Figure skating

Shoma Uno, of Japan, performs during the men's free skate competition at the Four Continents Figure Skating Championships on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
February 10, 2019 - 3:15 am
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Shoma Uno was the first skater in Saturday's final group of the men's free skate at the Four Continents Figure Skating Championships. He ended up executing a flawless program that no one was able to match. The Japanese skater won the men's title by successfully landing three...
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Nathan Chen performs in the men's free skate during the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019, in Detroit. Chen won the event. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
January 28, 2019 - 6:07 pm
DETROIT (AP) — The present and future of American figure skating were on display at last week's national championships. Nathan Chen and Alysa Liu were captivating, but it remains to be seen how much they can help the U.S. rebound on the international stage. Chen, the reigning world champion, is...
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Nathan Chen performs during the men's free skate at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
January 27, 2019 - 7:38 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Nathan Chen was skating up to collect his medal — gold, of course — when he tripped on the small carpet in front of the podium and nearly fell. So maybe he's not perfect. Until then, there was hardly any hint of a misstep for Chen, who lived up to his own impressive standard by...
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Nathan Chen performs during the men's free skate at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
January 27, 2019 - 6:04 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Nathan Chen lived up to his own impressive standard at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships on Sunday, wrapping up his third consecutive national title with a sensational free skate. Chen, the reigning world champion, finished with a score of 342.22, defeating runner-up Vincent Zhou...
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Madison Hubbell and Zachary Donohue perform their free dance program at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
January 26, 2019 - 10:32 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Competitors but not exactly rivals, the top two ice dancing teams at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships put on a stirring show for all their fans in Michigan. In the end, the order of finish was no real surprise: Madison Hubbell and Zach Donohue in first place, with Madison Chock...
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CORRECTS TO SATURDAY, JAN. 26 - Ashley Cain and Timothy LeDuc perform during their pairs free skate program at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
January 26, 2019 - 9:01 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Madison Hubbell and Zach Donohue won their second straight ice dancing title at the US Figure Skating Championships on Saturday night, beating out Madison Chock and Evan Bates in a battle of friendly local favorites. Both teams have strong ties to Michigan and train together in...
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CORRECTS TO SATURDAY, JAN. 26 - Ashley Cain and Timothy LeDuc perform during their pairs free skate program at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
January 26, 2019 - 6:58 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Moments after winning the U.S. pairs championship, Timothy LeDuc started talking about last month, when partner Ashley Cain fell on her head at an event in Croatia and had to be hospitalized. Then Cain took over the story. "I was laying on a stretcher in the same costume I wore...
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January 26, 2019 - 5:04 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Nathan Chen took the lead at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships with a dazzling short program Saturday and is in great position to win a third straight national title. Ashley Cain and Timothy LeDuc won the pairs competition, and the ice dancing showdown between several teams with...
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Alysa Liu reacts after performing her women's free skate program at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, Friday, Jan. 25, 2019, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
January 26, 2019 - 1:20 am
DETROIT (AP) — Alysa Liu was already a phenom. Now she's a national champion at age 13. Liu stole the show Friday night, breezing through a free skate that included two triple axels and dethroning 2018 winner Bradie Tennell at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships. Liu became the youngest winner of...
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Alysa Liu reacts after performing her women's free skate program at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, Friday, Jan. 25, 2019, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
January 25, 2019 - 11:33 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Alysa Liu became the youngest individual winner at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, stealing the show Friday night with two triple axels and taking the title more than six months before her 14th birthday. Defending champion Bradie Tennell fell during her free skate, and Liu,...
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