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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.
  • Figure Skater Lucinda Ruh - 1999 World Championships - Gliere Harp Concerto (watch her spin like a top)

    04/27/2020 4:30:53 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 18 replies
    Youtube ^ | 10/22/2006 | uhhden
    Lucinda Martha Ruh (born 13 July 1979) is a three time Swiss National Champion figure skater, reknowned for her outstanding spinning ability. In April 2003, Ruh set a Guinness world record for the most continuous spins (115) on one foot. She was the fastest spinner on ice ever, clocking at six rotations a second. She has also created over twenty different new spin positions now required performed at competitions. From 2000 to 2006, she toured with Stars On Ice, Champions on Ice, and numerous other world wide tours. Lucinda Ruh - 1999 World Championships - Gliere Harp Concerto
  • John Coughlin, two-time US pairs skating champion, dies by suicide day after being suspended

    01/19/2019 7:36:00 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 19, 2019 | Kathleen Joyce
    A former pairs champion took his own life Friday, just one day after he was suspended by U.S. Figure Skating. [snip] Coughlin was suspended Thursday by U.S. Figure Skating and U.S. Center for SafeSport. USA Today reported a “matter concerning him” was presented to SafeSport. The details were not immediately disclosed. In December, SafeSport restricted his participation in the sport before the “interim suspension” was announced. He was temporarily suspended from “participating in any capacity, in any activity or competition authorized or organized by USFS or the U.S. Olympic Committee,” USA Today reported.
  • Song sparks 200-person brawl at Virginia skating rink (video)

    12/26/2018 3:26:22 PM PST · by simpson96 · 99 replies
    New York Post ^ | 12/26/2018 | Mohammed Hassan
    <p>A brawl involving 200 people erupted at a Virginia roller skating rink around 12:30 a.m. Sunday, WDBJ reported.</p> <p>Witnesses told WFXR that a song ignited local gang tensions that led to the fight involving both teens and adults at the Star City Skate Center in Roanoke.</p>
  • Olympic medalist (figure skater Denis Ten) stabbed to death over car mirrors

    07/19/2018 10:57:37 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 23 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 19, 2018 | Noah Bressner
    Denis Ten, a Kazakh Olympic medal-winning figure skater, was stabbed to death Thursday in Almaty, the country’s largest city. He was 25. Ten was stabbed in the right thigh by two men who tried to steal his car’s mirrors, according to news agency Kazinform. He won bronze at the 2014 Sochi Olympics in the men’s singles competition and was just the fourth Kazakh athlete to win a Winter Olympic medal. Ten was rushed to the hospital, remaining in critical condition until he died from his injuries three hours later.
  • US has WORST showing in modern Olympic history when two figure skaters FALL and [tr]

    02/23/2018 5:37:44 AM PST · by C19fan · 48 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 23, 2018 | Minyvonne Burke and Shekhar Bhatia
    t was a rough day for the US women's Olympic figure skating team when all three women botched their solo routines for the free skating event. Mirai Nagasu made history earlier this week when she became the first American woman - and third overall - to successfully land a triple axel in the team event, but the 24-year-old Olympian struggled Friday at the Pyeongchang Games. After taking the ice and flawlessly performing a few moves, everyone expected Nagasu to launch herself in the air for the triple axel but she instead turned into a single axel. She finished in tenth...
  • Russians strike gold, US left to ponder future [Ladies Figure Skating

    02/23/2018 3:48:30 AM PST · by C19fan · 5 replies
    AP ^ | February 23, 2018 | Tim Dahlberg
    By the time the final group of figure skaters took the ice at Gangneung Ice Arena, things had been pretty much decided. Russia would win its first gold of the games, and the only question was whether Alina Zagitova or Evgenia Medvedeva would stand on the top level of the podium. The Russian national anthem would not be played at the medal ceremony later, though that didn't seem to matter to the boisterous fans who helped pack the arena, waving Russian flags and signs as the two top teenagers squared off. They, like most, understood that the whole "Olympic Athletes...
  • Another Olympics Snark Thread, Women's free skate and Lindsey Vonn's Slalom!

    02/22/2018 5:14:20 PM PST · by RooRoobird20 · 41 replies
    Me | Feb 22 2018 | Me
    Johnny Wier is looking FABULOUS, and this is your last chance to root against Lindsey Vaughn LMAO!
  • Three falls, one question: What's wrong with U.S. women's figure skating?

    02/21/2018 3:30:05 AM PST · by C19fan · 93 replies
    Yahoo ^ | February 21, 2018 | Dan Wetzel
    Bradie Tennell fell. Mirai Nagasu fell. Karen Chen had to put her hand down on the ice to stop herself from falling. Three American skaters. Three errors they likely won’t be able to recover from here at the Olympics short program Wednesday. “I’m mad,” said Nagasu, who is ninth place. “I’m upset.” “I am not going to lie, I am pretty disappointed in myself,” said Chen, who is in 10th. “We’re all human,” said Tennell, who is in 11th. “We make mistakes.” The United States hasn’t won a medal in ladies’ figure skating since 2006, when Sasha Cohen took silver....
  • Adam Rippon Turns Down NBC Correspondent Position, Net Struggles With Broadcast Gaffes (tr)

    02/19/2018 7:23:02 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 46 replies
    Deadline ^ | February 19, 2018 | Bruce Haring
    After some thought, Adam Rippon has decided to decline the offer of becoming an NBC correspondent for the remainder of the Olympic games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Earlier today, it was announced that the figure skater, who has become a prominent highlight of these games, was going to have his hand at commentary. However, he has decided to turn down the offer after he realized he would have to give up his Olympic standing and credential for the position. By joining NBC as a correspondent, he wouldn’t be allowed to participate in the closing ceremony. “I am so flattered that...
  • Why Don't More Female Figure Skaters Wear Pants?

    02/19/2018 6:06:29 AM PST · by C19fan · 80 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | February 17, 2018 | Ashley Fetters
    Last weekend, one of the buzzier stories out of the Olympic ladies’ figure skating short program competition was one you might call … surprisingly surprising. The French figure skater Maé-Bérénice Méité made headlines: for the fact that she skated to a Beyoncé medley, and even more so, for the fact that she did it in pants.
  • Which Winter Sports are The Most Beneficial

    02/17/2018 5:13:26 PM PST · by Armen Hareyan · 70 replies
    eMaxHealth ^ | Feb 15 2018 - 12:28pm | Lena Kirakosyan
    Today is the 10th day of the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Since one of the main goals of the Olympics is to popularize physical activity, here we will discuss which winter sports are considered to be the best for one’s health. Check out the benefits of Skating, Curling and Snowboarding compared to skiing. The first association most people have with the words "winter sports" are skis. Indeed, many studies show that skiing can help people to lose weight, increase their stamina, strengthen the cardiovascular system and even immunity, and improve respiratory function. It may seem that, compared to...
  • NBC’s Katie Couric mocked for comments about Dutch speed skating team

    02/13/2018 7:28:22 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 51 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/12/2018 | Brian Flood
    NBC's Katie Couric was slammed across social media for saying Dutch successes in Olympic speed skating were because skating is an “important mode of transport” in their country. “It’s probably not a news flash to tell you the Dutch are really, really good at speed skating… ‘Why are they so good?’ you may be asking yourself,” Couric mused during Friday’s opening ceremony. “Because skating is an important mode of transportation in a city like Amsterdam.” She said Amsterdam “has lots of canals that can freeze in winter. So, for as long as the canals have existed, the Dutch have skated...
  • NBC’s Katie Couric is in hot water with the Dutch, who really don’t skate everywhere

    02/12/2018 4:42:56 AM PST · by Leaning Right · 70 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 11, 2018 | Cindy Boren
    <p>Now, most people just watch the color and pageantry rather than focusing on the announcers, but Couric’s reasoning for why the Netherlands is so dominant in speedskating stopped everyone. Couric mentioned Amsterdam’s canals and pointed out that skating is “an important mode of transportation” when the canals freeze over.</p>
  • The Dutch have fun with Katie Couric's strange comments about speedskating

    02/12/2018 3:50:44 AM PST · by C19fan · 37 replies
    Yahoo ^ | February 11, 2018 | Liz Roscher
    When it comes to trolling at the Olympics, the Dutch are gold medal winners. First a pair of Dutch speedskating fans had a laugh at U.S. president Donald Trump’s expense. Now they’re taking aim at American broadcaster Katie Couric after some incorrect assumptions she made about the country when it was introduced during the Opening Ceremony. As the Netherlands entered the PyeongChang Olympic Stadium during Friday’s parade of nations, Couric shared a theory on why the Dutch are so good on the oval.
  • Night 3 of Olympic Snark, Twizzels and Gossip

    02/10/2018 6:05:37 PM PST · by blu · 67 replies
    I don't see a thread for Olympic kvetching, so let's have one!
  • Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir are giving off some serious 'Hunger Games' vibes at the Olympics

    02/10/2018 5:39:46 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 26 replies
    Mashable ^ | February 9, 2018 | Nicole Gallucci
    The 2018 Winter Olympics have arrived and the spotlight isn't only on the athletes. The world is keeping a close eye on the skills, performance, and fashion of announcers, too, and on day one of competitions when people wanted a hot new Olympics meme Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski volunteered as tribute. The professional figured skaters showed up looking like announcers for The Hunger Games and Twitter was shook. The two got their hair did and busted out their best maroon sequins numbers for the big night. It was straight up Caesar Flickerman and Effie Trinket in that arena. Josh...
  • The Winter Olympics already started Today!

    02/08/2018 5:34:09 PM PST · by RooRoobird20 · 131 replies
    NBC | Feb 8 2018 | Me
    The opening ceremonies haven't been held, but figure skating started today! Mr. RooRoo is semi-suicidal, he HATES figure skating. All snarky color commentators, please weigh in!!!! I'll throw out the first pitch: The second male skater (from Germany I believe) chose a HORRIBLE costume, he had big yucky armpit sweat stains, it was hard to focus on anything else.
  • 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...
  • Edmonton 'Freezeway' Would Be Skating Lane For Commuters

    02/27/2015 7:46:31 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 8 replies
    NPR ^ | 2-25-15 | KELLY MCEVERS
    Edmonton, Alberta, spends five months a year below freezing. Now, the Canadian city is considering a proposal to create a 7-mile skating trail for Edmontonians to use during their winter commutes.