Around the world of figure skating - March 24

Sweden and all points in between

Meryl Davis and Charlie White.
Meryl Davis and Charlie White. (Paul Harvath)


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(03/24/2008) - Check out what everyone is talking about this week in the figure skating universe.

Canada in great shape

After a momentous showing at the 2008 ISU World Figure Skating Championships, Canada looks in great shape for the 2010 Winter Olympic Games to be held in Vancouver. Canada brought home the most medals from the games. More >

Davis and White are soaring up the ladder

Meryl Davis says she's quiet. Charlie White is chatty. Together they are staring to make a splash in the ice dance world.

"I don't think I really started talking to Charlie until I was maybe 11," Davis said with a laugh. "By then we had been skating together for two years." More >

All things being equal, Brent Bommentre would rather be watching football

Kimberly Navarro and her ice dance partner, Brent Bommentre competed in their first worlds this past week in Sweden, and it was quite an adventure for the upbeat duo. Brent's skates, costumes and all his clothes went missing for several days, thanks to their airline -- but what Brent was most upset about that his hotel didn't have the NFL Network.

"Why would I watch skating when there's the draft, and I can sit in front of the television four days and watch?" Bommentre said. More >

Good as gold

The Skate Canada Brampton-Chinguacousy Gold Ice Junior Synchronized Skating team fulfilled its dream in Rouen, France, claiming silver at the at 2008 World Challenge Cup for Juniors Synchronized Skating Competition. More >

Gliding stars to take center ice

The "Magic Fantasy on Ice" title couldn't be more appropriate.

Gliding Stars, a therapeutic ice skating program, will put on its annual performance Friday and Saturday at the Amherst Pepsi Center, giving more than 110 individuals with various mental and physical disabilities a chance to feel like a star.

"The show is an opportunity for family and friends to cheer on the skaters," said Elizabeth O'Donnell, founder and president of Gliding Stars. "They get to be highlighted in front of their families." More >

More changes, decisions await Meissner

If Kimmie Meissner wants to make the 2010 Olympic team, she's got a tough road, filled with hard choice ahead of her. More >

Just Johnny

In a day of mistakes and tumbles, Johnny Weir's cautious but fall-free skate gave the United States its only medal at worlds. "It was not my strongest performance, but I am proud to bring back the only medal for the U.S.A.," Weir said.

"I was a giant bundle of nerves. When I got ready to get on the ice my entire body was trembling. Two years ago I definitely would have fallen apart. I tried to be as spectacular as possible." More >

Figure skating fades to black on TV

It's getting harder and harder to watch figure skating on television. More >