June/July 2008

On their way

Keauna McLaughlin and Rockne Brubaker are in a hurry.

In their two seasons together, the U.S. pairs champions have won six of the nine major events they have entered, including the 2007 ISU World Junior Championships. In the fall of 2007, their first on the senior ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Series, they pocketed two silver medals.

So, while no U.S. pair has won a World medal since 2002 or an Olympic medal since 1988, it's not surprising that McLaughlin and Brubaker are anxious to end the drought.

Read all about U.S. pairs champions Keauna McLaughlin and Rockne Brubaker in the June/July issue of SKATING.

Special U.S. Figure Skating Online Bonus

Behind-the-scenes photos from McLaughlin and Brubaker's photo shoot

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'Great competition'
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More than 600 competitors gathered in Lake Placid, N.Y., April 8-12 for the 2008 U.S. Adult Figure Skating Championships.


Coming of age
by Keith Ryan Cartwright

Being a singles skater has enabled U.S. junior ladies champion Alexe Gilles to come out of her shell.