August/September 2009

Voice of experience

There's a familiar figure at Toronto's Richmond Training Centre, gliding along with unmistakable elegance and a megawatt smile while Rachael Flatt works on programs she hopes will take her to the 2010 Olympic Winter Games.

Dorothy Hamill is back on the ice.

"I'm here as a fly on the wall, another pair of eyes, to help Rachael," the 1976 Olympic champion said. "It's been a blast, getting to know her, learning a little bit about the new judging system, getting back into the swing.

"Rachael has made such an impression on me. I would like to say I have a lot to teach her, but she's so smart, she's already got it together so much more than I did at her age."

Read all about Hamill's mentoring of Flatt in the August/September issue of SKATING.

Also featured in this issue ...

2009 Champs Camp

Skaters share fun stories at 2009 Champs Camp with SKATING, plus loads of photographs from the third annual event.

Big bang
by Heidi MacDonald

Chicago enjoyed drama and excitement as the Wagon Wheel FSC hosted the 2nd National and 14th International Theatre on Ice Competitions June 25-27 at the Edge Ice II Arena in Bensenville, Ill.


PSA honors best of best
by Lynn Rutherford

The Professional Skaters Association (PSA) presented its Paul McGrath Choreographer of the Year award to David Wilson, who worked with skaters including U.S. champion Alissa Czisny. Read more...