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If Russian Figure Skater Evgeni Plushenko Did A Routine To Ginuwine’s “Pony”

If Russian Figure Skater Evgeni Plushenko Did A Routine To Ginuwine's "Pony"
Ride It, My Pony!

…it might look something like this. Plushenko is favored to win the individual men’s gold medal at the Sochi Olympics, but I’m pretty sure he could up his chances even more by just skating to “Pony” live. Ride it, my pony! [YouTube]

Faces Of Skate

There’s a lot of glitz and glamour in the world of ice skating. There’s also a lot of wackadoodle facial expressions. These talented skaters were all captured making crazy faces at the ISU European Figure Skating Championships and U.S. Figure Skating Championships this past weekend. And yes, I know I’m going to hell for laughing at them, thank you very much. [Buzzfeed]

Why You Should Never Go Long-Distance Ice Skating Alone

Sometimes you’re like, wow, when my boyfriend and I are together it feels like we’re the only two people in the world. Yeah, that’s a great idea, but the reality? Kind of frightening. A Swedish couple was long-distance ice skating–which is apparently a thing that you do in Sweden–when a boat broke up the ice floe they were skating on. The boat wake cracked the ice into small patches and stranded the pair. Thankfully, the couple was able to use a cell phone to summon help. They were rescued after just 12 minutes–and the rescue crew took this unbelievable pic of the event. [Gawker] Keep reading »

“Whip My Hair” — On Ice!


What’s not to love about this 9-year-old ice skater twirling around to Willow Smith‘s “Whip My Hair”? From her colorful locks to those Converse ice skates, she’s got it going on. Keep reading »

Fashion On Ice (And Off)

Somewhere, Kristi Yamaguchi is reeling with envy over these Hannah Menzies ice skate shoes. [Fashion Copious] Keep reading »

Rival Olympic Ice Dancers Skate Their Way Into Each Other’s Hearts

Olympic ice dancers Charlie White, 22, and Tanith Belbin, 25, were known to the world as rivals in Vancouver this past winter, but behind the scenes they were having a torrid love affair. Collective “aaahhhh,” please. White’s skating partner. Meryl Davis. and Belbin’s partner. Benjamin Agosto. knew about the secret relationship going into the Winter Olympics. Even though White and Belbin have known each other for years, they began to fall in love last June, but they chose to keep it on the DL during the season, communicating mostly via text and Facebook. They didn’t want the relationship to distract them from skating their best in Vancouver. “We like each other a lot, and the competing part hasn’t ever factored into our relationship or how we work with our respective partners,” Belbin said. Keep reading »

Why Isn’t Johnny Weir “Family Friendly”?

The Stars On Ice Tour will hit rinks on April 1 and stars like Evan Lysacek and Sasha Cohen will triple-axle their way across 40 cities in the U.S. But one Olympian whom the public love love loves won’t be there: Johnny Weir. An anonymous source has told the Gay And Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) that tour sponsors like Smuckers and IMG Entertainment nixed Weir from participating because he is not “family friendly.” Keep reading »

Quotable: Johnny Weir Responds To Homophobic Haters

“Every little boy should be so lucky as to turn into me. And that’s all I have to say.”

– Ice skater Johnny Weir‘s response to homophobic haters in an interview with “Access Hollywood.” Weir also addressed the comments made by two French commentators, who made jokes questioning Weir’s gender, at a press conference — check it out above. We love you Johnny! [Access Hollywood] Keep reading »

Evan Lysacek’s Feelings Are Hurt (We’ll Comfort Him)


U.S. Olympic gold medal figure-skating hottie, Evan Lysacek, went on “Larry King” last night where he was asked about some of the controversy surrounding his rival, Russian silver medalist Evgeni Plushenko. Plushenko, you might have heard, has complained that he was robbed of the gold medal (because he landed a quadruple jump, which Lysacek didn’t even attempt) and has taken to his official website where he designed and awarded himself a pretend platinum medal for his Vancouver performance. Asked how he felt about this disrespectful behavior from someone he considers a “hero,” Lysacek replied: “It just stings a bit. And I’ve tried really hard to not feel like it’s a personal attack, but it’s starting to feel that way. And coming from a stranger, it wouldn’t bother me, but coming from somebody I really look up to … ” Aww, come here, Evan. I’ll be happy to make you feel better! Clip above. [via New York Magazine] Keep reading »

Johnny Weir’s Reality Show Debuts Tonight!


Ice skating was already a pretty flaming sport, but then Johnny Weir came along and it got taken to a whole ‘nother level. Weir is famous for his flamboyant, over-the-top routines, but off the ice, he’s just as entertaining. That’s probably why the Sundance Channel had the brilliant sense to give the dude his own reality show, “Big Good Johnny Weir,” debuting tomorrow night at 10 pm. To remind yourself of why he’s soooo worth watching, check out the figure skating routine he did to Lady Gaga’s “Poker Face,” after the jump… Keep reading »

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