Patrick Chan has tough competition in men's singles
World champion figure skater Patrick Chan looked flawless in practice on Wednesday at the IceBerg Skating Palace, nailing a perfect quad-triple jump combination, another quad and then, most gratifying to him and his fans, the dreaded triple Axel — a jump he has struggled with at times.
February 5: Full Story

Japan has its golden girl
Shizuka Arakawa's violin fantasy turned into a golden reality. The 24-year-old figure skater set a personal best in the free skate with technical tricks and passion to win women's Olympic gold yesterday.
February 24: Full Story

Cohen short and sweet
The iron grip on the figure-skating world is loosening. The Russians were expected to pick up a fourth gold in these Olympics, but American Sasha Cohen has made a grab for the most precious medal, edging past Irina Slutskaya of Russia by 0.03 of a point to sit atop the standings after the women's short program.
February 22: Full Story

Rochette lacks confidence
There will be no triple combination jumps in Canadian figure skater Joannie Rochette's free skate tomorrow. Rochette, 20, the 2006 and 2005 national champion, is capable of jumping triple combos, but said she hasn't been performing them well in practice and has decided to eliminate them from both programs.
February 22: Full Story

Dubreuil, Lauzon withdraw
Patrice Lauzon skated alone yesterday and only in practice. He and partner Marie-France Dubreuil, both of Longueuil, Que., withdrew from the ice dancing competition, waiting until the event began yesterday to make the announcement, hoping that by delaying they could find a way to skate.
February 21: Full Story