Stories tagged: figure skating
Sat., April 22, 2017, 9 a.m.
Mai Mihara 2nd in free skate as Japan wins World Team Trophy
Mai Mihara placed second in the women’s free skate on Saturday to help Japan win the World Team Trophy. The 17-year-old Mihara received 146.71 points and Wakaba Higuchi came third …
Fri., April 21, 2017, 9:03 a.m.
Yuzuru Hanyu wins free skate as Japan leads at World Team Trophy
World champion Yuzuru Hanyu finished first in the free skate as Japan maintained its lead in the figure skating World Team Trophy on Friday. Hanyu received 200.9 points for a …
Thu., April 20, 2017, 9 a.m.
Evgenia Medvedeva sets record score in short program at team event
Evgenia Medvedeva received a record score in the women’s short program on Thursday as Russia placed second behind host Japan on the opening day of the figure skating World Team …
Wed., Feb. 22, 2017, 6:10 p.m.
Ice dance champions Meryl Davis-Charlie White skipping 2018 Olympics
Meryl Davis and Charlie White won’t be defending their Olympic ice dance gold medal in South Korea. The Sochi champions haven’t competed for three seasons, so their announcement hardly was …
Mon., Feb. 20, 2017, 7:36 p.m.
Nathan Chen is rare American to master quadruple jumps
Here’s a figure skating rarity: An American man, Nathan Chen, is pushing the envelope on jumps with an assortment of quads that will have the rest of the world’s top …
Fri., Feb. 17, 2017, 8 p.m.
Nathan Chen leads after short program at 4 Continents
Nathan Chen took first place Friday in the men’s short program at the Four Continents, a test event for the 2018 Winter Olympics. Canada’s Virtue and Moir won the ice …
Thu., Feb. 9, 2017, 6:24 p.m.
Figure skater Gracie Gold looks to new coaches and Olympics
Her season prematurely over, Gracie Gold is looking forward. That’s probably a wise decision considering her struggles at the U.S. championships and her split with renowned coach Frank Carroll.
Wed., Feb. 8, 2017, 7:38 p.m.
U.S. Olympian Gracie Gold lands with new coaches in Michigan
American figure skater Gracie Gold, who split with her coach after a disappointing showing at the U.S. championships, is now training under Marina Zoueva and Oleg Epstein in Michigan. Gold …
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 31, 2017, 7:04 p.m.
Three Spokane skating groups buy Eagles Ice Arena
People have learned to skate, check and spin at north Spokane’s Eagles Ice Arena for over 40 years, and the new owners aim to keep the rinks cold and smooth …
Sat., Jan. 28, 2017, 7:23 p.m.
Javier Fernandez wins 5th straight Euro figure skate title
Javier Fernandez won his fifth straight European figure skating championship even with a fall on Saturday. Holding an almost 10-point lead after the short program, the Spaniard opened the free …
Fri., Jan. 27, 2017, 9:47 p.m.
Evgenia Medvedeva wins gold for 2nd straight European title
Russian teenager Evgenia Medvedeva won gold at the European championships with a world record score on Friday for her second straight title in the women’s competition. For the best free …
Sun., Jan. 22, 2017, 9:11 p.m.
Wagner joins Chen, Bell on U.S. figure skating team for world championships
Ashley Wagner will have an opportunity to improve upon her silver medal at the world championships.
Fri., Jan. 20, 2017, 9:39 p.m.
Nathan Chen dominates men’s short program at U.S. nationals
Nathan Chen stamped himself as an Olympic medalist contender, connecting on a pair of quads and slaying the competition with a short program record score of 106.39 at the U.S. …
Sat., Dec. 10, 2016, 10:40 p.m.
Yuzuru Hanyu and Evgenia Medvedeva retain their GP Final titles
Russian teen Evgenia Medvedeva and Japan’s Yuzuru Hanyu did not even need their best skating to successfully defend their Grand Prix Final titles on Saturday. The 17-year-old Medvedeva stumbled on …
Fri., Dec. 9, 2016, 9:57 p.m.
Medvedeva begins Grand Prix Final defense with world record
Defending champion Evgenia Medvedeva began the defense of her Grand Prix Final title in emphatic style, thrilling the crowd with a world record score in the short program on Friday. …
Thu., Dec. 8, 2016, 8:55 p.m.
Yuzuru Hanyu leads as he bids for 4th straight Grand Prix Final win
Japanese star Yuzuru Hanyu took the lead with an electrifying performance in the short program on Thursday to stay on course for a fourth straight Grand Prix Final figure skating …
Sat., Nov. 26, 2016, 7:05 p.m.
Yuzuru Hanyu tops 300 points to win NHK Trophy
Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu topped the 300-point mark to win the NHK Trophy on Saturday and qualify for the figure skating Grand Prix Final. Hanyu landed three quadruple jumps to …
Fri., Oct. 21, 2016, 9:01 p.m.
In Brief: Blue Jackets pick up first win, beat Blackhawks 3-2
Rookie defenseman Zach Werenski had a goal and an assist, and teammates Nick Foligno and William Karlsson picked up their first goals of the season as the Columbus Blue Jackets …
Fri., Sept. 16, 2016, 9:31 p.m.
In Brief: In Gee Chun takes 2-shot lead after 2 rounds of Evian Championship
In Gee Chun posted a 5-under round of 66 to take a two-shot lead at the Evian Championship on Friday in Evian-les-Bains, France, keeping the 22-year-old South Korean on course …
Wed., April 27, 2016, 6:35 p.m.
Newsmakers: Gonzaga to play at Los Angeles in new college basketball doubleheader, auto racing, tennis
The Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame on Wednesday announced a new men’s basketball doubleheader in Los Angeles featuring Gonzaga, Arizona, BYU and Southern California.
Sat., April 23, 2016, 11:07 p.m.
Gold helps Team North America win at Team Challenge Cup
After losing the lead won earlier in the day, Team North America needed a boost Saturday night. Then Gracie Gold happened.
Sat., April 23, 2016, 8:22 p.m.
John Blanchette: Manufactured Team Challenge Cup might be worth the product produced
The hitch in being “Skate City, USA” – other than remembering to change the address on your magazine subscriptions – is deciding if others’ enthusiasm for that identity needs to …
Thu., April 21, 2016, 2:37 p.m.
Photo: Olympic moment
Maddie Clarkson, 6, of Cheney, Wash., takes a selfie with Olympic medalist and two-time U.S. figure skating champion Gracie Gold on Thursday, April 21, 2016, at Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital …
Wed., April 20, 2016, 8 p.m.
Watch the world’s best ice skaters this weekend live in Spokane, or on Japanese TV
If you’re in Japan over the weekend and hanker for a bit of Spokane, tune in to Nippon TV, one of the country’s leading networks. It’ll be broadcasting the inaugural …
Sat., April 2, 2016, 10:01 p.m.
Medvedeva, 16, wins world title with record free skate score
Sixteen-year-old Evgenia Medvedeva started giggling when she learned her free skate score at the world championships had set a record. Then she summed it up in English: “Wow.”
Fri., April 1, 2016, 11:38 p.m.
Gracie Gold in position to win first U.S. women’s world title in decade
Gracie Gold uttered the words “possible world champion,” then winced a bit.
Thu., March 31, 2016, 9:26 p.m.
In brief: James moves into 12th place on the NBA’s career scoring list
LeBron James scored 24 points to move into 12th place on the NBA’s career scoring list and the Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Brooklyn Nets 107-87 on Thursday night.
Wed., March 30, 2016, 10:25 p.m.
In brief: Digest: Curry scores 31, Warriors beat Jazz 103-96 in OT for No. 68
hen Curry scored 31 points, including six straight in overtime, and the Golden State Warriors continued their historic run with a 103-96 victory over the Utah Jazz on Wednesday night …
Wed., March 23, 2016, 6:34 p.m.
Newsmakers: Johnson Jr. announces football pledge to Nebraska, Payton extends contract with Saints
The son of former NFL receiver Keyshawn Johnson
Mon., Feb. 29, 2016, 11:01 p.m.
Team North America has all the heavy hitters
Some of the world’s top-rated figure skaters have agreed to come to Spokane in April to represent the United States and Canada in the first-ever Team Challenge Cup.