April 23, 2014

  • U.S. Figure Skating’s Senior Past President Endorses Ron Pfenning to Succeed Pat St. Peter

    Benjamin T. Wright – U.S. Figure Skating President, 1973-1976. (Photo: Skating Club of Boston)

    Benjamin T. Wright – U.S. Figure Skating President, 1973-1976. (Photo: Skating Club of Boston)

    Mr. Benjamin Wright, who served as President of U.S. Figure Skating from 1973 to 1976, has endorsed Mr. Ron Pfenning to be the next leader of the American National Governing Body for figure skating.

    In a strongly worded announcement Mr. Wright slammed those within the U.S. skating community for what he termed “an avalanche of detrimental articles and messages concerning Mr. Pfenning’s candidacy for the USFS Presidency. It reaches the level of character assassination and is far removed from the true facts which he (Mr. Pfenning) reflected in his own statements.”

    Mr. Wright went on to add, “Suffice it to say that the objective of the delegates to the 2014 USFSA Governing Council meeting in early May is to elect the person best qualified to lead the USFSA for the next several years, which certainly will be turbulent ones for the survival of the sport of figure skating as we know it. Strong leadership is needed, especially in the ISU. I believe that Ron is the best qualified person to lead the USFSA during these perilous times and I therefore endorse his candidacy.”

    Mr. Pfenning is seeking to become the 33rd elected leader of U.S. Figure Skating in it’s 93-year history and is running against the Board of Directors recommended choice Mr. Samuel Auxier, current USFS First Vice President and Head of the Midwestern Region. The election will be held during the 2014 U.S. Figure Skating Governing Council slated to take place from the 1st thru 3rd of May in Seattle, Washington.

  • Skating Articles on Wednesday, April 23, 2014

    ISU Communication No. 1860: Ice Dance – Source, ISU.org

    Sabbatical for Daisuke Takahashi: Will not compete next season but is undecided on his future – Source, SnowAlps.com

    See Meryl Davis’s stunning DWTS tango, and Charlie White’s glow stick cha cha cha – by Jenn McKee, MLive.com

    The joint training dance duo Helena Il’inykh and Ruslan Zhiganshina (photo slide show) – Source, RSport.ru

    Skate for Hope at Bowling Green State Universtiy Ice Arena on May 3, 2014 – Source, Ticketmaster.com

    A Poem by US Intermediate Men’s Champion Kellen Johnson – by Jo Ann Schneider-Farris, FigureSkating.about.com

    Go figure: Olympics spark fever for learning to skate – by Arlene Miles, The Daily Herald

    Fire still burns for Patrick Chan: Ottawa-born skater hints retirement not on the horizon – by Wayne Scanlan, Canada.com

    Kwan stresses importance of hard work at Holliman visit – Source, The Warwick Beacon

    Photos: Ashley Wagner Visits Arlington Science Focus ES – by Ethan Rothstein, ARL Now

April 22, 2014

April 21, 2014

  • Skating Articles on Monday, April 21, 2014

    Kim Yu Na donates 100 million won for Sewol relief fund – Source, Daily KPop News

    Olympic champs Meryl Davis, Charlie White stay on the move with ‘Stars on Ice,’ ‘Dancing with the Stars’ – by Jeff Seidel, Detroit Free Press

    The Firebird: Deconstructing A Toller Cranston Magnum Opus – by Ryan Stevens, Skateguard1.blogspot.ca

    Ilya Averbukh interview (about Lipnitskaya, Kovtun, I/K) – Source, A translation post by ‘quiqie’ @ FSU

    Marystown names arena, street after Kaetlyn Osmond – Source, CBC News

    Even 35 years ago? Sato coach who saved Mao, talk about the exchange – Source, LiveDoor News

    Pinoy Olympic figure skater Martinez feted in Muntinlupa City – Source, GMA News

    Interview With Lorna Brown – by Ryan Stevens, Skateguard1.blogspot.com

    UBC figure skating club breaks the ice – by Jenny Tang, The Ubyssey

    Ice skating, hockey groups concerned as Wings Stadium managers re-evaluate use of The Annex and other facilities – by Al Jones, MLive.com

April 20, 2014

April 19, 2014

April 18, 2014

  • Skating Articles on Friday, April 18, 2014

    Figure skating captures third place at college nationals – Source, TheDartmouth.com

    Interview With Tim Dolensky – by Ryan Stevens, Skateguard1.blogspot.com

    “Now everyone wants money” says Russian Figure skating coach Tatiana Mishina, which is hurting Coaching in RSF (use google translator) – Source, Russian Publication “Neva time”

    Subscribers: Watch IceNetwork’s Top 34 Skating Programs of the 2013-2014 Figure Skating Season – Source, IceNetwork Videos

    Exclusive interview with Alexandra Proklova (use google translator) – Source, Neveitalia.it

    Cutting edge: Olympic ice-dance champions to lead return of Stars on Ice tour to Albany – by Amy Tucker, Albany Times Union

    Figure Skating fans go unheard – by Michelle Kennedy, Seattle Figure Skating Examiner

    Davis, White bring Disney magic to dance floor: Olympic champs not letting exhausting travel schedule slow them down – by Lois Elfman, IceNetwork News

    Dancing With the Stars 2014: Do Meryl Davis and Charlie White Have an Unfair Advantage? – Source, Wetpaint.com

    Kaetlyn Osmond arrives home in N.L. to a rousing welcome – Source, CBC.ca

    Jason Brown, after hectic 3 months, ready to rest, relax – by Sean Jensen, Thrive Sports

    Cerritos twins Joshua and Jasmine Fendi primed to dominate ice skating world – by Nadra Nittle, Long Beach Press Telegram

April 17, 2014

  • Skating Articles on Thursday, April 17, 2014

    Yuzuru Hanyu, 2014 Olympic Gold Medalist in Figure Skating, Meets Emperor and Empress of Japan (Video) – Source, YouTube.com

    Aliona Savchenko: „If you don’t take the risk, you will never win” – by Florentina Tone, InsideSkating.net

    Vipond works to keep creative vision in routines: Despite a restrictive IJS, choreographer aims for unique performances – by Vladislav Luchianov, IceNetwork News

    ISU receives South Korea complaint over figure skating judging – by Nick Zaccardi, NBC OlympicTalk

    Gold medalists Davis, White due at ice show; Gold and Wagner, too – Source, Idaho Mountain Express and Guide

    Team GB skaters inspire next generation of Winter Olympians: British Ice Dance champions Penny Coomes and Nick Buckland visit IceSheffield – Source, NISA

    ISU receives S. Korean complaint over Sochi figure skating judging – Source, Youhap News

    International Figure Skating Event Gets Provincial Support – Source, TSN.ca

    Figure Skater Michelle Kwan Chases Gold in Rhode Island’s Gubernatorial Race – by Nick McCarvel, The Daily Beast

    Simomenko and Samokhvalov’s interview with Bobrova/Soloviev `We are so pissed’ – Source, A Translation post by ‘TAHbKA’ @ FSU

April 16, 2014

  • Skating Articles on Wednesday, April 16, 2014

    Agreement reached to bring high-profile entertainment, pro hockey to World Arena – Source, The Gazette

    The Busy Life Of Charlie White – by Brandon Penny, TeamUSA.org

    Interview With Justus Strid – by Ryan Stevens, Skateguard1.blogspot.com

    Farewell to the Queen (written by 威猛, a Sina journalist; written in the immediate aftermath of the ladies competition at Sochi – Source, All That Yuna Facebook

    Skaters, coaches reflect on Marathon bombing: Traumatic events of April 15, 2013, still haunt local skating community – by Sarah S. Brannen, IceNetwork News

    Johnny Weir responds to husband’s demand for public apology with sexually explicit 5-page ‘post-nup’ – Source, Daily Mail

    Figure skater ‘flying’ up the ranks – by Gary Ahuja, Langley Times

    Three medals for Super Cloverdale figure skaters – Source, Cloverdale Reporter

    Volunteering for more than 60 years – by Rikkeal Bohmann, Leader-Post

    2014 USFS Intercollegiate Team Championships, April 11-13: Individual Results – Source, U.S. Figure Skating

    2014 USFS Intercollegiate Team Championships, April 11-13: Team Results – Source, U.S. Figure Skating

April 15, 2014

  • Skating Articles on Tuesday, April 15, 2014

    Petition seeking resignation of Cinquanta reaches Korean TV with news of online efforts – Source, Arirang.co.kr

    The International Skating Union Shoots Itself In The Ice… – Source, JCurtisblog.wordpress.com

    DWTS: Charlie White and Meryl Davis Say They’re “In It Together” – by Liz Raftery, TV Guide

    Nikolai Morozov is called out by the separation between Ilinykh / Katsalapov (use google translator) – Source, Neveitalia.it

    Nikolai Morozov will not train Russian dance pair: figure skating coach left without domestic duo in ice dancing (use google translator) – Source, Izvestia.ru

    The Inside Edge: Kwan on hand for ‘Stars on Ice’: Skating’s best impress Providence crowd with unique performances – by Sarah S. Brannen and Drew Meekins, IceNetwork News

    ‘Le chat Chafik’ steps out of countrymen’s shadows: With Joubert out of picture, Besseghier looks forward to taking on Amodio – by Jean-Christophe Berlot, IceNetwork News

    Sarah Campbell keeps her balance on and off the ice – by Eric Van Dril, High School Cube News

    Amy Grant Headlines Family Themed Show with Top Figure Skaters and Their Children at Penn State’s Pegula Ice Arena – Source, Disson Skating Blog

    Is your name Tenley too? Stories from Tenleys all over – Source, MyNameIsTenley.com

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