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UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 9, 2019, 6:38 p.m.

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, 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 …