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Sun Valley's Ice Skating Coffee Club: When LOSS Becomes a Big Win

Terrell Harris Dougan | Posted 09.08.2014 | Fifty
Terrell Harris Dougan

Sure, we don't bend our knees and glide as the pros do. We push off, lean and swing, and then hurry to steady ourselves. Some of us look like real ice dancers. Others of us look like nervous storks. We try not to mention the twinges in our hinges. We do it for all the best things in life: balance, strength, companionship.

My Cornell Reunion: Parting the Big Red Seas of Time

Randee Mia Berman | Posted 08.24.2014 | College
Randee Mia Berman

OK, I admit it. I'm a sap for nostalgia. So when my 40th college reunion reminder popped up in the email, I bolted into reverse. Who wouldn't want to "Reflect, Rekindle, Reconnect" -- words the Notable Class Reunion Chairs cooed in their beckoning letters to the alums.

Are You Pushing Your Kid to Play Sports?

Caren Chesler | Posted 08.10.2014 | Parents
Caren Chesler

The skating teacher tried to pry Eddie off the wall, but he held his grip. She then backed away and held her hands out, asking him to skate toward her. He was reluctant at first, but slowly let go of the wall and began marching in her direction, arms out like an airplane, knees bent.

My Daughter's Olympic Dream

Oren Miller | Posted 05.28.2014 | Parents
Oren Miller

I felt I did the right thing, but still... I wish life could be more like a video game, or a Choose Your Own Adventure book, where you can always go back and make a different decision.

What Are the Jumps in Figure Skating?

Quora | Posted 04.19.2014 | Sports
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Tanya Zyabkina, Main jumps in the order of generally accepted difficulty. Additional inform...

Olympics in Sochi, Diebenkorn in Leningrad

Edward Goldman | Posted 04.20.2014 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Celebrating the triumph of the American ice dancing pair, Meryl Davis and Charlie White, last night's winners of the Gold Medal at the Sochi Olympic...

The 'Lowlanders' Flying High in Sochi

Dorian de Wind | Posted 04.19.2014 | Sports
Dorian de Wind

Ice skating is so popular in the Netherlands, such an integral part of the culture -- The King of the Netherlands proposed to the Queen on ice skates -- that it should not be surprising that the Dutch are very successful in speed skating events, especially at the Winter Olympics.

Florida Ice Skating: Cultural Compromise

Gerit Quealy | Posted 04.16.2014 | Travel
Gerit Quealy

Culture clashes. Weather wars. North vs. South. Palm tree vs. fir tree. All families have their set of differences to navigate -- but this year, I tho...

A Guide to Figure Skating: Politics Behind Scoring, What It's Like to Fall, and Why Skaters Don't Get Dizzy

Quora | Posted 04.13.2014 | Sports
Quora

These questions originally appeared on Quora. Answers by Joseph Lee, U.S. Junior Nationals Competitor in both singles and pairs, involved with STARs...

8 Olympic Figure Skaters You Were Obsessed With As A Kid, Then And Now

The Huffington Post | Catherine Pearson | Posted 01.27.2014 | Women

Between the artistry, the thrill of watching fearsome athletes hurl themselves into epic jumps, and the costumes (oh, the costumes!) it's no wonder fi...

Top 10 Stand-out Ice Skating Spots Around the World

Cheapflights | Posted 03.09.2014 | Travel
Cheapflights

It might be a little chilly outside, but that doesn't mean it's time to keep your travel fun indoors. There's no better way to fit in some winter fun than with a frozen pond and some worn-in ice skates.

WATCH: Ever Wondered What A Helicopter Looks Like Playing Hockey?

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 02.24.2014 | Green

We're sure like almost everyone on the planet, at some point you've wished that you could watch a helicopter 'playing hockey' on a frozen lake. Sadly,...

WATCH: Ice Skating On A Lake Perfectly Frozen Like Glass Is Snowy Serenity

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 02.24.2014 | Green

Chances are that wherever you might be at the moment, it's probably cold with a chance of wintry wonderland. Some people like it, others hate it, but ...

10 Outdoor Ice Rinks In The US You'll Want To Skate

Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel

With Thanksgiving under our belt (or did we just loosen it?), holiday season is off to a speedy start. Whether you’re totally pumped for winter ...

Yes! 'Breaking Bad' ... On Ice!

Posted 10.25.2013 | TV

You're not a true "Breaking Bad" fan until you've watched "Breaking Ice," yes, a "Breaking Bad" ice skating tribute. Sharidan Williams-Sotelo, an ...

Two Days, Three New Sports, Zero Hours of TV

Sherrie Nachman | Posted 05.29.2013 | Travel
Sherrie Nachman

Just an hour and a half away from New York City lies Mohonk Mountain Lodge, a retreat surrounded by thousands of acres of wilderness, and the chance to get away from it all. We decided to try it for part of winter break.

DNA Helps Solve Curious Case Of Extinct Carnivore

Posted 03.05.2013 | Science

By: Charles Choi, LiveScience Contributor Published: 03/05/2013 11:40 AM EST on LiveScience The mystery surrounding the origin of a wolflike preda...

Winter in the '70s: Sledding, Sliding and Skeeching

Tom Cramer | Posted 03.30.2013 | Fifty
Tom Cramer

I recently remembered how much I liked winter when I was a kid. Although I first recalled the clothes, it wasn't about fashion. Everyone played outside. All you needed was warm, durable clothing that allowed relatively free movement. If you stayed active, you stayed warm.

Jana Klingseis Dares to Dream With Disney on Ice

Leah Singer | Posted 03.25.2013 | Entertainment
Leah Singer

When nine-year-old Jana Klingseis began taking ice skating lessons at the local Iceoplex rink in Escondido, Calif., she never dreamed she would one day be a member of one of the most popular touring ice skating shows, let alone a Disney princess.

GIRL ON FIRE (VIDEO)

Posted 01.16.2013 | Teen

Watch out, Katniss: There's a new "girl on fire" in town. Last week, 2012 U.S. Junior National Champion ice skater Gracie Gold made an appearance on t...

Munich Airport's Christmas Market

Susan Fogwell | Posted 02.02.2013 | Travel
Susan Fogwell

When sampling the mulled wine, try the Bavarian gluhwein or Swedish glogg.

Strap On Your Skates! Here's Where To Go Ice Skating

Posted 11.16.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The tradition of holding hands, falling down, drinking hot chocolate and injuring ankles while wearing a turtleneck has begun. Outdoor r...

Friday Dreariness

Silvia Pera | Posted 12.10.2012 | Teen
Read More: Ice Skating, Teen News
Silvia Pera

Every Friday, I see the same group of people, plus or minus one, and every Friday we share the same ice from 8-9:30 p.m.

Kate Gauthier, Disney on Ice Star, on Playing Cinderella

Leah Singer | Posted 12.08.2012 | Entertainment
Leah Singer

Kate Gauthier is living the fairy tale dream as she tours the country with Disney on Ice playing none other than Cinderella.

10 Things Americans Can Learn From Amsterdammers

Erin Farber | Posted 12.04.2012 | Travel
Erin Farber

While this small country may be relatively unfamiliar to many -- who confuse its guttural language with German and tall, blonde citizens with the Danes -- there is actually a wealth of life lessons that Americans can learn from the people of the low lands. Here are my top 10. And no, none of them have to do with red lights or herbal delights.