April 2009

First and Maine

The insurmountable lead almost wasn't.

Miami University emerged from the Friday night's short program with a massive 10.46-point advantage, but the free skate was a different story as the RedHawks fell three times while their chief rivals, the Haydenettes, skated as clean a program as they could have hoped for.

When the smoke cleared at the 2009 U.S. Synchronized Skating Championships, Miami had taken its third U.S. title and its second in the last four years, albeit by the slimmest of margins: 204.72-203.97.

Read all about the 2009 U.S. Synchronized Skating Championships in the April issue of SKATING.

Also featured in this issue ...

Strong finish
by Troy Schwindt

The United States won two gold medals and half of the total medals at the 2009 World Junior Figure Skating Championships in Ostrava, Czech Republic.

Her spirit lives on
by Kama Korvela

Lacey Meinel's spirit lives on, as her family and friends work together to change the drunk driving laws in the state of Wisconsin.