| 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...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 6:23 PM
The countdown has begun — only 30 days remain until the opening ceremony for the 2014 Sochi Olympics.
Eighty-five countries are expected to bring 5,500 athletes and team members to Russia in early February. They will compete in 98 events spread...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 5:39 PM
SOCHI, Russia — Two Canadian men could sweep the medals in men's figure skating.
That apparent mathematical impossibility adds up because Canadian skater Patrick Chan is the favorite and Canadian coach Brian Orser, a two-time Olympic silver...
| Jan 12, 2014
| 6:09 PM
BOSTON — In 2011, after Jason Brown had delivered a dazzling free skate in his senior debut at the U.S. Championships, it was apparent his ninth-place finish was not an accurate reflection of his promising future in the sport.
At the time, Brown,...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 6:43 AM
SOCHI, Russia -- Ashley Wagner and Jeremy Abbott will do at least the short program phase of the new team figure skating event at the 2014 Olympics, according to Tribune sources.
USA Today reported Tuesday that Wagner and Abbott will be replaced in...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 9:35 PM
BOSTON -- Jeremy Abbott nearly fell on a jump.
But it was merely his jump for joy after a performance in Friday's short program at the U.S. Championships that recalled what a wondrous skater Abbott can be when he lands the jumps that count.
| Nov 8, 2013
| 12:38 PM
Unless Gracie Gold and Adam Rippon rally in Saturday’s free skate at the NHK Trophy in Tokyo, it looks as if Ashley Wagner could be the lone U.S. singles qualifier for the Grand Prix Final.
Qualifying places are determined by each skater’s...
| Nov 9, 2013
| 10:09 AM
Good news: Japan’s Mao Asada need not be defined by the triple axel any more. The final 45 seconds of her NHK Trophy free skate Saturday, with no jumps but a striking footwork sequence and a beautiful spiral you wish she would hold longer, show...
| Nov 23, 2013
| 2:37 PM
Once again, Ashley Wagner is the only U.S. singles skater to qualify for the Grand Prix Final.
Wagner, silver medalist last year, will join the nonpareil ice dancers, Meryl Davis and Charlie White, as the U.S. entries at the event Dec. 5-8 in Fukuoka,...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 8:12 AM
Within days, we are likely to find out what long has seemed like a foregone conclusion: that Evan Lysacek has given up the attempt to defend his Olympic figure skating title.
There are those who ask why there still is so much attention, from sponsors...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 3:50 PM
PARK CITY, Utah – Ashley Wagner was well prepared for the question. During a U.S. Figure Skating training camp in late August, she and other skaters had been told to expect it. The U.S. Olympic Committee told the skaters what its position was, and...