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Around the world of figure skating - Nov. 13

Three-time U.S. champion Michael Weiss.
Three-time U.S. champion Michael Weiss. (Getty Images)

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(11/13/2007) - Michael Weiss' recipe for pecan crescents and Shen Xue and Zhao Hongbo's comeback in this week's around the world of figure skating.

Michael Weiss knows how to diet

Three-time U.S. National Men's Figure Skating Champion Michael Weiss spills his diet secrets. Can a banana and water really make your stomach "ice" ready? Weiss tells all. Plus, he shares his recipe for Championship Pecan Crescents. Yummy! More >

Detroit wants to host 2010 U.S. Figure Skating Championships

The Detroit Skating Club still wants to bid for the 2010 U.S. Figure Skating Championships, which will double as the Olympic trials for the 2010 Vancouver Winter Games.

It was Detroit that changed the face of figure skating in 1994, with the Tonya Harding-Nancy Kerrigan "whack heard round the world" at nationals. More >

Brubaker Brothers

Rockne and Collin Brubaker started skating lessons as young children. Initially, what interested them about the sport was that their sister Shana was a skater. Oddly enough, Shana moved on to other interests, and it was Rockne and Collin who glided on to fame. More >

Xue and Hongbo will return for 2010 Olympics

Three-time pairs skating world champions, Shen Xue and Zhao Hongbo are mounting a comeback. The duo plans on participating in the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver, British Columbia.

The two-time Olympic bronze medalists gave up the national team training in March after the couple won pairs at the 2007 World Figure Skating Championships in Tokyo. They assured that they will resume their training with the national team sooner rather than later. More >

Italy will host 2010 World Figure Skating Championships

The 2010 World Figure Skating Championships will be held in Turin, Italy. The decision was announced last Tuesday by the International Skating Union , which awarded its showcase event to the city which hosted the 2006 Winter Olympics. The championships will take place March 22-28, 2010. More >

New judging system getting scads of flack

Veteran sports reporter Phil Hersh ponders the differences in judging between Skate America and Skate Canada, and what figure skating is getting right. And, what they are getting wrong. More >

Twin Cities skaters gear up

The Twin Cities' most promising young skaters were on the ice last week, getting ready for Midwest Sectionals which kicks off Nov. 14. "Today is just kind of a test run for all the skaters from Minnesota that is going to Midwesterns," said junior figure skater Kirsten Olson, who is competing in the event. More >

NBC expands coverage

U.S. Figure Skating and NBC announced last week the expansion of coverage for the 2008 U.S. Championships Skating Spectacular. The exhibition, previously slated to be a one-hour show, will now be shown from 4-6 p.m. ET on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2008.

The two-hour Skating Spectacular will feature the top four senior competitors in each discipline as well as the champions from ladies, men's, pairs and ice dancing in both novice and junior. More >