2011 World Figure Skating Championships

The 2011 World Championships Ice Dance Medalists (Photo by Liz Chastney) This year’s ice dance podium at the 2011 World Figure Skating Championships is historic in a number of ways. It’s the first time the World ice dance champions have been from the U.S.; both the gold and bronze medalists are from the U.S.; the bronze medalists made the podium in their first Worlds; all the medalists are North American ice dancers; the medalists are all young ice dancers; each of the teams has been together for a long

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The devastation in Japan brings a lot of things into perspective. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Japanese people. Those of us who are lucky to have our families alive and well feel grateful that we still have one of the most important parts of life. But what about other parts of our lives? Are they still important as well? The figure-skating community has been affected by the situation in Japan like the rest of the world – and by the fact that the 2011 World Figure

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