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Alysa Liu takes women’s title at nationals at age 13

Alysa Liu became the youngest person to win an individual title at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, stealing the show with two triple axels and taking the title more than …


Madison Hubbell, Zach Donohue back in Michigan to defend U.S. title

For Madison Hubbell and her family, this week’s U.S. Figure Skating Championships are a title defense, a homecoming and a winter sports party all rolled into one. Hubbell and Zach …


Bradie Tennell back to defend U.S. title after whirlwind Olympic year

The whirlwind rise of Bradie Tennell began at last year’s U.S. Figure Skating Championships. That’s where the sprightly teenager stunned a field of veterans to claim her first national title …


Suspended pairs skating champion John Coughlin dies at 33

John Coughlin, a two-time U.S. pairs champion recently suspended from figure skating, died by suicide in Kansas City, Missouri. He was 33.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 18, 2019, 7:38 p.m.

Emma Dickau places 11th in Juvenile girls free skate at U.S. Figure Skating Championships

Spokane 10-year-old Emma Dickau placed 11th out of 12 in the Juvenile girls free skate, the opening event of the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, on Friday morning in Detroit.


10-year-old skater Emma Dickau used to performing before crowds

Emma Dickau has always been one for an audience, even at her birth.


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 24, 2018, 2:27 p.m.

Nathan Chen, Rika Kihira win figure skating in France to reach GP Final

World champion Nathan Chen won the last round of figure skating’s Grand Prix series and secured a spot in next month’s final with a pulsating free skate at the Internationaux …


USA’s Hubbell and Donohue win Skate America ice dance

Madison Hubbell and Zachary Donohue had always thought about incorporating some elements of “Romeo and Juliet” into their ice dance routine. At the suggestion of their coach, they decided to …


Evgenia Tarasova and Vladimir Morozov win Skate America pairs short program

Evgenia Tarasova and Vladimir Morosov of Russia won the pairs short program by a wide margin at Skate America. Performing to “I Got You” by James Brown, the Russian pair …


Olympic figure skating medalist Denis Ten killed

Olympic figure skating medalist Denis Ten was killed Thursday, and prosecutors in Kazakhstan said they were treating the case as murder.


UPDATED: Thu., May 17, 2018, 4:19 p.m.

‘Stars on Ice’ brings Olympians and Spokane favorites to the Arena

It’ll be a little like old home week for many of the figure skaters taking the ice Friday at the Spokane Arena for “Stars on Ice.” Just two years ago, …


Canadian figure skating star Parick Chan announces retirement

In Patrick Chan’s perfect future, he’s running a skating school in Vancouver with girlfriend Liz Putnam. The two are living in a million-dollar apartment in the city’s lovely Kitsilano neighborhood. …


UPDATED: Sat., March 24, 2018, 11:15 p.m.

Nathan Chen avenges his Olympic flop with world figure skating title

Nathan Chen completed six quadruples and bettered his Olympic free skate score to win the world figure skating title on Saturday.


UPDATED: Fri., March 23, 2018, 8:34 p.m.

Fallen hopes: Alina Zagitova, Carolina Kostner errors hand title to Kaetlyn Osmond

Olympic bronze medalist Kaetlyn Osmond of Canada won the world women’s figure skating title Friday with a nearly perfect performance as Olympic champion Alina Zagitova fell a jaw-dropping three times …


UPDATED: Wed., March 21, 2018, 10:20 p.m.

Italy’s Carolina Kostner leads Olympic champ Alina Zagitova at worlds

Italy’s home favorite Carolina Kostner skated a perfectly executed and evocative program to take a surprise lead over Olympic champion Alina Zagitova of Russia in the short program Wednesday at …


UPDATED: Sat., March 17, 2018, 10:25 p.m.

U.S. figure skater and Olympic medalist Adam Rippon to perform at the Spokane Arena

U.S. figure skater Adam Rippon, who proclaimed himself “America’s Sweetheart” during his triumphant debut at the 2018 Winter Olympics, will perform at the Spokane Arena on May 18, as part …


World plays catch-up as Russian women rule Olympic figure skating

The Russians have come to dominate women’s figure skating and they showed it by sweeping the top two medals at the Pyeongchang Olympics. Not even their closest rivals are willing …


Japan’s Yuzuru Hanyu defends Olympic gold medal in men’s figure skating

Japan’s Yuzuru Hanyu became the first man to repeat as Olympic figure skating gold medalist since American Dick Button in 1952. Hanyu held off countryman Shoma Uno and Spain’s Javier …


Germany’s Bruno Massot, Aliona Savchenko flawless in winning pairs gold

Aliona Savchenko and Bruno Massot were flawless as the rest of the top contenders fell, and their free skate was enough to give the German pair Olympic gold. They finished …


Nagasu, Rippon double up triple axels as U.S. takes a bronze in team figure skating

Mirai Nagasu and Adam Rippon shared tears of sorrow when they were left off the Olympic team four years ago, each of them passed over in decisions that could have …


Madison Hubbell, Zachary Donohue pull off ice dancing upset over Shibutanis

With no time to return to the hotel after Sunday morning’s practice, Madison Hubbell and Zachary Donohue found a quiet spot at a Whole Foods market near SAP Center to …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 5, 2018, 9 p.m.

Bradie Tennell completes near-perfect skate to win national title

Rising star Bradie Tennell’s near-perfect free skate earned her a national title and almost certainly a spot on the U.S. team for next month’s Olympics. Tennell was spotless in the …


Rising star Bradie Tennell leads after women’s short program

Rising star Bradie Tennell continued her breakout season by winning the women’s short program at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships. Tennell saved the best short program of her career for …


Tonya Harding is the latest national punchline to find pop culture redemption

The Golden Globe-nominated movie “I, Tonya,” offers a different take on Harding’s life, and it’s one that turns the skater-turned-boxer into an extremely sympathetic – even unfairly maligned – character.


Russian teenager Alina Zagitova wins Grand Prix Final

Alina Zagitova performed a near-flawless free skate to win the figure skating Grand Prix Final. Skating to Don Quixote, the 15-year-old world junior champion from Russia placed all seven jumps …


Shibutanis cruise at Skate America for 2nd Grand Prix win

The Shib Sibs say they’re right on track for the Pyeongchang Olympics. First, a stop in Japan for a teaser showdown with the world’s best. American ice dancers Maia and …


Satoko Miyahara wins Skate America; Tennell 3rd, Wagner injured

Japan’s Satoko Miyahara finally recaptured her top form following a lingering hip injury, winning at Skate America on Sunday to cement herself as an Olympic favorite.


Nathan Chen wins Skate America, Rippon 2nd with dislocated shoulder

American skater Nathan Chen locked up a spot in his second straight Grand Prix Final, winning the men’s competition at Skate America despite a disappointing free skate Saturday.


Satoko Miyahara leads Skate America ladies after short program

Japan’s Satoko Miyahara topped the Skate America short program Saturday night, a promising sign for the 19-year-old Olympic hopeful following a hip injury this year.


Bruno Massot, Aliona Savchenko overcome injury to win Skate America

Germany’s Bruno Massot and Aliona Savchenko overcame Massot’s back injury to win Skate America on Saturday, capping a week when Massot also overcame a major obstacle for competing at the …