According to press reports, Johnny Weir has married boyfriend Victor Voronov. Voronov is not a skater, but he is a Russian. The wedding will be this summer, and I can't wait to see pics of that event when it happens.
I hear anything with kittens in it is pretty big on the Internet. So I had to share. FYI, this is what I do when I watch Takahashi skate as well.
The International Olympic Committee has announced that Olympic champion Yu-na Kim of South Korea has been named ambassador of the Winter Youth Olympic Games, which will take place in Innsbruck, Austria in 2012.
Ashley Wagner won the Glacier Falls Summer Classic, although what does it say that both she and Mirai Nagasu lost the free skate to the 2010 U.S. novice champion, Leah Keiser? Courtney Hicks (U.S. reigning Junior champ) had the toughest content of them all. Douglas Razzano won the men's event over Jason Brown and Max Aaron.
Caydee Denney and John Coughlin have been getting some great press from Icenetwork as they debut their programs (USFSA must really be trying to convince the international skating judges ahead of competition). Anyway, they recently debuted their free skate at the Indy Challenge and won the event, although their free skate included a fall. Their triple twist is earning raves by Icenetwork.
Johnny Weir was interviewed by New York Magazine's Look Book this week. It's a short couple of questions but has definitely generated a lot of comments!
Canadian Olympian Bryce Davison is no longer competing after battling an injury that kept him from competing in pairs with former partner Jessica Dube. It's always so sad when an injury forces someone out of the sport. According to Universal Sports, Davison is not completely ruling out coming back to compete at some point. Former partner Jessica Dube is now skating with Sebastian Wolfe. The new pair won the recent LIberty Figure Skating Competition in Pennsyvlania.
Madison Chock and Evan Bates will now be skating together as an ice dancing pair. Follow the link to a Universal Sports skype video about the new partnership.
A few days late, but here's a shot at Tara Lipinski arriving at the ESPYs the other night. I like the top of the outfit but I'm not sure if I like the whole dress. She looks pretty, though.
Unsurprisingly, Adam Rippon has moved on from Toronto and is now training with Jason Dungjen in Detroit.