Why the triple axel is such a big deal

Why is the triple axel such a big deal? This is 1991, the last year of the Cold War, the year Street Fighter II hit arcades “Mr. Gorbachev Hadouken this wall. and the year Tonya Harding became the first American woman to perform a triple axel in competition. The famous Continue Reading

How figure skaters choose their music, explained with Adam Rippon

The 1932 Olympics was the first time figure skating was set to music. It was live music. The skaters didn’t get to choose the songs, the orchestra just played the same one over and over. Fast forward to today, music is very much the heart of figure skating and custom-made Continue Reading

How figure skating scoring rewards risk over artistry

That’s Mirai Nagasu, who’s competing in the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. Got the triple axel, triple triple, another triple toe combo. There’s a checklist, I’m checking them all. which is why so few women ever attempt it. But for how many points it’s worth, At the 2018 US Figure Continue Reading