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By Andrea F. Siegel, The Baltimore Sun | September 13, 2012
World-class ice dancer Genrikh Sretenski is scheduled to make his first court appearance in upstate New York on Friday morning on sex abuse and related charges stemming from allegations from last year. Sretenski, 50, is expected to turn himself in to New York State police about 8 a.m. Friday and is due to be arraigned at 11 a.m. before Essex County Judge Richard B. Meyer, when bail will be set, said Sretenski's attorney, Terence L. Kindlon. Kindlon said his client maintains his innocence and will plead not guilty.
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By Carolyn Kelemen | March 31, 2014
Interest in ice skating peaks every four years during the Olympics. The 2014 Sochi games might be over, but swirling figures on ice are still dancing in the dreams of young would-be Meryl Davis and Charlie White, the Olympic gold medalists in ice dancing. Since 1975, the Columbia Figure Skating Club has provided area skaters with the opportunity to pursue both recreational and competitive skating. Each spring, Pat Muth, her daughter Martha, granddaughter Melissa, and a host of volunteers put many of these rising ice stars in a standing-room-only spectacle, this time around appropriately called "Frozen In Time," at the Columbia Ice Rink.
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By Steve McKerrow | March 23, 1992
ON AND OFF THE AIR:* Two of the more compelling stories from the recent Olympic Winter Games are given another look tonight at 10 on Maryland Public Television, with "Olympic Skater: Kurt Browning."Mr. Browning, you may recall, was the Canadian figure skater who was favored to win a gold medal in Albertville. Instead, he fell to a sixth-place finish.Yet among the losers at the games, he came across on television as one of the classiest -- disappointed, but blaming nobody.Tonight's special was actually filmed before the Olympics in the skater's home region of mountainous Alberta.
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February 7, 2014
For 150 years, people have skated in Patterson Park without government interference. Now, the government extends its arbitrariness into yet another aspect of life ("Cold snap stirs debate over safety, rules of skating," Feb. 4). How long will people put up with the government regulating every single part of their lives? Live free or die. Thomas F. McDonough, Towson, - To respond to this letter, send an email to talkback@baltimoresun.com . Please include your name and contact information.
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By Pete Cobus | February 20, 2008
Skateboarding is a crime. It is illegal when committed in conscious violation of posted signs that unambiguously restrict the activity in a given space. Skaters deface tax-subsidized structures: Benches and handrails are scraped and dented; curbs and granite edgings are eroded; pedestrian safety is compromised. Whether with spray paint, skateboard or pick-ax and chisel, vandalism is effacement of public or private property. I know this because I am a skater - and therefore, at times, a vandal.
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By TOM DUNKEL and TOM DUNKEL,SUN REPORTER | November 11, 2005
When Harry Dingle moved his printing business from Catonsville to Laurel a few years ago, the incentive wasn't more space or lower overhead. He just wanted to be closer to the Gardens Ice House in Laurel so he could go skating on lunch hour. Dingle, 60, doesn't dawdle on the rink. He's a devotee of speed skating, the sport in which men and women with windmilling arms power their way over glistening ice in an exaggerated half-crouch, like turbocharged versions of Groucho loping across the set of an old Marx Brothers movie.
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By Ken Rosenthal and Ken Rosenthal,SUN COLUMNIST | February 17, 1998
NAGANO, Japan -- I'm rooting for Tara.I root for any figure skater the judges are out to get.I rooted for Tonya, before she punked out.I rooted for Elvis, a hockey player in disguise.And, of course, I rooted for Pasha, an outlaw in her own mind, if not in the judges'.But now, I'm rooting for Tara Lipinski.It's nothing against Michelle. I love Michelle. Everyone loves Michelle. Beautiful skater. Refreshing attitude. Worthy champion, and all that.This isn't about Michelle Kwan.No, this is about a sport that moves to its own whims.
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By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,Sun Staff Correspondent | February 18, 1994
HAMAR, Norway -- Ten years and 1,000 meters later, Dan Jansen got his Olympic gold medal.In the race of his life -- and his career -- tragedy-tinged Jansen nearly slipped on a corner and nearly wavered down the stretch. But he recovered in time to set a world record and win the gold medal in the 1,000 meters today at the Winter Olympics.His time of 1:12.43 shocked the standing-room-only crowd of 12,000. As Jansen circled the ice after his triumph, his arms waving over his head, the audience shrieked.
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By Candus Thomson and Candus Thomson,Sun reporter | October 24, 2007
On her way to Toronto recently to work with her choreographer for the new figure skating season that begins this week, Kimmie Meissner stopped at the border crossing. A guard asked the U.S. champion the reason for the visit. "Business," said Meissner, replaying both roles in the story with great relish. "Business?" asked the guard as she stared at the skater's passport. "What do you do?" "Figure skating," said Meissner, her grin getting bigger. "Well, you keep practicing and maybe someday you'll get to the Olympics," the guard said, waving Meissner through.
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By Lourdes Sullivan and Lourdes Sullivan,SUN STAFF | April 9, 1999
IT'S THAT time of year again when the Columbia Figure Skating Club presents its spring show. This year, skaters will perform to an assortment of Broadway tunes and one of our area skaters, Anna Campos, will be featured.The Laurel 16-year-old will skate in a pairs routine with University of Delaware sophomore Ronnie Biancosino of Newark, Del.Not a bad feat for a junior at Atholton High School. But the story behind all this is better.Anna has been skating forever, it seems. She joined the Columbia Figure Skating Club at 8 and took group lessons there.
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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 Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | August 10, 2013
Brenda DeCesare, who was the general manager for tennis at the Columbia Association, died of breast cancer Aug. 2 at her Ellicott City home. She was 56. Brenda Derry was born in Baltimore and raised in Mount Washington. She was the daughter of James Derry, the grounds and maintenance director of the old Bonnie View Golf Course, and the former Tommie L. Harper, a bookbindery worker. She attended Northern Parkway Junior High School and was a 1975 graduate of Towson High School, where she ran track and played on the softball team.
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April 15, 2013
Enjoy a day of competition and entertainment at Ice World in Abingdon, the site of a Basic Skills and Beyond skating competition on Saturday, April 20. The competition will run from 9 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. and is free and open to the public. A total of 125 skaters ages 4 to adult will be participating. Competitors hail from multiple area rinks as well as from the Chesapeake Figure Skating Club at Ice World, Baltimore Figure Skating Club, Bay Country Figure Skating Club, Bowie Figure Skating Club, Capital Clubhouse Skating Academy, Frederick Figure Skating Club, Gardens Figure Skating Club, Reisterstown Figure Skating Club, Washington Figure Skating Club and University of Delaware Figure Skating Club.
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By Andrea F. Siegel, The Baltimore Sun | September 13, 2012
World-class ice dancer Genrikh Sretenski is scheduled to make his first court appearance in upstate New York on Friday morning on sex abuse and related charges stemming from allegations from last year. Sretenski, 50, is expected to turn himself in to New York State police about 8 a.m. Friday and is due to be arraigned at 11 a.m. before Essex County Judge Richard B. Meyer, when bail will be set, said Sretenski's attorney, Terence L. Kindlon. Kindlon said his client maintains his innocence and will plead not guilty.
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By Emaun Kashfipour | May 9, 2012
After being open nearly a year, skateboarders are mostly pleased with the North Laurel Community Center's outdoor skate park, which Howard County opened last June. The 12,000-square-foot park opened June 3, 2011 along with the rest of the $25 million North Laurel Community Center. The skate park is mostly made of concrete and has metal rails and stone boulders at different places throughout the park. One end of the park has a covered sitting area where skateboarders can rest or watch each other perform tricks on the various ramps, rails, boxes and curved pool.
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By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,Staff Writer | February 16, 1992
ALBERTVILLE, France -- The crescendo will occur inside a stark arena in front of 9,000 spectators on the final Friday night of the Olympic Winter Games.A solitary figure in a raspberry dress with a matching headband will glide across a sheet of ice.For four minutes and 30 seconds she will skate to a haunting Spanish melody that will echo through the building and around the planet. And if the night is perfect, she will become a butterfly with a smile, soaring for gold and glory.Kristi Yamaguchi's delicacy will enchant an audience.
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By Candus Thomson and Candus Thomson,candy.thomson@baltsun.com | June 21, 2009
The newest member of Kimmie Meissner's coaching team is a free spirit who cheerfully concedes that he knows nothing of figure skating, travels the country in a clunker Jeep with a bungee-corded tarp for a roof and 260,000 on the odometer, and keeps his clothes in a waterproof plastic box. Meet Gyula Pandi, at age 64, one part cheerleader, one part nag, one part choreographer. With the Winter Olympics eight months away, the former performer and teacher with the Hungarian Ballet Company is on board to help Meissner prepare for competition in the areas where judges have often downgraded her. "Tilt your head.
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By Ryanne Milani, The Baltimore Sun | March 9, 2012
The girls stand together in their skates before taking the ice. They talk animatedly as they stretch and prepare for a long practice. "They haven't seen each other in a week," one of the mothers says in passing. The Sailors, the highest-level team in the Chesapeake Synchronized Skating club, compete nationally at the intermediate level. The girls come from counties around the state and see one another only at practice, but they're close-knit. "We're just like a family now," said Blaire Burgin, a tri-captain and a Pikesville junior.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | March 31, 2011
Anne H. Leitch, a former professional skater who performed during the 1930s and 1940s with Shipstads & Johnson Ice Follies and the Ice Capades, died March 20 of pneumonia at St. Agnes Hospital. She was 94. Anne Haroldson, who was born and raised in Duluth, Minn., began ice skating when she was 5. During the 1928 Minneapolis-St. Paul Winter Carnival, which starred world champion and Olympic skater Sonja Henie, she filled in at the last minute for a professional skater. "Sonja would not allow any pros on the program with her," Mrs. Leitch wrote in unpublished autobiographical notes.
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