Sporting Events

Celebrations and activities involving sporting events and wellness activities

From Hartford to Paris-2024

In recent years, I was lucky to witness some fascinating examples of athletic greatness during live sporting events.  Most recently, it was Ilya Malinin performing six quadruple jumps (including a “trail blazing” quad axel) during his free skate at the Montreal Figure Skating Worlds-24.  I have seen (pairs) figure skater Aljona Savchenko, then 34, at …

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My Favorite Montreal Figure Skating Worlds-24 Moments

Last weekend I was celebrating everything exciting world of figure skating has to offer at the Montreal Figure Skating Words–24!   There were moments of glorious triumph and disappointing failure, breathtaking artistry and otherworldly technical excellence.   Figure skating is not part of my daily life but I take every opportunity to become a part of …

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What you need to know about Skate America (in 14 Pictures)

Skate America-2022 concluded at the Skating Club of Boston’s new rink in Norwood, MA this past weekend.  It was the first of the 6-event ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating series – which will culminate  in the Grand Prix Final on December 8-11 in Torino, Italy. I was not a part of the official media …

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Celebrating Figure Skating in Boston

US International Figure Skating Classic competition concluded at The Skating Club of Boston’s new Norwood facility over the weekend World Class Figure Skating – in a Town Near Me! I spent last weekend celebrating the sport of figure skating at the Skating Club of Boston’s new state of the art facility in Norwood, MA.  Opened …

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Celebrating Women in Sports at the Aurora Games

This past weekend we drove to Albany, New York, for the figure skating competition at the inaugural Aurora Games – an all-women 6-day sports festival. The all-star female athletes of the team World and team Americas were competing against each other in basketball, tennis, figure skating, gymnastics, ice hockey and beach volleyball. Figure Skating is …

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From the Stands: Celebrating U.S. Gymnastics Championships 2018

Gymnastics is my life-long passion.  It is also one of my favorite ways to celebrate the weekend! And what a celebration of the sport it has been this past weekend in Boston at the 2018 U.S. Championships. Alive and Kicking! Gymnastics fans from all over the world tuned in to grasp the state of American …

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Olympics Near You: Visiting Olympic sites in Lake Placid, NY and Montreal, Canada

Olympics Near Us: Visiting Olympic Sites in Lake Placid and Montreal

I love watching the Olympics and celebrating human potential! The Olympics makes for so many great stories.  Here are some of the few from the Pyeongchang-2018 which is happening as I write this: German Figure skater Alyona Savchenko in her 5th Olympics at 34 years old – three ice partners and several countries later – …

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Olympics Near You: Visiting Olympic sites in Lake Placid, NY and Montreal, Canada

Skate America-2017 Take-Aways

Last weekend I traveled to Lake Placid, NY for Skate America.  I was officially accredited to cover the event for Russian sports daily sovsport.ru – but could not leave my blog followers without these highlights! Skate America was sixth and last event in 2017 ISU Grand Prix of figure skating series – and it finalized …

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Skate America 2017 is coming to Lake Placid on November 24-26, 2017

Skate America is coming to Lake Placid, NY on November 24-26, 2017

This Thanksgiving weekend, figure skating fans from all over the U.S. and abroad will head to Lake Placid, NY for Skate America 2017, sixth and last event of the ISU Figure Skating Grand Prix 2017 series before the Final in Japan in the beginning of December. 58 athletes representing 12 nations will be competing over three …

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Montreal Gymnastics Worlds 2017: The Afterword

Montreal Gymnastics Worlds 2017: the Afterthoughts, Facts, Quotes, and Hopes

In the story My Montreal Gymnastics Worlds in 10 pictures I promised to put together my first-hand collection of facts, opinions, hopes, photos and memorable moments from Montreal Gymnastics Worlds 2017. FIRST, THE MOMENTS The Most Exciting Moment The most exciting moment of the Worlds must have been the women’s all-around win by 16-year old Morgan …

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