Charlie White skates back to Polina Edmunds after showing off his excellent twizzle skills during practice for the 2014 Stars on Ice tour in Orlando, Fla., over the weekend.
“It’s the Charlie White vs. Polina Edmunds Twizzle off!” Polina, 15, captioned with the fun video.
She added, “OH YEAH I BEAT CHARLIE!???????? 25-18 difficult position twizzles.????haha @starsonicetour #whatwedoduringwarmups #whosaidfreestylerscanttwizzle @charlieawhite.”
A twizzle, mostly performed by ice dancers, is a multirotational one-foot turn in figure skating. The spin travels across the ice instead of being centered in one spot and can be performed both forward and backward, on both inside and outside edges, and both clockwise and counterclockwise. Makes you dizzy, right? Us, too!
Mirai Nagasu wears her skates straight onto the red carpet before taking to the ice during the 2014 Skating With The Stars Gala held at Trump Rink in New York City’s Central Park on Monday night (April 7).
The 20-year-old figure skater joined other Team USA figure skaters Ashley Wagner, Gracie Gold, Polina Edmunds, Jason Brown, Felicia Zhang, Nate Bartholomay and Jeremy Abbott to honor Michelle Kwan, Jeff Tweedy, and Dylan Lauren.
“Walking around #TimesSquare with @PolinaEdmunds before the Figure Skating in Harlem event tonight!! #FSH #NYC,” Jason excitedly tweeted ahead of the event.
Most of the skaters at the event are also on the Stars on Ice 2014 tour — check out the dates on JJJ!
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The U.S. Figure Skating Team is all smiles on the red carpet for the 2014 U.S. Olympic Committee’s Best of U.S. Awards held at Warner Theatre on Wednesday night (April 2) in Washington, D.C.
Polina Edmunds, Jason Brown plus pairs skaters Felicia Zhang, Nate Bartholomay, Marissa Castelli and Simon Shnapir all hit up the inaugural ceremony, which honored the best of the best of the Sochi Winter Olympics.
During the show, not only did Meryl Davis and Charlie White bring home the Team of the Olympics award, but Jason‘s coach, Kori Ade, was also honored with the USG Building Dream Award.
More Olympians on the way!
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Jeremy Abbott makes the audience hold their breath as he performs in the exhibition gala during the 2014 ISU World Figure Skating Championships held at Saitama Super Arena on Sunday night (March 30) in Saitama, Japan.
“It’s really bittersweet for me. I have so many emotions going through my head. I’m happy with how I skated and that was exactly what I wanted to do here. That’s what I’ve been training for. That’s the best I’ve ever skated that program in competition,” the 28-year-old skater told press after his free program the day before which put him in 5th place.
Jeremy was joined on the ice by team mates Ashley Wagner, Madison Chock, Evan Bates, Alex and Maia Shibutani, Marissa Castelli and Simon Shnapir, as well as World champs Mao Asada and Yuzuru Hanyu, both of Japan.
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Jeremy Abbott – Worlds 2014 Gala Show Skate
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Gracie Gold, Ashley Wagner and Polina Edmunds have completed their competition season, grabbing top 10 spots during the 2014 ISU World Figure Skating Championships at Saitama Super Arena on Saturday night (March 29) in Saitama, Japan.
The three Team USA figure skaters maintained their three spots for next year’s competition, placing 5th, 7th, and 8th, respectively.
So, who took home the title for a third time? Japan’s Mao Asada!
“I was able to control myself and I have done what I had to do,” Mao shared with reporters afterward. “I was much more nervous than I was for the short program but the cheering from the fans was with me and made me relax.”
Mao also won the title in 2008 and 2010. Russia’s Yulia Lipnitskaya and Italy’s Carolina Kostner took home the silver and bronze.
Gracie Gold, Ashley Wagner and Italy’s Carolina Kostner glide across the ice during the short program at the 2014 ISU World Figure Skating Championships held at Saitama Super Arena on Thursday afternoon (March 27) in Saitama, Japan.
Currently, Japan’s Mao Asada sits on top of the leaderboard with 78.66 points, followed by Carolina earning 77.24 and Russia’s Yulia Lipnitskaya, with 74.54.
Gracie, 18, is in 5th at the moment, with Ashley, 22, in 7th and Polina Edmunds in 12th.
Remember, the top two U.S. finishes must add up to 13 or less to keep the three spots at the world championships for next year.
“There is. . .a lot of pressure for the United States to keep the three spots we already have,” Ashley shared. “It’s one of those times where maybe I’m tired but I’m not going to be selfish. I’m thinking about everybody else who might be going to worlds next year.”
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While we love seeing Meryl Davis and Charlie White float on the ballroom floor on Dancing With The Stars, we still can’t surpress our excitement about seeing them on the 2014 Stars on Ice Tour!
Founded by Scott Hamilton, Stars on Ice continues to be a pioneer in figure skating by offering fans the rare opportunity to witness some of America’s most creative and cherished champions performing together in both individual and ensemble routines. Past tour performers include Kristi Yamaguchi, Katarina Witt, and more.
Meryl and Charlie, the reigning Olympic gold ice dance medalists will join these other figure skaters on tour, starting in April:
Marissa Castelli and Simon Shnapir
Kimberly Navarro and Brent Bommentre
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