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The Top Five Posts from SKATING magazine Blog (Based on views)
In the lead-up to the 2012 Prudential U.S. Figure Skating Championships, the official event program was posted online and free to all fans in a digital format for the first time. The program includes stories, editorials and bios on all of the competitors at the 2012 U.S. Championships.
The most decorated figure skater in American history, she’s also the most photogenic too. Michelle Kwan has been featured on more SKATING covers than anyone else. Take a trip back through time with her first seven SKATING covers. Kwan was also featured on an eighth cover when she was elected to the 2012 U.S. Figure Skating Hall of Fame.
Thanks to a tweet from @AlexShibutani, this playful piece by Lynn Rutherford at the 2011 Grand Prix Final received a lot of attention. Relive the story behind the “Canton-ooga Choo Choo” with this blog entry.
On Sept. 16, 2011, Brandon Mroz laded the first quad Lutz in competition in Colorado Springs, Colo. After more than a month, the ISU officially recognized and confirmed the feat. Click above to read the story and re-watch the history.
5. Four Minutes
How can your life change in just four minutes? The amazing first-person story, written by Gwen Abbott Asmussen, sister of U.S. champion Jeremy Abbott, about her brother’s 2012 U.S. Championships free skate and everything that occurred on and off the ice.