Visit the Official USFSA Site:
U.S. Figure Skating
The United States has a great history in figure skating, from the early
days of the sport when Theresa Weld was reprimanded for unladylike
behavior as the first woman known to attempt a jump in competition, to
today, when Tara Lipinski dazzles audiences with her triple-triple jump
combinations. Our first Olympic champion, Dick Button, was crowned
in 1948 (he repeated four years later). Since then, six women and
four other men have captured the Olympic title, with many more winning
the world championships or world medals. Although the U.S. has been
strongest in singles skating for a number of years, we've produced our
share of pairs champions and have had moderate success in dance. This
page is meant to celebrate the past as well as the future of the country
that has become one of the strongest in the world in this sport.
I know I'm not going to win any design awards, but this site is intended
mainly for reference--and for those who don't like waiting for all those
graphics to load!
Check out this great link:
Partial rosters are out for the Goodwill Games. Three men and three
ladies from the U.S. have been invited, but I haven't seen any names
of pairs or dancers thus far.
Another interesting bit of news--Nicole Bobek will be moving back to
Detroit to train with her former coach Richard Callaghan next season.
Callaghan coached her through what was undoubtedly her most successful
year, as the 1995 national champion and world bronze medalist. He's
also the coach who brought Todd Eldredge to five world medals, and Tara
Lipinski to her Olympic gold and world title. Apparantly he had time
to take on Bobek because Lipinski's no longer working with him. His
other senior level skaters next year will be Todd Eldredge, Erin Pearl,
and Japanese champion Shizuka Arakawa.