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Figure Skating

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  • Synchro figure skating, mass start speed race proposed for 2018 Olympics

    Synchro figure skating, mass start speed race proposed for 2018 Olympics
    Synchronized skating, a figure skating discipline, and a mass start speed skating event open to both long track and short track athletes could be on the program for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. International Skating Union...
  • Rocker Patti Smith wins Tribune Literary Award

    Rocker Patti Smith wins Tribune Literary Award
    Patti Smith was writing long before she became known as a rock performer, so the accolades she has been receiving for her written work have a complete-the-circle sort of feel. She won the 2010 National Book Award for nonfiction for "Just Kids," her...
  • In figure skating, same old, same old

    In figure skating, same old, same old
    After two weeks out of the country, in a place where it was easier to escape because Internet access was (delightfully) spotty, it’s time to weigh in about a couple things that happened during the time away. Today, figure skating.  Tomorrow,...
  • 'So You Think You Can Dance' recap, L.A. callbacks

    'So You Think You Can Dance' recap, L.A. callbacks
    Callbacks in Los Angeles (actually Pasadena), where 157 hopefuls will be winnowed down to 20 finalists. There will be tears, injuries and mental breakdowns, one assumes. Joining Mary Murphy and Nigel Lythgoe at the judges' table are Adam Shankman...
  • Brown, Gold headline Skate America at Sears Centre

    Brown, Gold headline Skate America at Sears Centre
    It will be the return of the local hero when the Chicago area gets its first significant competitive figure skating event in nearly 70 years. As expected, 2014 Olympian Jason Brown of Highland Park is to compete in Skate America Oct. 24-26 at the...
  • Outdoor ice skating rink planned for Baltimore's Inner Harbor

    Outdoor ice skating rink planned for Baltimore's Inner Harbor
    For the first time in about a decade, outdoor ice skating could return to the Inner Harbor with the creation of a temporary rink at McKeldin Square. Baltimore's spending panel approved an agreement Wednesday with the Waterfront Partnership, which...
  • Amy Purdy doing OK after 'DWTS' injury, hoping to dance next week

    Amy Purdy doing OK after 'DWTS' injury, hoping to dance next week
    Paralympic snowboarder Amy Purdy is "doing okay" after suffering a back spasm on Monday's episode of "Dancing With the Stars." The athlete, who had her legs amputated at age 19 after she contracted a type of bacterial meningitis, performed a sensual...
  • ISU boss has driven skating toward a ditch

    ISU boss has driven skating toward a ditch
    Over the past two decades, International Skating Union President Ottavio Cinquanta began or ended nearly all of our many conversations and interviews by saying, “We are strong.” Cinquanta’s (royal) “we” referred to the...
  • Love of music, hockey runs in Ben Smith's family

    Love of music, hockey runs in Ben Smith's family
    There always was music in the car. Lots of Frank Sinatra, Billy Joel and James Taylor, singers who will always remind Blackhawks forward Ben Smith of being with his father, Larry Alan Smith, as they made lengthy drives around New England, sometimes five...
  • 'Dancing with the Stars' recap, 'American Icons' night

    It's "American Icons" night for the Semifinals. Choreographer and director Kenny Ortega is the guest judge tonight. Candace Cameron Bure & Mark Ballas, Viennese Waltz Candace's frame is pretty good during this, with her head laid back like they like....
  • Speaking of Sports

     
    The Detroit Free Press reports: (University of Michigan football coach) Brady Hoke likely will be getting a new title: J. Ira and Nicki Harris Family Head Football Coach. The Harris family is donating $10 million to endow the position and......