Around the world of figure skating - Oct. 12

Michelle Kwan reveals her favorite tracks in this week's Around the World of Figure Skating.
Michelle Kwan reveals her favorite tracks in this week's Around the World of Figure Skating. (Getty Images)


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(10/12/2007) - From Michelle Kwan's ultimate playlist to The Temptations playing in Ontario to a hockey player crediting his success to his start as a figure skater, this week's edition of Around the World of Figure Skating covers all corners.

Michelle Kwan's ultimate playlist
Michelle Kwan, the most decorated figure skater in U.S. history with five world and eight national titles, reveals 10 songs that she can't live without and her ultimate CD. More >

The Temptations provide tunes, but stop short of donning skates
Legendary Motown group The Temptations visited Mississauga, Ontario, to provide live music -- along with a younger group heavily influenced by them, Boyz II Men -- for Kurt Browning's seventh edition of Gotta Skate. More >

Size doesn't matter
Michael Sibley, entering his second season with the Grand Falls-Windsor Cataracts in the West Coast Hockey League, certainly isn't the biggest player on the ice, but the diminutive forward attributes his speed on the ice to figure skating -- a sport he participated in from the age of two to 14. More >

Q&A with Dorothy Hamill
Dorothy Hamill was just 19 years old when she won an Olympic gold. Now 51, "America's sweetheart" reveals that under the glowing smile and wedge haircut was a young woman in the grips of serious depression. More >

Ward finds competitive edge
Figure skaters don't usually experience epiphanies while crashing to the ice. Then again, Rohene Ward rarely does anything in a conventional manner. More >

Skating for a cure: Evening with Champions
Top Olympic and world skaters, including Harvard University student Emily Hughes, will do triple Axels and toe loops to benefit the Jimmy Fund at 'An Evening with Champions.' In its 38th year, the premier figure skating exhibition will be held at 8 p.m. Friday, October 12 and 7 p.m. Saturday, October 13 at Harvard University's Bright Hockey Center. More >