Olympic Ladies Make History on Ice

Usually when the Olympics come around, I have a favorite skater  in each event. This year, my favorites won in each of the three events preceding the ladies. But once the final group of ladies took the ice, I realized I really just wanted them all to skate their best. Having written about all of them for so long, I know all of their stories. As a skater myself, I just wanted to share in their enjoyment of the sport and their Olympic moments. ...more

All of  the ladies did a spectacular job in the finals and should be proud of what they ...more

Rochette Positioned for Olympic Podium Days After Mother's Untimely Death

Vancouver 2010 hasn't been the constant high that usually comes with the Olympic Games. With the death of the Georgian luge competitor before the opening ceremonies began, a dark cloud formed over Vancouver that hasn't quite departed yet. As many have already heard, Canadian ladies' figure skating champion, Joannie Rochette, lost her mother to a heart attack earlier this week. ...more

First, how amazing was Joannie Rochette?  I hope she can keep it together tonight to at ...more

Canadian Favorite Wins Skate Canada on Rocky Road to Vancouver

I remember arriving late to a local competition one year and asking a friend afterward how her skate went. She replied, "I cleaned the ice." Perplexed for a moment, I didn't know what to say, but she explained that she fell so many times there was essentially no need for a Zamboni. Ouch. Maybe the rink was cursed for the ladies skating in Kitchener, Ontario because in the Free Skate, they cleaned the ice....more

Canadian Champion Joannie Rochette Wins Skate Canada

Skate Canada, the second in the Grand Prix figure skating series, took place in Ottawa this week and ended today.  With only a small batch of competitors in each division, it was easy to focus in on the ladies: three Canadians, three Americans, two Japanese and four European skaters.  Beginning with the short program on Friday, long time Canadian champion, Joannie Rochette triumphed, skating to "Summertime" and receiving a standing ovation, coming out 7 points ahead of Fumie Suguri, former world medalist, and Caroline Zhang, rising American star and former world Junior champion.&n ...more

I've been far too busy lately to keep up with skating even if it were shown on TV so thank you ...more