February 5, 1992 |
By the time they get on the ice during the Olympics, they usually look like a match made in heaven. They glide and flow. They toe loop and double axel as one. It's a union of majesty and magic. Even a casual observer, who has never even strapped on a skate, figures it must take a lot of hard work to make anything look that easy. But success in pairs figure skating requires a good bit of luck, too. With desire, discipline and direction, a talented solo skater can push the edge of potential.
December 24, 2006 |
Sitting in a circle with her University of Denver classmates before her final exam in international studies, immersed in analyzing turmoil in Iraq and North Korea, Michelle Kwan discovered something about herself that a lifetime of figure skating hadn't taught her. "We were talking about a certain issue and somebody would jump in and then somebody else would jump in, and it was very interesting, very stimulating," she said.
December 22, 1989 |
Shortly after the figure skating team of Irina Korina and Viktor Yelchin finished their first rehearsal for this holiday's edition of Knott's Berry Farm's "Festival on Ice," Korina had a question about a routine set to "Silent Night." "We have heard this music before," she said. "What is it?" Their ignorance of what is perhaps the world's best-known Christmas carol may be partly due to the fact that the couple is Jewish.
February 21, 1992 |
American television viewers saw their 1991 national women's figure skating champion Tonya Harding fall at least five times during her performance Wednesday at the Winter Olympics in Albertville, France.
June 2, 1991 |
This year, a number of skating shows are coming to the Southland, including: * Fifth annual "Star Spangled Ice" show, July 6 at 8 p.m. Starring and choreographed by 1980 Olympic champ Robin Cousins, with national amateur competitors and guest stars. At the Blue Jay Ice Castle rink near Lake Arrowhead. Benefits the Foundation for International Ice Skating Advancement. Tickets: $175 for rink-side seating, cocktail reception and gala dinner; $30 for reserved seating; $25 general admission.
November 26, 1998
8 pm: Swing Dance those holiday calories away to the swingin' sound of the Dino Martinis, the Calgary-based, seven-piece jump ensemble that makes its first L.A. appearance tonight. Need to brush up on your steps? Free dance lessons will be offered during the first hour. * The Dino Martinis, The Derby, 4500 Los Feliz Blvd., 8 p.m. $7. (323) 663-8979. All day: Movies If you're lucky enough not to be cooking today and you're neither a parade nor football fan, there's a slew of new movies to see.
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April 28, 1997 |
Valley skaters take note: The ice machine has cometh. Constructions crews used cranes to lower into place an enormous "ice plant" that will keep the surface of the Valley's newest rink cool and smooth even as temperatures outside reach into triple digits. The rink is part of a $2.5-million, 50,000 square-foot roller- and ice-skating center under construction on the Van Nuys Boulevard site of the former Panorama Bowl.
October 20, 1994 |
In a region where the word "development" is usually uttered with contempt, builder Stephen Fish has found an unlikely ally in Olympic skating superstar Oksana Baiul. With the help of the Ukranian-born Baiul and her reputation, Fish has persuaded this town's approximately 25,000 citizens to allow him to do what under ordinary circumstances would be unthinkable--build a giant ice-skating complex.