What happens when Skype drops Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir

February, 12, 2015
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Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir are good at many things, but apparently technology isn't one of them. The dynamic duo was participating in a Skype meeting on Thursday when they lost their connection. The two handled it exactly as anyone would -- by eating snacks and yelling helplessly into the air. Natch.

No word if their attempts helped get the meeting back on track, but it looks they had a good time either way.

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Six more reasons to be envious of Gracie Gold

January, 12, 2015
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Gracie Gold is the defending champion entering next week’s U.S. Figure Skating Championships, but that’s somehow not why she’s the envy of hordes of teenage girls across the country.

Not even close.

Over the weekend, Gold hung out on Catalina Island with her girlfriends Lorde, Jaime King, the sisters from Haim and Taylor Swift. Perhaps you’ve heard of them?

The ladies saw the sights, ate ice cream and generally looked to being having a much better time than you did doing whatever it was you were doing with your non-famous friends.

Gold and Swift, of course, go way back. Or at least all the way back to April when they publicly documented their night baking cookies and making funny faces together. As friends do.


Even Ashley Wagner is flipping out over Taylor Swift mystery man

November, 21, 2014
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Ashley Wagner is a two-time U.S. figure skating champion, an Olympic medalist and a meme sensation, but it turns out she’s somehow really just like the rest of us normals.

On Friday morning, Wagner tweeted on the most important topic of our time, or at least of the hour. And by that I mean she gave a shout-out to the guy in Taylor Swift’s “Blank Space” video. Obvs. And it probably reads exactly like something you saw your college roommate post on Facebook.


Ohhhh HEYYYYYY, indeed. Ashley Wagner: Woman of the people.

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NEWS RESULTS FOR FIGURE SKATING

  1. San Francisco police recover stolen costumes, skates of Olympic skater Marissa Castelli

    Associated Press

    Two costumes and a pair of skates that were stolen from U.S. Olympic figure skater Marissa Castelli were recovered by San Francisco police.

    Story | Conversation | January 18, 2018
  2. Alina Zagitova takes lead at European figure skating championships

    Associated Press

    Alina Zagitova, in her first season of senior competition, took the lead at the European figure skating championships after Thursday's women's short program with a dramatic performance of strong and precise jumps.

    Story | Conversation | January 18, 2018
  3. The benefits -- and pitfalls -- of siblings in the same Olympic sport

    Aimee Berg, Special to espnW.com

    When siblings compete in the same sport, they can push each other to success -- or have all kinds of fallout from bruises to bruised egos. We caught up with three pairs, each involving at least one Olympian, to find out what works and what doesn't.

    Story | Conversation | January 17, 2018
  4. Canada's figure skating team ranked No. 1 ahead of Olympics

    Associated Press

    Led by 2010 Olympic champion ice dancers Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, pairs partners Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford, and Patrick Chan, Canada heads into the Olympics ranked No. 1 in the world in figure skating.

    Story | Conversation | January 14, 2018
  5. Costumes stolen from rented car of Olympic figure skater Marissa Castelli

    Associated Press

    U.S. Olympic figure skater Marissa Castelli had two costumes and a pair of skates stolen from her rental car while she was in San Francisco.

    Story | Conversation | January 09, 2018