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  • De Blasio U-turn on Trump ice rinks: NYC Mayor says Wollman and Lasker rinks in Central Park will stay OPEN and Trump Organization will remain the operator

    02/22/2021 3:31:38 AM PST · by C19fan · 49 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 22, 2021 | Holden Walter-Warner
    The Wollman and Lasker rinks will not be closed after all, with New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio suddenly folding to pressure to keep the ice rinks open. Sunday was destined to be the last day of the season the rinks would be open in Central Park. The mayor wanted to shut them down because they are run by the Trump Organization, whose contracts he has been trying to cancel in the wake of the Capitol riot.
  • Tonya Harding Would Like Her Apology Now

    01/10/2018 7:19:40 AM PST · by simpson96 · 78 replies
    New York Times ^ | 1/10/2018 | Taffy Brodesser-Akner
    BATTLE GROUND, Wash. —Tonya Harding’s name isn’t Tonya Harding anymore. “My name is Tonya Price,” she said, when she saw me taking notes. In 2010, she had just returned home to Washington from Los Angeles,(snip) She was having drinks with a friend when she spotted one Joe Price, a heating and air-conditioning worker, on the karaoke stage. He was singing “Great Balls of Fire.” “I’m going, damn, he’s got beautiful eyes,” she said. “I mean the eyes are the center to your soul, O.K.? You might have a nice butt, but I want to see the eyes.” Within weeks she...
  • Global Warming / Climate Change ALERT !

    02/19/2015 6:44:08 PM PST · by knarf · 13 replies
    what's left of my memory ^ | February 19, 2015 | knarf
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  • Twenty years later... The "THWACK" heard around the world.

    01/10/2014 9:28:49 PM PST · by Drew68 · 67 replies
    youtube ^ | 11 Jan 14
    Debating this on another forum... What do you all think? Prior to her infamy, was Tonya Harding not the best skater in the world? History of the Triple Axel
  • Golden couple: figure skater Evan Lysacek and gymnast Nastia Liukin

    02/23/2010 1:38:55 PM PST · by C19fan · 21 replies · 2,387+ views
    Yahoo Sports ^ | February 22, 2010 | Maggie Hendricks
    The Olympics' hottest couple is not one of the figure skating or ice dancing pairs. No, it's newly crowned figure skating gold medalist Evan Lysacek and the darling of the Beijing Olympics, Nastia Liukin, who has a gold medal of her own in all-around gymnastics. Lysacek, 24, spoke of their relationship to People magazine, and said that they met at the Skating and Gymnastics Spectacular in fall 2008, but hasn't confirmed that they are dating. Liukin, 20, was there to see Lysacek win his gold, and Lysacek was on hand to support Liukin when she competed in August at the...
  • Rochette keeping mother’s Olympic dream alive

    02/23/2010 6:58:39 AM PST · by nuconvert · 1 replies · 436+ views
    VANCOUVER, British Columbia – She still hasn’t buried her mother, but here was Joannie Rochette, among the last skaters to leave the practice ice Monday. She took her time leaning up against the boards, slipping a guard around her skate blade. These were the final moments of normalcy, preparing for Tuesday’s ladies short program. Off the ice a crushing reality remains: Sunday’s unexpected death of her mother, Therese, who suffered a massive heart attack upon arriving in Vancouver to watch her daughter skate in these Games If you wanted to see Olympic courage, if you wanted to witness a testament...

    02/22/2010 9:20:42 PM PST · by Steelfish · 63 replies · 2,183+ views
    February 22, 2010
  • Men’s Figure Skating 'In-Your-Face' Gender-Bending

    02/21/2010 7:32:10 PM PST · by TaraP · 42 replies · 2,665+ views
    Catholic News Agency ^ | Feb 18th, 2010
    Hampstead, MD (February 18, 2010) - In his latest Catholic News Agency column, Louie Verrecchio says that even in his youth he recognized that there is something more to the Olympics “than just mere competition as the games always seem to communicate something far bigger.” Vancouver 2010 is no different according to Verrecchio, and “the message coming from the men’s figure skating competition is that ‘boys will be girls and girls will be boys,’ and if you buy into all the hype, it’s positively delightful!” “I have to tell you,” Verrecchio writes, “I for one am not even close to...
  • Animal rights group unhappy with Weir wearing fur

    01/27/2010 3:30:39 PM PST · by Who is John Galt? · 11 replies · 407+ views
    AP via Yahoo! ^ | Jan 26, 10:11 pm EST | NANCY ARMOUR
    CHICAGO (AP)—Friends of Animals posted an open letter to U.S. figure skater Johnny Weir criticizing him for having fox fur on one of his costumes and asking him to stop wearing fur... “I totally get the dirtiness of the fur industry and how terrible it is to animals. But it’s not something that’s the No. 1 priority in my life,” Weir said on Tuesday. “There are humans dying everyday. There are thousands if not millions of homeless people in New York City. Look at what just happened in Haiti. “I tend to focus my energy, if there is a cause,...
  • Animal rights group unhappy with Weir wearing fur

    01/27/2010 1:35:22 PM PST · by SonnyBubba · 31 replies · 672+ views
    AP ^ | Jan 26, 10:11 pm EST | NANCY ARMOUR
    CHICAGO (AP)—Friends of Animals posted an open letter to U.S. figure skater Johnny Weir criticizing him for having fox fur on one of his costumes and asking him to stop wearing fur. The animal advocacy group also contacted his costume designer, Stephanie Handler, on Tuesday.
  • Russian Ice Skaters Cause Outrage With Aborigine Costume

    01/23/2010 6:42:16 PM PST · by workerbee · 55 replies · 2,523+ views
    Fox ^ | 1/23/10
    Two of Russia's champion ice skaters have caused outrage after dressing as Aborigines for a competition. The couple, who are favored to win gold at next month's winter Olympics, wear skin-toned suits with red loin cloths, white body paint and eucalyptus leaves. But experts in Australia say Oksana Domnina and Maxim Shabalin's movements and body decorations bear no resemblance to that of the Aborigines' 60,000 year old culture. "They have got the whole thing wrong," said Stephen Page, artistic director of the respected indigenous group, the Bangarra Dance Company. Page said the two and half minute routine's didgeridoo music sounded...
  • Gay skaters sue Berkeley rink for discrimination

    05/05/2006 4:28:04 PM PDT · by SmithL · 50 replies · 2,721+ views
    AP ^ | 5/5/6
    BERKELEY, Calif. - Two gay figure skaters sued the Berkeley ice rink for discrimination after twice being told to stop holding hands while skating. Alan Lessik and John Manzon-Santosin sued in Alameda County Superior Court last month accusing the manager of Berkeley Iceland of unlawful and discriminatory business practices by denying them their right to skate as a pair. The manager, Monte Tiedemann, twice told the pair to stop holding hands during their preparations for Gay Games VII at the Berkeley arena. The pair, who met at the Sydney Gay Games in 2002, said they have not encountered similar admonitions...
  • Tickled by life, Boitano even enjoys 'South Park' ribbing

    02/06/2006 10:12:14 AM PST · by EveningStar · 38 replies · 9,955+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | February 5, 2006 | Gwen Knapp
    Brian Boitano didn't take long to guess what the first question would be. His post-Olympic life has been full, with all of the stature and opportunities that a figure-skating gold medal can confer. But one thing has kept him in the public eye more than his ice shows or mentoring of Michelle Kwan ever could. "South Park" created a cartoon doppelganger and renewed his cult status...

    01/01/2006 6:13:12 AM PST · by Pharmboy · 126 replies · 6,540+ views
    NY Post ^ | 1-1-06 | C.J. SULLIVAN and SELIM ALGAR
    January 1, 2006 -- A Zamboni ice-grooming machine exploded at a Long Island skating rink yesterday afternoon, sending some 80 people — including many children — slipping and sliding to safety, authorities said. The frightening incident began after an employee at the Port Washington Skating Center — formerly owned by retired Islanders hockey star Brian Trottier — noticed a leak as he changed the propane fuel tanks on the device at about 3 p.m., police and fire officials said. He went to fetch a manager — and when they returned the tank was on fire. They quickly warned skaters, who...
  • Harvard Chick Profs vs. the "Ice Princess"

    03/24/2005 9:24:20 AM PST · by Cool Chick · 6 replies · 973+ views ^ | March 23, 2005 | Debbie Schlussel
    Harvard Chick Profs vs. the “Ice Princess” March 23, 2005 By Debbie Schlussel Oops. Lawrence Summers isn’t from Hollywood, and he’s not a sexy starlet from “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” or “Sex and the City.” If only he underwent an “Extreme Makeover” to fit these characteristics, Summers might get away with his comments about lack of women in the sciences in academia. After all, the Harvard President--who continues to be under fire for attributing gender differences to a lack of women in the sciences--recently suffered a vote of no confidence by Harvard professors. Yet, this past weekend’s Disney movie, “Ice...
  • France turns against TV pornography (HELL FREEZING OVER ALERT)

    10/13/2002 1:35:03 AM PDT · by MadIvan · 13 replies · 245+ views
    The Sunday Telegraph ^ | October 13, 2002 | Harry de Quetteville
    A new mood of moral rectitude is targeting French self-indulgence, Harry de Quetteville reports from Paris France's reputation as the European capital of libertinism is at risk after a complete ban on pornography being shown on television was proposed last week. Proposed, not acted upon. How much do you want to bet this will be "stuck in committee" for a while? - IvanA crusading movement with leading members at the heart of the centre-Right government has called for centuries of self-indulgence - from the Moulin Rouge nightclub to more recent swingers' clubs - to be rolled back in favour of...
  • A Final Death Spiral on Ice?

    04/07/2002 11:12:03 AM PDT · by Hildy · 23 replies · 226+ views
    San Diego Union Tribune ^ | 4/7/02 | Staff
    Just what figure skating needs – another international judging scandal. This one happened in ice dancing last month at the World Championships in Nagano, Japan, and hardly anyone outside the skating world noticed because hardly any media outside Japan covered the event. But shortly after an Israeli team finished third and a Lithuanian team was dropped to fourth, accusations and allegations and petitions and protests were flying around the upper floors of a Nagano hotel. Toss in a death threat to a U.S. judge at 2:30 a.m. and a skater's father angrily confronting a group of coaches, and you have...