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  1. OTL: Still Crystal Clear

    Bonnie D. Ford

    The plane crash that killed the 1961 U.S. world championship figure skating team decimated their families and the sport, but alongside grief came renewal.

    Eticket | Conversation | February 15, 2011
  2. Tanith Belbin, Johnny Weir roommates at Olympics

    Bonnie D. Ford

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Ice dancer Tanith Belbin and her partner Benjamin Agosto, the 2006 Olympic silver medalists, had quite the ordeal getting out of Philadelphia last week after successive snowstorms buried their training base in more than...

    Blog | Conversation | February 14, 2010
  3. Is Lysacek's career coming to a close?

    Bonnie D. Ford

    Evan Lysacek is an expressive athlete who spent years perfecting polished and elegant body language. His ability to channel emotion and couple it with athleticism on the ice carried him to an Olympic figure skating gold medal in 2010. Conversely, Lys...

    Blog | December 10, 2013
  4. 2013 World Championships -- Ashley Wagner, Gracie Gold set Olympi...

    Bonnie D. Ford

    For one night, not having an American on the podium at the World Figure Skating Championships was all right. Ashley Wagner and Gracie Gold did something more important Saturday -- secure three berths for the 2014 Olympics.

    Story | Conversation | March 17, 2013
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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