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  1. 2014 Sochi Olympics -- Meryl Davis and Charlie White reach Games,...

    Bonnie D. Ford

    The top U.S. ice dancing teams made the Olympic selection committee's task straightforward Saturday at nations, while the pairs created some intrigue.

    Story | Conversation | January 11, 2014
  2. Coaches' juggling act a remarkable feat

    Bonnie D. Ford

    The biggest takeaway from last week's figure skating world championships was the confirmation that ice dancing coaches Igor Shpilband and Marina Zoueva are not only in a class of their own but constitute a sort of border-less country unto themselves....

    Blog | May 02, 2011
  3. 2010 Winter Olympics -- Figure skating gold is Yu-Na Kim's to los...

    Bonnie D. Ford

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Take a deep breath. Stretch. Hydrate. Don't forget your multivitamins. If you thought Tuesday night's short program was dramatic, wait until two minutes before 8 o'clock p.m. Pacific Standard Time, when the half-dozen f...

    Blog | Conversation | February 24, 2010
  4. 2010 Winter Olympics -- Virtue-Moir victory perfect combination o...

    Bonnie D. Ford

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- If there was any vestige of the Iron Curtain left in figure skating judging and performance, it may have lifted for good Monday as two dynamic, fresh-faced teams from North America took richly deserved gold and silver i...

    Blog | Conversation | February 23, 2010
  5. Flamenco lifts Canadians into first after free dance

    Bonnie D. Ford

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- By any measure, Canadian ice dancers Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir had a lot on their plates Sunday. The anticipatory pressure of skating before the home crowd shaped up to be considerable. But that was dwarfed by the...

    Blog | Conversation | February 21, 2010
  6. 2010 Winter Olympics -- Original dance's swan song? Enjoy the dra...

    Bonnie D. Ford

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Sunday could be it for the Battle of the Baubles, a.k.a. the second phase of ice dancing competition formally known as original dance. The International Skating Union, under pressure from Olympic officials to pare ice...

    Blog | Conversation | February 21, 2010
  7. 'Hail to the Victors' for the U.S. ice dancing Olympic lineup!

    Bonnie D. Ford

    SPOKANE, Wash. -- As the three U.S. ice dancing teams bound for the 2010 Olympics skated out to take their places on the podium at the national championships, the public address system played musical excerpts from their programs. It might have been...

    Blog | Conversation | January 23, 2010
  8. What happens when ice dancing goes folk

    Bonnie D. Ford

    SPOKANE, Wash. -- It looked a bit like a United Nations cocktail party gone berserk when the top ice dance teams in the country streamed out to warm up for their original dance. One of my colleagues, in the nicest possible way, called the showdown "H...

    Blog | Conversation | January 23, 2010
  9. 2010 Winter Olympics -- Previewing the ice dancing competition at...

    Bonnie D. Ford

    SPOKANE, Wash. -- The Ice Works skating complex in suburban Philadelphia, where several of the top ice dancing teams in the world train, is a 10-minute drive from my home. I can't help but think of the two U.S. tandems based there -- 2006 Olympic sil...

    Blog | Conversation | January 21, 2010