A pre-teen girl from Nova Scotia said she wants to break a world record in figure skating so she can raise money for her favorite charity.
If you watch one skater during the winter olympics, it has got to be this one. What Yulia Lipnitskaya (who is 15! When I was 15 i could barely tie my shoes! It was actually pretty sad.) can do with just her skates, some ice, and a fly-ass outfit is MAGIC. Okay, I'm sure there were years and years of hard work in…
The decision to roundly condemn Russia for its persecution of LGBT citizens seems a straightforward one, even when you bring the Sochi Olympics into it. That is, until someone points out that President Obama appointed Brian Boitano to his Sochi delegation, a figure skater who came out after Olympic career was over,…
There are a lot of possible reasons why Mirai Nagasu lost a spot on 2014's US Olympic squad to Ashley Wagner, despite finishing ahead of her on Sunday's Nationals. A thought-provoking Wall Street Journal op-ed is one of the few articles to make it explicitly about the race of both women involved:
I can't stop watching this little girl kill it on the ice. I don't think I've ever seen anything cuter in my life, and I own a mirror.*
A child learns how to ice skate on Sunday (02.12.12) at the Christmas market set up at the Alexanderplatz in Berlin with a penguin character, which acts as a support. The Christmas market at Alexanderplatz in Berlin is open up until Dec. 26. (Photo: Timur Emek / DAPD)
Sunday night is here again and so are winter temperatures. That means it's finally ice skating season—the time when I try yet fail to stay upright on a pair of skates. Do you have any exciting winter weather plans? Skiing? Sledding? Chopping down a Christmas tree in the woods? Huddling miserably on the sidewalk…
Is it time for the Winter Olympics again yet? No? Good, that gives me enough time to adopt a kitty in time to try this experiment for my own.
Here on the Northern Hemisphere, the days have grown shorter. The temperature has dropped. Economic conditions remain bleak. We must find happiness where we can. Today it was in the way blades cut the ice and sequins sparkled in the light as Johnny Weir danced, leapt, and twirled to "Poker Face." Enjoy.
Starr Andrews is nine years old and being called a "future Olympian" (by her family). In this video, she spins, leaps and gives her neck a workout.
Beijing, December 12: Adelina Sotnikova of Russia performs during the ISU Grand Prix and Junior Grand Prix Final at Beijing Capital Gymnasium. (Image via Getty)
PARIS - NOVEMBER 28: Mao Asada of Japan performs in the Gala during the ISU GP Trophee Eric Bompard 2010 at the Palais omnisport de Paris Bercy. (Photo by Christopher Lee/Getty Images)
[Canada, October 31: Vanessa Crone and Paul Poirier of Canada skate to a first place finish in Ice Dance Free Dance during 2010 Skate Canada International at the K-Rock Centre in Kingston, Ontario. Image via Getty.]