March 2010

Spokane proud

Expectations for the 2010 AT&T U.S. Figure Skating Championships may have been a bit unfair. After all, memories were still fresh from the attendance-breaking 2007 event in which the city of Spokane, Wash., delivered arguably the greatest championships in the event's storied history.

The sequel, everyone knows, rarely lives up to the original.

But it did this time.

Spokane accepted the challenge, raising the bar even higher. A record 158,170 people skipped through the turnstiles at Spokane Arena January 14-24, while NBC ratings and hits on soared for this highly anticipated pre-Olympic competition.

Read a recap of the 2010 AT&T U.S. Figure Skating Championships in the March issue of SKATING.

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Finishing strong
by Kama Korvela

U.S. skaters had to regroup quickly after the 2010 AT&T U.S. Figure Skating Championships and prepare for the Four Continents Championships in Jeonju, Korea. It proved to be a victorious event for the American team, as it brought home four medals.

Record year

The 2010 National Skating Month celebration, titled "Destination Vancouver," was a tremendous success, with a record-breaking 366 member clubs, Basic Skills programs and STAR rinks participating across the country.