Sasha Cohen's new music
Sasha Cohen has just debuted her new programs in Sun Valley. She chose the traditional "Dark Eyes" for her short program and Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker" for her long. mmm! I know both cho...

Skating Related! - Cohen's Short?
The current issue of Intl. Figure Skating (under the new management) has reader poll to give out some annual awards. One of the categories is "best program choreographed by the skat...

Do Any Canadians Remember Karen Preston?
My doctor is a Canadian (from Winnepeg) is a *huge* ice skating fan and loved Karen Preston. He says she was one of the most beautiful women to ever skate. I have never seen her and was wo...

More Gymnastics Intrigue
In the Sunday New York Times there's a letter from the head of the US gymnastics federation, responding to allegations by Paul Hamm that the federation was not supporting him in the "dispu...

Olympic Closing Ceremonies
I only managed to see a few minutes of it, but something that really made an impression was the awarding of the medals in the marathon. I haven't heard the Italian national anthem befo...

Another Olympic Intruder?
We all thought Dortmund was a fluke, even when the same idiot showed up at the diving comps. But check this crap out:

Stephane Lambiel Injured; May Miss Grand Prix
His right meniscus is torn and requires surgery. He may miss Skate Canada and Trophee Eric Bompard. Or is it Lalique. What a shame. Last time it was his left knee. Is he becoming the ne...

What makes a sports champion?
My opinon: Being a real champion means more than merely winning. I think that we consider real champions as people that win AND are examples of the higher ideals of sp...

LINDSAY DAVIS! Coming on strong! Wins Silicon Valley Open: Photos
Greetings to all our skate-friends! Full photo+ coverage of Lindsay Davis' victory at 2004, Silicon Valley Open: Have a gr...

Olympic Issue: Handling a Gold Medal mistake?
There is a very good issue created by the current Olympics. What should an Olympic Gold Medal winner do if they receive the win by an error of the system? I don't know if ...

Courchevel JGP
In case nobody has noticed, the international season has started. :-P -Sandra the cynic

Talk of the Nation - Subjective Scoring in Sports
Hopefully this isn't too late... If you get Talk of the Nation on your local NPR affiliate, they are having a show today on subjective scoring in sports. Should be interesting! <...

Speedy says: 2nd gold 'insulting' to system
I wonder if anybody posted this yet: 2nd gold 'insulting' to system c_x.htm "I have read ...

More judging trouble
Nemov's high bar routine, which included 6 releases (if you've seen him, you know he's spectacular) got a relatively low score and generated *10 MINUTES* of booing, which only stopped w...

FS: 1985 "Skate Canada '85" Souvenir Program
1985 "Skate Canada '85" Souvenir Program I have for sale the 1985 "Skate Canada '85" Souvenir Program (London, Ontario, Canada October 24-27, 1985). The program contains 44 pages and <...

FS: Risport Diamant Ladies Figure Skates
For Sale: Like New Risport Diamant Ladies Figure Skates, Size 7.5 (US), medium width with Coronation Ace Blades. On ebay the link! ...

And now for the gymnastics - skating link (Gymnastics spolier)
COP! That's right folks.... The load of crap Speedy and his minions are throwing at us as "the perfect solution" is showing in gymnastics just how pitiful a solution they have crea...

Still more skating in strange places
From Olympics coverage in the Philadelphia Daily News: (Trampoline) - "When their routine is over, athletes head to a kiss-and-cry couch a la figure skating. Call us crazy, but waitin...

Competitive Figure Skating FAQ: References
Archive-name: sports/skating/ice/figure/references Last-modified: 22 Aug 2004 COMPETITIVE FIGURE SKATING FAQ: =============...

Competitive Figure Skating FAQ: Skating People and Events
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Competitive Figure Skating FAQ: Technical Elements
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Competitive Figure Skating FAQ: Introduction and Netiquette
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Competitive Figure Skating FAQ: Rules and Regulations
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Khorkina says, "Judges robbed me" "Russian ridicules judges, Patterson claiming 'sport needs changes' "Russia's Svetlana Khorkina says she didn't win the all-around gold medal ...

Article on Malaysian Skater in Disney on Ice "It was the spins and jumps that first grabbed Phua Hoong Yee. He had caught a glimpse of skater...

An Article On The Newington Ice Rink Veddy eentarestink. I had never heard anything about charges of shady financial dealings ...

LINDSAY DAVIS Records Another Victory! Best regards to all... DONN of WESSKINT

Compulsory figures
I saw a thread re: compulsory figures dated last July. Just yesterday, I ran across the beginning of ICE CASTLES at the end of another title I had put on tape. A reflection of Lexie show...

Is it just me..
or does Olympic swimmer Natalie Coughlin resemble Nancy Kerrigan? Barbara --- "I have knife scars more than the number of your leg's hair!" - English subtitle in kung fu movi...

2004-05 Skating Season
Well, the 2004-2005 figure skating season kicks off early this year, and we will be starting our coverage next week with the Cairo Cup, the first stop on this year's Grand Prix Circ...

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