January 2010Twice as nice
Stratospheric rises in the world of ice dancing are rare, but Meryl Davis and Charlie White have shot like a rocket up the ranks. Since their sixth-place finish at the 2008 World Championships, the duo has finished off the podium at a major event just once - fourth place at the 2009 World Figure Skating Championships. This year, first-place finishes are the only things to see in their competitive history.
World champion Lysacek won his first Grand Prix Final gold medal in Tokyo and became the second consecutive American to capture a win in the men's event. Last year's champion Jeremy Abbott finished fourth this year, while teammate Johnny Weir won the bronze medal for a second straight year.
Read all about the Grand Prix Final in the January issue of SKATING.
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Let's do it again
by Troy Schwindt
The city of Spokane, Wash., is busy getting dressed up, anticipating the start of the 2010 AT&T U.S. Figure Skating Championships.
by B.L. Wylie
Every person who works hard learning, and then accomplishes a task, looks forward to celebrating that milestone.