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By Diana K. Sugg and By Diana K. Sugg,SUN STAFF | December 26, 2001
On Friday night, when some of the world's top figure skaters take the ice for the Stars on Ice exhibition at the Baltimore Arena, the lineup will be familiar: Kurt Browning, Kristi Yamaguchi, Katarina Witt. Even Tara Lipinski, at the comparatively young age of 19, has been in the show for four years now. These veterans are still throwing triple jumps, still skating with the beauty and talent that made them champions. But even the most ardent fans are saying something they never thought they would: It's getting a little old. After years of overexposure, of several televised skating events a weekend, the high-flying world of professional figure skating is hitting a rough patch.
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Sports on TV | February 17, 2014
CHS. 11, 4 3-5 p.m. — Women's biathlon - 12.5km mass-start gold-medal final; two-man bobsled – gold-medal final runs 8-11:30 p.m. — Figure skating - ice dancing gold-medal final; men's snowboarding - snowboard cross gold-medal final; men's freestyle skiing - aerials gold-medal final; men's ski jumping - team K-125 large-hill gold-medal final 1-2 a.m. — Figure skating - ice dancing gold-medal final postgame 2-4:30 a.m. — Prime-time...
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By John E. Woodruff and John E. Woodruff,Tokyo Bureau | February 23, 1992
TOKYO -- When the Albertville Olympics opened, Japan was putting a formidable burden onto Midori Ito's 4-foot-9 frame.Sportswriters said over and over that the 97-pound, 22-year-old figure skating sensation was this country's best hope to break two embarrassing barriers -- its first Winter Olympics gold medal in 20 years and its first Winter Olympics medal for a woman."
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By David Driver, For The Baltimore Sun | February 14, 2014
Christalyn Trimilove was about 6 years old when her father, Paul, took her skating at the Benfield Pines Ice Rink in Millersville, a once-popular local facility that has since closed. Trimilove, a lifelong resident of Severna Park, has mixed memories of that first time on the ice. "What in the world are you doing to me and what is on my feet?" she recalls thinking. "After that, he took me to some more public sessions and signed me up for group lessons. I kind of fell in love with it. " Within about six months of those first lessons, she had won a gold medal in a low-level competition against some other young girls.
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December 14, 1992
Philippe Candeloro of France won the men's title at the NHK Trophy International Figure Skating competition in Tokyo.Candeloro was second in the technical program Friday, but with the help of an original spin yesterday, he earned his first victory in a major international meet.
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December 12, 1992
Event: DuraSoft Colors World Professional Figure Skating ChampionshipsSite: Capital CentreWhen: Tonight, 7 p.m.Tickets: 500 availableOutlook: Brian Boitano will defend his three consecutive titles and test his Olympic prospects against Viktor Petrenko, Paul Wylie and Brian Orser. On the women's side, Olympic gold medalist Kristi Yamaguchi will make her professional debut against the likes of Jill Trenary, the world champion and three-time U.S. national champion. It will be their first meeting since Trenary defeated Yamaguchi for the U.S. National Championship in 1990.
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By RICK MAESE and RICK MAESE,SUN REPORTER | March 23, 2006
The World Figure Skating Championships in Calgary, Alberta, have gotten off to a good start for Kimmie Meissner. She posted a personal-best score in qualifying last night, leaving her in second place heading into tomorrow's short program. Meissner, the 16-year-old from Bel Air, hit most of her jumps, including a triple-triple combination. She said that, stepping off the ice, she knew her scores would be good. "I had a feeling it was going to be my personal best," she said shortly after her program.
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By David Bianculli and David Bianculli,Special to The Sun | March 25, 1994
Double dribbles or double axels? Traveling or lutzing? Television has them all tonight, with basketball on CBS and figure skating on NBC.* "Figure Skating World Championships" (8 p.m.-9 p.m., WMAR, Channel 2) -- Nine days ago, NBC sent out a press release promoting its coverage of tonight's World Figure Skating Championships, televised on a delayed same-day basis from Japan. Five prime-time hours are earmarked for NBC's coverage, but the lineup is a little thinner than when NBC made its announcement March 16. At that time, NBC trumpeted that Tonya Harding was among the expected competitors.
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By MILTON KENT | November 24, 1994
If a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, then Verne Lundquist figures that he is downright frightening just about now, at least when it comes to figure skating."
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By Candus Thomson and Candus Thomson,Sun reporter | February 1, 2007
Skating beneath the glittering statute of Prometheus at the Rockefeller Plaza ice rink in New York yesterday, Kimmie Meissner looked tiny. But she was just as golden as the Greek god. On her whirlwind tour before returning to class at Fallston High School, Meissner, the national and world figure skating champion, performed for the Today show audience and began planning for another international competition next week. As a tuneup for the world championships in Tokyo next month, all of the newly crowned U.S. champions - including Meissner - will be at the Four Continents Figure Skating Championships in Colorado Springs, Colo.
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February 8, 2014
CHS. 11, 4 2:30 p.m. Men's ski jumping: individual k-95 competition; men's biathlon – 10km sprint gold-medal final; men's speedskating – 5,000 gold-medal final; women's cross country – skiathlon gold-medal final 8 p.m. Figure skating: (team event: ice dancing short dance, ladies' short program); men's snowboarding - slopestyle gold-medal final; women's freestyle skiing - moguls gold-medal final Midnight Figure skating: (team event: pairs' free skate); men's luge - singles competition NBCSN 9:30 a.m. Figure skating: (team event: ice dancing short dance-live)
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By Mike King, The Baltimore Sun | January 23, 2014
Robert Ogilvie spent thousands of hours in front of his television screen, watching videotapes of his figure skating students alongside those of national, international and Olympic competitors. The British-born World War II veteran, former prisoner of war and internationally renowned figure skater had settled down in Baltimore in 1960, beginning a lifelong devotion to teaching his craft. He died Nov. 18 at 97, and a memorial service will be held for him at the Cathedral of the Incarnation at 4 East University Parkway on Friday at 5 p.m. "In his teaching relationships with his students, I really think that he wanted every student to kind of actualize all their potential in skating," said Robin Williams, a student of Ogilvie's from age 7 through 18, then a colleague and friend for 50 years.
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By Aaron Kasinitz, The Baltimore Sun | September 14, 2013
Anthony DeLuca rolls out of bed around 2:30 most mornings. Though it's still dark when he steps through his front doors by 3:15, DeLuca can look to his left and still see his family's emus, cows, horses and chickens as he walks down a rocky driveway to his car. About 15 hours later, DeLuca will return to his Keymar home, about 10 miles north of Frederick, to care for those animals. For now, he's off to Laurel Roller Skating Center to start his day with a two-hour training session that begins at 4:30 a.m. DeLuca's morning routine is atypical for the average American 23-year old - but most 23-year-olds don't have a shot to become a world champion figure roller skater like DeLuca does.
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By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | January 12, 2013
Brenna Doherty's dream of becoming a world-class figure skater has had its share of bumpy landings. They began when Doherty was a freshman at Oakland Mills High in Columbia. After making the finals at junior nationals at ages 13 and 14, Doherty thought she wanted to try being a typical teenager. "When I first entered high school, I wanted to be a part of the Homecoming committee, and all kinds of stuff like that," Doherty, now 18, recalled recently. "I followed my friends and joined some of their clubs, but I definitely decided it wasn't for me. I wanted to go to the ice rink every day and train.
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November 19, 2012
The deadline for submitting sports copy is 9 a.m. on Mondays. We prefer email (howardcountysports@patuxent.com). We do not accept results by phone. When two Howard County teams play, players from both teams (first and last names) must be mentioned in the write-up. Questions? Call 410-332-6606. Figure Skating Columbia resident, Brenna Doherty, qualified earlier this month in the Junior Pairs at the Eastern Sectional Figure Skating Championships in Hyannis, Mass., for the U.S. Figure Skating Championships to be held Jan. 19-27, 2013.
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March 24, 2012
Don't miss the cast of 60 local skaters from ages 3 to 55 in "Beauty and the Beast On Ice," presented by the Gardens Figure Skating Club Saturday, March 24 and Sunday, March 25 at 1 and 3:30 p.m at the Gardens Ice House Patrick Arena, 13800 Old Gunpowder Road. This figure skating portrayal of the classic French fairy tale features music from the 1991 Disney hit movie and the Broadway musical depicting a prince transformed into a beast who risks staying a beast forever unless he receives reciprocated love from a young woman named Belle.
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By John-John Williams IV | john-john.williams@baltsun.com | March 15, 2010
Perched on her skates, Justise Fleming watched intently as her instructor spun around on the ice with ease. Then the determined 7-year-old from Patterson Park dug her right toe pick into the ice, reached back and swiveled in place. As her spin slowed she wobbled a bit like a tightrope walker on the high wire. But a sly smile of accomplishment spread across her face. A few feet away, 14 other girls tried the same two-foot spin. Most succeeded, but several plopped down hard. A few shrieks pierced the cold air of the Dominic Mimi DiPietro Family Skating Center in Patterson Park.
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