Category Archives: ice skating

No medal for USA Hockey team in Sochi, and much more!

The USA hockey team will not medal in Sochi.  What a huge disappointment.  After yesterday’s heartbreaking loss to Canada, 0-1, the USA came out flat today against Finland.  What should have been a great, competitive game for the bronze medal … Continue reading

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“Surprise” gold medalist in Women’s Figure Skating

Well, I guess the politically correct way to describe the results of today’s long program and the resulting finishes on the podium in women’s figure skating would be “surprising”!  Russian seventeen year old Adelina Sotnikova upset S. Korea’s Yuna Kim … Continue reading

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Women’s Figure Skating takes center stage at the Olympics

Women’s Figure Skating took center stage today at the Olympics in Sochi.  It is usually one of the more watched events and today’s short program competition did not disappoint.  The Queen, Yuna Kim of South Korea was mesmerizing and finished … Continue reading

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Meryl Davis and Charlie White make history!

Meryl Davis and Charlie White made history, taking home the first ever GOLD medal in ice dancing for the USA.  They are absolutely mesmerizing!  Well deserved!  Their training partners, Virtue and Moir of Canada took silver and the Russian team … Continue reading

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Bode Miller finally gets a medal..bronze in the Super G

It finally happened for the much maligned USA ski team!  Bode Miller finally got a medal in the Super G…a bronze medal (he actually tied with Canada’s Jan Hudec and yes, they both got medals!).  Jansrud won gold and American … Continue reading

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USA over Russia in Olympic Hockey…did it bring back memories?

OMG!  USA over Russia in Olympic hockey this am.  Did it bring back memories for any of you guys?  Who could ever forget the “miracle on ice” in 1980 at Lake Placid, NY.  Probably the greatest moment in sports I … Continue reading

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Georgia Tech puts the thriller back in the Thriller Dome!

Georgia Tech put “thriller” back in the Thriller Dome with a last second buzzer beater three point shot by Marcus Georges-Hunt to defeat Boston College, 74-71.  This game was postponed from yesterday due to the winter storm in Atlanta.  Things … Continue reading

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Snowed and iced in…Russians getting it done in Figure Skating

Well, there is ice (snow, ice, sleet, YUK!) and then there is ice as in Figure Skating competition at the Olympics in Sochi.  First, snow and ice for the second time in three weeks in the ATL and across the … Continue reading

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Surviving “Paradise” is back…how do you do!!

Well, it is Saturday, (not Wednesday) but Surviving “Paradise” is back!  Promoting my book (Surviving “Paradise” by Susan Willoch Shaver) and bringing you witty, entertaining and informative posts on Sports and Pop Culture! Have gone through some updates, theme changes, … Continue reading

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Michelle Kwan gets married!

The most decorated ice skater (male or female) in US history, Michelle Kwan married her fiance, Clay Pell this weekend in Providence, Rhode Island.  They have been engaged since September 2012.  Congratulations to them both.  He is also the director … Continue reading

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