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Blades of the World Converge on Los Angeles

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On March 22, the best skaters in the world will converge on the Staples Center in Los Angeles for the 2009 World Figure Skating Championships. Falls Church News-Press will be there, but before the first lutz is jumped, let’s take a look at who some of the participants will be and who we might see […]

Wagner, Steenberg Shine for N.Va. at Nationals

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CLEVELAND, Ohio – Two Northern Virginia athletes competing at the U.S. National Figure Skating Championships, Ashley Wagner of Alexandria and Tommy Steenberg of Annandale, both recovered from poor short programs to rise up through the ranks in the final standings with strong free skate efforts last weekend.

Wagner, Steenberg Shine for N.Va. At Nationals

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CLEVELAND, Ohio – Two Northern Virginia athletes competing at the U.S. National Figure Skating Championships, Ashley Wagner of Alexandria and Tommy Steenberg of Annandale, both recovered from poor short programs to rise up through the ranks in the final standings with strong free skate efforts last weekend.

Skating’s Best Take Their Skills to Nationals

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“I’m not going to lie, I want to win,” said Ashley Wagner of Alexandria regarding her goals for the 2009 U.S. Figure Skating Championships, which begin this Sunday, Jan. 18, in Cleveland, Ohio.

Steenberg Focuses on Nationals

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Now fully healed from an injury suffered last July, Tommy Steenberg is focused on being at his best for the upcoming U.S. Figure Skating Championships, taking place Jan. 18 – 25 in Cleveland, Ohio.

Summer Sports Roundup

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Local Skater’s Ice Feats Capture Medals Hannah Schlesinger, 9, of Falls Church was the overall champion of the Pre-Preliminary free skate at the Hershey Open Figure Skating Competition held in Hershey, Pennsylvania this week.

Skater Scholar

Dan Reilly’s memorable first “set of wheels “ was not a car. In 1974, in Brooklyn, NY, he custom made his own skateboard out of roller skate wheels and a 2×4 piece of plywood. At the age of 12, this was just the beginning of a ride that would lead to his life long interest […]