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Around the world of figure skating - April 7

Peggy Fleming is one of the presenters for this year's Hall of Fame induction ceremony taking place on June 19 in Chicago, Ill.
Peggy Fleming is one of the presenters for this year's Hall of Fame induction ceremony taking place on June 19 in Chicago, Ill. (Getty Images)

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(04/07/2008) - Check out some of the most interesting news items from around the figure skating universe.

Black Swan Rising

Johnny Weir will star in a six-part docu-series next season on the Sundance Channel. Johnny Weir: Black Swan Rising, will follow Weir as he trains for the 2010 Olympics, and gets into some amusing shenanigans along the way. More >

Racing on skates

About 800 students from 39 schools across the Cape Breton-Victoria Regional School Board took part in the second annual Ice Skating/Racing Jamboree at Centre 200, Saturday in Sydney, Australia. More >

Nastiest figure skating falls

Check out some of the worst spills in figure skating history. More >

Celebrating 50 years

The Westminster Figure Skating Club's Erie's Spring Show will look back on 50 Years of Memories.

The program for the club's golden anniversary show is chock-full of nostalgia. It opens with "Everything's Coming Up Roses," a number choreographed by professional skater and coach Caryn Kadavy, a 1988 Olympian, just back from a performance tour in Germany with world champion figure skater Katarina Witt's farewell tour. More >

Ice: Just right.

John and Sinead Kerr -- triumph despite obstacles.

The brother and sister team come from a town, Livingston, that doesn't even boast an ice rink - how could they possibly be the country's most successful ice dancers of their generation? More >

Blades for a Cure

Peggy Fleming is coming to Colorado Springs.

The 1968 Olympic gold medalist figure skater will host Blades for the Cure, a charitable event to raise money for a Colorado Springs man who is battling cancer, on April 12.

A breast cancer survivor, Fleming, 59, trained in Colorado Springs and attended Colorado College. She won three world championships and five national titles. More > Inspiration

Lynn Kiengkrairut has returned home to Bismarck with her skating partner to show other aspiring skaters what they can do. "Keep working hard, reach for dreams and keep following them and skate because you love to and you'll go far," advises Kiengkrairut. "I am happy with how far I've gone, It's definitely, I feel like I'm still living a dream. It's hard to believe, I"m loving every minute of it." More >