Figure Skating

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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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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Was Boston Biased against Russian Skaters?

I first wrote this article for Russian sport daily Sovsport.ru – here is a link to the original post (in Russian).  This is a modified translation of the article for my readers on this side of the Atlantic. Can support of fifteen thousand fans truly give a «home ice advantage» and influence the judging? As I …

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