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July 15, 1991 | JERRY CROWE
Nicole Bobek of Chicago, who won the gold medal in women's figure skating Sunday at the Forum, was asked by her former coach if she would be interested in competing for Czechoslovakia, which would be possible under International Skating Union rules because her mother is Czech. Bobek, 13, who faces long odds of representing the United States in the Winter Olympics next year because of the tremendous depth in women's figure skating in this country, told him she is not interested.
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March 27, 1997 | JOHN ROOS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Some of us spend our entire lives chasing a dream. As the star of "Walt Disney's World on Ice--The Spirit of Pocahontas," Joanna Ng has already caught up to one of hers--and she's only 18. Last April, when Ng skated onto the ice at the Culver City Ice Arena to audition for the coveted role of Pocahontas in the $8-million production, she was nearing her high school graduation. She won the part, obviously, but then the dream got complicated.
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June 10, 1990 | NAOMI TWARD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Pardon Joanna Ng if she doesn't throw a triple salchow when she is compared to Tiffany Chin. Ng, a figure-skating phenom, is flattered by the comparison, but she prefers to be recognized for her own achievements. "I think Tiffany was a really good skater," said Ng, 11, of Woodland Hills. "But I think that I can be better than her if I keep working. "Sometimes I say to myself, 'Well, Tiffany did this move, but did this wrong and did this wrong.'
SPORTS
July 15, 1991 | JERRY CROWE
Nicole Bobek of Chicago, who won the gold medal in women's figure skating Sunday at the Forum, was asked by her former coach if she would be interested in competing for Czechoslovakia, which would be possible under International Skating Union rules because her mother is Czech. Bobek, 13, who faces long odds of representing the United States in the Winter Olympics next year because of the tremendous depth in women's figure skating in this country, told him she is not interested.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 27, 1997 | JOHN ROOS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Some of us spend our entire lives chasing a dream. As the star of "Walt Disney's World on Ice--The Spirit of Pocahontas," Joanna Ng has already caught up to one of hers--and she's only 18. Last April, when Ng skated onto the ice at the Culver City Ice Arena to audition for the coveted role of Pocahontas in the $8-million production, she was nearing her high school graduation. She won the part, obviously, but then the dream got complicated.
SPORTS
July 12, 1991
Tisha Walker of Thousand Oaks, a fifth-place finisher in ladies singles in this year's national figure skating championships, has pulled out of the U. S. Olympic Festival because of a strained back muscle. The figure skating competition, which takes place Saturday and Sunday at the Forum, includes five participants from the Valley area. Tamara Kuchiki of Canoga Park and Joanna Ng of Woodland Hills will compete in ladies singles.
SPORTS
November 23, 1990
College of the Canyons will hold a baseball coaching clinic Dec. 8, beginning at 9 a.m. The featured speaker is USC Coach Mike Gillespie. Other coaches on the speakers' panel include: George Horton, Cal State Fullerton; Tony Barbone, Azusa Pacific; Rich Hill, Cal Lutheran; Scott Muckey, Crespi High; and Len Mohney, Canyons. Information: 805-259-7800.
SPORTS
June 27, 1991 | MIKE HISERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Opening ceremonies for the Olympic Festival are only 15 days away, and the contingent of regional competitors continues to steadily grow. With rosters from sports such as softball, baseball and track and field still to be finalized, the list of local participants already has reached 56, including two head coaches, an assistant and a team manager.
SPORTS
July 15, 1991 | JERRY CROWE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Thirteen-year-old Nicole Bobek of Chicago scored an upset victory in women's singles over Tonia Kwiatkowski of Broadview Heights, Ohio, who was considered the favorite after placing fourth in this year's U.S. championships. Bobek's victory came only 11 days after she suffered a concussion while practicing at Broadmoor Skating Club in Colorado Springs, Colo.
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July 14, 1991 | JERRY CROWE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Tonia Kwiatkowski of Broadview Heights, Ohio, is, by most accounts, one of the top half-dozen or so female skaters in the world. That doesn't necessarily mean that she will be competing in the Winter Olympics next year. Kwiatkowski could end up a victim of the extraordinary U.S. depth in ladies' singles. Those who will compete with Kwiatkowski, 20, for three spots on the Olympic team next January include Jill Trenary, a three-time U.S.
SPORTS
June 10, 1990 | NAOMI TWARD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Pardon Joanna Ng if she doesn't throw a triple salchow when she is compared to Tiffany Chin. Ng, a figure-skating phenom, is flattered by the comparison, but she prefers to be recognized for her own achievements. "I think Tiffany was a really good skater," said Ng, 11, of Woodland Hills. "But I think that I can be better than her if I keep working. "Sometimes I say to myself, 'Well, Tiffany did this move, but did this wrong and did this wrong.'
SPORTS
July 14, 1991 | THERESA MUNOZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Figure skaters Natasha Kuchiki and Todd Sand made all the right moves in the early stages of their original pairs program Saturday at the Forum. Side by side, they flowed with grace from one move to another. It wasn't until the pair covered the length of the ice and went airborne with a pair of stunning synchronized double axel jumps that the tone was truly set for an athletic, elegant routine.
NEWS
August 19, 2004 | Libby Slate, Special to The Times
"Hot ICE," Magic Mountain's first-ever ice show, is not your mother's "Ice Capades." No classical music or show tunes here: The pre-show lights in the Magic Moments theater dim to Eminem's "Lose Yourself" -- also used in the finale -- while the opening number, "Let Me Entertain You," isn't a song from Broadway's "Gypsy" but a pulsating Robbie Williams rocker.
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