| 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,...
| 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.
| 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...
| 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...
| 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 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-...
| Nov 22, 2011
| 3:45 PM
Evan Lysacek has decided not to enter January's U.S. Figure Skating Championships.
Responding late Monday night to a text message in which I noted the entry deadline was Wednesday and asked if he were going to enter, Lysacek said, "Unfortunately, no I'm...