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Top US figure skater Alysa Liu switching coaches

Nov. 22, 2021 16:48 PM EST

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Two-time U.S. figure skating champion Alysa Liu is making a coaching change less than three months before the Winter Olympics. The 2019 and 2020 U.S. champ will begin training in Colorado Springs with Christy Krall, Drew Meekins and Viktor...

3 in a row: Erin Jackson wins another speedskating gold

Nov. 20, 2021 15:25 PM EST

STAVANGER, Norway (AP) — Erin Jackson won her third World Cup speedskating gold of the season Saturday, taking the 500 meters in Norway. The American won in 37.602 seconds, defeating defending Olympic champion Nao Kodaira of Japan, who took second in 37.708. ...

Asheville baker wins Food Network's holiday baking contest

Nov. 20, 2021 00:05 AM EST

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Asheville baker Linda Carney is the winner of Food Network’s “Holiday Baking Championship: Gingerbread Showdown.” On Monday, the episode titled “Best in Show” featured Carney and her baking assistant and fellow gingerbreader, Cheryl...

Two in a row: Erin Jackson wins another speedskating gold

Nov. 13, 2021 15:45 PM EST

TOMASZOW MAZOWIECKI, Poland (AP) — One day after becoming the first Black American woman to win a World Cup speedskating race, Erin Jackson made it two in a row Saturday. The 29-year-old from Ocala, Florida, won the second 500-meter race at the season-opening meet in...

Jackson becomes 1st Black American woman to win World Cup

Nov. 12, 2021 17:28 PM EST

TOMASZOW MAZOWIECKI, Poland (AP) — Erin Jackson became the first Black American woman to win a World Cup speedskating race. She won the 500 meters Friday at the season opener in Poland, finishing in 37.613 seconds. Defending Olympic champion Nao Kodaira of Japan was...

Vincent Zhou's rise coming at the right time in Olympic year

Nov. 11, 2021 11:26 AM EST

Vincent Zhou couldn't have had better timing. Not specifically on his jumps and spins and footwork, all of which must be precise when you are an elite figure skater. More so on just when he put everything together for perhaps the best performance of his career. ...

New York's Empire State Winter Games to return in February

Nov. 10, 2021 15:58 PM EST

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) — The Empire State Winter Games will return in February after a one-year hiatus caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The amateur winter sports competition will be held Feb. 3-6. Organizers expect around 2,000 athletes to participate at venues in...

Scott Hamilton & Friends skating event to battle cancer

Nov. 05, 2021 14:09 PM EDT

Scott Hamilton always will be known as an Olympic gold medalist. Another part of his legacy is establishing a place for figure skaters to earn a living after their competitive careers when he created the Stars on Ice tour in the 1980s. What...

Nathan Chen back in form with Skate Canada blowout victory

Oct. 31, 2021 00:57 AM EDT

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Nathan Chen ran away with Skate Canada on Saturday in an emphatic response to sub-par performance a week ago at Skate America. Third last week in Las Vegas after winning 14 straight events since March 2018, the 22-year-old American...

Nathan Chen rebounds at Skate Canada after Las Vegas stumble

Oct. 30, 2021 00:11 AM EDT

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Nathan Chen rebounded from a surprising struggle last weekend at Skate America to top the short program Friday at Skate Canada. Third last week in Las Vegas after winning 14 straight events since March 2018, the 22-year-old American...