March 2009

Cleveland rules!

The NBA's Cleveland Cavaliers love the Quicken Loans Arena, having won 23 straight games there this season, but when the Cavs moved out of town for the week in late January, a new "home team" claimed the building as its own.

With a dominating performance at the senior level, the Broadmoor Skating Club closed the 1,400-mile gap between Colorado Springs, Colo., and Cleveland, adopting the "Q" as its new home on the way to claiming five medals and 10 top-10 finishes at the 2009 AT&T U.S. Figure Skating Championships.

The U.S. Championships, held Jan. 19-25, was a showcase for the top figure skaters in the country, mixing a blend of youth and experience to entertain the enthusiastic crowds that walked through the turnstiles.

Also featured in this issue ...

Lysacek makes statement
by Laurie Nealin

Evan Lysacek stormed back from his U.S Figure Skating Championships disappointment to claim silver at the Four Figure Skating Continents.

Open house
by Susi-Wehrli-McLaughlin

The 2009 National Skating Month celebration was a tremendous success, with more than 300 clubs, programs and rinks hosting open houses across the country in January.