Sports Entertainment

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.

Friday, 3 February, 2012, 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

5 great: gladiator sandals

Go for a touch of tribal flair and opt for this high-heeled black and white woven leather pair. Gladiators (HK$9,900) from Balenciaga, Entertainment Building, Central, tel: 3428 8086

11 Feb 2008 - 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

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

What's On

GLOBAL ENTERTAINERS

Back by popular demand, the Harlem Globetrotters will wow local audiences with their unique combination of humour and basketball skills this week.

Founded by Abe Saperstein in 1927 in the United States, the team has toured more than 100 countries and played about 20,000 games.

30 Aug 2005 - 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

From pool sharks to gladiators

Tomorrow: Thai Orchid bar and restaurant Charity Pool Tournament, 8pm, Taikoo Place, Quarry Bay. The $250 entry fee gets you a spot in the competition, a free drink and a chance to win lucky draw prizes. Contact Lee Brown on 9778 3660 or Nick Forsey on 9029 4478.

8 Dec 2004 - 12:00am

Long and short of it

Paul 'Showtime' Gaffney and fellow Harlem Globetrotters Ron 'Steamboat' Rollerson (54) and Michael 'The Saint' St Julien (24) give the referee a good-natured ribbing during last night's exhibition game at Southorn Stadium in Wan Chai. Gaffney led the world-famous Globetrotters in a two-hour act of comedy, music and basketball to the delight of more than 1,300 fans.

18 Nov 2004 - 12:00am

Basketball team strut their stuff

Goodwill ambassadors, the Harlem Globetrotters (pictured below), dazzled local fans with a display of circus-like tricks and huge slam dunks in two exhibition games at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre this week. The world's most famous touring side showed off some of their favourite court stunts in matches against the New York National team yesterday and Monday.

4 Aug 2004 - 12:00am

Born to skate

Nicole Fron loves the sound of skates gliding over hard ice.

It is a sound she hears almost every day, as she is one of the lucky people who have been able to turn a hobby into a job - and a dream job at that - as principal skater in the Disney On Ice production Beauty and The Beast.

13 Feb 2004 - 12:00am

Modern-day gladiators battle to revive spectacle of ancient Rome

Actors Russell Crowe and Joachin Phoenix might not be the guests of Italy 2003, but some gladiators are. A dozen of them have arrived in Hong Kong, disembarking from the plane wearing togas and baffling immigration officers who might not have expected them.

12 Sep 2003 - 12:00am

Star skater thrills class

Budding figure skaters were thrilled when Russian champion skater Maria Orlova took them through their paces.

The 26-year-old star skater passed on her tips to the young hopefuls when she gave a skating class at the Dragon Centre Sky Rink in Shamshuipo.

10 Sep 1998 - 12:00am

An objective look at male sex appeal

When I was a kid in England we looked forward to one important television landmark in the week: the professional wrestling.

This was considered so disreputable that it was only allowed airtime late at night. Later, if I remember correctly, it was moved to Saturday afternoons, filling the long gap between the soccer news and start of the match results.

16 Mar 1997 - 12:00am

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