds to assist up and coming U.S. skaters. IFS photogs Jay Adeff and Vicki S. Luy captured all of the on-ice and backstage action. Read more...›

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08/25/12

Saturday Night at the Movies

Shae-Lynn Bourne and Victor Kraatz One Last Time Canada's Shae-Lynn Bourne and Victor Kraatz competed at the World level for over a decade. Though they rose quickly through the ranks, they rarely received their due reward. Desperately close to victory on...

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08/18/12  •  Articles

Saturday Night at the Movies

Elvis Stojko - Enter The Dragon 1994 World Championships Free Skate Quick and muscular, Canada's Elvis Stojko made his mark in skating right off the bat. At his first senior nationals, the then 17-year old stole the show (and almost the title) from the defending...

08/11/12  •  Articles

Saturday Night at the Movies

A Tribute to Soviet Style Natalia Bestemianova and Andre Bukin Free Dance -1985 European Championships The immediate successors to Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean, Bestemianova and Bukin's theatrical dance style could not have been more different from...

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08/07/12  •  Articles

Musselman’s Apple Sauce Family Skating Tribute

Jewel, a four-time Grammy nominated singer-songwriter, will perform live in a family-themed show featuring an all-star cast. Kristi Yamaguchi and Michael Weiss will host the family-themed show. Skaters scheduled to perform include Ekaterina Gordeeva and...

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08/07/12  •  Articles

News Briefs From the World of Skating

Johnny Be Good! Things to look for this in the show this season: Weir's public coming out as gay and his whirlwind romance and marriage to American attorney Victor Voronov. For a sneak peek of Johnny Weir's upcoming series (available only to American residents...

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08/07/12

New Programs Debuted

Here are some of the new programs fans can expect to see next season: Kristen Moore-Towers and Dylan Mocovitch Mirai Nagasu Jeremy Ten Gretchen Donlan and Andrew Speroff Richard Dornbush Paige Lawrence and Rudi Sweigers Courtney Hicks

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08/04/12  •  Articles

Saturday Night at the Movies

JAPANESE KINGS OF THE ICE After winning the World Junior crown in 2002, Japan's Daisuke Takahashi stood on the cusp of international renown. He subsequently won a number of senior international events, but problems with jump consistency cost him bigger victories...

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07/28/12

Saturday Night at the Movies

Michelle Kwan: East of Eden Michelle Kwan dominated ladies' figure skating for more than a decade. With five World titles, nine national victories, and two Olympic medals to her credit, from late 1995 to early 2005, she was never once off the podium. The...

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07/25/12  •  Inner Loop

Daisuke Takahashi Ready to Rock

The Japanese superstar has a solid plan in place for the upcoming season. His Grand Prix assignments are Cup of China and NHK Trophy.

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07/21/12

Saturday Night at the Movies

Mao Asada: A Little Girl With Big Dreams At the tender age of 12, it was clear from this electrifying performance at the 2002 Japanese nationals that Mao Asada was destined for greatness. A protégé of the great Machiko Yamada (who coached Midori Ito to international...

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07/14/12

Saturday Night at the Movies

This week we celebrate two important announcements: Yuna Kim's return to world competition, and Carolina Kostner's decision to continue competing. Yuna Kim: A Queen in Waiting As a relatively unknown youngster at the 2005 World Junior Figure Skating Championships...

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07/07/12

Saturday Night at the Movies

Kristi Yamaguchi and Rudi Galindo 1989 U.S. Nationals Free Program With her longtime partner, Rudi Galindo, Kristi Yamaguchi was one of those rare, gifted skaters who excelled at both pairs and singles skating. The young team from California claimed the...

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07/06/12  •  Inner Loop

Baby Makes Three

Silvia Fontana and John Zimmerman celebrated the birth of their first child, a daughter, Sofia, on April 2. Zimmerman and Fontana named their daughter after Sophia Loren. “She is our favorite actress. Plus it ties in with Silvia’s Italian heritage,” Zimmerman...

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07/02/12  •  Inner Loop

Summer Fun and Season Standouts

Haruka Imai, Adam Rippon and Takahiko Kozuka entertained themselves during a break in training. Read more...›

06/30/12

Saturday Night at the Movies

A Personal Triumph Terry Kubicka - 1976 U.S. Nationals It seemed fitting that the historic Broadmoor World Arena set the scene for Terry Kubicka's electrifying clutch performance. Sitting in third after the short, 19-year-old Kubicka had a terrible warm...

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