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Nathan Chen wins fourth straight gold medal at U.S. championships

Rocketman has launched – straight to a fourth national title. With stratospheric jumps and the sort of stage presence that even Elton John would appreciate, Nathan Chen won his fourth …


Nathan Chen wins short program at U.S. Championships

Coming off illness and spending much of his days as a full-time college student, Nathan Chen shouldn’t have been capable of setting a personal best Saturday at the U.S. Figure …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 23, 2020

Bradie Tennell takes short program at U.S. Championships, Knierims claim pairs

Bradie Tennell’s usual clean and efficient short program was enough to take the women’s short program Thursday night at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships.


Nathan Chen wins Skate America in Las Vegas

Two-time world champion Nathan Chen of the United States won Skate America for the third straight time, scoring 196.38 in the free skate night for a total of 299.09 in …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 9, 2019

Youth notebook: Spokane Valley’s Presley Faherty wins three golds at U.S. Figure Skating National Showcase

In an event that combines theatrical artistry with the skill and technique of figure skating, Presley’s skating style and personality were in their element.


Olympic medalist Tim Goebel honored by Figure Skating in Harlem

Sharon Cohen believes Figure Skating in Harlem represents a microcosm of the sport itself. That’s one reason the organization will be honoring 2001 U.S. champion and 2002 Olympic bronze medalist …


Yalie and world champion Nathan Chen finds time for Stars on Ice

Somehow, in the midst of his freshman season at Yale, Nathan Chen has found time to escape the classroom and the study hall and the tests. All he’s done since …


Nathan Chen leads U.S. team for figure skating’s World Team Trophy

World champion Nathan Chen and ice dancers Madison Hubbell and Zachary Donohue will lead the U.S. team that competes at the World Team Trophy next month in Fukuoka, Japan. Mariah …


Nathan Chen produces spectacular free skate to win gold at worlds

Defending champion Nathan Chen produced a spectacular free skate on Saturday to win the gold medal at the figure skating world championships


Alina Zagitova wins at worlds, Tursynbaeva lands 1st quad jump

Olympic champion Alina Zagitova won the free skate to capture her first title at the figure skating world championships. The 16-year-old Russian built on her lead from the short program …


Alina Zagitova leads short program at figure skating worlds

Olympic champion Alina Zagitova produced a season-best score to take the lead after the short program on the opening day of the world figure skating championships. Zagitova opened her routine …


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

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

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

‘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

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

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

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

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 …