Archive | June, 2012

Appear in the Aug/Sept. SKATING magazine!

28 Jun

For the June/July issue, SKATING magazine asked a question for our friends and followers on social media to answer to appear within the Icebreakers section of the publication. This month, we will again give fans that opportunity to connect with us and appear in SKATING.

First, here is what the section looked like in the June/July issue:

August/September Issue:

With the Summer Games in London quickly approaching, we want to know:

What is your favorite Olympic figure skating moment?

Reply to @USFigureSkating on Twitter or click here and comment on Facebook. Your answer may be selected to appear in SKATING magazine!

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We Have Our Winners

11 Jun

Since the news that Boston will host the 2014 Prudential U.S. Figure Skating Championships, U.S. Figure Skating has been running contest for four pairs of tickets to the final skates at the competition at TD Garden.

Twitter winners:

Pairs free skate tickets: Jenny Procida

Men’s free skate tickets: @realdetective (We will contact you)

Facebook winners:

Ice dancing free dance tickets: Georgette McDowell Rogers

Ladies free skate tickets: Allie Marie won with 175 ‘Likes’ on her Haiku
Flying on fresh ice
Spinning and jumps in the air
With pretty white boots.

Congratulations to all the winners who will receive two tickets to each of theses sessions. Stay tuned for more contests and prizes and thanks for participating!

Facebook/Twitter Contest Updates

8 Jun

With the announcement that the 2014 Prudential U.S. Figure Skating Championships would be held in Boston, two tickets were given away to each of the free skates in the four disciplines on Facebook and Twitter. The sets of tickets to the pairs free skate and the free dance have been claimed, but the tickets to the laides and men’s free skates are still up for grabs!

Facebook Contest for two tickets to the 2014 ladies free skate:

Objective: Write a Haiku and earn the most ‘Likes’ by Monday at 5 p.m. ET.

How to enter: Visit this Facebook status and write a Haiku.

How to win: Write an awesome Haiku and then promote it on Facebook and Twitter, asking your friends to ‘Like’ your poem. The most ‘Likes’ by Monday at 5 p.m. ET will win.

Twitter Contest for two tickets to the 2014 men’s free skate:

Objective: Get a Twitter celebrity to talk about U.S. Figure Skating.

How to enter: Go on Twitter and tweet at persons with a lot of Twitter followers, if they mention @USFigureSkating and #Boston2014 in a retweet or message, you could win.

Example tweet: Please RT this to help me win tickets to the 2014 Prudential @USFigureSkating Championships in Boston! #Boston2014

How to win: Tweet to people on Twitter with the most followers and hope they interact. If you get a response from someone with a high number of followers, please send an email to socialmedia@usfigureskating.org.

Standings:

@realdetective is in the lead getting a response from someone with 66, 793 followers

The race is still wide open!

U.S. Championship Winners – Boston Edition

8 Jun

Take a trip back through time with the SKATING magazine blog as we take a look at the past winners of the six U.S. Championships held in Boston in anticipation of the 2014 Prudential U.S. Figure Skating Championships!

1922, 1926, 1931, 1941, 1962 and 2001

2012 U.S. Intercollegiate Figure Skating Team Championships Photos

7 Jun

As mentioned on page 20 of the June/July SKATING magazine, here are bonus pictures from the 22012 U.S. Intercollegiate Figure Skating Team Championships.

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SKATING magazine – May Issue

6 Jun

Click on the cover to view the entire digital version of the May SKATING magazine.

2012 Readers’ Choice Skater(s) of the Year Award (Michelle Kwan Trophy)

6 Jun

Every year SKATING magazine awards its Readers’ Choice Award chosen by fans and readers of SKATING magazine. It’s that time of year again and the voting has opened for the award, which is now named in honor of seven-time winner Michelle Kwan. Click below to vote and help name the 2012 Readers’ Choice Skater(s) of the year! Voting closes on July 15th and the winner will be announced in the August/September issue of SKATING, on the U.S. Figure Skating website and on icenetwork.com.

CLICK HERE TO VOTE

Eligible skaters include:

  • The top five senior skaters in each discipline at the 2012 Prudential U.S. Figure Skating Championships
  • Medalists at the 2012 World Championships, medalists at the 2012 World Junior Championships
  • The top five senior teams at the 2012 U.S. Synchronized Skating Championships
  • Medalists at the 2012 Synchronized Skating Junior World Challenge Cup
  • Medalists at the 2012 World Synchronized Skating Championships

Past Winners
2011 – Meryl Davis/Charlie White
2010 – Johnny Weir
2009 – Evan Lysacek
2008 – Johnny Weir
2007 – Miami University
2006 – Kimmie Meissner
2005 – Tanith Belbin/Ben Agosto
2004 – Sasha Cohen, Haydenettes (tie)
2003 – Michelle Kwan
2002 – Michelle Kwan
2001 – Michelle Kwan
2000 – Michael Weiss
1999 – Michelle Kwan
1998 – Michelle Kwan
1997 – Tara Lipinski
1996 – Michelle Kwan
1995 – Todd Eldredge
1994 – Michelle Kwan
1993 – Scott Davis
1992 – Paul Wylie
1991 – Tonya Harding
1990 – Jill Trenary
1989 – Kristi Yamaguchi