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Figure Skating

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  • Meissner timeline

    1989: Kimberly Claire Meissner is born Oct. 4 in Towson. She is the youngest of four children. 1995: Meissner begins to skate as a 6-year-old when her backyard freezes. 2000: Meissner qualifies for the U.S. Junior Figure Skating Championships on the...
  • The pull of the sequined vortex

    The pull of the sequined vortex
    There are certain inevitabilities to any figure skating competition. Plastic-wrapped flowers and stuffed animals will be thrown onto the ice. The audience will gasp at a botched triple Lutz, then break into mild applause for encouragement's sake. A gangly...
  • Figure skating outfits that landed it -- or not

    Figure skating outfits that landed it -- or not
    Figure skating fans may thrill to the jumps and spins, but it's the pageantry that keeps us watching. Sometimes a skater wears the costume; sometimes it's the other way around. Here's a snapshot of memorable (and a few forgettable) style moments in...
  • Phelps follows 'heart' back into pool

    Michael Phelps, who won a record eight gold medals in the Beijing Olympics last summer, and several other Americans are in the middle of a two-week training camp at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif., for this summer's national and...
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  • Skaters get shot at event

    Bits and pieces from the local sports scene: Athletes ready to hit the rink: More than 250 athletes and their coaches, family and supporters from across Southern California, Arizona and Nevada are in Burbank for the 2011 Southwest Pacific Regional Figure...
  • Kimmie Meissner wants to compete again

    Kimmie Meissner wants to compete again
    When Kimmie Meissner filled out her first job application recently, she paused when she reached the line that asked for her employment history. She finally wrote: Team USA, 2002 to present. But the here and now is an unsettled place. Since last summer,...
  • Meissner recalls thrill of thinking, 'I'm an Olympian'

    Four years ago, Kimmie Meissner marched in the Opening Ceremony of the Winter Olympics in Turin, at 16 the youngest member of the U.S. team. Meissner, the silver medalist at the U.S. National Figure Skating Championships that year, finished sixth at...
  • Don't search Web blindly for Jennifer Rodriguez or other popular Olympic athletes

    Searching online for Olympics coverage, such as record-breaking times, medal counts and screensavers of your favorite athletes could easily lead to your computer getting infected with a virus, spyware or other malware. To help consumers avoid an Olympic-...
  • Updates at Yosemite's Badger Pass feel like fresh powder

    Updates at Yosemite's Badger Pass feel like fresh powder
    There's nothing like a fresh coat of paint to dress up a dowager, especially when this unique lady celebrates a diamond anniversary. Besides the new paint on its old lodge, the Badger Pass Ski Area in Yosemite National Park now boasts state-of-the-art...
  • Java: It's Festival of Light Day in Hartford

    After some missteps and confusion, seems Hartford's "Festival of Light" people have it all worked out. So if you are looking for an illuminating jumpstart to the Christmas season, here you go. Contrary to original announcements, there are lights at...