Figure Skating

South Korea’s Kim Yu-na wins women’s world title

Kim Yu-na delivered a second picture-perfect performance in her return to International Skating Union (ISU) competition after a two-year hiatus. Photo: AFP

Reigning Olympic champion Kim Yu-na set herself up as a contender to win back-to-back Olympic gold medals with a runaway women’s victory on Saturday at the World Figure Skating Championships.

Thursday, 29 August, 2013, 4:13am

Sports Digest, November 2, 2012

Stanley Lai stands with Mercredi Yeung. Photo: SCMP

Pang and Tong target gold in Cup of China

2 Nov 2012 - 4:13am

Japan figure skaters to compete in China despite island row

Japanese figure skating stars will take part in the Cup of China this week as planned, despite fears of simmering anti-Japan sentiment in the host country, press reports said on Sunday.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Cool as ice

Falling on the ice hurts. But the pain hasn't scared figure skater Harry Lee Hau-yin away from the sport. Falls encourage him to seek perfection in upcoming competitions.

Harry was inspired to start skating by his elder sister, Phyllis Lee Tze-ching.

3 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Join the master class

One of the best ways to learn a skill is with expert tuition. This summer, American skating coach Jon Robinson has returned to Hong Kong to train young skating enthusiasts at Megabox's ice rink.

2 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

A dream come true for budding author

Twelve-year-old Jocelyn Kwan has already accomplished what many adults only dream of: publishing a book.

Her short story, Figure Skating for Gold, is about a young, kind-hearted girl who unexpectedly wins an ice-skating competition. Jocelyn (pictured) admitted the girl's story reflected her own life.

19 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

The family that skates together ...

Former world figure skating champion Chen Lu's family life seems to revolve around the ice rink as much as her career does. Chen and her Russian husband, Denis Petrov, are on the ice every afternoon at the Luohu rink where they work - she's skating director and he's head coach - practising or giving lessons to advanced skaters.

10 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Figure-skater finds happiness amid the romance of the rink

When I was growing up in the former Soviet Union in the 1980s, my mother was a figure-skater and I'd look at her dressed in her pretty costumes and think how I'd like to be like that.

She looked so beautiful going off to skating competitions and I'm sure a part of me wanted to follow in her footsteps.

1 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Rinks are on the brink of success

North American sport brings families and revenue into shopping malls

A tropical climate and chronic shortage of space are no hindrance to an increasingly popular North American sport.

Although ice skating is usually associated with colder climes, not only Hong Kong but Southeast Asia as a whole is enjoying the benefits of a rising number of rinks.

1 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Ice spectacular comes to town

Renowned figure skaters will stage classic love story and dazzle Hong Kong audiences with their skills

There will be breathtaking triple flips, stunning aerial gymnastics and spectacular high-speed lifts, as Swan Lake on Ice glides into town later this month.

12 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Local blades have cutting edge on ice

Hong Kong's young figure skaters grabbed a total of twenty-four metals, including eight gold, at the 2007Asian Junior Figure Skating Challenge last weekend.

It is the best result the Hong Kong team has ever achieved.

20 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Corrections & clarifications

The report headlined 'Skater glides gracefully into role as envoy' published on C1 on Wednesday said Michelle Kwan has two children. In fact, she has no children.

26 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Ice-skating princess does HK proud

More than 200 Hong Kong ice skaters have travelled to Shenzhen to compete in a major international competition this week.

Skate Asia 2006, a recreational ice-skating championship, has been held in different Asian cities every summer since 1989.

15 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

Last lucky

To all those people - young, old, male and female - who have shoved me out of the way in their desperation to be first in the MTR/out of the plane/onto the bus/onto the escalator/onto the footpath in Central/just about anywhere - you're not going to win any beauty contests.

Nor American Idol. Nor any singing contests. Not gymnastics. Not even a stylish walking competition.

21 Feb 2005 - 12:00am

An icy 'Beauty' filled with skill and artistry

The Sleeping Beauty on Ice

Imperial Ice Stars

Lyric Theatre

Academy for Performing Arts

Ends December 19

Russian figure skaters have a reputation for scoring well on artistic marks but falling short on technical merit. That's not the case with the Imperial Ice Stars' show, The Sleeping Beauty on Ice.

12 Dec 2004 - 12:00am