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Read about great skaters from the past and about figure skating stars of today.
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  2. Profiles of Famous Skaters (166)
  3. Olympic Champions (48)
  4. U.S. National Champions (51)
  5. African American Skaters (12)
  6. Famous Ice Skaters Interviews (5)
  7. Figure Skating Movies (20)
  8. Articles by Lorna Brown (5)

Olympic Figure Skating Champions Sochi 2014
Learn a bit about the figure skaters who won gold at the XXII Winter Olympic Games which took place in Sochi Russia from February 6 through February 22, 2014.

Olympic Figure Skating Champions Sochi 2014
Learn a bit about the figure skaters who won gold at the XXII Winter Olympic Games which took place in Sochi Russia from February 6 through February 22, 2014.

Famous Japanese Figure Skaters
This is a list of some of the best figure skaters in Japanese history.

List of Olympic Figure Skaters From the United States 1908 to 2010
In February of 2014, US Figure Skating highlighted every skater that represented the USA at the Winter Olympics in SKATING Magazine.

Review of "The Price of Gold" - The Tonya and Nancy Saga
It is a known fact that the 1994 Tonya-Nancy figure skating scandal increased the popularity of figure skating, and "The Price of Gold" documentary might again help to increase figure skating's popularity.

A Step-By-Step Tour Through the Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan Saga
The most bizarre story in ice skating history is the Tonya-Nancy figure skating scandal.

Yuzuru Hanyu - Olympic and World Figure Skating Champion
At the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, Yuzuru Hanyu won Olympic gold.

Before You Watch the Olympic Team Trophy Figure Skating Event in 2014
The Olympic Team Trophy Event is a new figure skating event that will take place in Sochi, Russia just before the 2014 Winter Olympic Games begin.

Richard Dwyer's Figure Skating Partners
When "Mr. Debonair," the legendary Richard Dwyer skated and performed, he was famous for skating with the beautiful "Dwyer Girls" who dressed in beautiful long dresses, but Dwyer also did pair skating with various partners.

Ten Things You May Not Know About World Figure Skating Champion Patrick Chan

Olympic Figure Skating Team Event Final Results 2014
The team figure skating event debuted during the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games.

Ice Dancers to Watch at the 2014 Winter Olympic Games
This is a list of some of the ice dance figure skaters to watch during the 2014 Winter Olympic Games.

Nine Male Figure Skaters to Watch at the 2014 Winter Olympic Games
This is a list of some of the male figure skaters to watch during the 2014 Winter Olympic Games.

Four Prominent US Figure Skaters Who Did Not Make the Olympics
Every four years, figure skating fans focus on the Olympic champions and also all the figure skaters who make the Olympics. There are also many promising figure skaters in history that almost made it there. This article lists four of those skaters.

Nine Pair Figure Skating Teams to Watch at the 2014 Winter Olympic Games
This is a list of some of the pair figure skaters to watch during the 2014 Winter Olympic Games.

Famous Figure Skaters in Canadian History
This is a list of Canadian figure skaters who have done great things.

World Synchronized Figure Skating Championships 2013 Photo Gallery
The 2013 World Synchronized Figure Skating Championships took place from April 4 through April 6, 2013 in Boston Massachusetts. This photo gallery includes photos of some of the competitors.

About Jackie Wong's Excellent Examiner.com Figure Skating Coverage
One of the best sources for ice skating fans to get news and updates about what is going on in the figure skating world is from Jackie Wong, Examiner.com's National Figure Skating Examiner.

Review of Goldenskate.com: A Resource For Figure Skating Fans
Golden Skate's mission is to provide those interested in figure skating with the largest variety of resources possible.

Jersey On Ice - Photos From the December 12, 2012 Figure Skating Reality Show
On Wednesday, December 12, 2012, a pilot episode of Jersey On Ice, a figure skating reality show, aired on The Learning Channel.

Review of icenetwork.com's Customer Service
Icenetwork.com gives those interested in figure skating a place to stay up to date on the lastest news and videos from the figure skating world. The quality of icenetwork.com's videos is very high, but icenetwork.com's customer service needs to be improved.

Skating With the Stars
Skating With the Stars - Figure Skating Reality Television Show Skating With the Stars

Olympic Figure Skaters Visit the White House 4-21-10
The 2010 Olympic Figure Skating Team visited the White House and met President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama on Wednesday, April 21. 2010.

Review of "Be Good Johnny Weir" Figure Skating Reality Television Show
"Be Good Johnny Weir" follows figure skating champion and star, Johnny Weir's life and skating. Viewers learn about his career setbacks, conflicts with the media, and his coaching change. Also, his unusual personality, lifestyle, and costumes are discussed.

Vikki de Vries Memories - Memories of 1982 US National Silver Medalist
In 1982, U.S. figure skater, Vikki de Vries, won a silver medal at the United States National Figure Skating Championships. Many people believed she'd be on the 1984 Olympic figure skating team. In 1983, Vikki suffered a tendon injury. Sadly, she was forced to withdraw from the 1984 U.S. National Championships. What are your memories of Vikki de Vries and her skating?

World Roller Figure Skating Champion Jack Courtney Photo Gallery
1975 and 1976 U.S. National Pairs Bronze Medalist, Jack Courtney, was a champion roller skater before he switched to ice. He is the owner and operator of the Colorado Springs World Arena Ice Hall's Pro Shop. Many famous people come inside his store. This photo gallery includes photos of Jack inside of his store with some very famous people in...

USA's Top Figure Skaters Pose for the NBC/USOC Promotional Photo Shoot
Some of the best figure skaters in the USA posed for portraits during the NBC/USOC Promotional Photo Shoot on May 12, 2009 at Smashbox Studios in Los Angeles, California. The ice skaters in this photo gallery may qualify for the 2010 Winter Olympic Games.

Favorite Figure Skaters - Who is Your Favorite Ice Skater?
Who is Your Favorite Figure Skater?

Tai Babilonia's Crescent Moon Necklace
World figure skating champion and pair skating legend, Tai Babilonia, always wear a gold crescent-moon pendant that was given to her by rock star Stevie Nicks in 1979.

Tai Babilonia Mentors Keauna McLaughlin & Rockne Brubaker
World pair skating champion, five-time U.S. champion and figure skating legend Tai Babilonia was asked by 2008 and 2009 U.S. national pair skating champions Keauna McLaughlin and Rockne Brubaker to be the pair team's mentor.

A Letter From Janet Lynn - 2008 U.S. Figure Skating Governing Council Speech
Janet Lynn was the United States National Figure Skating Champion from 1969 through 1973. She won an Olympic bronze medal in 1972. She is remembered for being both athletic and graceful and is considered one of the best freeskaters of all time. In 2008, she gave a speech at the U.S. Figure Skating Governing Council Meeting. Information about this speech is given in this letter.

About. Figure Skating 360 - FigureSkating360.com
Figure Skating 360 is a website that links everyone in the figure skating community. The site is for figure skaters, figure skating coaches, and ice skating fans.

The Lost Edge - By Cécile Däniker Rüsch
Cécile Däniker Rüsch is an international figure skating coach and choreographer. In 2008, she gave About.com permission to publish her views on the state of the sport of figure skating.

Famous People in Figure Skating
This is a list of some of the famous people in figure skating. It is not a complete list, but highlights some of the ice skating celebrities of the past and the present.

Photos of Famous People in Figure Skating
This photo gallery includes photos of famous figure skaters.

Photos of Famous Figure Skaters With Their Fans
This photo collection contains photos of famous figure skaters with their fans.

Funny Figure Skating Action Photos
This photo gallery shows some very funny figure photos of elite competitive ice skaters in some very "interesting" and amusing positions.

Review of IceNetwork.com
IceNetwork.com is a subsidiary of U.S. Figure Skating and has exclusive rights to U.S. Figure Skating's events. It is a web-based online subscription service that provides live and on-demand coverage of figure skating competitions and events. This article reviews the IceNetwork service.

What is the Difference Between a Professional or Amateur Skater?
Until recently, if a figure skater accepted money for teaching or performing, he or she was considered a professional ice skater. What is the difference between an amateur and professional figure skater?

Figure Skating and Gymnastics - Similarities Between the Two Sports
There are some things that are similar about gymnastics and figure skating. This short article compares the two sports.

Famous Figure Skating Scandals
There are some figure skating scandals that have caught the attention of the general public. This article summarizes the most publicized scandals in the figure skating world.

"Tonya & Nancy: The Rock Opera"
"Tonya and Nancy: The Rock Opera," produced in February of 2008, is an expanded version of "Tonya and Nancy: The Opera" which was an original one-act chamber opera. Both productions are based on the Tonya Harding-Nancy Kerrigan 1994 figure skating scandal.

Famous African American Ice Skaters
There are certain African American figure skaters that should be remembered. This short article highlights some of those skaters.

Photos of African American Figure Skaters
This photo gallery highlights African Americans who have left their mark in the figure skating world.

The Learning Channel Television Series "Ice Diaries"
"Ice Diaries" was a 2005-2006 television series shown on The Learning Channel that highlighted four top female U.S. figure skaters who could possibly make the 2006 Olympics.

The World Figure Skating Championships
The World Figure Skating Championships is the most prestigious of all figure skating competitions. The only event that is considered more important is the Olympic figure skating event.

"An Evening With Champions" - A Benefit Ice Skating Show
"An Evening With Champions" is an ice skating exhibition of top figure skaters. This figure skating performance is run by students from Harvard University. The show raises funds for the Jimmy Fund and pediatric cancer research.

What is the Grand Prix of Figure Skating?
The Grand Prix of Figure Skating is a series of international ice skating competitions.

Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating
The Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating is an elite ice skating competition series where top junior level skaters from more than thirty countries compete.

"Stars on Ice"
In 1986, Olympic Figure Skating Champion, Scott Hamilton, founded "Stars on Ice". His show, featuring the very best in figure skating, has become the most successful ice skating show in the world.

Champions On Ice Review
On July 23, 2006, Figure Skating Guide, Jo Ann Schneider Farris, went to Champions On Ice in Colorado Springs, Colorado. This is her review of a very good ice show.

Skating With Celebrities
Skating With Celebrities was a 2006 prime-time television show that partnered six professional figure skaters with six famous personalities. Paired with professional skaters, celebrities trained and competed in a live television skating competition.

Photos of Famous Figure Skaters Falling Down
Falling is a part of figure skating and famous ice skaters do fall down. This photo collection shows elite figure skaters falling down on ice skates.

Review of "Frozen in Time" - A Book by Nikki Nichols
"Frozen in Time - The Enduring Legacy of the 1961 U.S. Figure Skating Team" tells the story of the entire 1961 U.S. Figure Skating team that was killed in a tragic plane crash in Brussels, Belgium on February 15, 1961.

Video Montage of Footwork
Footwork, in figure skating, is when steps and turns are put together on the ice in any creative way. This video montage shows some of the best ice skaters in the world doing footwork.

Kristi Yamaguchi Discusses the Faces of Influenza Campaign
1992 Olympic Figure Skating Champion, Kristi Yamaguchi, is the spokesperson for the American Lung Association's Faces of Influenza campaign for the 2008-09 flu season. In this article, Kristina Duda, R.N., About.com's Guide to Cold and Flu, interviews Yamaguchi.

Champions on Ice
Champions on Ice is a figure skating tour of the best figure skaters in the world. See skaters from the Olympic Winter Games and from the World Figure Skating Championships. This show is one of the best figure skating shows available to skating fans.

Family, Faith, and Freedom by Janet Lynn Salomon
This is an essay adapted from a speech given by Janet Lynn Salomon in July, 2000. She is considered one of the best figure skaters in ice skating history.

Sonja Henie Snapshot
Sonja Henie Snapshot is a website is dedicated to Sonja Henie. Anything and everything about the Olympic figure skating champion and ice skating legend can be found at this one link.

Ice Skating International
An online magazine by George S. Rossano that includes links and information on competitive figure skating and its stars.

Did You Know?
This link includes figure skating trivia in an easy to read format.

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