| 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...
| 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 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Jan 23, 2013
| 4:33 PM
The 2013 U.S. Figure Skating Championships TV schedule begins Saturday, Jan. 26, at 3pm ET on NBC with the pairs free skate and free dance competitions. Top figure skaters compete for the national championship at the CenturyLink Center in Omaha, Neb., for...
| 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.
| 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...