Wednesday December 4, 2013
The 2014 Winter Olympics is going to take place very, very soon. Here's a list of some of the ladies to keep an eye on. I've listed four skaters from Japan, but only three will qualify. Also, there is no guarantee that both of the US skates on my list will qualify until after the 2014 US National Figure Skating Championships takes place. Wow...will this be an exciting competition year! ...read more
Kim Yu-Na of Korea is the 2010 Olympic Champion and May Be the Favorite to Win Olympic Gold in Sochi - Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images
Saturday November 16, 2013
This past weekend, Patrick Chan of Canada won the Trophee Bompard Grand Prix of Figure Skating competition for the fourth time and set two world records. He received a standing ovation and may be the favorite to win gold in Sochi at the upcoming Winter Olympic Games.
World Figure Skating Champion Patrick Chan - Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images
Friday November 15, 2013
Did you know that figure skaters who also play hockey are sometimes better, stronger, and faster? Speed, endurance, and power from ice hockey will enhance a skater's figure skating skills.
Hockey Helps Figure Skating - Photo by Kathy Quirk-Syvertsen/Getty Images
Thursday November 14, 2013
Max Aaron won the US men's national junior title in 2011. That was quite a competition for the Aaron family since his younger sister Madeline won the 2011 US novice pairs skating title and his older sister, Molly, competed in the championship pairs event at that "Nationals." Little did he know then that he'd be the US Men's Champion in 2013 and be one of the elite skaters that the USA might send to the 2014 Winter Olympics! ... read more
Max Aaron: 2013 U.S. National Men's Figure Skating Champion - Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images