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  1. A golden anniversary on ice


    On this day in 1992, Kristi Yamaguchi won the women's figure skating gold medal in Albertville, France. She became the first American woman to do so since Dorothy Hamill in 1976. Yamaguchi went on to win her second straight world championship shortly...

    Blog | February 21, 2014
  2. High Marks For Polina Edmunds


    Fifteen-year old American figure skater Polina Edmunds may not be as well known as her teammates Ashley Wagner and Gracie Gold, but you would never know it by some of her high-profile fans. The high school sophomore -- who was given three weeks' wort...

    Blog | February 18, 2014
  3. Will record turn to gold?


    Reigning world champions Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov of Russia jumped into first place of the Olympic figure skating pairs competition on Tuesday after scoring 84.17 points in their short program.The astounding score marks a world record in ...

    Blog | February 12, 2014
  4. 10 key numbers for Sochi Games


    While the opening ceremony isn't until Friday, the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games officially got underway today with the team figure skating event, freestyle skiing qualifications and snowboard slopestyle qualifications. So it's high time to take a look at...

    Blog | February 06, 2014
  5. If at first you don't succeed ...


    With three Olympic bids on the line, all eyes will be the women's free skate at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Boston on Saturday night. Gracie Gold will take the lead into the final skate after her dazzling performance in Thursday's short ...

    Blog | January 10, 2014
  6. Figure Skating's crystal ball


    The Junior Ladies competition at the 2014 U.S. Figure Skating Championships gets underway tonight in Boston. While the Championship Ladies event will undoubtedly garner the most attention, the future stars of the sport make tonight's short program a ...

    Blog | January 08, 2014
  7. W Wants to Know: Ashley Wagner


    We asked two-time U.S. figure skating champion Ashley Wagner five questions about her life away from the ice. What do you need to consider your day complete? My day would not be complete without a trip down to the beach to watch the sunset. Wha...

    Blog | December 12, 2013
  8. Happy birthday, Katarina Witt!


    Happy birthday, Katarina Witt! The iconic figure skater turns 48 today. The two-time Olympic gold medalist (1984, 1988), four-time world champion (1984, 1985, 1987, 1988) and six-time European champion (1983-1988) is one of the most decorated skaters...

    Blog | December 03, 2013
  9. W Wants To Know: Michelle Kwan


    Michelle Kwan, a nine-time U.S. figure skating champion, five-time world champion and two-time Olympic medalist, currently works for the U.S. State Department and serves on the board of Special Olympics International. The 33-year-old legend recently ...

    Blog | September 09, 2013
  10. Birthday for a 'Queen'


    Happy Birthday, Kim Yu-na! The South Korean figure skater, known as Queen Yu-na, celebrates her 23rd birthday today. As the heavy favorite at the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, the 19-year-old won the gold medal with a performance that likely will be re...

    Blog | September 05, 2013
  11. W Wants To Know: Katarina Witt


    In "W Wants to Know," espnW poses five questions to some of our favorite athletes. Today, two-time Olympic figure skating gold medalist Katarina Witt checks in. Her story will be told tonight in "The Diplomat," part of espnW's Nine for IX series, at ...

    Blog | August 06, 2013
  12. Happy Birthday, Alissa Czisny


    Happy 26th birthday to two-time national figure skating champion Alissa Czisny. And happy birthday to her twin sister, Amber Czisny, as well. The girls, who were born in Sylvania, Ohio on June 25, 1987, started figure skating when they were 1.5. Aliss...

    Blog | June 25, 2013