2024-05-21 1:03 PM

Mahbanoozadeh Heads to U.S. Championships


It’s been a hectic and productive autumn for figure skater Armin Mahbanoozadeh of Fairfax. He placed second at an international junior competition in Courchevel, France, followed by gold at an event in Madrid, Spain.

Skating Under the Stars

Everywhere you turned at Wollman Rink in New York’s Central Park, you saw celebrities. There were TV stars from Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, such as Christopher Meloni, Mariska Hargitay and Tamara Tunie; musical stars, such as Kelly Rowland; members of the Harlem Globetrotters; Broadway stars, like Tony winner Lachanze; and Olympic skaters, like […]

Climbing Aboard

Members of "Ice Force One" based out of Northern Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C., perform in a recent competition. (Photo: Actionphotos.com)

Last week, synchronized skating teams from all over the United States convened in Colorado Springs, Colorado to compete at the 2007 U.S. Synchronized Team Skating Championships. Among the participants was Ice Force One, an adult masters team made up of skaters ages 25 to 67 from Northern Virginia (including Sarah Schmidt from Falls Church), Maryland […]

Delmore Ends With a Flourish

Derrick Delmore

“I couldn’t have asked for a better final moment at Nationals,” said Derrick Delmore, who skated his final competitive performance at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships on the night of Jan. 27 in Spokane, Wash. “I can count on one hand the number of performances I’ve had that were that satisfying both in how I […]

Weiss Shows His Appreciation With Sept. 9 Fundraiser in Reston

Michael Weiss

Since ending his eligible skating career in January, three-time U.S. Men’s Champion, two-time World bronze medalist and two-time Olympian Michael Weiss has been enjoying time at home in Northern Virginia with wife Lisa, daughter Annie Mae and son Christopher. This fall he will embark on the next phase of his skating life with appearances in […]