Around the world of figure skating - May 19

Isabelle Delobel and Olivier Schoenfelder will aim for 2010 Olympics.
Isabelle Delobel and Olivier Schoenfelder will aim for 2010 Olympics. (Getty Images)


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(05/19/2008) - From Tonya Harding's new book to ice-less skating rinks in Japan -- around the world of figure skating brings you all the news.

The Tonya Tapes

Tonya Harding tells her side of the story in her new autobiography, "The Tonya Tapes." From childhood abuse, to being threatened by her ex-husband, Harding tells a tale of a life gone wrong and how she's finally reached peace with her roller coaster life. More >

Who needs ice?

A Japanese inventor has developed ice-less skating rinks. More >

Delobel and Schoenfelder will stay

Isabelle Delobel and Olivier Schoenfelder confirmed for a French newspaper that they will continue to skate competitively through the 2010 Winter Olympic Games. More >

Knight saw world as skater

Don Knight, former owner of the Waterdown Pizza Delight and a coach with the Burlington Skating Center the past six years, won a bronze medal at the 1965 World Figure Skating Championships, competed as an 18-year-old at the Winter Olympics and garnered three gold medals at the Canadian Figure Skating Championships. But he says his biggest thrill may be in the near future when he's inducted into the Skate Canada Hall of Fame. "I found out a couple of weeks ago," said Knight, still looking fit at age 60. "I was very excited. It's a great compliment, especially when you see the list of who is already there." More >

Rippon honored

Every year the Professional Skaters Association (PSA) "honors athletes for their remarkable performances at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships" with the 'Edi' Awards (named in honor of Edi Scholdan, a World and Olympic Coach who died in the 1961 plane crash). Adam is the 'Edi' Award winner for the Best Men's Performance at 2008 Nationals. More >

Five other skaters were also honored. More >

Stojko says boycott summer games

Two-time Olympic silver medallist Elvis Stojko says Canadian athletes should "make a stand" for human rights and think twice about heading to the Beijing Summer Games. More >

Van Der Perren, McCorkell tie the knot

Kevin Van Der Perren and Jenna McCorkell were married in a lavish ceremony on May 17th at St. Patrick's Church Coleraine, Northern Ireland. More >