| Sep 29, 2014
| 7:25 AM
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...
| Jul 13, 2014
| 10:17 PM
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...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 12:22 PM
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,...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 7:06 AM
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...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 3:57 PM
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...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 3:30 PM
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...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 10:33 AM
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...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 8:23 AM
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...
| May 12, 2014
| 4:35 PM
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...
| May 13, 2014
| 6:42 AM
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....
| Feb 19, 2014
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......