January 2008

Opportunity knocks

Flash back to a year ago. Those who were lucky enough to have been in Spokane, Wash., in January 2007 had the opportunity to witness something special.

On the day of the men's free skate, Evan Lysacek stepped onto the ice. Hair slicked back, wearing an all-black costume, he was ready to set foot into a familiar role - performing to Carmen, his program of two seasons. What he didn't realize until about four-and-a-half minutes later was that when he left the ice, he would assume a new role - that of U.S. champion.

Read all about how Evan Lysacek's life has changed since winning the 2007 U.S. championship in the January issue of SKATING.

Also featured in this issue ...

Kid power

Nearly 400 figure skaters from around the nation ventured to Salt Lake City, Utah, Nov. 26-Dec. 1 in search of titles and medals at the 2008 U.S. Junior Figure Skating Championships.

Still in the loop

One of the hottest shows at New York's Fashion Week is Heatherette, the flashy and fabulous line created by designers Traver Rains and Richie Rich, a former competitive figure skater.