| Jan 29, 2012
| 7:27 PM
SAN JOSE, Calif. — If the men's free skate at the U.S. Championships were a color chart, it would have run from beige to taupe until the black-clad Jeremy Abbott took the ice as the final competitor Sunday.
With a kaleidoscopic rainbow of subtly...
| Nov 20, 2012
| 2:02 PM
It’s about 15 months before the Feb. 7, 2014 opening of the next Winter Olympics.
So here are 15 thoughts on winter sports as the full gamut of sports on the program for the Sochi Games get into pre-Olympic-year action this weekend.
1. There is...
| Oct 18, 2012
| 4:07 PM
As another figure skating season begins in earnest Friday with the first of seven senior Grand Prix events, a sport that has been sliding slowly out of general U.S. consciousness will be losing traction among even its hardest-core fans.
| Apr 21, 2012
| 4:35 AM
On the final day of the figure skating season, the grind apparently caught up with everyone as the women finished the World Team Trophy in Tokyo.
U.S. champion Ashley Wagner won the free skate and moved from fifth to third overall despite negative grades...
| Apr 19, 2012
| 8:06 AM
Gracie Gold's debut in a senior figure skating competition was solid.
Gold, 16, who trains in suburban Chicago, overcame a mistake on a triple lutz jump to finish fourth in the short program Thursday at the World Team Trophy competition in Tokyo....
| Mar 30, 2012
| 8:51 AM
At face value, the results were just plain poor.
Three-time U.S. champion Jeremy Abbott ninth, training mate Adam Rippon tenth in Friday's short program at the World Figure Skating Championships at Nice, France.
That adds up to 19. The two U.S. men...
| Jan 23, 2012
| 4:32 PM
Top figure skaters compete at the 2012 U.S. Figure Skating Championships at HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif., including Rachael Flatt, 2011 ladies’ champ Alissa Czisny, Jeremy Abbott and 2011 men’s champ Ryan Bradley. Last year’s ice...
| Mar 22, 2012
| 4:32 PM
Universal Sports has coverage of the 2012 ISU World Figure Skating Championships from Nice, France, beginning Wednesday, March 28, at 1pm ET with pairs short program and ice dancing short program. Viewers can also purchase a live and on demand streaming...
| Jan 27, 2012
| 10:31 PM
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Adam Rippon knew what was at stake as he waited for Friday’s short program at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships.
It was time to put up or shut up for a skater who had fallen far short of the expectations created by...
| Oct 28, 2011
| 9:37 AM
Just before he began preparing for a comeback into competitive figure skating, reigning Olympic men's champion Evan Lysacek switched agents from International Management Group to Creative Artists Agency.
And CAA, long known as one of the most powerful...
| Nov 1, 2011
| 4:54 PM
One-third of the way into the Grand Prix "regular season," here are 10 things I know about the state of competitive figure skating:
1. The general performance level is as sloppy as ever, yet another piece of evidence that the demands of the sport's not-...