Blog

The Worlds 2016 blog is a collection of conversation pieces for fans of figure skating. Throughout the year, there will be online discussions on music, costuming, favorite performances and much more. Every fan’s voice can be heard by reading and participating!

Welcome to Massachusetts!

Posted March 28, 2016 by Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism Dear Athletes, Families and Fans, Welcome to Boston, Massachusetts for the 2016 ISU World Figure Skating Championships at the TD Garden.  We are proud to be hosting this prestigious event and delighted that you are here. We want you to have a memorable experience […]

Boston Worlds, At Last

Posted March 18, 2016 by Sarah Brannen Boston is a sports town, that’s what everyone says. I’ve lived in the area all my life, so people from other states often ask me if I’m a fan of the Red Sox, the Celtics, the Bruins, and even the Patriots (beloved here, not liked too much elsewhere). […]

10 Favorites From the Last 24 Years of World Championships

Posted March 11, 2016 by Jackie Wong, Rocker Skating If this were one year from now, I would be writing about how I’ve been entrenched in the figure skating world for 25-years. But alas, my first fascination with figure skating started with the 1992 Worlds (and strangely enough, not the 1992 Olympics, which I missed […]

Top 5 Moments at the U.S. Championships

It may be a couple of weeks past, but for many, the U.S. Figure Skating Championships are still fresh on the mind. And, for good reason! There was a certain unique air to the arena this year. It may have just been the freezing cold temperatures as the competition was held in St. Paul, Minnesota. […]

Boston Is The Best Sports City

Posted December 11, 2015 by Jimmy Morgan   I’m going to make a big claim here. I don’t want to upset anyone reading this, but I believe this is true. Sure, you could say that I’m biased because I’ve lived in New England my entire life, but this makes me the perfect person to explain […]

Debate the Skate: Lyrics or No Lyrics?

Posted October 7, 2015 by Jimmy Morgan   After the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, the International Skating Union passed a rule that allowed the use of lyrics in all competitive programs. Previously, lyrics were only allowed in some ice dance programs. The change caused a debate throughout the figure skating world. Many current […]

2016: The Year of The Comeback

Posted September 4, 2015 by Jimmy Morgan   It’s no secret that figure skating can be very taxing on the body and mind. Young children begin practice early, teenagers persevere through the years and adults perform and compete as a full-time job. Sometimes, because of age, injury or disinterest, skaters decide to end their figure skating […]