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SKATING Editor


Troy Schwindt


Assistant Editor Mimi McKinnis


Advertising Brian Burns


Art Director Andrea Morrison


Graphic Designer Concetta Brooks


Printing Quad/Graphics, West Allis, Wis.


SKATING is the official publication of U.S. Figure Skating.


U.S. Figure Skating President, Anne Cammett


U.S. Figure Skating Executive Director, David Raith Board of Directors Officers


Gretchen Bonnie, Anne Cammett, Lainie DeMore, Troy Goldstein, Heather Nemier, Sharon Watson


U.S. Figure Skating Senior Directors


Ramsey Baker, Bob Dunlop, Leslie Graham, Mitch Moyer, Mario Rede, Barb Reichert,


Susi Wehrli McLaughlin, Kelly Vogtner


SKATING and U.S. Figure Skating neither endorse nor take responsibility for products or services advertised herein. The publisher reserves the right to reject or cancel any advertising at any time.


The mission of SKATING magazine is to communicate information about the sport to the U.S. Figure Skating membership and fans of figure skating, promoting U.S. Figure Skating programs, personalities, events and trends that affect the sport.


SKATING (USPS 497-800) (ISSN: 0037-6132)


(Issue: Vol. 95 No. 7) is published 10 times per year in January, February, March, April, May, June/July, August/ September, October, November and December by U.S. Figure Skating, 20 First St., Colorado Springs, CO 80906- 3697. Subscription rates: United States, one year $32.50 (U.S.); Canada, one year $42.50 (U.S.); Foreign, one year $52.50 (U.S.). Allow 6–8 weeks for delivery of the first issue. Periodicals postage paid at Colorado Springs and at additional mailing offices. Copyright ©2018 by United States Figure Skating, Colorado Springs, Colo. Phone: 719.635.5200. SKATING magazine assumes no responsibility for the return of unsolicited manuscripts or photographs. Postmaster: Send address corrections to SKATING, 20 First St., Colorado Springs, CO 80906- 3697. Canadian return address: Station A, P.O. Box 54, Windsor, Ontario N9A 6J5. No part of this magazine may be reproduced without permission from the editor.


To submit a news item or offer a feature story idea to SKATING, email tschwindt@usfigureskating.org.


To be featured in the KIDS Spotlight, email your infor- mation to mmckinnis@usfigureskating.org and include action and nonskating photographs of yourself. Include in your submission your name, address, home phone num- ber (not for publication) and U.S. Figure Skating member number. Answer as many of the questions that you see printed in the KIDS Spotlight as you want, and we might feature you.


To advertise in SKATING or to receive an advertising kit, email bburns@usfigureskating.org.


All-session tickets on sale for U.S., Four Continents Championships


All-session tickets for the 2019 U.S. Figure Skating Championships and the 2019 ISU


Four Continents Figure Skating Championships are available for purchase. The 2019 U.S. Championships will be held Jan. 19–27, 2019, in Detroit. All junior- and championship-level events will be held at the newly opened Little Caesars Arena, and all novice, intermediate and juvenile events will take place at the Detroit Skating Club in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. All-session tickets, starting at $475, are available at 2019uschampionships.com,


313Presents.com and the Little Caesars Arena XFINITY box office. All-session tickets include admission to all practice and competitive sessions at both venues, as well as the Skating Spectacular on Sunday, Jan. 27. The Four Continents Championships are set for Feb. 7–10, 2019, at Honda Center


in Anaheim, California. All-session ticket packages include access to all official practice sessions, eight competition sessions and the gala, which is an exhibition featuring the top skaters from the competition. The event is returning to the United States for the first time since 2012, when it was


held in Colorado Springs, Colorado. It was also held in the United States in 2006, 2007 and 2011. The event was last held in Taipei City, Chinese Taipei. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit 2019FourContinents.com.


Nagasu, Rippon, Shibutanis nominated for Kids’ Choice Awards 2018 Olympic Team Event bronze medalists Mirai


Nagasu, Adam Rippon and Maia and Alex Shibutani each capped off their Olympic season with a nomination in Nick- elodeon’s 2018 Kids’ Choice Sports Awards. The fifth annual event, hosted by NBA star Chris Paul, was held July 19 at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California. Nagasu, who became the first American woman to


land a triple Axel at the Olympic Games in PyeongChang, received her nomination for the Don’t Try This at Home award, which recognizes athletes “who push the limits and do the craziest things in sports.” Rippon, who has since won the Mirrorball Trophy


on “Dancing with the Stars” and become a staple in pop culture, was nominated for King of Swag, a category that recognizes the “best dressed, most stylin’ athletes in the game,” and in the category of Winter Wonders. The Shibutanis joined Rippon in the Winter Wonders


nominations, being honored alongside athletes “whose wins have proven that they are the best in the world.” Nagasu and Rippon were also nominated for Choice


Female and Male Athlete, respectively, for Fox’s Teen Choice Awards. The 2018 event will celebrate the year’s achieve- ments in music, film, television, sports, fashion, comedy and the Internet, as voted on by U.S. viewers age 13 and over through various social media sites. The 2018 Teen Choice Awards are set for Aug. 12 in Los Angeles.


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