Around the world of figure skating - Nov. 21

Becci Milner laces up for the next competition.
Becci Milner laces up for the next competition. (Valley Newspapers)


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(11/20/2007) - From synchronized skating clubs to the first quadruple Salchow throw, this week's around the world of figure skating has all the on-ice and off-ice news!

The little club that could

The Petoskey High School figure skating club placed first in the seven-school field in the first round of the 2007-08 Upper Peninsula High School Figure Skating Series. Petoskey finished Sunday's high school competition with 21 points, the team has three members, and was formed just this year. More >

Moving on up

Becci Milner will be traveling to the Eastern Challenge figure skating event in Mississauga, Ont. next month to represent Newfoundland and Labrador. It is a big deal to represent your skating club, but Milner is moving up to representing an entire province. Kudos! More >

Time up for Staviski

The Burgas Prosecutor's Office has filed an indictment against figure skater Maxim Staviski. Staviski is accused of causing the death of one person, and grievous bodily harm to another while driving with 1.29 blood alcohol level. The incident happened in August of 2007. More >

Carlson does history

Emily Carlson gained notoriety in two careers: first as a top level competitive figure skater, and also as a broadcast journalist who has appeared on several television stations nationwide. Now, Carlson has started a blog chronicling the history of figure skating. She's also eagerly awaiting the 2008 U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Saint Paul, Minn. More >

Catching up with Torvill and Dean

Ever wonder how Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean first met? Or what they are doing now? Despite breaking up in 1998, the two still talk via webcam, exchange emails and maintain constant contact. They won the gold-medal at the 1984 Winter Olympics, and also won British, European and World Championship medals. More >

One cool throw

The International Skating Union (ISU) on Monday ratified the quadruple Salchow throw landed for the first time in competition by U.S. pairs skaters Tiffany Vise and Derek Trent. Vise and Trent succeeded with the jump during their free program at the Trophee Eric Bompard Cachemire. More >

Meissner: A little bit country

Kimmie Meissner, the reigning U.S. Figure Skating Champion, headlines "Wynonna: Tribute on Ice" to be aired Dec. 23 on NBC. Meissner makes the show with her athletic jumps, and a specially choreographed rendition of "Testify to Love." More >


The Woodbury Figure Skating club features three synchronized skating lines, organized according to age and skill. The girls on the teams range in age from eight to 16. Although the Woodbury synchro-skating program is still in its developing stages, the will began competing on Dec. 15 and 16 at Mariucci Arena on the University of Minnesota campus. More >