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  • CONI says it will appeal to CAS over Kostner's 16-month ban Feb 25, 2015 7:34 AM
    CONI to appeal to CAS to lengthen 16-month ban for figure skater Kostner in doping case

  • Olympic champion Sotnikova to skip world championships Feb 20, 2015 8:03 AM
    Olympic champion Adelina Sotnikova of Russia to skip world figure skating championships

  • American Polina Edmunds gets gold at Four Continents skating Feb 15, 2015 3:34 PM
    American Polina Edmunds wins Four Continents, Japan's Satoko Miyahara second

  • Denis Ten wins Four Continents skating championship Feb 14, 2015 8:34 AM
    Olympic bronze medalist Denis Ten wins big at Four Continents skating championship

  • Japan's Miyahara leads after Four Continents short program Feb 13, 2015 6:34 AM
    Japan's Satoko Miyahara leads Four Continents short program, Gracie Gold 2nd

  • Denis Ten takes lead at Four Continents skating championship Feb 12, 2015 8:04 AM
    Olympic bronze medalist Denis Ten takes commanding lead after short program at Four Continents

  • Carpentersville skater's gold adds to suburban medal count Jan 28, 2015 10:26 AM
    Bradie Tennell, 16, of Carpentersville, won the junior ladies title and gold medal at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, one of 11 suburban figure skaters to win medals at nationals. That makes her the newest member of an elite group of champion and potential Olympic skaters from the Chicago suburbs. She modestly says, "I did well."

  • Highland Park’s Jason Brown wins first U.S. title Jan 26, 2015 11:02 AM
    Jason Brown gushed to Adam Rippon: “Oh my god, it was amazing.” The Highland Park resident turned to Joshua Farris, his skating rival for nearly a decade, and told him, “It’s just so cool to continue to grow together.” Brown won his first U.S. title Sunday when Rippon’s stellar long program couldn’t make up a big deficit and Farris’ mistake may have cost him the championship. All three were still beaming afterward, a breakthrough performance for each competitor.

  • Constable: Push to keep ‘special’ in these Olympics Jan 18, 2015 7:30 AM
    The Special Olympics provide plenty of wonderful moments for young athletes with developmental and intelectual disabilities. While figure skaters such as Abby Stanton of Lake in the Hills worry about the future of their sport after glitches following a change in venue, Dave Breen, president of Special Olympics Illinois, promises the organization is dedicated to solving the problems and seeing skating thrive.

  • ‘DWTS’ champs Davis, Chmerkovskiy greet fans in Deer Park Dec 14, 2014 9:00 PM
    Shoppers at Deer Park Town Center must have been checking their calendars to make sure it wasn’t Black Friday. The line of people pouring out the doors of the Vera Bradley store Sunday — with a few Lake County Sheriff’s deputies in the mix to keep order — wasn’t there for deals, but to meet “Dancing with Stars” champions Meryl Davis and Maksim Chmerkovskiy.

  • Lysacek returns to Stars on Ice, Allstate Nov 26, 2014 4:10 PM
    For the first time since 2011, Olympic gold medal champion and Naperville native Evan Lysacek returns to the lineup of Stars on Ice, and he will appear in the “Dancing for Joy” tour at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont on Saturday, March 21.

  • Gold, Brown earn bronze at Sears Centre Oct 26, 2014 10:16 PM
    Chicago area skating phenoms Gracie Gold and Jason Brown earned bronze medals in their respective events at the 2014 Hilton HHonors Skate America competition at the Hoffman Estates’ Sears Centre Arena over the weekend. Gold, 19, who is the U.S. ladies champion, finished third in the Skate America women’s competition on Sunday behind two-time world junior champion Elena Radionova and Elizaveta Tuktamysheva of Russia. “I just feel I’m on the brink of breaking into that gold and silver medal,” said Gold

  • Brown, Gold among elite skaters at Sears Centre this weekend Oct 24, 2014 5:26 AM
    Some of the top figure skaters in the world, including suburban Olympians Gracie Gold and Jason Brown, will compete at Hoffman Estates' Sears Centre Arena this weekend at the 2014 Hilton HHonors Skate America, the first major skating competition held in the Chicago area since 1946.

  • Japan’s Machida wins Skate America short program Oct 24, 2014 10:54 PM
    Tatsuki Machida of Japan won the Skate America men’s short program with a dominant performance on Friday. On a night when there were plenty of falls, Machida kept his footing and left the ice to loud cheers after wowing the crowd. With 93.39 points, he had a comfortable lead over American Jeremy Abbott (81.82) and Chicago-area product Jason Brown (79.75).

  • Top figure skaters set to compete at Hoffman Estates’ Sears Centre Mar 26, 2014 1:26 PM
    U.S. Figure Skating has chosen Hoffman Estates’ Sears Centre Arena as the host venue for the 2014 Hilton HHonors Skate America. Last year's event featured performances from dozens of world-class skaters, including 2014 Olympic medalists Meryl Davis, Charlie White, Jason Brown and Ashley Wagner.

  • Olympic gold medalists Davis-White out of worlds Mar 3, 2014 4:51 PM
    Olympic gold medalist ice dancers Meryl Davis and Charlie White will not compete at the world championships later this month.

  • Olympian Jason Brown honored, thanks supporters at Highland Park High Feb 25, 2014 9:29 PM
    Figure skater Jason Brown’s enthusiasm that connected with spectators at the Sochi Winter Olympics was evident Tuesday when he stopped in his hometown of Highland Park for a elebration of his achievements. Brown, 19, who won a bronze medal in the team competition and placed ninth on the individual side in his Olympics debut, attended two pep assemblies before a combined 2,000 pupils at Highland Park High School.

  • Highland Park medalist Jason Brown still smiling as Olympics wind down Feb 22, 2014 8:00 AM
    Still celebating his bronze-medal win in team figure skating, Highland Park's Jason Brown talks candidly about his Olympic victory and his love of the sport in this exclusive Q&A. "The outpouring of support from my community has been more than I could have ever imagined."

  • Gracie Gold 4th in skating short program Feb 19, 2014 3:21 PM
    SOCHI, Russia — Defending champion Yuna Kim of South Korea won the short program at the Sochi Olympics, and Russia’s 15-year-old sensation Julia Lipnitskaia fell. American champion Gracie Gold was fourth, with countrywomen Ashley Wagner sixth and Polina Edmunds seventh. Japan’s Mao Asada had four major mistakes and plummeted to 16th.

  • To medal, Gold will likely need others to falter Feb 19, 2014 10:24 PM
    U.S. champion Gracie Gold is in striking distance of a medal with 68.63 points. But she will likely need a mistake from the leaders to move up to the podium. Gold turned out a clean free skate in the team event, and as she wrestled with frazzled nerves Wednesday, she wished she was doing her long program instead of her short,

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