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From blade-sharpening to ballet — the cost of being an Olympic figure skater

Skates alone can cost $2,000 with new blades — and they’re usually replaced annually......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchFeb 13th, 2018

The incredible comeback story of Mirai Nagasu, the figure skater who nailed a trick no other American woman who has ever landed at the Olympics

Matthew Stockman/Getty Mirai Nagasu is the first American woman to ever land a triple axel at any Olympic Games. Nagasu placed fourth at .....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsider18 hr. 48 min. ago

Olympic figure skater Adam Rippon pulls out of NBC gig

Adam Rippon, one of the first openly gay U.S. athletes to compete at the Olympics, has turned down a job as a correspondent for NBC at the Winter Games in South Korea......»»

Category: topSource: cnnFeb 18th, 2018

NBC hires Olympic figure skater Adam Rippon

Olympic figure skater Adam Rippon has been hired by NBC to serve as a correspondent for the remainder of the Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea......»»

Category: topSource: moneyFeb 18th, 2018

Former Olympic figure skaters can"t stop gushing about Nathan Chen"s unprecedented six-quad routine in Pyeongchang

US figure skater Nathan Chen became the first person to land six quadruple jumps at the Winter Olympics during the men's free skate event.  The performance came after Chen fal.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderFeb 16th, 2018

A Canadian Olympic gold medal-winning figure skater has rescued 2 dogs from being eaten in South Korea

Reuters An Olympic champion rescues dogs in her sp.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderFeb 15th, 2018

The exorbitant amount of money it takes to be an Olympic figure skater

Richard Heathcote/Getty Images Figure skat.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderFeb 14th, 2018

Here"s how much it costs to become an Olympic figure skater

Matthew Stockman/Getty Images Figure skating is one of the most glamorous sp.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderFeb 12th, 2018

Olympic figure skater Adam Rippon’s ‘Hunger Games’ — he stole apples because he was too poor to buy food

The struggle for Olympic glory starts long before athletes reach the stadium......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchFeb 12th, 2018

Olympics figure skater Adam Rippon stole apples because he was too poor to buy food

The struggle for Olympic glory starts long before athletes reach the stadium......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchFeb 12th, 2018

Who is Mirai Nagasu? U.S. Figure Skater Becomes First American Woman to Land Triple Axel at Olympics—Sorry, Tonya Harding

Nagasu, who was left off the Olympic team in 2014, says "no one can take" her historic moment away from her......»»

Category: topSource: newsweekFeb 12th, 2018

Adam Rippon had a funny answer about the Olympic experience after a "spellbinding" performance that had the figure skating world buzzing

Maddie Meyer/Getty U.S. figure skater Adam Rippon made his 2018 Winter Olympics debut on Monday and did not disappoint. Rippon placed third in the men's individual for the team event and left fans b.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderFeb 11th, 2018

South Korean figure skater suffered a wardrobe malfunction 5 seconds into her Olympic debut and handled it with aplomb

Jamie Squire/Getty South Korean figure skater Yura Min had a wardrobe malfunction seconds into her event when a hook came undone on her costume. Min said she was "terrified" throughout the event, keeping her ar.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderFeb 11th, 2018

The insane amount of money it takes to become an Olympic figure skater

When Elise Freezer is gliding gracefully through her routine—landing jumps and nailing her favorite move, the layback spin—it makes all the work and sacrifices worth it......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralFeb 10th, 2018

Becoming an Olympic figure skater costs thousands of dollars

This is the insane amount of money it takes to become an Olympic figure skater.         This is the insane amount of money it takes to become an Olympic figure skater.        .....»»

Category: topSource: usatodayFeb 9th, 2018

Mike Pence Didn’t Invite Gay Figure Skater Adam Rippon to meet him, WH, Pence claim

The vice president’s office and White House dispute a report that Olympic skater Adam Rippon rejected meeting Pence......»»

Category: topSource: newsweekFeb 8th, 2018

Mike Pence Didn"t Invite Gay Figure Skater Adam Rippon to meet him, WH, Pence claim

VP's office and White House dispute report Olympic skater Adam Rippon rejected Pence meeting......»»

Category: topSource: newsweekFeb 8th, 2018

Olympic fan favorites Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir have a ritual hug that syncs up their breathing before they skate together

Maddie Meyer/Getty Images Canadian figure skating partners Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir are Olympic favorites. The pair have a devoted following who hope they're secre.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderFeb 19th, 2018

Who Is Gabriella Papadakis? Figure Skater Suffers Wardrobe Malfunction During Olympics Routine

“It was my worst nightmare at the Olympics," Papadakis said of the wardrobe mishap......»»

Category: topSource: newsweekFeb 19th, 2018

A French figure skater"s "worst nightmare" came true when her costume malfunctioned in the middle of a Winter Olympics routine

Reuters Gabriella Papadakis suffered a figure skating nightmare on Monday. During her short dance routine with French partner Guillaume Cizeron, Papadakis felt her glittery dress slip. Papadakis kept going, and the pair still returned a strong sc.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderFeb 19th, 2018

A German figure skater performed to music from "Game of Thrones" — and viewers loved it

David J. Phillip/AP German figure skater Paul Fentz performed to music from "Game of Thrones" during the Winter Olympics. He.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderFeb 16th, 2018