April 2001

Dancin' Magic
Naomi Lang and Peter Tchernyshev

The mystery of two diverse cultures. The techniques and styles of two marvelously different systems. The result is a wondrous spectacle of dancing on ice by two of the most stunning people in the sport. It is the magic of three-time U.S. dance champions Naomi Lang and Peter Tchernyshev.

The strides are long, graceful, and each is meaningful.

Their performance is a poem. Sometimes, there is rhyme. Always, there is reason. And it meshes from movement to movement. Other times it is a saga, with a crescendo and varying tempo, one that takes the audience for a ride, from start to finish.

"I guess the best award skaters can get," Peter Tchernyshev says, "is when the people who are watching are enjoying and getting pleasure from it."

Always though, there is emotion when Naomi Lang and Tchernyshev are on the ice together. ...

Read more about Lang & Tchernyshev in SKATING magazine.

Also featured in this issue ...

In Synch - Rendezvous in Rouen
by Susan Renee Begany

Team Elan, the Hockettes and the Ice Mates brought home the Nations Cup for the best overall performance at the seventh annual 2001 French Cup in Rouen, France.

Salt Lake Saga - 2001 Four Continents Championships
by Jay Miller

U.S. skaters won medals in every discipline at the 2001 Four Continents Championships in Salt Lake City, Utah. The competition served as a test event for the Olympic figure skating competition next year, and many athletes had their first tastes of what the arena and atmosphere will be like in February 2002.