Latest Men's skating News

Ibrahimovic, Rippon, Bird featured in ESPN Body Issue

Jun. 19, 2018 9:42 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Galaxy forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic, WNBA star Sue Bird, Olympic figure skater Adam Rippon and 63-year-old golfer Greg Norman are among the athletes who will be featured in ESPN the Magazine's 10th anniversary Body Issue. The issue hits newsstands on June 29. Joining them are...

Skating coach has holistic approach to teaching sport

Jun. 5, 2018 2:18 AM EDT

WEST ORANGE, N.J. (AP) — Rosie Tovi thinks she has a better idea. The figure skating coach believes — and she has many supporters throughout the ice world — an emphasis on "happy and healthy" should take precedence over turning the sport into gymnastics in a rink. The longtime coach and...

Four Continents figure skating championships returning to US

May. 30, 2018 3:53 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The ISU Four Continents figure skating championships are returning to the U.S. for the first time in seven years. The meet is scheduled for Feb. 7-10 at Honda Center in Anaheim, California, home to the NHL's Anaheim Ducks. The competition in singles, pairs and ice dancing features...

US skater Jason Brown to be coached by Brian Orser

May. 29, 2018 4:37 PM EDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — American skater Jason Brown is heading to Toronto to be trained by Brian Orser. Brown, a 2014 Olympic team bronze medalist and 2015 U.S. champion, announced the move Tuesday. He'd trained under Kori Ade for nearly two decades. Orser coaches Japan's Yuzuru Hanyu, the first man...

ISU to discuss limiting quads in free skate programs

May. 16, 2018 2:55 PM EDT

The International Skating Union will discuss limiting the number of quadruple jumps in a free skate routine, and will consider raising the minimum age to compete on the senior level from 15 to 17. The ISU will hold its congress in Seville, Spain, from June 4-8. With top-level men's skaters loading their free...

Russian star Evgenia Medvedeva to train with Brian Orser

May. 7, 2018 3:00 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Two-time Olympic silver medalist Evgenia Medvedeva is leaving longtime coach Eteri Tutberidze to work with Brian Orser, the Canadian coach who has guided Yuna Kim and Yuzuru Hanyu to Olympic titles. Medvedeva announced the change Monday in a statement from the Figure Skating Federation of...

The Latest: Derby favorite Justify wins Run for the Roses

May. 5, 2018 7:14 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on Saturday's 144th running of the Kentucky Derby (all times local): 7:10 p.m. Justify splashed through the slop to win the Kentucky Derby by 2 1/2 lengths, becoming the first colt in 136 years to wear the roses after not racing as a 2-year-old. The colt that began his...

Figure Skating in Harlem now opening doors in Detroit

May. 4, 2018 1:33 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — When Sharon Cohen created Figure Skating in Harlem 21 years ago, she understood it would take baby steps to succeed. Now, the organization that stresses education, personal development and excellence on the ice — has a sister group in Detroit. The approach remains the same: slowly...

US Speedskating brings back 2 familiar coaches for 2022

May. 3, 2018 12:29 PM EDT

KEARNS, Utah (AP) — U.S. Speedskating is setting up its coaching staff for the 2022 Winter Olympics, bringing back two familiar names after the program has struggled at the last two Games. Ryan Shimabukuro is returning to the organization as a co-head coach for the long track national program. Wilma...