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. Figure skating needs to transition from costumes to uniforms

    Paul Lukas, ESPN.com

    It's time to ditch the costumes that we see every year at the Winter Olympics and get the figure skaters of the world a uniform.

    Story | Conversation | December 14, 2017
  2. Russian teenager Alina Zagitova wins Grand Prix Final

    Associated Press

    Alina Zagitova performed a near-flawless free skate on Saturday to win the figure skating Grand Prix Final. Zagitova's compatriot Maria Sotskova, fourth after the short program, also had a strong free skate and moved up to second place.

    Story | Conversation | December 09, 2017
  3. U.S. skater Nathan Chen edges Japan's Shoma Uno to win Grand Prix Final

    Associated Press

    Nathan Chen held on to his lead from the short program to edge Shoma Uno and win the figure skating Grand Prix Final on Friday.

    Story | Conversation | December 08, 2017
  4. From the rink to the ring: Tonya Harding's short-lived boxing career

    D'Arcy Maine, espnW.com

    Remembering figure skater Tonya Harding's two-year boxing career and why she exited the ring.

    Story | Conversation | December 07, 2017
  5. Russian figure skater Evgenia Medvedeva to address IOC on doping

    Associated Press

    Two-time defending world figure skating champion Evgenia Medvedeva will address the International Olympic Committee board on Tuesday ahead of a vote on whether to ban Russia from the upcoming Pyeongchang Games.

    Story | Conversation | December 04, 2017