Olympic gold medalist Evan Lysacek, Olympic silver medalist Sasha Cohen and Olympic silver medalist ice dancers Tanith White and Ben Agosto were inducted into the Hall of Fame as part of the 2016 U. Figure Skating Championships in Saint Paul, Minnesota.
"I didn't have a ton of friends from skating, but we became fast friends.
She did not compete with either partner internationally. Belbin / Agosto won the silver medal at the 2005 World Championships.
After a year without a partner in Canada, Belbin moved to Detroit in 1998, where she was partnered with Benjamin Agosto by their coach Igor Shpilband. junior national title and then took the bronze medal at the 2000 World Junior Championships. Championships and won the silver medal, qualifying them for their first senior World Championships, where they finished 17th. Fans of Belbin / Agosto wrote letters and signed petitions asking for a special act of Congress to allow Belbin to become a citizen in time for her to compete at the 2006 Winter Olympics, where many believed they could medal. However, the mother of fellow American ice dancer David Mitchell sent a letter to Senator Hillary Clinton, asking her to vote against it.
Cohen's mother, Galina, laughed while recalling a time when Lysacek and Cohen were roommates in Los Angeles, and Lysacek built a bed for her daughter.
Skaters this day and age need to stray away from the classical/opera/musical numbers which are total bores. Jeremy Abbott is the American version of Patrick Chan, anointed as "The One".
The pair met in October 2008 while performing in the NBC "Skating & Gymnastics Spectacular" in Rapid City, South Dakota, which is totally a real thing.
Back then he was still dating 2004 ice dancing silver medalist Tanith Belbin and Nastia had just won her hardware at the Beijing Games.
Fortunately TPTB in American figure skating realize this old albatross must go and though he keeps hanging on like the degenerating old show queen that he is, his falls make it easier for the traditionalists to help properly kick him to the curb.
I agree that Adam should have won over Jason, but Ricky is the one I wish could make it big.